Laboratory Safety Manual

Services 3
Non-discrimination Statement 3
A. Introduction 7
Definition of Laboratory 7
Administrative Responsibilities 8
Setting Up a Laboratory 9
B. Process Planning 10
Standard Operating Procedures 10
Special Procedures 11
Use of Engineering Controls 11
Ordering Materials 12
Receipt and Distribution 13
Shipping Laboratory Materials Off-Campus 14
D. Equipment 18
Postings and Signs 15
Emergency Action Plan 15
Alarm System Activation 15
Evacuation Procedures 15
Fire Emergencies 16
Spill/Release Containment and Cleanup Methods 16
Intruders 16
Vandalism or Theft 17
Medical Emergencies 17
Accident Reporting (Notifications) 17
Safety Equipment and Supplies 17
Utility Outages 17
E. Training 25
Safety Equipment 19
Biosafety Cabinets 19
Containment/Safety Shields 19
Eyewash Fountains 19
Fire Extinguishers 19
First Aid Kits 20
Flammable Safety Cabinets 20
Laboratory Fume Hoods 20
Laboratory Refrigerators/Freezers 20
Safety Showers 21
Spill Kits 21
Maintenance, Inspection, and Disposal 21
Maintenance 21
Inspection 22
Disposal 22
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 22
Body Protection 23
Eye and Face Protection 23
Face Shields 23
Hand Protection 24
Hearing Protection 24
Respiratory Protection 24
Safety Glasses 24
Safety Goggles 24
F. General Laboratory Safety Practices 27
Laboratory-Specific Training 25
Refresher Training 25
Documentation 26
G. Safety Practices for Specific Hazards 31
Safe Laboratory Practices 27
Proper Labeling for Materials 28
Safe Storage of Materials 28
Safe Use of Materials 29
Safety Surveys 30
H. Waste and Recycling 41
Biohazardous Materials 31
Compressed and Liquefied Gases 31
Corrosives 32
Explosives 33
Flammables 33
Lasers 34
Mercury 34
Nanotechnology 35
General Safety Requirements 35
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 35
Waste Disposal 36
Organic Peroxides 36
Oxidizers 36
Peroxide Forming Chemicals 36
Physical Hazards 37
Pyrophoric Chemicals 37
Radioactive Materials & Radiation Producing Devices 38
Particularly Hazardous Substances 39
Water Reactives 39
I. Exposure Assessment and Medical Care 43
Biohazardous Waste Materials 41
Chemical Waste Materials 41
Equipment Disposal 42
Radiological Waste Materials 42
Appendix: Chemical Fume Hoods 46
Medical Emergencies 43
Occupational Medicine Program 43
Workplace Exposure Assessment 43
Exposure Monitoring 44
Medical Surveillance 44
Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses, and Exposures 44
Reporting 44
Student Accidents and Injuries 45
Where to Seek Medical Care 45
Safe Work Practices 46
Annual Certification 48
C. Emergency Planning 15
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