Laboratory Safety Manual

22 Laboratory Safety Manual Environmental Health and Safety Inspection The following equipment will be certified by FP&M or EH&S. • biological safety cabinets at least once a year if used for biosafety level 2 and after moving or repair (at researcher’s expense) • fire extinguishers (serviced by EH&S annually; inspected monthly by either EH&S or department personnel) • fume hoods (tested by EH&S annually) • safety showers (tested by FP&M annually) • Laboratory personnel should contact EH&S if they encounter issues with the equipment listed above. Disposal Working and non-working laboratory equipment must be free of contamination and inspected by EH&S prior to disposal. Biosafety cabinetsmust bedecontaminatedbyanNSFcertified technicianbefore disposal. Fume hoods must be tested by EH&S for contamination before removal. Forward a completed Laboratory Equipment Disposal Form to EH&S before transfer or disposal through ISU Surplus. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate for the work conditions must be worn when working with laboratory hazards. At a minimum this must include: • laboratory coats or other protective clothing such as aprons, coveralls, scrubs • safety glasses or goggles • gloves resistant to the material used • fully enclosed footwear Sandalsmust not beworn in the laboratory.Other protectiveequipment, such as aprons, face shields, hearing protection, respirators, splash goggles, and/or thermal or cut resistant gloves, must be worn when conditions dictate. The PI or laboratory supervisor is responsible for conducting hazard assessments, training, and coordinating the use of PPE. Completion of a hazard assessment or standard operating procedure may allow individual laboratory PPE requirements to be determined and justified by PIs or laboratory supervisors. Document PPE selection on a standard operating procedure developed for the experiment or laboratory operation. Refer to “Standard Operating Procedures” in Section B, “Process Planning” for assistance. Iowa State University’s PPE Policy requires departments to provide employees with necessary PPE. In a class situation, students shall purchase or obtain the necessary and approved PPE designated by the department or instructor responsible for the course. Students must be trained in the proper use and care of the PPE.