Principal Investigators and/or Lab Supervisors are responsible for making sure that any laboratory personnel have the proper training. To determine which training is necessary go to Necessary Training. At a minimum all lab personnel and graduate students are required to take Laboratory Safety Fundamentals Training. If your lab uses any chemicals, personnel must have taken Hazardous Waste Generator Training.
Note: Keys and card access will NOT be provided to any individual until proof of appropriate training has been documented.
Principal Investigators and/or Lab Supervisors are responsible for informing laboratory personnel of all procedures and possible hazards. The Laboratory Personnel Safety Check List must be completed and a copy returned to the safety compliance officer for all laboratory personnel. IREAP safety officer – J Pyle, ECE safety officer – B. Quinn
A hazard assessment must be conducted for all lab operations, this should identify any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required. More information can be found at PPE. This assessment must be documented using the PPE Hazard Assessment Form. This assessment is not necessary if your lab has a Chemical Hygiene Plan that identifies any PPE required in Standard Operating Procedures.
Standard Operating Procedures must be present in the lab at all times. This should be a detailed step by step list for starting, operating and shutting down experiments and equipment in your lab as well as any PPE required. You may want to also consider a checklist. All lasers must have start up and shut down procedures posted near the unit.
Each laboratory must have appropriate safety signage. More information and descriptions of signage can be found at Signage. After reading the descriptions and determining which are necessary for your lab(s) click on Appendix B - Signage Information Collection Form at the bottom of the page to order (at no cost) your signage for each lab entrance.
An Emergency Response Wall Chart must be filled out and posted in every lab.
All lasers must be inspected by the radiation safety officer, Steve Hand: email - firstname.lastname@example.org Phone – 5-3985. You should also read the Laser Safety Plan (Laser Safety Plan) and the Laser Fact Sheet (Laser Fact Sheet).
All electrical panels must have 36” clearance in front of them from ceiling to floor.
All laboratories should maintain a clutter free environment so that all equipment is easily accessible. Any individual should be able to walk from the back of the lab to an exit in complete darkness easily and without injury.
It is recommended that every laboratory maintain a First Aid KIT.