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1 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION STOP! Before you go on, please read presentation Instructions: Macros must be enabled for this presentation and accompanying exam to function properly. Please follow the steps below… Click on options (Office 2010 – Enable Content). Should be visible when file is initially opened. Select “Enable this content” Click “OK” 1 2 Start presentation from beginning, or press F5. 3

2 December 15, 2011 Annual Research Safety Training

3 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 2013 Subcommittee for Research Safety (SRS) SRS members: Front row- John Davis, Ph.D.; Todd Wyatt, Ph.D.; Mike Duryee, MS; Holly DeSpiegelaere, RN; Robin Fried, MBA,CHSP Back row- Bob Wiegert, BSE, LATG; Dahn Clemens, Ph.D. (Chair); Carol Bohanan, SRS Coordinator Additional Members: Dan McVicker, BS (Vice Chair); Saras Viswanathan, Ph.D; Lesley Royal, RN

4 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Safety Guidance VHA Handbook (Safety of Personnel Engaged in Research ) VHA Handbook (Control of Hazardous Agents in VA Research Laboratories) www1.va.gov/VHAPUBLICATIONS/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1336 ORO Checklist NWIHCS Research Safety online

5 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Do you know? The location of the fire alarm pull station nearest to your lab Fire Extinguisher location Two ways to exit from the building Where the nearest Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located The gathering point outside the building for your lab to determine who is missing Location of Nearest Eyewash Location of Nearest Safety Shower

6 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Eyewash Requirements Weekly Eyewash Flushing Instructions 1. Activate eyewash station by pushing the handle assembly or stepping on the foot assembly to start the water flow. 2. Allow water to flow for 2 – 3 minutes to flush stagnant water & sediment from supply line. 3. Secure water flow by placing handle assembly in the off position. 4. Replace dust covers on the eyewash yoke assembly. 5. Initial and date the inspection log when complete.

7 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Hazard Communication Program 1.Written Plan: NWI Policy SAF-005 Hazardous Materials Program Do you know where the NWI hazard communication plan is located? https://vaww.visn23.portal.va.gov/nwiSiteDirectory/policies/Docs/Document%20Library/Forms/AllItems.aspx https://vaww.visn23.portal.va.gov/nwiSiteDirectory/policies/Docs/Document%20Library/Forms/AllItems.aspx 2.Safety Data Sheets (SDS) : Formerly MSDS. New 16 Section OSHA format. 3.Chemical Labeling and Storage: *NEW OSHA GHS Requirements 4.Training: Required annually. Do you know the chemical hazards in your work area? 5.Emergency Response: What do you do if there is a chemical spill?

8 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Safety Data Sheets Formerly MSDS Do you know where the SDS in your area are? SDS are required for any chemical with a physical or health hazard. Should be specific and up to date for each chemical (and manufacturer) in your inventory. Provides comprehensive information about the chemicals used in your work area including: Physical Hazards (flammable, reactive, corrosive) Health Hazards (carcinogenic, irritant, sensitizers) First Aid Measures Fire Fighting Measures Handling and Storage Exposure Controls/PPE Toxicological Information Disposal Considerations

9 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Looking for an SDS? Within VA All other locations SDS must be accessible for all chemicals in the lab, either electronic or paper copies are accepted.

10 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Chemical Labeling New Requirements – COMING SOON! Container Labeling Requirements – Product Identifier – Supplier Information – Precautionary Statements – Hazard Pictogram *see below – Signal Word *NEW – Hazard Statements *New For more info visit: https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.htmlhttps://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html

11 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Chemical Labeling New Requirements – Example

12 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Chemical Compatibility Location, Location, Location Chemical Compatibility is determined by Chemical Hazard Flammable Corrosive Oxidizer Reactive Health; toxic Acid, neutral, base Follow this link to the Chemical Hygiene Plan _Hygiene_Plan.pdf

13 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION What is Personal Protective Equipment Is your PPE Assessment up to date? Get the form here: Lab coats-only in the lab Gloves-only in the lab Goggles Bonnets Powered Air Purifying Respirator

14 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION All persons entering the ARF animal room(s) will be required to wear a lab coat as a covering of street clothing. When handling animals hair covering, face mask, exam gloves and shoe covers are required. This covering is to be worn only when working in the ARF and exchanged for a different lab coat when working in the laboratory. Animal Research Facility Personal Protective Equipment

15 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Who do you call ? Small spill- If there is NO hazard to employees or the environment then the Lab cleans up using the appropriate spill kit, while wearing personal protective equipment and disposes of all material properly. Large Spill – If there is hazard to people or the environment or the effect is unknown. Isolate the spill area (evacuate). Deny entry to others. Call x3333 with the location and type of hazardous release. The Operator will contact HAZMAT. Provide responders a hard copy of the MSDS. VA Police will secure the area. Contact the NWI Safety Office at x4442 After Hours: Administrator of the Day x3250; Police x3202 or x3333

16 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Accident Reporting Seek care, then contact your supervisor. – Occupational Health-Mod A (Building closest to Woolworth) room 105 -Brandy or Lois x5823 Office Hours 7:30am-4:00pm Emergency room Monday-Friday before 7:30am, after 4pm & weekends x3239 For VA leased space - Know & follow local procedures The AO will enter your information into ASISTS and the ACOS/Research will sign off.

17 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Dress Code Follow the link below to view the Research Dress Code ome.asp#Policies

18 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION No Food or Drinks in the Lab

19 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Never prop a door open. Keep corridors clear and passable. Know where the smoke doors (or other barrier doors) are located in your work area. Report unfamiliar odors (gas, fuel, burning). Keep an 18-inch clearance below fire sprinklers. Know the location of all pull stations (fire alarm boxes) and extinguishers in your work area. Know your facility’s emergency number to call a fire x3333. Know your role in responding to a fire in your facility. Participate in your facility’s fire drills. Fire Safety Dial x3333 to report a fire

20 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Where Do You Go During a Tornado Clinical Research Unit – Move to basement if possible. If there is insufficient time or mobility constraints, staff and patients move to interior hallway away from windows and close all doors. All employees are responsible for assisting with the movement of patients, families and visitors. Building 15 –Move to the Basement of Building th Floor – Move to the basement whenever possible. If there is insufficient time or mobility constraints, move to 9 th floor interior corridor. Close all doors. Building 1 Basement -Stay where you are.

21 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION How We Do Security PIV card-ID card 4 digit access code to enter Building 15 Computers-Lock it up (Ctrl+Alt+Delete) NO Sharing or Posting Passwords

22 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Where’s the Hazard #1

23 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Where’s the Hazard #2

24 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Where’s the Hazard #3

25 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Where’s the Hazard #4

26 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Where’s the Hazard #5

27 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION End of Presentation Press “Next” to start test. Credit for completion requires a minimum grade of 80% and submission of certificate of completion. Tips: You can use the Previous & Next buttons to review course content during the test. Answers can be saved (save file to your computer) if you choose to exit and return later, but will be cleared upon printing of certificate of completion.

28 1. Either electronic or paper copies of the SDS are accepted. 2. Chemical Compatibility is determined by: 3. PPE stands for:

29 4. If you are injured while working in the lab you should? 5. If you spill a large amount of chemical and there IS a hazard to people or the environment or the effect is unknown: 6. Who’s responsible for reporting a fire?

30 7. Jessica forgets her computer password often, so she writes it on a post-it note and puts it on her monitor. Is her password secure? 8. Joe can wear flip flop sandals while working in the lab. 9. What is the hazard in safety hazard #1?

31 10. What is the hazard in safety hazard #2? 11. What is the hazard in safety hazard #3? 12. What is wrong in safety hazard #4?

32 13. What is wrong in safety hazard slide #5?

33 VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Certificate of Completion This certifies that Has successfully completed the annual requirement for NWI Research Safety Awareness


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