- Chemical Accidents
- Chemicals in the Eye
- Chemical Splashes on your Person
- Inhalation of Chemicals
- Chemical Spills
- Chemical Hygiene Guide - General
A set of guidelines designed to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff and students in LSCS laboratories. This Chemical Hygiene Guide (Guide) details safe practices for working in a LSCS laboratory.
- Empty & Chemical Waste Containers
Empty containers may have to be managed as hazardous waste depending on several factors. The Facilities Department can assist you in disposal instructions.
- Definition of a Hazardous Chemical Waste
Hazardous waste is defined as a substance that poses a hazard to human health or the environment when improperly managed.
- Lab Cleanouts
Laboratory cleanouts involve the removal of excess amounts of chemicals from laboratories. Since this can often involve many containers, tagging individual containers may not be feasible.
- Labeling Hazardous Waste
- Responsibilities of Hazardous Waste Generators (CESQGs)
Each laboratory person handling hazardous chemicals is responsible for the proper accumulation and management of waste in the laboratory.
- Segregation of Incompatible Chemicals
All hazardous materials should be stored and transported to prevent spills and uncontrolled reactions. Segregate chemicals by hazard class.
- Storage of Hazardous Chemical Waste
Storage requirements for hazardous chemical waste in laboratories and work areas are specified under state regulations.
- Shipping Chemicals by Air or Ground
Shipping chemicals by ground or air requires special training. Any time a dangerous goods form is required for a shipment, a certified individual must complete all the paperwork, labeling and packaging of the material. Without proper training, it is illegal to ship dangerous goods.
- Treatment of Hazardous Chemical Waste
The treatment of hazardous waste may still result in the generation of residuals which may have to be managed as hazardous waste.
- Facilities Chemical Waste
LSCS Facilities Department has different types of hazardous wastes than laboratories on campus. This department will follow a different set of guidelines for waste disposal.