Safe, Green Labs
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What is a Laboratory?
- Chemical manipulations are carried out on a “laboratory scale” (i.e., work with substances in which the containers used for reactions, transfers, and other handling of substances is designed to be easily handled by one person);
- Multiple chemical procedures or chemicals are used;
- The procedures involved are not part of a production process, nor do they in any way simulate a production process; and
- "Protective laboratory practices and equipment” are available and in common use to minimize the potential for worker exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Lab Safety Manual
Laboratory Safety Manual
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety provides a Laboratory Safety Manual (Chemical Hygiene Plan) consistent with the requirements of OSHA's Laboratory Standard.
Please refer to the electronic copy to ensure you have the current revision.
Chemical Fume Hoods
Working with Small Animals
Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Laboratories
Cryogens and Dry Ice
Laboratory Safety Training provides an overview of safety requirements for laboratory workers. The course covers all materials required for:
- General Laboratory Safety
- Hazard Communicaiton/GHS
- Radiation Safety Awarenss
- Biological Safety
- Waste Management
The training is required for all personnel who work in a lab with hazardous chemicals.
- emergency procedures,
- OSHA Lab Safety Standard,
- health and physical hazards,
- routes of exposure,
- signs and symptoms of exposure,
- recognition and mitigation of laboratory hazards,
- use of engineering controls,
- use of administrative controls, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs),
- use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),
- waste management,
- housekeeping, and
Laboratory Safety Training Handouts
- Lab Safety Handout
- Hierarchy of Controls
- Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selection Guide
- Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Template
- Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Example for Corrosives
- Biosafety Level Summary Table
- General Laboratory Checklist
- Waste Management Matrix
Occupational Safety & Health Administration Links (OSHA)
- OSHA Laboratory Standard 1910.1450 (Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories)
- Appendix A to OSHA Standards 1910.1450. (Recommendations to chemical exposure in laboratories)
- Appendix B to OSHA Standards 1910.1450.
- OSHA Laboratory Safety Guidance Document
- Dermal Exposure
- Hazard Communications (29 CFR 1910.1200)
- Hazardous and Toxic Substances
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Process Safety Management
- Sampling & Analysis
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) collects and makes available a compilation of laboratory safety incidents which may be used by health and safety professionals, faculty, supervisors, students and any others who may benefit from these "lessons learned".
Please refer to the following documents:
- Wright Way Policy 6015 Exit Policy for the Closeout/Decommissioning of University Laboratories
- Lab Clearance/Exit Checklist (PDF)
- Guidelines for Moving Chemicals on Campus (PDF)
- Equipment Release Form (Word document)
Hazardous Material Inventory
Visit the Environmental Health and Safety Chemical Inventory page to enter information.
What type of protective gloves should I wear? Gloves-Selection and Compatibilty (PDF)
Do you have chemical or infectious waste that you need picked up?
Submit a Chemical and Hazardous Waste Pick-Up Form. http://www.wright.edu/administration/ehs/wastepickup_form.html