Surplus Chemical Storage

Due to the Fire Department storage limits for use and storage of flammable liquids in laboratories, principle investigators and manager/supervisors may request temporary storage of excess flammable liquids with EHS. This service is intended solely for the storage of overstock flammable liquids, not for general reagent storage. Storage of flammable liquids within the EHS storage facility is subject to the following conditions:

  • four-liter maximum container size
  • Store volumes of the routinely used flammable liquids that will be utilized within a 6-month timeframe. Chemicals stored longer than 6 months are subject to disposal.
  • Provide EHS with associated MSDSs, as needed.
  • Use appropriate equipment when transporting chemicals in the corridor, such as a cart with secondary containment (e.g., four-walled or tube/bin) or protective bottle carriers.

While we are usually available to provide access to access your reagent, we cannot guarantee immediate access to the facility. Plan ahead and contact EHS before lab stocks are depleted. You can check your reagent inventory in EHS inventories within Salute. For more information about the facility, or to request access, contact EHS: (646) 962-7233 or

Manual and Guides

Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan

Salute Chemical Inventory System

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Weill Cornell Medicine Environmental Health and Safety 402 East 67th Street
Room LA-0020
New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-7233 Fax: (646) 962-0288