Research and Laboratory Safety Guide

RESEARCH AND LABORATORY SAFETY GUIDE (FULL pdf DOCUMENT)

Reviewed December 2013

1.  INTRODUCTION

1.1  Emergency Response Procedures

1.2  Notice to Employees

1.3  Safety Policy

1.4  General Campus Safety

 

2.  LABORATORY SAFETY

2.1   Practicing Safe Science

2.1.1Laboratory Accidents

2.2   Regulating the Biomedical Research Laboratory

2.3   Basic Laboratory Safety Rules

2.4   Laboratory Ventilation and Fume Hoods

 

3.  CHEMICAL SAFETY

3.1   Handling Chemicals in the Laboratory

3.2   Specific Classes of Hazardous Chemicals

3.3   Chemical Instability

3.4   Hazard Communication

3.5   Toxicology Overview

3.6   Storing Chemicals in the Laboratory

3.7   Writing a Safety Plan for Chemical Carcinogens and Other High Toxicity Chemicals

3.8   Registration Form-High Toxicity Chemicals

3.9   Controlled Substances (Drugs) – TBA

 

4.  BIOLOGICAL SAFETY

4.1   Overview

4.2   Laboratory Biosafety Levels

4.3   Hepatitis B Virus Vaccination/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Regulation

4.4   Tufts University/Tufts Medical Center Biosafety Manual

4.5   Source of Information

 

5.  RADIATION SAFETY

5.1   Overview

5.2   Source of Information

 

6.  ASSESSING THE NEED FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) IN THE LABORATORY

6.1   Overview of PPE

6.2   Description of PPE

6.3   Assessing the Need for PPE

 

7.  HAZARDOUS WASTE

7.1   Hazardous Chemical Waste

7.2   Hazardous Biological Waste

7.3   Radioactive Waste

 

8.  MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDED TO LABORATORY STAFF

8.1   Persons Handling Hazardous Chemicals

8.1.1Tufts Chemical Hygiene Plan

8.2   Persons Handling Human Blood, Blood Products and Human or Primate Cell Lines

8.3   Persons Required to Wear Respiratory Protective Devices Including N95 Disposable Respirators

8.3.1Tufts Respirator Protection Plan

8.4   Persons Handling Laboratory Animals

 

9.  TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A: Hazard Communication Standard
APPENDIX A-1:
Chemical Hazard Communication

APPENDIX B: Chemical Hygiene Standard and Program Background of the OSHA Regulation on Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories
APPENDIX B-1:
Tufts University Chemical Hygiene Plan

Glossary

References