Table of Contents Table of Contents
Laboratory Safety Manual Next Page
Information
Show Menu
Laboratory Safety Manual Next Page

 




Directory of Service and Emergency Providers
3

A. Introduction
8

Definition of Laboratory
8

Administrative Responsibilities
9

Setting Up a Laboratory
10

B. Process Planning
11

Standard Operating Procedures
11

Special Procedures
12

Use of Engineering Controls
12

Ordering Materials
13

Receipt and Distribution
14

Material Inventory
14

Shipping Laboratory Materials Off-Campus
15

C. Emergency Planning
16

Postings and Signs
16

Emergency Action Plan
16

Alarm System Activation
17

Evacuation Procedures
17

Fire Emergencies
17

Spill/Release Containment and Cleanup Methods
17

Intruders
17

Vandalism or Theft
18

Medical Emergencies
18

Accident Reporting (Notifications)
18

Safety Equipment and Supplies
18

Utility Outages
19

D. Equipment
20

Safety Equipment
21

Biosafety Cabinets
21

Containment/Safety Shields
21

Eyewash Fountains
21

Fire Extinguishers
21

First Aid Kits
22

Flammable Safety Cabinets
22

Flammable Safety Cans
22

Laboratory Fume Hoods
22

Laboratory Refrigerators/Freezers
22

Safety Showers
23

Spill Kits
23

Maintenance, Inspection, and Disposal
23

Disposal
24

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
24

Body Protection
25

Eye and Face Protection
25

Face Shields
25

Hand Protection
25

Hearing Protection
25

Respiratory Protection
26

Safety Glasses
26

Safety Goggles
26

E. Training
27

Laboratory-Specific Training
27

Refresher Training
27

Documentation
28

F. General Laboratory Safety Practices
29

Safe Laboratory Practices
29

Proper Labeling for Materials
30

Safe Storage of Materials
30

Safe Use of Materials
31

Safety Surveys
32

G. Safety Practices for Specific Hazards
33

Biohazardous Materials
33

Compressed and Liquefied Gases
33

Corrosives
34

Explosives
35

Flammables
35

Lasers
36

Mercury
36

Nanotechnology
37

General Safety Requirements
37

Personal Protective Equipment
37

Waste Disposal
38

Organic Peroxides
38

Oxidizers
38

Peroxide Forming Chemicals
39

Physical Hazards
39

Pyrophoric Chemicals
40

Radioactive Materials and Radiation Producing Devices
41

Toxics
41

Water Reactives
42

H. Waste and Recycling
43

Biohazardous Waste Materials
43

Chemical Waste Materials
43

Equipment Disposal
44

Radiological Waste Materials
44

I. Exposure Assessment and Medical Care
45

Medical Emergencies
45

Occupational Medicine Program
45

Exposure Monitoring
46

Medical Surveillance
46

Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses, and Exposures
46

Reporting
46

Student Accidents and Injuries
47

Appendix: Chemical Fume Hoods
48

Safe Work Practices
48

Annual Certification
50

Non-discrimination Statement
52