Chemical Inventory and Labeling Lance Jones, Dan Harlan, EH&S
Chemical Inventory Specifics Used as the basis of several reports Homeland security, CRTK (SFM), local FD On-line with ONID access Enter all chemicals Size and # of containers Drop-down search boxes Can share list within department
Chemical Container Labels All containers need labels Contents Plain English chemical name Hazard information HMIS or NFPA
Hazard Information HMIS format NFPA format
Pre-Printed Labels Reports available online Standard formats (Avery) Label Printer (Zebra) Barcode = Inventory #
Laboratory Safety Assessments Overview Dan Kermoyan, EH&S
Drivers Benefits Laboratory Safety Assessments Regulatory visits increasing Recent events Granting Agencies Accreditation Our observations Faculty needs help Compliance and lower fines Reduce injuries and damages Increase Research $$ Favorable exposure Decrease chemical and disposal costs EH&S as a resource
How do we get there……..? Lab Categories (LCAT) Laboratory categories grouped by materials used/stored. 1,618 spaces. Assigned an assessment frequency.
Lab Categories 1 and 2 LCAT 1, (36 month assessment) Teaching labs with small quantities (<5 gallons, 5 lbs., or 50 ft3) of hazardous substances Autoclave rooms Dishwashing rooms Freezer rooms Equipment rooms LCAT 2, (24 month assessment) Teaching labs with large quantities (>5 gallons, 5 lbs., or 50 ft3) of hazardous substances Research labs with small quantities (<5 gallons, 5 lbs.) of solvents, acids/bases, chemicals BSL-1, ABSL-1 labs Tissue culture Vivariums Nonhazardous compressed gas storage <500 ft3 Laser class 3R or lower Machine shops, Fabrication labs Electronic labs, Analytical labs UV germicidal lamps, trans- illuminators, cross linkers, hand- held units Cryogenics
Lab Categories 3 and 4 LCAT 3, (18 month assessment) Research labs with large quantities (>5 gallons, 5 lbs.) of solvents, acids/bases, chemicals OSHA regulated carcinogens BSL-2, ABSL-2 labs, rDNA, or Blood borne pathogens, human source tissues or cell lines Small quantity of toxic gas or flammable gas (500 ft3 Anesthetic gases Laser class 3B or 4 MRI/NMR suites, Magnetic fields Controlled substances LCAT 4, (12 month assessment) BSL-3, ABSL-3 labs Select agent labs Toxins of biological origin Chemical of Interest (COI) labs Nano-materials Toxic, Flammable, or Pyrophoric gases Toxic Chemicals RUA lab X-Ray lab Sealed sources, LSC
Lab Safety Assessment Process 1)1-month advanced notice to Department chairs and safety coordinators. 2)Use Lab Safety Assessment checklist 3)Common areas to focus on before EHS visit: Chemical inventory Label and secure chemicals Training Lab Chemical Hygiene Plan
Lab Safety Assessment Process Lab Visit appointment with PI or Supervisor. Nature of the Assessment? o Resource oriented. o 2-way dialogue; feedback useful. Lab Assessment Checklist: Will receive Assessment report via .
Lab Assessment: Actions Needed Follow-up Times Routine Items – Routine lab safety items. 7 or 30 days No revisit by EH&S Special Conditions – Special hazard exists. Less than 7 days Revisit by EH&S Immediate Correction Needed – Imminent hazard exists. Immediate correction Revisit by EH&S
Actions Needed: Special Condition
Actions Needed: Immediate Correction
Lab Safety Assessment Process Completion PI or Supervisor responds via on items completed. EHS updates the LCAT category and next visit date. Laboratory is ready for compliance sign-off. Similar approach to Biosafety, Shop, Radiation, Other. Alternative system for PI or supervisor to respond…..