Environmental Health and Safety

Laboratory Safety Manual - 2011

Table of Contents

 

I. Responsibilities

II. Emergency Procedures

III. Fundamentals of Laboratory Safety

  1. Risk Assessment
  2. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  3. Training
    1. Site Specific Training (OH 102)
    2. Hazard Communication Training (OH 101)
    3. Laboratory Safety Training (OH 201)
    4. Fire Extinguisher Training (FF 205)
    5. Hazardous Waste Management Training (OH 202)
    6. Bloodborne Pathogens and Biosafety Training (OH 218, OH 207)
    7. Other Lab Safety Training Classes
    8. Checking Your Training History Online
  4. Personal Protective Equipment Policy
  5. Chemical Procurement, Transport, and Storage
    1. Procurement
    2. Stockrooms/Storerooms
    3. Transporting/Shipping
    4. Laboratory Chemical Storage
  6. Storage Cabinets
    1. Flammable Storage Cabinets
    2. Acid Storage Cabinets
    3. Compressed Gas Cylinder Cabinets
  7. Signs and Labels
  8. Records
    1. Hazardous Chemical Inventory
    2. Laboratory Incidents
    3. Monitoring
    4. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  9. Occupational Health Program
    1. Procedures for Authorizing Medical Treatment
    2. Physician’s Written Opinion
    3. University Health Services
  10. Chemical Waste Disposal Program
    1. Chemical Waste Containers
    2. Accumulation of Chemical Waste
    3. Submitting Requests for Disposal of Chemical Waste to EHS
  11. Laboratory Evaluations
    1. Self-Evaluations
  12. Minors in Laboratories

IV. Basic Guidelines for Working with Hazardous Materials

  1. General Rules
    1. Laboratory Protocol
    2. Accidents and Spills
    3. Steps to Prevent Routine Exposure
    4. Equipment and Glassware
    5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    6. Unattended Operations
    7. Use of Fume Hoods
    8. Storage of Chemicals in the Lab
  2. Working with Allergens
  3. Working with Embryotoxins
  4. Working with Chemicals of Moderate Chronic or High Acute Toxicity
  5. Working with Substances of High Chronic Toxicity
  6. Working with Nanomaterials (coming soon)

V. Procedures for Specific Classes of Hazardous Chemicals

  1. Flammable Liquids
    1. Terms and Definitions
    2. Use and Storage of Flammables
    3. Health Hazards Associated with Flammables
    4. First Aid Procedures for Exposures to Flammable Materials
    5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  2. Oxidizers
    1. General Characteristics
    2. Examples of Common Oxidizers
    3. Use and Storage of Oxidizers
    4. Use and Storage of Perchloric Acid
    5. Health Hazards Associated with Oxidizers
    6. First Aid
    7. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  3. Corrosives (Acids and Bases)
    1. General Characteristics
    2. Examples of Corrosives
    3. Use and Storage of Corrosives
    4. Use and Storage of Hydrofluoric Acid
    5. First Aid
    6. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  4. Reactives
    1. General Characteristics
    2. Use and Storage of Reactives
    3. cHealth Hazards Associated with Reactives
  5. Compressed Gas Cylinders
    1. General Characteristics
    2. Purchase Policy
    3. Use and Storage
  6. Nanomaterials

References

Appendix A: Laboratory Safety Coordinator (PDF)

Appendix B: Chemical Storage Segregation Scheme (PDF)

Appendix C: Emergency Instructions (PDF)

Appendix D: Lab Inspection Checklist (PDF)

Appendix E: Risk Assessment Template (PDF)