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Information & Training

Information: Each laboratory instructor/supervisor or research adviser is responsible for ensuring that this information is communicated to his/her employees and students under his/her direction:

  1. The location and availability of the OSHA Laboratory Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) with Appendices A, B and E (Attachment 1)

  2. The location and availability of the ISAT Chemical/Biochemical Hygiene & Laboratory Equipment Safety Plan

  3. The availability of MSDS (via networked computers) for all chemicals used in the laboratories

  4. Signs and symptoms associated with exposures to hazardous chemicals used in the laboratory

  5. Location and availability of known reference materials on the hazards, safe handling, storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals; reference materials may include, but not be limited to, material safety data sheets available by networked computer

Training: Each laboratory instructor/supervisor or research adviser is responsible for ensuring that laboratory employees, e.g., student laboratory assistants, state-classified full time employees, part-time ISAT employees, receive adequate training. This training should include

  1. physical and health hazards of chemicals in the work area

  2. measures employees and students can take to protect themselves from such hazards, including specific procedures that have been implemented to protect laboratory employees from exposure to hazard chemicals, including appropriate work practices, emergency response procedures and personal protective equipment to be used

  3. applicable details of the ISAT Chemical/Biochemical Hygiene & Laboratory Equipment Safety Plan

Information and training shall be provided by the Chemical Hygiene and Safety Officer at the time of an employee's or student's initial assignment to a work area where hazardous chemicals are present and prior to assignments involving new exposure situations. The frequency of refresher information and training may be determined by the laboratory supervisor/instructor or the Chemical Hygiene and Safety Officer.

A copy of the ISAT Safety Training Document, containing safety information concerning chemical safety issues, will be provided during safety training sessions held at the beginning of each semester, to

  • all persons (students, employees) directed to oversee any section of ISAT chemical/biochemical, analytical methods, manufacturing and instrumentational laboratory courses

  • any student/employee involved in laboratory preparations

  • any student/employee involved in laboratory-related project


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