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  1. SOURCES OF CHEMICAL SAFETY INFORMATION FOR TULANE LABORATORY EMPLOYEES WHO WANT TO FIND INFORMATION ON CHEMICALS THEY MAY ENCOUNTER AND HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES January, 2005 Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  2. Objectives • To become familiar with some useful resources (online websites, books, regulatory agencies) where one can find information on chemical and laboratory safety related topics Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  3. Office of Environmental Health & SafetyWebsite OEHS has put together a website which is a great resource tool and a wealth of safety information: www.som.tulane.edu/oehs Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  4. Material Safety Data Sheets Chemical Safety Hazardous Materials & Waste Fire Safety Departmental Safety Representatives Biological Safety Radiation Safety Laser Safety Ergonomics General Safety OEHS Policies & Procedures Manual OEHS Website TopicsThese are some of the topics and links that can be found on the OEHS website: Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  5. OEHS Website – Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Link • Material Safety Data Sheets are available on the OEHS website under the MSDS link • See the OEHS PowerPoint presentation on the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard for information regarding MSDSs • MSDSs are documents provided by the manufacturer of a chemical that tell you about that chemical and how to protect yourself Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  6. Annual Lab Safety Documentation Forms OSHA Formaldehyde Standard Guide OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Guide OSHA Lab Standard/Chemical Hygiene Plan Guide Chemical Inventory Form Incompatible Chemical List Lab Hoods Lab Door Labels Compressed Gas Cylinders Ethyl Ether OEHS Website - Chemical Safety LinkThis is some of the information available under the Chemical Safety link of the OEHS website: Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  7. Howard Hughes Medical InstituteThe Howard Hughes Medical Institute has put together an online course on lab safety available to all. If you decide to review it, please send training documentation to OEHS. OEHS also has videos from HHMI on various lab related topics. Call OEHS if you would like to borrow one. www.practicingsafescience.org (Online Lab Safety Course) Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  8. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory National Research Council This is an excellent, highly recommended reference of laboratory safety information- now available online at www.nap.edu/catalog/4911.html Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  9. Safety in Academic Chemistry LaboratoriesLess is Better: Laboratory Chemical Management for Waste Reduction Publications from the American Chemical Society - Available online at http://membership.acs.org/c/ccs/pubs/SACL_faculty.pdf http://membership.acs.org/c/ccs/pubs/less_is_better.pdf Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  10. Chemical Health & Safety Journal Publication of the American Chemical Society - Division of Chemical Health & Safety (See Division’s website: http://membership.acs.org/c/chas ) Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  11. NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical HazardsThe National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has produced this useful guide on chemicals and their hazards: Available online at www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/npg.html Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  12. Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical LaboratoriesThis is an especially useful source of lab safety information for microbiological and biomedical laboratories: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Centers for Disease Control & Prevention National Institutes of Health (Available online - See the Biological Safety link of OEHS website) Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  13. Hawley’s Condensed Chemical DictionaryThe Merck IndexChemical AbstractsThese are additional sources of chemical safety information. Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  14. Household Products DatabaseThis extensive database is a consumer’s guide providing easy to understand information on the potential health effects of more than 4,000 common household products The National Library of Medicine Available online at householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  15. Essential Practices for Managing Chemical Reactive HazardsThis is a useful resource on reactive hazards: Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Available online at www.aiche.org/ccps/resources.htm Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  16. Emergency Response GuidebookThis is a useful resource for first responders during the initial phase of a dangerous goods/hazardous materials incident: Guidebook developed by Transport Canada, the US Dept of Transportation, and the Secretariat of Transport & Communications of Mexico for use by fire fighters, police, and other emergency service personnel Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  17. Regulatory WebsitesThese sites contain safety information and references to regulations. Some, like OSHA, even provide online training on various topics. • www.osha.gov – Occupational Safety and Health Administration website • www.epa.gov – Environmental Protection Agency website • www.bt.cdc.gov – bioterrorism site of Centers for Disease Control • www.cdc.gov/niosh - Centers for Disease Control/ NIOSH website • www.dot.gov – Department of Transportation website Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  18. Summary • There are many sources where one can find information about chemicals or products they may encounter • Material Safety Data Sheets are not the only source available to learn about a chemical’s hazards • Many regulatory agencies provide websites where one can learn about regulations – some even provide online training at their websites Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS)

  19. Tulane UniversityOffice of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) Pam Fatland, Chemical Safety Manager(504) 988-2800www.som.tulane.edu/oehspfatlan@tulane.eduIf unable to proceed to quiz, type the link below into your browserhttp://aurora.tcs.tulane.edu/ehs/enterssn.cfm?testnum=19 Proceed to Quiz