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Institutional BioSafety and Chemical Safety Committee

Research and Sponsored Programs

Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals

Submissions of Requests to use Toxic/Hazardous Chemicals

  • If the investigator(s) plans to use toxic/hazardous chemicals that may require special precautions, please submit a request for approval form and a protocol to the IBC.
  • All work with toxic or hazardous chemicals must adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the ETSU Chemical Hygiene Plan as mandated under OSHA 1910.1450(a).
  • The Chair of the IBC and the ETSU Director of Environmental Health and Safety will review the request and determine if the request requires review and approval by the IBC. 
  • For requests requiring review and approval, the Chair will refer to the Chemical Safety Subcommittee.
  • The IBC will review the request at the next meeting date and a letter will be sent to the PI soon after the meeting.
  • Approvals will be granted for a period of three years.
  • Approvals must be renewed every three years.


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