LAB SAFETY

Policies

Emergency Protocol
Chemicals, Cryogens, and Outreach
NMR TUBE CARRIERS Policy – 2016
Safety Policies – MEMO 2008 – Eye Protection, Accident Reporting, and Lecture Bottles
Safety Posters
Chemical Fume Hoods, Certified
Testing for Hazardous Peroxides in our Reagents 

Chemicals / Materials

TRANSPORTING & STORING

Chemical Transportation from the Stockroom
NMR TUBE CARRIERS Policy – 2016
Spill Trays — Secondary Containment for inside cabinets and on shelves

Transporting Chemicals and Biological Material – 2014
Gas Cylinder Safety
Compatible Chemical Storage Pattern — Pitt EH&S

DISPOSING

Bio Waste Bags & Boxes
Chemical Waste Information (Labeling)
(TBA) Disposal of Chemical Reagent Containers — Empty Bottles
Disposal of Glass Waste Boxes
Recycling Materials – Ink, Toner, K-C GLoves
(TBA) Sharps Disposal
Why do we have a Special Reactives Waste Collection day? — a narrative
Radiation Safety

Working in a Lab

Working with HYDROFLUORIC ACID

Personal Protective Equipment – PPE

Eye Protection
Flame Resistant Laboratory Coat – Information 
Glove Safety

Information on Health Effects of Nanoparticles — IRSST Nano Toxicity Report 
Nanomaterials Reporting Program Just Scratches Surface of Industry Use — Occupational Health & Safety

PIAB – Air Driven Vacuum Pumps

Using and Maintaining Your PIAB Vacuum Pump System – hosted on You(Tube)

Four States of Mind that Cause Accidents 

Rushing — working safety is the first priority, even if it means finishing the job later,
Frustration — not all situations can be managed and controlled, but employees can control their emotions JUST WALK AWAY and TAKE A BREAK,
Fatigue — employees should not work overly long hours, and TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES to get ADEQUATE REST;
Complacency — the first step to an accident involves the false belief that experience makes you invulnerable.

Accident Prevention

Understanding how accidents can happen — The Swiss Cheese Model (Duke University School of Medicine) 

Hazard Prevention

BRETHERICK’S HANDBOOK of REACTIVE CHEMICAL HAZARDS
Flame Resistant Laboratory Coat – Information
Fundamentals of Hazard Assessment – ACS – 2016
Gas Cylinder Safety
Plastic Syringes
PREVENTING ODORS FROM DRY SINK TRAPS
Radiation Safety

Risk Control in Research – 2014
Fundamentals of Safety Inspections in Academia Summary
– 2003
Safety Guidelines for CHEMICAL DEMONSTRATIONS – ACS Chem Edu Group  – 2016
The Dangers of Peroxide Forming Chemicals – 2017

Safety Links

Biological Safety for Chemists Overview – 2014
Flame Resistant Laboratory Coat – Information
Fundamentals of Productive Safety Inspections in Academia – Executive Summary 2003
Latex Allergy Information, 98-113 –
Safety Notices from Manufacturers 

Risk Control in Research – 2014
Health Effects of Nanoparticles — IRSST Nano Toxicity Report – 2009
Link to OH&S Nanomaterials Reporting Program – 2009

Please send suggestion for additions and corrections regarding the safety webpages via email to jcjst22@pitt.edu.