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.

chapter 1|7 pages

The Occupational Safety and Health Act

chapter 2|3 pages

The Osha Laboratory Standard

chapter 3|6 pages

Employer’s Responsibilities

chapter 4|5 pages

The Chemical Hygiene Plan

chapter 5|6 pages

General Safety Practices

chapter 6|16 pages

Personal Protective Equipment

chapter 7|12 pages

Identification of Hazardous Chemicals

chapter 8|21 pages

Chemical Handling Procedures

chapter 9|9 pages

Storage of Chemicals

chapter 10|14 pages

Laboratory Ventilation

chapter 11|12 pages

Employee Chemical Exposure Monitoring

chapter 12|8 pages

Medical Examination and Consultation

chapter 13|8 pages

Chemical Emergency Planning

chapter 14|22 pages

Chemical Emergency Response Procedures

chapter 15|10 pages

Decontamination of Emergency Responders

chapter 16|13 pages

Victim Handling Procedures

chapter 17|10 pages

Laboratory Waste Management

chapter 18|6 pages

Employee Training

chapter 19|4 pages

Record Keeping