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Laboratory Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Plan

LABORATORY SAFETY MANUAL AND CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Chapter 1.0 - Introduction

  • 1.1 Chemical Hygiene Plan Accessibility
  • 1.2 Laboratory Safety Responsibilities
    • 1.2.1 Environmental Health and Safety
    • 1.2.2 Chemical Hygiene Officer
    • 1.2.3 Deans, Directors, and Department Chairpersons
    • 1.2.4 Principal Investigators, Faculty, and Laboratory Supervisors
    • 1.2.5 Laboratory Employees
    • 1.2.6 Building Coordinators
    • 1.2.7 Department Safety Representatives 

Chapter 2.0 - Engineering Controls

2.1 Chemical Fume Hoods

  • 2.1.1 Perchloric Acid Use
  • 2.1.2 Fume Hood Inspection and Testing Program
  • 2.1.3 Installation of New Fume Hoods
  • 2.1.4 Removal of Existing Fume Hoods
  • 2.1.5 Maintenance Procedures For Fume Hoods
2.2 Other Capture Devices
2.3 Glove Boxes
2.4 Water Protection in Labs

 

Chapter 3.0 - Personal Protective Equipment

3.1 Laboratory Responsibilities for Personal Protective Equipment

3.2 Training for Personal Protective Equipment

3.3 Eye Protection
  • 3.3.1 Eye Protection Selection
3.4 Hand Protection
  • 3.4.1 Selecting the Proper Gloves
  • 3.4.2 Double Gloving
  • 3.4.3 Types of Gloves
3.5 Protective Clothing
3.6 Respirators
  • 3.6.1 Respiratory Protection Program
  • 3.6.2 Voluntary Use of Respirators
  • 3.6.3 Laboratory Use of Respirators
3.7 Hearing Protection
3.8 Foot Protection
 

 

4.1 Standard Operating Procedures
4.2 Form 10
4.3 Procedural Controls
4.4 Housekeeping
4.5 Personal Hygiene
4.6 Eating, Drinking, and Applying Cosmetics in the Lab
4.7 Working Alone
4.8 Phones in Labs
4.9 Unattended Operations
4.10 Access to Laboratories
  • 4.10.1 Visitors and Children in Labs
  • 4.10.2 Volunteers in Labs
  • 4.10.3 Visiting Scientists and Other Similar Users
  • 4.10.4 Pets in Labs
4.11 Chemical Purchasing
4.12 Ordering New Equipment
4.13 Work Orders and Ticket Requests
4.14 Changes in Lab Occupancy
4.15 Laboratory Design and Construction
4.16 Ventilation Rates
  • 4.16.1 Room Air Pressure in Labs
4.17 Energy Conservation in Laboratories
4.18 Green Labs
4.19 Research Area Inspections
  • 4.19.1 Self Inspections
  • 4.19.2 Inspections by Regulatory Agencies
4.20 Research Area Space Registration Using HASP
4.21 Laboratory Security
  • 4.21.1 Security Guidelines

 

5.1 Cornell Emergency Plan

  • 5.1.1 Unit Emergency Planning
  • 5.1.2 Fire Safety Plans

5.2 Emergency Evacuation Procedures

5.3 Emergency Procedures

  • 5.3.1 Laboratory Emergency Shutdown Procedures
  • 5.3.2 Medical Emergency Procedures
  • 5.3.3 First Aid Kits
  • 5.3.4 Fire or Explosion Emergency Procedures
  • 5.3.5 Fire Extinguishers
  • 5.3.6 Power Outage Procedures

5.4 Chemical Spill Procedures

  • 5.4.1 Incidental Spills
    • 5.4.1.1 Incidental Spill Cleanup Procedures
  • 5.4.2 Spill Absorbent Materials
  • 5.4.3 Spill Kits
  • 5.4.4 Major Spills
    • 5.4.4.1 Major Spill Cleanup Procedures

5.5 Emergency Eyewash and Showers

  • 5.5.1 Testing and Inspection of Emergency Eyewash and Showers
  • 5.5.2 Installation for New Emergency Eyewash and Showers
  • 5.5.3 Maintenance Procedures For Emergency Eyewash and Showers
  • 5.5.4 Using Emergency Eyewash and Showers

5.6 Injury/Illness Reporting

5.7 Medical Consultations

  • 5.7.1 Information Provided to the Physician
  • 5.7.2 The Physician’s Written Opinion

 

6.1 Training Options

6.2 Cornell Learning Management System

6.3 Laboratory Safety Certificate Program

6.4 Research Administration Certification Program

 

Chapter 7.0 - Safe Chemical Use

7.1 Minimize Exposure to Chemicals

7.2 Understanding Chemical Hazards

  • 7.2.1 Chemical Hazard Information

7.3 Safety Data Sheets

  • 7.3.1 SDSs and Newly Synthesized Chemicals

7.4 Routes of Chemical Entry

  • 7.4.1 Inhalation
  • 7.4.2 Ingestion
  • 7.4.3 Injection
  • 7.4.4 Eye and Skin Absorption

7.5 Chemical Exposure Limits

7.6 Chemical Exposure Monitoring

7.7 Toxicity

  • 7.7.1 Toxic Effects
  • 7.7.2 Evaluating Toxicity Data

7.8 Chemical Labeling

  • 7.8.1 Non-Original Containers
  • 7.8.2 Labeling Requirements

7.9 Chemical Storage

  • 7.9.1 General Storage Guidelines

7.10 Transporting Chemicals

7.11 Chemical Segregation

  • 7.11.1 EHS Modified DOT Hazard Class System

 

8.1 Explosives

8.2 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

  • 8.2.1 Flammable Storage in Refrigerators/Freezers
  • 8.2.2 Flammable Storage Cabinets

8.3 Flammable Solids

8.4 Spontaneously Combustible

8.5 Dangerous When Wet

8.6 Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides

8.7 Peroxide Forming Compounds

8.8 Poisons

8.9 Corrosives

  • 8.9.1 Hydrofluoric Acid
  • 8.9.2 Perchloric Acid
 

9.1 Establishment of a Designated Area

9.2 Safe Removal of Contaminated Materials and Waste

9.3 Decontamination Procedures

9.4 Guidelines for Working with Particularly Hazardous Substances

9.5 Prior Approval

9.6 Campus Prior Approval

9.7 Select Carcinogens

9.8 Reproductive Toxins

9.9 Acute Toxins

 

Chapter 10.0 - Hazardous Chemical Waste Disposal

10.1 Hazardous Chemical Waste Container Requirements

10.2 Hazardous Waste Pickup Procedures

 

11.1 Regulated Hazardous Materials

11.2 Hazardous Materials Transportation Requirements

 

Chapter 12.0 - Pesticides

12.1 Pesticide Certification

  • 12.1.1 Exemptions from Pesticide Certification
 

 

14.1 Where Ionizing Radiation is Used

14.2 Potential Hazards

  • 14.2.1 How to Protect Yourself

14.3 Control of Ionizing Radiation

14.4 Radioactive Waste Disposal

 
 

16.1 Electrical Safety

  • 16.1.1 Common Electrical Hazards and Preventative Steps
  • 16.1.2 Safe Use of Electrophoresis Equipment

16.2 Machine Guarding

16.3 Lighting

16.4 Compressed Gases

  • 16.4.1 Handling Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • 16.4.2 Safe Storage of Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • 16.4.3 Operation of Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • 16.4.4 Return of Cylinders
  • 16.4.5 Hazards of Specific Gases

16.5 Battery Charging

16.6 Heat and Heating Devices

  • 16.6.1 Heat Stress

16.7 Cold Traps

16.8 Autoclaves

16.9 Centrifuges

  • 16.9.1 Centrifuge Rotor Care

16.10 Cryogenic Safety

  • 16.10.1 Cryogenic Safety Guidelines
  • 16.10.2 Cryogenic Chemical Specific Information

16.11 Extractions and Distillations

16.12 Glass Under Vacuum

16.13 Glassware Washing

16.14 General Equipment Set Up

  • 16.14.1 Glassware and Plasticware
  • 16.14.2 Preparation of Glass Tubing and Stoppers
  • 16.14.3 Insertion of Glass Tubes or Rods into Stoppers
  • 16.14.4 Assembling Apparatus
  • 16.14.5 Mercury Containing Equipment

16.15 Ergonomics

 

Appendix A: Chemical Hygiene Plan

Appendix B: Contact List

Appendix C: Responsibilities

Appendix D: Standard Operating Procedure Examples

Appendix E: Lab Move Guide

Appendix F: Glove Selection

Appendix G: EHS Video Library

Appendix H: How To Understand SDSs

Appendix I: Hazards Of Functional Groups

Appendix J: Peroxide Forming Chemicals

Appendix K: Incompatible Chemicals

Appendix L: EHS Segregation Scheme

Appendix M: Sample Prior Approval Form

Appendix N: Laser Registration Form

Appendix O: EHS Reference Library  

Appendix P: Phenol First Aid Guide

 

 

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