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

Guidelines for Preparing SOPs

  A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a set of written procedures explaining how to safely work with hazardous chemicals or safely complete a hazardous process. Different methods can be used to write an SOP: SOPs may be written according to: The Hazardous Chemical: ethidium bromide, acrylamide, methylene chloride, formaldehyde The Process Involved: distillation, [...]

Guidelines for Preparing SOPs2018-10-27T03:40:48+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