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1 Environmental Health & Safety

2  Occupational Safety & Health Administration  Protect employees from physical and health hazards  Outlines written Chemical Hygiene Plan

3  Describes chemical hazards  Storing chemicals  Handling chemicals  Selection & Use of Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  Establish safety principles  Emergency procedures

4  Any substance which poses a physical or health hazard  Can cause, 1. Physical injury 2. Acute or Chronic health effects

5  Material Safety Data Sheets  Professors  EH&S  Google!  Vital to your safety  Determines proper precautions

6  Harm is caused by contact (exposure)  Inhalation, Ingestion, and Absorption  To reduce potential harm & exposure

7  Be cautious and be professional.  Use Proper Clothing, PPE, fume hoods, etc.  Reduce quantities or use less hazardous substances Different routes for exposures are Splashes, Spills, Fumes, Fires, your mouth, PPE, etc.

8  Use a cart or a bottle carrier when moving chemicals outside the lab  Ensure containers are in good condition  Wear gloves  Wash hands regularly

9  Proper labeling  Keep incompatible substances apart  Utilize flammable and corrosive cabinets  Do not store liquids on shelves above eye level  Identify unwanted containers for disposal  Minimize quantities stored in your lab

10  Access to Sinks, sewer, floor drains, and fume hood cup sinks should be avoided.  100% of largest container  Separating incompatibles  Vacuum pumps

11  Must accurately describe the contents and hazards  Must be legible  Do not use nomenclature or abbreviations  Create reference list for small containers

12  Keep all containers closed  Close/Tighten top lid  Tin foil, parafilm, stoppers, etc.  Prevent evaporation and spills

13  Pressurized glass  Compressed gases  Broken glass  Sharps  Biomedical  Radiation  Cryogenics  Water Reactives  Mercury

14  Clothing or accessories designed to protect  Glasses, goggles, face shields, lab coats, gloves, respirators, etc.  Cotton fabric, closed toed shoes, pants, etc.

15  Eye protection is required  ANSI Z87 devices minimum  Chemical splash goggles required when potential of chemical splash exists

16  Locate.  Identify easiest and quickest route.  Knowledge of their operability.  Flush Eye Wash once every 2 weeks.

17 Identify & Locate

18  Fume hoods  Fire extinguishers  Eyewashes  Emergency showers  Glove boxes  Sharps containers  Emergency phones  MSDS files  Spill kits  Evacuation routes  Fire alarms  Flammable cabinets  Sprinkler systems

19  Emergency Situation ◦ Fire or explosion ◦ Large spill or spill of unknown substance ◦ Gas release or overpowering fumes ◦ Evacuate and call for help  Non-Emergency Situations ◦ Training ◦ Location of Spill Kit ◦ Proper PPE ◦ Proper Disposal

20  Passages must be kept clear, no trip hazards  Workbenches kept free of clutter  Never block exits or emergency equipment  No unlabeled chemicals  Clean spills immediately  Avoid cluttering fume hoods.  No liquids above eye level  Keep your area organized

21  Suspected or known to be exposed to chemicals are to receive prompt medical attention ◦ Contact supervisor ◦ Complete exposure assessment form ◦ Exposure evaluation completed by medical professional

22  Prepare for lab  Plan  Obtain PPE  Conduct  Housekeeping  Exiting lab

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24  Bucknell is required to provide training  You may create hazardous waste  Hazardous wastes must be disposed off properly  Review the written Hazardous Waste Plan

25  Declared waste  When the generator declares the material has no further use and is to be discarded

26  Inherently waste-like o Containers in bad condition o Obviously waste, in bad condition, leaking, abandoned, rusty, bulged out or in, tears and cracks, etc.

27  Its listed as a HW by the EPA - (P, U, K & F)  Its characteristics makes it a HW. ◦ Ignitability ◦ Corrosivity ◦ Reactivity ◦ Toxicity

28  Are fatal in low doses  Are to be collected alone  Expensive disposal  1 quart SAA limit

29  Identify all your waste streams  Complete a HWDC Form for each waste stream

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32  Aqueous (Inorganic) Waste ◦ Acids, bases, and heavy metals ◦ Do not mix acids and bases  Halogenated Organic Waste ◦ Organic compounds that are brominated, chlorinated, fluorinated, iodated  Non-halogenated Organic Waste ◦ All other organic compounds

33  Under the control of a single generator  Accumulate waste at the point of generation  Accumulate waste up to a year  Accumulate a maximum of 55 gallons

34  Collect all identified hazardous waste  HW cannot be disposed to the sink, evaporated, neutralized, diluted, etc.  HW containers must be: ◦ Compatible with the HW it is storing ◦ Maintained in good condition ◦ Kept closed except when adding waste

35  The words “Hazardous Waste”  A start accumulation date  The list of contents with approximate proportions

36  Contain 100% of the largest container  Segregate incompatible wastes  Clean or report releases to secondary containers immediately Containersx Capacity = Secondary 3x 4 liters = 4 liters 1 x 4 liters = 4 liters 2 x 5 gallons= 5 gallons

37  Chemical containers can be thrown in the trash once they are considered empty  Empty= Less than 3% residual by weight  Acutely hazardous containers must be collected for EH&S  Mark barcode as empty, deface label, and remove lid  Use your discretion

38  Collect all BU supplied spray cans  Generally 6% residual remains after spraying  Collect within SAAs

39 Universal Waste Batteries  All types of batteries are collected  Collect batteries in containers labeled “Universal Waste Batteries”

40  Inspect waste containers  Proper labeling  Signs of container damage  Spilled waste in secondary trays

41  During a chemical waste emergency…  Pull a fire alarm  Evacuate the area  Call Public Safety

42  In case of a spill  For waste determinations  To implement a SAA  To have waste containers removed  To request labels  With any questions and concerns

43 freetraining.com freepostermaker.com SAFETYISSIMPLE. YouTube ( 5/25/2012)


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