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1 Safety Moment Collection of the Joint Safety Team at the University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science.
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5 Locations of Emergency Equipment On your handout, mark the location ofthe following in each laboratory:Fire ExtinguisherEyewashSafety ShowerFirst Aid KitPosted Emergency ProceduresPosted Emergency ContactsSpill Kit (one lab only)Gas shut off (if present)Draw and outline of your lab space that is blank/ unlabeled. Have group members write in the location of the safety equipment.
6 Lab 381 Hood 1 Hood 2 1 2 3 Hood 3 Hood 4 4 rotovap balance Emergency ContactsShow the locations of the emergency / safety materials.You can even include assigned lab space, and post a copy in each lab.Hood 44ComputerFirst AidShowerEye-washFire ExtinguisherEmergency Procedures
8 Emergency Response Procedures What would you do if the following occurred?List the actions/ responses you would take.Examples:Minor solvent spill: While running a column in DCM/MeOH under pressure, column glassware breaks causing solvent to splash all over the contents of your hood. A few flasks and column fractions are spilled.Major solvent spill: After returning from the stock room, 2 4L bottles of DCM are dropped (causing them to shatter) while moving them to the flammable cabinet.Fire: While working with Pd/C it spontaneously starts a fire on a lab bench.Injury: An out of place power cord causes someone to trip. The individual bumps his/her head on the edge of a lab bench and is bleeding. Stitches may be required.Use lab-specific accidents that could occur.This is a unique way to review the emergency response procedures document.
9 Minor Solvent Spill Use spill kit for solvent outside hood. spills that do not pose an immediate hazard, clean up manageable by researcherUse spill kit for solvent outside hood.(Do NOT use spill kits for HF, radioactive material, or mercury spills)If inside hood, close doors and sash.Notify lab mates.Be conscious of solvent vapors (flammable, cause dizziness, etc.)Make sure there are no chemicals on youremove lab coat, flush eyes, check shoes and other clothingNotify Chuck Tomlinson (4-2321) or Raul Caretta (5-8066) as soon as possibleSpill kit locations?In CHEM, large spill kits are located in near 681in Kolthoff and the hallway by the east elevator on the sub-basement in Smith.JST Emergency Response Information
10 Major Solvent Spill Evacuate the area and alert others in the area Spill that presents an immediate hazard (fire, explosion, chemical exposure, etc.) or is a highly dangerous chemical.Evacuate the area and alert others in the areaRemove victims to fresh airRemove contaminated clothing and flush contaminated skin and eyes with water for 15 minutes.If anyone has been injured or exposed to toxic chemicals/vapors call 911 and seek medical attention immediately.Confine: close doors and isolate the areaContact emergency personnelCall 911 and say "Call AHERPS”. Be prepared to give basic information and be given some instructions.Contact the Front Office as soon as possible:Chem (4-6000) CEMS (5-1313)JST Emergency Response Information
11 Fire or Release of Toxic / Explosive Material If you are trained and the fire size is manageable, use fire extinguisher to put out fire.If unmanageable fire, remove all personnel from area.Close off area to prevent spread of hazardous material or fire.Call 911 to report the nature and location of the hazard.Activate the building alarm system at the nearest manual alarm station.In all cases, report the incident to the front officeChem (4-6000) CEMS (5-1313)JST Emergency Response Information
12 InjuryIf minor, go to the U of M Hospital Emergency Room accompanied by another person.If the injury is serious dial 911 and describe your injury as well as your location.Notify Chuck Tomlinson (4-2321) or Raul Caretta (5-8066)A First Report of Injury must be filled out promptlyJST Emergency Response Information
13 Assisting an Emergency Response In the event of a building evacuation, fire, police and other emergency responders will go to the north entrance of Smith Hall, facing Walter Library.Walter LibraryFire Dept. LockboxIf you have information relevant to an incident, plan to head to the north entrance to meet them and answer questions.Smith Hall
15 Make a spill kit for a particular class of chemicals Biological, radioactive material, reactive, acidic, basic, etc.ComponentsAdsorbentsInert material to soak up spillFloor dry for oilActivated charcoal for thiolsVermiculite or sand for reactivesSodium bicarbonate to neutralize acidAbsorbentsWipes, mats, rolls for most lab spills“Hazmat” made of polypropylene (compatible with HF, Nitric, Solvents etc) Ex. “New Pig” brandPillows, socks, and booms are for large(>5 gallons) spillsAvoid plain paper towels, especially with oxidizersImage source:
16 Make a spill kit for a particular class of chemicals Components, continuedContainersFor used materialsZiplock bagsPlastic containers or jarBucket (5-gallon)Barrier SignsTo guard or block the areaCAUTION tapeDo not enter signsSpecialPPE & ToolsFor use during clean up & to minimize exposurePPE- Extra Gloves that cover forearm & other as indicated in SDS of chemicalTools- Tongs, Mini dust pan & brushSpecial CleanersTo decontaminateBleach for biological spillLift away spray for radioactive
17 Think about Where - Best location to for the spill kit? Easily accessed?Relocate?Add additional?Prior to experimentCheck SDS’sKnow the largest container of material you will be handling / the max volume of hazardous materialWhat volume you could safely clean up?Do you have (large) enough clean up materials?
18 Cleaning up a Chemical Spill How to use a spill kit
19 Evaluating a chemical spill Is help needed Evaluating a chemical spill Is help needed? Can this be handled with lab personnel?Container label is legibleSDS is availableHazards: reactive, flammable, volatileRisks: health, physical property, or environmentChemical HazardsDo I know what it is?“Complex” spillGET HELP!Call 911,if no imminent hazard(fire or major injury) ask for AHERPS for further assistance.Evacuate if needed.NoYesAvailable spill control materials to confine and absorbPhysical layout of the spillQuantityCan I handle a spill of this size?NoYesHazardous vapors/ dustLiquids can encounter ignition sources or incompatible materialsNearby classrooms or officesImpactsCan this spill be contained?NoEvaluating a chemical spill. Key information and question to ask to determine if outside help is needed to clean up a chemical spill.YesNoTraining and EquipmentCan I safely clean up the spill with the available PPE and equipment?Training and experienceAvailable PPEAvailable spill control materials“Simple” spillCan be cleaned up promptly by researcherYesAdapted from:Univ. of Wiscon. Environment, Health and Safety. Spill Response and Reporting
20 Cleaning up a chemical spill Before cleaning up a spill make sure that you can do so safely.Contact DEHS for guidanceLook up the SDS of the chemicalClean up proceduresPPE requirements – put it on!Remember, Do NOT use spill kits for HF, radioactive material, or mercury spills (call DEHS).Secure the area – Post do not enter signsControl the spread of spill with absorbent materials (spill mats).Neutralize acids and bases.Add neutralizer slowly from edges to center; MixTest with pH (want pH from 6-8)For acids use sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)For bases use citric or ascorbic acidNOTE: Do not neutralize acids that contain heavy metals or are oxidizing acids. Examples: chromic acid, perchloric acid, fuming nitric acid, and hydrofluoric acidsImages: Minor spill clean up. Iowa State University, Environmental Health and Safety
21 Cleaning up a chemical spill Absorb the liquid with spill mats or other absorbentBe careful not to be cut by any glass shardsCollect and contain the cleanup residuesPlace in a plastic waste container/bucker or double layered plastic bags.Label with a yellow hazardous waste label and a red solid waste sticker.Contact DEHS personnel for more information.Decontaminate the area and effected equipment.Vent the spill area (open doors/windows, use a fanClean area with soap and water with a mop or spongeHazardousWasteImages: Minor spill clean up. Iowa State University, Environmental Health and Safety
22 Compatible Absorbents ChemicalNeutralizer, Absorbent, or Spill ContainmentAcidsSodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, or calcium carbonateAcid ChloridesDry sand or other inert absorbent - DO NOT use water or sodium bicarbonateAlkali Metals (Li, Na, Mg, K)Dry sand or contents from a Class "D" fire extinguisher - DO NOT use waterBasesSodium bisulfateBromine5% solution of sodium thiosulfate or other inert materialFlammablesActivated charcoal, sand or non-combustible absorbent padsHydrofluoric AcidNeutralize with soda ash or lime (or absorb with special HF spill pillow - standard spill pads will NOT work)MercuryMercury amalgamate powder, such as Merc-sorbOilGranular absorbent or oil-specific absorbent pads (oil-specific absorbents will only absorb oil)Oxidizersnon-combustible absorbent padsSolvents (organic)Inert absorbent materialThiols/MercaptansThe odor of thiols and mercaptans may be removed with activated charcoalWhite or Yellow PhosphorusCover with wet sand or wet absorbentHow to make a spill Kit FAQs, Hazardous Waste Management Program. Vermont DEC, Waste Management and Prevention Division
23 New PIG HazMat Mat Pad Great chemical compatibility Note: Katie H checked with the stockroom on these. They say they will not stock them, but suggested a few groups buy a pack together and split the cost.
24 Keep in MindVentilation Fume hood < vented cabinet < lab < hall < closetRisksExplosives / air, water, temperature reactiveDangerous, but rare; likely already reacted prior to clean up of residueFire / volatile / inhalation hazardsTricky to evaluate; Call DEHS (911 + AHERPS)Contact hazards (corrosives / toxic via ingestion)Most likely can be handled by lab (unless at high concentration or volume)Delayed effect (carcinogens / environmental hazards)Handled by labLower riskHigher risk
25 Four-step Emergency Procedure Chemical SpillFour-step Emergency Procedure
26 Four-step Procedure Evacuate and Aid Leave spill area and assist others in leavingRemove victims to fresh air; remove contaminated clothing/flush any exposed areas with excess waterConfineWithout endangering yourself, close doors, isolate the spill area, and prevent entranceReportCall EHS during working hours or 911 after hoursState your name, phone, and location; describe the emergency, contents of the spill, injuries, etc.EHS will advise you what to doSecure and CleanBlock off entrances, lock doors, put up warning tape/signs on all entrancesFollow instructions from EHS on how to clean the spill
27 Chemical Spill Response Example from aLearning Experience Report (LER)
28 Chemical Spill Response After working hours, a 100mL bottle of trifluoroacetic acid was dropped. It broke, splashing on the floor and cabinets. The overwhelming odor caused a coworker to 911 and say, "Call AHERPS.” The dispatcher contacted the AHERPS employee who determined the spill was not very dangerous could be resolved with the researchers, not 911's resources. The researchers wore masks, quarantined the spill with the spill barriers, neutralized the trifluoroacetic acid with baking soda and water as described in the SDS, and opened all fume hoods.
29 Chemical Spill Response The AHERPS employee followed up with the incident approximately min later to assess the current situation.No significant chronic effects, as the spill was neutralized and cleaned up quickly.No need for county emergency response personal (fire, police, etc.).DEHS person would pick up the spill clean up supplies the next day.To prevent dropping a chemical bottle:Don’t hurry – take your time.Securely hold bottles, using two hands for large or heavy containers.
30 Spill Kits Where are they: Kolthoff - northwest hallway near 681Smith - hallway by the east elevator, sub-basement levelIn individual labsA reminder: Do NOT use spill pillows for HF, radioactive material, or mercury spills.See the safety moment on making spills kitsand using the contents to clean up chemical spills.
32 Call Emergency personal Can you handle it?If you doubt your ability to fight a fire…EVACUATE IMMEDIATELYandCall Emergency personalIf you are trained and the fire size is manageable,use fire extinguisher to put out fire.
33 Following the P.A.S.S Technique Pull…Aim…Squeeze…Sweep…
34 Following the P.A.S.S Technique Pull……Pull the pin. This will also break the tamper seal.
35 Following the P.A.S.S Technique Aim……Aim low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle (or its horn or hoses) at the base of the fire.Note: Do not touch the plastic discharge horn on CO2 extinguishers, it gets very cold and may damage skin.
36 Following the P.A.S.S Technique Squeeze……Squeeze the handle so that it will release the extinguishing agent.
37 Following the P.A.S.S Technique Sweep……Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until the extinguisher is completely empty assuring that the fire is out.
38 Resources Duke University Fire Safety Website: Stony Brook University EHSMSDSfirefighting measures section
39 Types and compatibility Fire ExtinguishersTypes and compatibility
41 Proper Use of Fire Extinguishers For fires involving:woodclothpaperplasticsMay be water, dry chemical or CO2OKAY TO USE WATER
42 Proper Use of Fire Extinguishers For fires involving:gasolinekeroseneoilsflammable chemicalsFor flammable chemicals, a CO2 or dry chemical extinguisher (Type ABC or AB) will sufficeNEVER USE WATER
43 Proper Use of Fire Extinguishers For fires involving:appliancesmotorscomputersMost fire extinguishers are Type ABC- dry chemical extinguishers (sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, or monoammonium phosphate)NEVER USE WATER
44 Proper Use of Fire Extinguishers COMBUSTIBLEFor fires involving:lithiumsodiummagnesiumpotassiumClass D fire extinguishers: part silica, sodium chloride, glay, mica, zeolite and magnesium stearate--purpose is to smother the fire in a nonreactive blanket--DO NOT use any other type of extinguisher on this type of fire!METALS
45 Fire extinguishers everywhere The fire extinguishers are designed to put out or control small fires. It is important that we equip facilities with the proper fire extinguishers as part of fire protection plan.
46 Air-pressurized water extinguishers Water is one of the most commonly used extinguishing agents for type A fires. Always you can recognize an APW by its large silver container. They are filled about two-thirds of the way with ordinary water, pressurized with air.APWs are designed for Class A (wood, paper, cloth, rubber, and certain plastics) fires only.
47 Carbon Dioxide extinguishers This type of extinguisher is filled with Carbon Dioxide (CO2), a non-flammable gas under extreme pressure. These extinguishers put out fires by displacing oxygen, You can recognize this type of extinguisher by its hard horn and absent pressure gauge.CO2 extinguishers are designed for Class B and C (flammable liquid and electrical) fires only.
48 Dry Chemical extinguishers Dry chemical extinguishers put out fires by coating the fuel with a thin layer of fire retardant powder, separating the fuel from the oxygen. The powder also works to interrupt the chemical reaction, which makes these extinguishers extremely effective.Dry Chemical extinguishers will have a label indicating they may be used on class A, B, and/or C fires.OR
50 Thermal burns“ABC of burns: Pathophysiology and types of burns” BMJ June 12; 328(7453): 1427–1429.Burns: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
51 First aid for burnsFor minor burns, soak in cold water (not ice water) until the pain stops (5 min+)If the burn covers a large area of the body, apply cool wet dressings to that areaDo not break any blistersOnce the pain is subdued, apply antibiotic ointment or first aid gel to the area and bandageIf necessary, seek medical attention for minor burns.Burns: MedlinePlus Medical EncyclopediaDEHS
52 First aid for burnsMinor burns will usually heal without further treatment. However, if a second-degree burn covers an area more than 2 to 3 inches in diameter, or if it is located on the hands, feet, face, groin, buttocks, or a major joint, treat the burn as a major burnFor severe burns call 911 immediately and do not attempt to remove charred clothingBurns: MedlinePlus Medical EncyclopediaDEHS
54 Automated external defibrillator (AED) Diagnoses cardiac arrhythmiasKolthoff 4th floor (by elevator)Smith 1st floor lobbyUse an AED on victims experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)UnresponsiveNo pulseNo breathing or abnormal breathing
55 AED Basics Automated External Defibrillator Diagnoses cardiac arrhythmiastreats those that will respond to shock (heart beating too fast or chaotically)will not treat ‘flat lining’Locations:4th floor Kolthoff by elevator1st floor Smith south of lobbyAlarm will sound if openedShockbuttonWritteninstructionsGood Samaritan laws protect bystanders from legal action if they use one of these devices and the patient dies or suffers injuryEmphasize: easy to use and unlikely to harmVerbalinstructionsNational Institutes of Health – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “How to Use an Automated External Defibrillator.” 02 Dec Accessed 07 Mar <http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/aed/howtouse.html>
56 When to use an AEDUse an AED on persons experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Symptoms include:Unable to respond when you try to wake themNo breathing or abnormal breathingNo detectable pulseBlue color in skinPerson might move, spasmBefore using an AED:Confirm that the person cannot respond to shaking or shoutingCall 911 (or have someone else do it)Chances of survival increase if someone starts CPR while another gets the AEDMake sure person is in a dry area (no puddles, flowing water sources)National Institutes of Health – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “How to Use an Automated External Defibrillator.” 02 Dec Accessed 07 Mar <http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/aed/howtouse.html>
57 How to use an AED Turn on AED power Follow voice prompts Expose person’s chestRemove jewelry and other metal sourcesPlace sticky padsPress ‘analyze’ buttonIf prompted, push ‘shock’ buttonContinue CPR if possibleElectrode ‘sticky pads’ should be placed as in the picture: one on the person’s upper right chest and one on their lower left chestNational Institutes of Health – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “How to Use an Automated External Defibrillator.” 02 Dec Accessed 07 Mar <http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/aed/howtouse.html>
58 For more information National Institutes of Health website CPR and first aid classes available through Boynton Health ServicesRed Cross online refresherIf your group is more interested there are online modules where you can practice cpr and aed. We don't have a subscription to track scores but this one is pretty good.The red cross also has several modules http://www.redcrossrefresher.com/q/first-aid-cpr-and-aed/choices/Duluth has a great informational page on AEDs http://www.d.umn.edu/ehso/AED/qualifications.html
60 Learning Experience Reports (LER) LER: Short anonymous report documenting a near-miss or incidentBenefits:Builds database where researchers can go to learn about safety issues that have occurred and how safety issues were resolvedOthers learn without risk that comes with experience!Anonymous!When presenting, go to incident report page and show questions.
61 When/How to SubmitTechnically, all injuries should be reported to both PI and DEHSConsider using LERs for minor injuries such as small cuts and mild burns not usually reported to PITo submitList of incident forms: <http://www.jst.umn.edu/incident.html>Click on LER form (first link on list)Log in with UofM ID andFill out form answering basic questions about incidentForms processed by JSTCompiled incidents will be viewable by researchers soon!
62 Example Summary of Report A mercury spill occurred when rearranging oven shelving, during pm working hours. No injury resulted. The participate somewhat knew what do in the incident (7/10), but did not have much prior experience with the activity/technique during which the incident occurred (5/ 10).To prevent incident:Mercury thermometers should not be used in the first place.More care should have been taken when rearranging oven shelving.For information on how to deal with a Hg spill, please see the related safety moment.
64 Incident ResponseIncident- unexpected and unsafe occurrence that deviates from the normal procedureAfter incident occurs:Ensure immediate health/safety of all personnelCall emergency response crews if necessaryReport to PI, LSOCommunicate to coworkersSubmit incident reportMake/correct SOPImplement changes in labCommunicate changes to coworkers
65 Types of Incident Forms Learning Experience Report (LER)- record of near-miss or incidentSafety concern- leads to possible incidentLab incident investigation- fire, chemical spill, explosion require investigation by PILab injury- any work-related incident requires reporting to PI and DEHSIf injury causes you to miss work, submit Worker’s Compensation formAll forms found on JST website:<http://www.jst.umn.edu/incident.html>
67 It’s not that bad, right?Needlesticks, significant shocks, and slips/trips/falls often go unreported. These can have non-obvious consequences like blood poisoning, heart arrhythmias, and back injuries.
68 Get injuries looked at Even minor injuries can have major consequences A quick check-up can catch potential problemsCost should not be an issue – injuries sustained at work can be covered by Workers CompensationAny chemistry department employee should receive care when they need it, then talk with Chuck and other departmental personnel to arrange for workers compensation.For more information on injury reporting, see under the “Incident Reporting” tab
69 Where can replacement materials be purchased? First Aid KitsDo you have one?What is in it?Where can replacement materials be purchased?
70 First Aid Kit Components provided in single-use or dose-unit packs Burn creamAntiseptic wipesAntibiotic ointmentAdhesive bandages (Various sizes)Gauze pads, sterileCompressesTriangular bandagesAce bandagesInstant cold packsAdhesive tapeBlunt tip scissorsTweezersAmount of supplies needed depends on:number of researchersnumber of accessible first aid kitsOSHA regulations state that employees must have first aid supplies readily availableLaboratory First Aid Kit North by Honeywell. Fisher Scientific. Accessed 7 JanFirst Aid Kits (Image). Western Safety Products. Accessed 7 Jan 2014
71 Basic Lab First AidDo not hesitate to contact emergency personal if it is needed.Use gloves as a barrier for biological fluids.Wash your hands with soap and water after giving care.SituationResponseBurns (thermal or chemical)Flush with cold water (15 min), remove contaminated clothing, apply burn cream,cover burn loosely with clean, dry cloth or dressing.Cuts, Scrapes, and PuncturesStop bleeding with compress, apply antiseptic, cover with bandageFainting or CollapseRemove victim to fresh air, apply cold compress to forehead, provide CPR if needed, call for medical assistanceLarge bleeding woundCover with gauze, apply pressure to stop bleeding (5 min), secure cloth compress with bandage. Call 911 if bleeding is severe and does not stop.Basic First Aid Procedures., Quick Tips #207. Grainger. Accessed 7 Jan 2014,
72 First Aid Kit Know where First Aid Kits are located in the laboratory Check the contents every 6 months.Remove expired materials.Replace missing/used materials. Purchase from:Chemistry stock roomLaboratory vendors (Fischer Scientific, VWR, etc.)If a first aid kit is used to treat an injury report the incidentLearning Experience Reports (http://www.jst.umn.edu/incident.html)
77 DEHS Contact Anna Sitek (Englund) Phone: (612) Office W-147 BoyntonResearch Safety Specialist assigned to our department, and newly-created DEHS safety contact for our entire college. She will serve as a member of our department Safety Committee and will work with the JST.Feel free to contact her with any questions!
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