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Chemical Safety in the Laboratory

Handbook / Manual

By: SK Hall

266 pages, Figs, tabs

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #110865 | ISBN: 0873718968
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About this book

Provides a proven approach to implementing and maintaining an effective chemical safety program for laboratories in hospital, industrial, and educational settings. Based on 20 years of experience managing and auditing chemical safety programs, the author discusses the OSHA Laboratory Standard and the Chemical Hygiene Plan, provides guidelines for the effective use of personal protective equipment, and details chemical emergency planning and response procedures. He also outlines a 19-step decontamination procedure for emergency responders. Employee chemical exposure monitoring and victim handling procedures are among the other major topics covered in this essential guide.


The Occupational Safety and Health Act. The OSHA Laboratory Standard. Employer's Responsibilities. The Chemical Hygiene Plan. General Safety Practices. Personal Protection Equipment. Identification of Hazardous Chemicals. Chemical Handling Procedures. Storage of Chemicals. Laboratory Ventilation. Employee Chemical Exposure Monitoring. Medical Examination and Consultation. Chemical Emergency Planning. Chemical Emergency Response Procedures. Decontamination of Emergency Responders. Victim Handling Procedures. Laboratory Waste Management. Employee Training. Record Keeping. Bibliography. Appendices: States with OSHA-Approved Plans. The OSHA Laboratory Standard. EPA Levels of Protection. Vapor Suppression Foams. EPA-Listed RCRA Hazardous Wastes. Incompatible Chemicals in Storage and in Reactions. Index.

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