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Chemical Safety in the Laboratory

1st Edition

By Stephen K. Hall

CRC Press

288 pages

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pub: 1993-11-24
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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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety