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Environmental Health & Safety



Laboratory & Research Safety


About the program

The program combines resources for individuals working in research and teaching laboratories. It addresses injury prevention, emergency preparedness, chemical safety, laboratory equipment safety information and links to other laboratory safety programs.

Checklist
Corrective Action Response
Laboratories of Excellence

Carcinogens
Chemical Hygiene Plan
Chemical Inventory
Chemical Segregation
Container labeling (examples)
Controlled Substances 
Cryogens  
Ergonomics for the Laboratory
Field Safety planning
Guide to HSE
Hazardous Waste pickup  
Laboratory Design guide
Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT)
Laboratory Safety Manual
Laboratory Safety Officers 
Laboratory Safety Rules  
Laboratory Relocation guidelines         Lecture Bottle Safety
Nanomaterials and Nanotoolkit
Particularly Hazardous Substances 
Placards
Policies for Laboratory Safety

Pyrophoric Reagent Handling
Refrigerator clearance
Reproductive Health 
Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
Standard Operating Procedures 
Supervisor/PI Responsibilities 
UC Regents Agreement

 

All laboratory personnel must complete:
Laboratory Safety Orientation

Use the Needs Assessment tool
to find out which of the following
courses you should take:

Biosafety
Bloodborne Pathogens
Chemical Hygiene
Controlled Substances
Ergonomics for the Laboratory
Hazardous Waste Management
Laboratory Audits
Laboratory Safety Manual
Personal Protective Equipment

For more information
Refer to the Training
Schedule of Classes

Chemical Safety

Common chemicals and their hazards

Chemicals in the laboratory are hazardous and understanding the hazard(s) associated with a specific chemical will provide the user the knowledge to use the chemical appropriately. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are often the first place to obtain hazard information on a chemical. For more infromation, refer to the Chemical Laboratory Information Profiles (CLIPs) published by the American Chemical Society for identifying the hazards of common chemicals in the laboratory. Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) Exposure Information and Tetramethylammonium hydroxide (TMAH) publications are also available for your reference.

 

Reference

Laboratory Standard
Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory
8 CCR 5191 | 29 CFR 1910.1450

Hazard Communication Standard
8 CCR 5194
| 29 CFR 1910.1200
Applicability to laboratories FAQs

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory
American Chemical Society

Center for Laboratory Safety
University of California

Green chemistry

12 Principles of Green Chemistry (EPA)  
Sustainable Chemistry Hierarchy  
Growing the Green Economy through Green Chemistry and Design for the Environment   
Incorporating Green Chemistry in the Classroom by James Hutchinson at the University of Oregon

Green Chemistry logo

Resources

Periodic Table (Interactive)
Sigma-Aldrich

Periodic Table
The Elements
Theodore Gray & Nick Mann

Periodic Table
of Radioactive Isotopes

Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory

Periodic Table of videos University of Nottingham

Chart of Nuclides (Interactive)
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Periodic Table
of Periodic Tables

Periodic Table
of Rejected Elements

(Chemistry Humor)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Before using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) a PPE Hazard Assessment Certification must be completed by the Supervisor / Principal Investigator (PI), and each individual must complete PPE training prior to using. For more information, refer to the Selecting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) webpage.

Prescriptive
Eyewear


Laser
Eyewear selection


Optical Density
Calculator
Laboratory Coat
laundering
Hearing
Conservatio
Program
Glove Selection
Chart


Glove Selection
Tool


Glove Selection 
Resources


Glove Use
Guidelines
  Respiratory
Protection
program

 

For more information, refer to the Personal Protective Equipment webpage.

the Lab Safety Institute Memorial Wall
In memory of those who have lost their lives in laboratory accidents

Courtesy of the Laboratory Safety Institute (LSi)

 


More Information

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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Environmental Health & Safety

Tel: (951) 827-5528
Fax: (951) 827-5122
E-mail: ehs@ucr.edu

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