Handling Hazardous Material Shipboard

OSHA (Federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration) regulations require that all chemicals brought on board are properly labeled and that Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available and readily accessible.

The scientist responsible for the Hazardous Materials is required to attach the MSDS to the online shipping form. This allows the MSTs to review the MSDS prior to the chemicals arriving so they can plan storage. Healy has a chemical storage locker in the main lab.

Shipboard handling and offload of Hazardous waste is the responsibility of the scientist. Please make arrangements prior to the cruise and inform the MSO of the plan.