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1st Edition

Chemical Safety in the Laboratory

ISBN 9780873718967
Published November 24, 1993 by CRC Press
288 Pages

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Book Description

Nothing is more important to an organization than the health and safety of its workers. The managerial effectiveness of any health and safety program is judged on the basis of how well it prevents injuries and ill health. Chemical Safety in the Laboratory provides a proven approach to implementing and maintaining an effective chemical safety program for laboratories in hospital, industrial, and educational settings. Based on 20 years of experience managing and auditing chemical safety programs, the author discusses the OSHA Laboratory Standard and the Chemical Hygiene Plan, provides guidelines for the effective use of personal protective equipment, and details chemical emergency planning and response procedures. He also outlines a 19-step decontamination procedure for emergency responders. Employee chemical exposure monitoring and victim handling procedures are among the other major topics covered in this essential guide.

Table of Contents

The Occupational Safety and Health Act
The OSHA Laboratory Standard
Employer's Responsibilities
The Chemical Hygiene Plan
General Safety Practices
Personal Protection Equipment
Identification of Hazardous Chemicals
Chemical Handling Procedures
Storage of Chemicals
Laboratory Ventilation
Employee Chemical Exposure Monitoring
Medical Examination and Consultation
Chemical Emergency Planning
Chemical Emergency Response Procedures
Decontamination of Emergency Responders
Victim Handling Procedures
Laboratory Waste Management
Employee Training
Record Keeping
States with OSHA-Approved Plans
The OSHA Laboratory Standard
EPA Levels of Protection
Vapor Suppression Foams
EPA-Listed RCRA Hazardous Wastes
Incompatible Chemicals in Storage and in Reactions

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