Chemical Safety and the ICSC

The Institutional Chemical Safety Committee (ICSC) is charged with ensuring the handling of toxic/hazardous chemicals and carcinogens for research and teaching conform with guidelines and regulations, and providing assurance that activities at the University of Massachusetts do not present unacceptable risks to the health or safety of staff, students, visitors and the local community. Environmental Health & Safety is represented on the ISCS.  The ICSC and EH&S’ staff collaborate to develop policies and procedures related to personnel safety, equipment, and operations, and educational programs designated to promote safety awareness and safe practices.