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CHEMISTRY SAFETY

BEFORE USE:


Beckman B442 is a shared lab space where Biochemistry researchers perform bench chemistry activities.


o The lab is setup for researchers to be able to setup and run chemical reactions.


o Frequently used equipment in B442 include but are not limited to spectrophotometers and rotary evaporators. Designated equipment captain Fanny Sunden or Herschlag lab designee provide instruction on proper use of these specialty lab equipment.


1. New user MUST receive orientation and be trained by Mark Smith or Tim prior to working in B442 with Chemistry Equipment to assure researchers understand local lab hazards and safety practices prior to their initial work.


Establishing of local lab rules for Rm. B442 including but not limited to:


o Prior to setting up and running specific chemical reactions for the first time, researchers to consult with the Chemistry Captain, their own PI, or a PI-designate in order to review the potential hazards and appropriate safety precautions.


o For use of higher hazard chemicals such as highly reactive or particularly hazardous materials (having highly acute toxicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity)-


§ Researchers are to minimally consult with the PI to assure adequate precautions are being taken.


NOTE: Per the SU Chemical Hygiene Plan (http://chemhygieneplan.stanford.edu), PIs are to assure their researchers are provided and follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) for safe use of hazardous chemicals. For more info on SOPs, refer to http://web.stanford.edu/dept/EHS /cgi-bin/lcst/creating-standard-operating-procedures/)


§ Local restrictions for working alone (for guidance, refer to Section 5.3 of the Chemical Hygiene Plan (http://chemhygieneplan.stanford.edu)


o Required personal protective equipment (see at http://web.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/cgi-bin/lcst/selecting-personal-protective-equipment/)


o Incident reporting and response procedures for injuries, spills, equipment issues, etc. please contact Jessica Metzger, Lab Manager in B481. You may also find chemical spill kits in B442 and B432.


o Chemical storage and waste procedures (for guidance, refer to section 9.0 of the Chemical Hygiene Plan http://chemhygieneplan.stanford.edu)


- For lab equipment uses posing special safety hazard(s), user training shall be documented, and such documentation of training completed within the past 12 months shall be retained (per Cal/OSHA 8 CCR 3203(b)).


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