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Chemical Safety

Chemical safety involves the practice of handling chemicals and chemistry processes to minimize danger, injury, and risks. Chemical safety training is essential for understanding the physical and chemical hazards involved. Failure to understand chemical hazards is a liability because it often leads to employee injuries or expensive cleanup. These resources will provide you with tools to help understand chemical safety and create appropriate safety policies and procedures.


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Guidelines
OSHA Guidelines: Toxic and Hazardous Substances
January 27, 2016   |  OSHA
These OSHA guidelines cover occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories.
Sample Policies
Sample Hazardous Chemical Communication Program
January 27, 2016
This sample policy focuses on the prevention of exposures that result in injury and/or illness and complying with all applicable state health and safety rules.
Sample Forms
Sample Chemical Safety Forms
March 7, 2016   |  Ohio State University
A variety of sample chemical safety forms.
Chemical Safety Protocol Renewal Form
March 7, 2016   |  Emory University
Training
Chemical Safety Industrial Safety Lecture
January 27, 2016   |  Joe Nail
This presentation covers chemical hazards, OSHA standards, and employee training.
Hazard Communication Standard 1910.1200
January 27, 2016
This presentation covers Subpart Z - Toxic & Hazardous Substances, including employer responsibilities.
Laboratory Safety Training: What You Need To Know
January 27, 2016   |  Appalachian State University
This training presentation covers 15 topics including a chemical hygiene plan, health and safety hazards, the detection of the release or the presence of hazardous chemicals, and hazardous waste procedures.
Audit Checklist
Chemical Safety Checklist
January 27, 2016
This chemical safety checklist covers employee training, chemical program management, material safety data sheet management, chemical storage, PPE, compressed gases, and general housekeeping.
Articles
Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions
January 27, 2016   |  ACS
While focused on academia, this report includes insights about creating a safety culture around chemical safety.
Best Practices
Safety and Health in the Use of Chemicals at Work
January 27, 2016   |  International Labour Organization (ILO)
This report for the 2014 celebration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work reviews the current situation regarding the use of chemicals and their impact in workplaces and the environment, including various national, regional, and international efforts to address them.
Videos
Chemical Hazards: Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Training Video
January 27, 2016   |  Safety Memos
This video provides an introduction to the GHS and trains employees about the changes that are being made to the HazCom Standard.
Chemical Hazards
January 27, 2016   |  Lab Safety Institute

Phenol-chloroform extraction and ethanol precipitation are used to demonstrate the safety principles that apply to working with many of the hazardous chemicals found in the modern biology laboratory. This video will introduce new staff to good laboratory practices and provide a meaningful technical review in safety for the more experienced laboratory worker.