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
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 (<lecture size bottle) Nonhazardous compressed gas storage >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: http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/ Will receive Assessment report via email.
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
Lab Safety Assessment Process Completion PI or Supervisor responds via email 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…..