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Laboratory Safety Manual

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1. Laboratory Safety at Princeton University


OSHA Laboratory Standard

Princeton University Policies

Roles and Responsibilities

2. Departmental Chemical Hygiene Plans

3. Emergency Procedures


Medical Emergencies

Chemical Exposure

Emergency Information Posters

Reporting Accidents and Injuries

4. Chemical and Hazard Identification


Material Safety Data Sheets

On-Line Chemical Information Resources

Other Chemical Information Resources

5. Health Hazards of Chemicals


Basic Toxicology

How Chemicals Enter Your Body

Effects of Chemical Exposure

Determining Chemical Exposure

6. Controlling Chemical Exposures

General Principles

Fume Hoods and Laboratory Ventilation

Personal Protective Equipment

7. Safe Work Practices and Procedures


Flammable Materials

Peroxide Forming Compounds and Reactives

Corrosive Materials

Compressed Gases


Electrical Safety

Pressure and Vacuum Systems

Laboratory Equipment

Particularly Hazardous Substances

8. Chemical Spills

9. Laboratory Waste Disposal

10. Chemical-Specific Issues

  • This section contains chemical safety information for several specific chemicals

11. Anecdotes

Improper Shelving


Chemical Burns

Glass Vessel Ruptures

Incidents Involving Reactive Materials

Electrical Shock

Compressed Gas Cylinders

Appendix A:  Particularly Hazardous Substances

Appendix B:  Reproductive Toxins

Appendix C:  Materials with High Acute Toxicity

Appendix D:  Health and Safety Design Considerations for Laboratories

Appendix E:  Best Practices in Laboratory Safety Management

EHS Home Page Princeton University Table of Contents Section 1: Lab Safety at Princeton University Section 2: Departmental Chemical Hygiene Plans Section 3: Emergency Procedures Section 4: Health Hazards of Chemicals Section 4: Hazard Identification Section 5: Health Hazards of Chemicals Section 6: Controlling Chemical Exposure Section 6.2: Fume Hoods and Lab Ventilation Section 6.3: Personal Protective Equipment Section 7: Safe Work Practices Section 7.1: General Lab Work Practices Section 7.2 Working with Flammable Materials Section 7.3: Reactives Section 7.4: Corrosives Section 7.5: Compressed Gases Section 7.6: Cryogenic Materials Section 7.7: Electrical Safety Section 7.8: Pressure and Vacuum Systems Section 7.9: Laboratory Equipment Section 7.10: Particularly Hazardous Substances Section 8: Chemical Spills Section 9: Laboratory Waste Disposal Section 10: Anecdotes Appendix A: Particularly Hazardous Substances Appendix B: Reproductive Toxins Appendix C: Highly Toxic Chemicals Appendix D: Health and Safety Design Considerations for Laboratories Appendix E: Best Practices in Science and Engineering Search Index EHS Home Page


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