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Governmental Regulation

The ISAT Chemical/Biochemical Hygiene & Laboratory Equipment Safety Plan was written to comply with OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 with Appendices A, B, and E, and OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1450 with Appendices A and B. For the section pertain to lab equipment safety, this plan is intended to comply with several sections of OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910, including these sections pertaining to robotics: "Industrial Robots and Robot System Safety," Chapter III:4 OSHA Technical Manual (Directive TED 1.15), with Appendix III:4-1 "Glossary for Robotics and Robotic Systems" and Appendix III:4-2 "Other Robotic Systems Not Covered By This Chapter."

An additional source for this document-addressing both chemical and equipment safety-was Prudent Practices for Handling Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories: Handling and Disposal of Chemicals, published by the National Research Council (1995). An earlier (1981) publication of Prudent Practices was cited in the OSHA Laboratory Standard, specifically in Appendix A of Standard 29 CFR 1910.1450, because of "its wide distribution and acceptance and because of its preparation by members of the laboratory community through the sponsorship of the National Research Council."

The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200) requires employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace to provide information about those chemicals and safety training for their employees. Pertinent safety information will be provided to any outside contractors performing work onsite, and other visitors, to any ISAT chemical/biochemical, analytical, manufacturing, and instrumentation lab, as requested.

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