Safety committee chair Irene Cesa worked the ACS booth at the Boston national ACS meeting in August, 2018. She showcased ACS' new lab safety academic manuals for students and educators in colleges and universities. You can download them for FREE using the links on this page.

    ACS Safety Publications


    Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories, Vol. 1 - For College/University Students (2017) 

    Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories, Vol 2 - Accident Prevention for Faculty and Administrators (2003)

    K-12 Education:

    Chemical Safety for Teachers and Their Supervisors, Grades 7-12 (2001)

    Safety in the Elementary Science Classroom (2011)


    Chemical Safety Manual for Small Businesses (2007)

    Hazardous Chemical Waste Management:

    Laboratory Waste Management - A Guidebook (2012)

    Less is Better - Guide to Minimizing Waste in Laboratories (2002)

    Helpful Links

    Household Hazardous Waste Management - Illinois EPA

    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal, Cook County (latex paint not accepted)
    - Collection Site in Chicago

    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal, Lake County

    Environmental and Lab Safety Committee

    The ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAB SAFETY COMMITTEE promotes and advances the strategic goals of the ACS in support of safety as a core value of the Society and its members. The committee provides information, resources and events to help its members and the public integrate safety awareness in both their professional activities and their personal lives.

    Environmental and Lab Safety Committee Chair

    Irene Cesa