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Chemical Handling Rules

The following rules should be used for all work involving chemicals. Accidents and Spills: Eye contact: Promptly flush eyes with water for a prolonged period (15 minutes) and seek medical attention. Ingestion: Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet. Skin Contact: Promptly flush the affected area with water and remove any contaminated clothing. If symptoms [...]

Chemical Handling Rules2018-10-27T03:40:48+00:00

Chemical Storage Guidelines

Storing chemicals in laboratories requires consideration of a number of health and safety factors. In general, lab workers should store chemicals in cabinets and on shelving provided for such storage. For instance, flammable liquids should be stored in a flammable liquids storage cabinet. The following are general storage guidelines: Do not store chemicals on [...]

Chemical Storage Guidelines2018-10-27T03:40:49+00:00

Chemical Hygiene Plan

All laboratories which use chemicals are subject to the OSHA standard 29CFR1910:1450, titled “Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories.” The lab standard requires the development of a chemical hygiene plan that is laboratory specific. Each principal investigator (PI) is responsible to develop and maintain the chemical hygiene plan (CHP) for his or her [...]

Chemical Hygiene Plan2018-10-27T03:40:49+00:00