Laboratory Safety Manual

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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

LABORATORY

SAFETY

MANUAL

Prepared by:
OSU Environmental Health & Safety
120 Physical Plant
Stillwater, OK 74078-0113
405-744-7241

December, 1999


This document describes the Chemical Hygiene Plan for

(department or laboratory name, building, room number(s) )

at Oklahoma State University, as required by Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910, Subpart Z, Section .1450 (29 CFR 1910.1450), "Occupational Exposures in Laboratories" referred to as the "Laboratory Standard".

In order to comply with the Laboratory Standard, Oklahoma State University has established a chemical hygiene plan to ensure that employees are protected from health hazards associated with hazardous materials in the laboratory and to ensure that exposures are kept below the permissible exposure limits specified in 29 CFR part 1910, subpart Z. Questions regarding this plan should be directed to:

(name, title, campus address and campus phone number).

This plan is made readily available to the employees of OSU and upon request to the Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

A review and evaluation of this Chemical Hygiene Plan is conducted at least annually and this Chemical Hygiene Plan is updated as necessary.

The person responsible for implementation of this Plan, including the assignment of the Departmental Chemical Hygiene Officer, is:

(name, title, campus address and campus phone number).

The Departmental Chemical Hygiene Officer for this plan is:

(name, title, campus address and campus phone number).

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTACT INFORMATION

1.0
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
1.1
Chemical Spills
1.2
Radiation Spills
1.3
Biohazard Spills
1.4
Leaking Compressed Gas Cylinders
1.5
Fires
1.6
Medical Emergencies
1.7
Accident Reporting
2.0
GENERAL SAFETY
2.1
General Safety and Operational Rules
2.2
General Safety Equipment
2.3
Personal Protective Equipment
2.4
Compressed Gas Safety
2.5
Safety Practices for Disposal of Broken Glassware
2.6
Centrifuge Safety
2.7
Treated Biomedical Waste
3.0
CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN
3.1
OSU Laboratory Chemical Safety Policy
3.2
OSU Hazardous Chemical Waste Disposal Policy
3.3
Chemical Safety
3.4
Chemical Waste
4.0
RADIOLOGICAL HANDBOOK
4.1
Radiological Safety
4.2
Regulations Concerning the Procurement and Usage
of Radioisotopes, Equipment and Services
4.3
Specific Radiological Safety Standards
5.0
BIOLOGICAL HYGIENE PLAN
5.1
OSU Laboratory Biological Safety Policy
5.2
Biological Safety
5.3
Biological Safety Cabinets
5.4
Biohazard Waste
5.5
Institutional Biological Safety (Recombinant DNA)
6.0
LASERS
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7.0 ADMINISTRATIVE
7.1 Training
7.2 Audits
7.3 Facility Design
7.4 Facility Testing and Maintenance
8.0 STANDARD AND SPECIAL OPERATING PROCEDURES
8.1 Standard Operating Procedures
8.2 Special Procedures
8.3 Respiratory Protection Program
8.4 Substance-Specific Safety Procedures
9.0 FACILITY DATA
9.1 Facility Description
9.2 Chemical Inventory List (CIL)
9.3 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
9.4 Air Monitoring Data
Appendix A POTENTIAL PEROXIDE FORMING CHEMICALS
Appendix B INCOMPATIBLE CHEMICALS
Appendix C POTENTIAL SHOCK SENSITIVE CHEMICALS
Appendix D NEUTRALIZATION OF SPENT ACIDS AND BASES
Appendix E CLEANING SOLUTION FOR LABORATORY GLASSWARE
Appendix F DECONTAMINATION AND DESTRUCTION OF ETHIDIUM BROMIDE Appendix G HEALTH AND SAFETY MEETINGS
Appendix H DEPARTMENTAL AND COLLEGE WASTE CODES

Appendix I SAFETY SURVEY LIST
Appendix J QUANTITIES OF RADIOISOTOPES PACKAGES EXEMPT FROM SPECIAL HANDLING AND MONITORING
Appendix K EXAMPLE...
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