Lab SafetyIntro Pharmacy Interns June 2004 The PPT file may be located by going tohttp://www.chem.purdue.edu/chemsafety/talks.htm
Announcements Quiz Chemical Hazards Radiation Safety Hazard Assessment and PPE Other (non-PPE) Safety Equipment Egress issues, emergencies, UV, & compressed gases. Schedule/Contents
Announcements • Before 5 pm Thursday 6/3 you must complete online reading exercises. (where?) • Sign Attendance sheet, provide email.
Hazards of Chemicals • toxicity • Carcingens • Mutagens • Reproductive toxins • Physical hazards • Flammables, strong oxidizers • Corrosive – strong acid/base • Explosives
Radiation Safety • There was/is a separate training for those who will be using radioisotopes. • For those working near, but not with, radioisotopes, an informative video is available.
Personal Protection • Personal = on your body. • Required or optional? • How do you know when? • How do you know what? • How do you know anything about the available PPE? • (What does PPE mean?)
Hazard Assessment • The process of assessing hazards and prescribing the required PPE • Responsibility of the supervisor • Must post written, dated “Certification of Hazard Assessment” in each work area. • THEN IT IS THE RULES. ...for all PPE and possibly any other precautions included.
Other Safety Equipment • How to use it? • How to tell if it’s working? • Who to tell if it’s not? • How often it must be tested?
Other Safety Equipment • Biosafety cabinets(not all laminar flow cabs are BSCs) • Biosafety and Bloodborne Pathogens training are not included in todays session. Room air Filtered air Contaminated air
Biological Safety • People involved in rDNA work should complete the “Biological Safety Training” module, see link at REM website training page. • For anyone working with human blood, tissue, cell lines,or body fluids, BBP training is required annually.
Egress • Main corridors – totally clear • Inner walkways – 22 inches • Floor clean, clear • Doors/doorways – taping the flooris popular to help with this.
EMERGENCIES • Call 911. • Better to err on the side of caution. • When the evacuation alarms sounds….evacuate. • “Shelter in place” • Emergency procedures booklet – read it now, there is not time to cram during the emergency.
Ultraviolet radiation • Skin damage • EYES especially….. • Biosafety cabinets • Common lab sources: • Transilluminator boxes • Crosslinkers • UV lasers
Gas Cylinder Safety(high P, approx 2500 psi, not cryogens) • Secure tank above center of gravity…. • Cap while in transit and not in use. • Uncapped cylinder to be supported individually. • Move only with proper cylinder cart.
Gas delivery from cylinders • ALWAYS use a regulator. • And use the right regulator. • Know how to make gas tight high pressure fittings, or know where to find out how.
Send Questions Any Time • They pay me to answer your questions • And help find new and safer ways to do things. • firstname.lastname@example.org • 47063 • Thank you. REMEMBER to complete the online exercises by 5 Thursday …..