Biointerfaces Institute Mcmaster University
All chemical substances in BI laboratories for greater than 24 hrs must be entered into the BioELN. CAS numbers must be included to link the chemical to a valid SDS. If no CAS is available, create a link or page to an appropriate SDS in the inventory page. Ask a BI staff member if you need assistance.
BI users must consult with BI staff PRIOR to using or possessing the following items in the lab: Hydrofluoric acid, and/or substances that may liberate HCN or HF upon standing or treatment with acid (i.e. NaCN) or decomposition; hydrochloric acid cylinders; perchloric acid and; designated substances.
All biological substances, regardless of how long they are in BI laboratories, must be entered into the BioELN and disclosed to the BI Biological Technician. The BI is only authorized for BSL-1 and BSL-2 materials.
Always review the substance SDS/PSDS prior to handling!
In BI laboratories, all substances (hazardous and biological) must be labelled, handled and stored according to WHMIS and biosafety standards/guidelines.
Refer to the BI Substances Policy.