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A general overview on Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Waste

A general overview on Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Waste

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  • 1. University of South Florida
    Laboratory Safety & Hazardous Waste
  • 2. Objectives
    To provide safety guidelines for all those working in USF laboratories
    Make aware of hazardous waste and accident management procedures
    Provide resources to aid in safety concerns
  • 3. Safety Starts with YOU!
    Be aware of the chemicals you are using
    Know your surroundings
    Participate in safety trainings
    Understand the Chemical Hygiene Plan
    Standard Operating Procedures
  • 4. How Do We Help You?
    Lab Reviews
    Semi Annually
    Assist with corrections on site
    “Remind you not
    fine you”
  • 5. Keep It Clean!
    Keep Pathways Unobstructed
    Clean Work Areas Regularly
  • 6. Personal Safety
    Wash Hands Periodically
    No Hand Sanitizers
    No Eating, Drinking, Cosmetics in Lab
  • 7. Lab DO’s and DON’Ts
    WORK WITH A BUDDY!
    Use mechanical pipetting
    Do Not leave hot plates unattended
    Wear appropriate clothing
  • 8. Personal Protective Equipment
    Goggles
    Gloves
    Lab Coats
    Know what you are working with
    Know the dexterity of your gloves
    Check your MSDS sheets
  • 9. Glass and Sharps
    Designate Broken Glass container
    Don’t overflow Sharps container
  • 10. Chemical Exposure
  • 11. Chemical Hazard Classes
    Flammables
    Oxidizers
    Corrosives
    Poisons/Toxins
  • 12. Gas Cylinder Safety
    Proper storage
    Upright
    Secured to Permanent Fixture
    Cool Ventilated Area
    No oxidizers near flammables
  • 13. Gas Cylinders
  • 14. NFPA Label
  • 15. Labeling Procedures
    Label EVERYTHING!
    Include Full Name of Each Chemical
  • 16. Chemical Storage
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  • 17. H.I.T.S
    Hazardous Inventory Tracking System
    Waste pick up
    Waste supplies
    Chemical Inventory and MSDS sheets