Laboratory Safety Manual

Laboratory Safety Manual

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 26
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
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