Georgetown University is committed to safety, health, and environmental protection in all of its programs and activities. The Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) manages Chemical Safety Programs and General Laboratory Safety for the Medical Center, in addition to the Biological, Radiation, Controlled Substances and Laser Safety Programs university wide. GUMC affiliated satellite facilities in the DC Metro area are also supported by EH&S.
The purpose of this website is to provide the tools and pertinent safety information (e.g., policies, procedures, forms, etc.) to promote a safe and healthy work environment while maintaining regulatory compliance with applicable standards and guidelines. Although our areas of control are those listed above please call us at (202) 687-4712 with any safety concerns or questions you might have. We are here to help.
Incident in Basic Science (Incompatible chemicals can have a violent exothermic reaction)