Chemical Safety

Overview

The OSHA Laboratory Standard’s intent is to ensure laboratory personnel are apprised of the hazards of the chemicals in their work area, and that appropriate work practices and procedures are in place to protect laboratory personnel from chemical health and safety hazards.  

Written Programs

Training Requirements

  • ComplyND:
    • Initial training for those working in laboratories with chemicals is RMS Laboratory Safety Parts 1, 2, and 3 in complyND.  
    • Laboratory Safety Refresher in complyND is required annually thereafter.
  • Lab Specific Training:
    • Chemical Specific Training is the responsibility of the PI and is required by OSHA.
    • Chemical and Physical Properties
    • Hazard(s) Properties
    • Controls to Mitigate Risk (Engineering and Administrative)
    • Required PPE 
    • Signs and Symptoms of Exposure
    • Adverse Condition(s) Response (Spills, Exposure, etc.)

Resources

Labels, Signs, Forms

Guidance

Product Links

External Reference

Dry Ice Label (46 kb, jpg)

Flammables and Combustibles by Class (~1 mb, pdf)

Approved Flammable Liquid Dispenser (396 kb, pdf)

Identifying and Evaluating Hazards in Research Laboratory (~2 mb, pdf)
GHS Pictogram Labels for Secondary Containers (~2 mb, word doc download)

Incompatible Chemical List (76 kb, pdf)

Sharps Containers (15 kb, .xlsx)

OSHA Laboratory Safety Guidance (509 kb, pdf)
Lab Specific Safety Training Documentation Form Template (34 kb, word doc) Personal Protective Equipment (url) Spill Kit and Components (15 kb, .xlsx) OSHA Laboratory Safety Standard Regulation (url)
Peroxide Label (47 kb, word doc download) Safe Handling of Cylinders and Dewars (~1 mb, pdf) Vented Caps (15 kb, .xlsx) OSHA Quick Link to Hazard Communication Regulation (url)
Risk Assessment (182 kb, excel)[Instructions (117 kb, pdf)] Safe Storage of Chemicals by Hazard Classification (128 kb, pdf)   Prudent Practices in the Laboratory E-Book (~9 mb, pdf)
Task Based PPE Assessment Templates Time Sensitive Chemicals List (165 kb, .pdf)   Reproductive Hazards (url)
Unattended Operations Sign (17 kb, word doc)