Laboratory Safety

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Information covered in"Laboratory Safety"

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Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Laboratory

  • The four major ways to compress gases.
  • Hazards associated with compressed gases.
  • Proper storage procedures.
  • Marking and labeling cylinders.

  • Electrical Safety in the Laboratory

  • How electricity works.
  • Common electrical hazards.
  • Fuses, circuit breakers and grounding.
  • Using and maintaining electrical equipment.
  • Flammables and Explosives in the Laboratory

  • Definitions of flammables and explosives.
  • Conditions that can create hazards.
  • The role of ventilation in preventing problems
  • Transporting flammables and explosives.
  • Laboratory Ergonomics

  • Parts of the body most susceptible to ergonomic problems.
  • Arranging work areas to minimize stress and strain.
  • Working from "neutral" positions.
  • Most and least stressful types of body movements.
  • Laboratory Hoods

  • Why laboratory hoods are needed
  • Protections afforded by hoods.
  • Various types of hoods found in laboratories.
  • How hoods function mechanically.
  • Laboratory Safety Series: 12 Program Package

  • Orientation to Laboratory Safety
  • Safety Showers and Eye Washes in the Laboratory
  • Flammables and Explosives in the Laboratory
  • The Formaldehyde Standard
  • Material Safety Data Sheets in the Laboratory

  • The purpose of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs
  • Sections of the MSDS.
  • Information found in each section.
  • How MSDS information can help employees work safely.
  • Orientation to Laboratory Safety

  • OSHA regulations.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs).
  • Planning safe experiments.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • OSHA Formaldehyde Standard

  • Potential health hazards associated with formaldehyde.
  • Testing for Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL).
  • Labeling and Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Hoods and other ventilation systems.
  • Planning for Laboratory Emergencies

  • The Emergency Plan.
  • Types of emergencies occurring in laboratories.
  • Alarms and warning systems.
  • Contacting outside agencies.
  • Preventing Contamination in the Laboratory

  • How contamination occurs.
  • General preventative measures.
  • Engineering controls.
  • Safe work practices.
  • Safe Handling of Laboratory Glassware

  • Inspecting glassware before use.
  • Effects of extreme temperatures and pressures.
  • Matching glassware to the experiment
  • Working with glass tubing.
  • Safety Showers and Eye Washes in the Laboratory

  • Getting to eye washes and safety showers in an emergency.
  • Operating showers and eye washes.
  • Exposure to corrosive substances.
  • Testing eye wash and shower equipment.