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Table of Contents 6

Chapter I. Safety and Compliance in the Laboratory 8

A. Policy 8

It is the policy of the University of South Carolina to provide a safe and healthy workplace that is also compliant with current laboratory safety standards and regulations including but not limited to International Fire Code, NFPA 45, NFPA 55, ANSI Standards, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1450, "Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories". The full content of the latter standard can be found at https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_id=10106&p_table=STANDARDS. 8

B. Purpose 8

C. Personnel and Activities Covered by this Plan 8

D. Acknowledgement 8

Chapter II. Roles and Responsibilities 9

A. Department Chair 9

B. Department Safety Coordinator 9

Appointed by the Department Chair, the Department Safety Coordinator responsibilities include: 9

C. Supervisors (Principal Investigators, Teaching Instructors, Facility Manager) 9

D. Group Safety Officer 10

E. Laboratory Personnel 11

F. Environmental Health and Safety 11

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G. Thompson Student Health Center 12

Chapter III. Information and Training 12

A. Initial Training 12

B. Information Sources on Hazardous Materials 14

C. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) 14

Chapter IV. Protective Equipment 15

A. Eye Protection 16

B. Protective Apparel 17

C. Respirators 17

D. Laboratory Hoods 18

E. Fire Extinguishers, Safety Showers, and Eyewash Facilities 19

Chapter V. Standard Operating Procedures for Work with Hazardous Substances 20

A. Exposure Guidelines 20

B. Classes of Hazardous Substances 21

C. General Procedures for Working with Toxic Substances 25

D. General Procedures for Work with Flammable and Explosive Substances 34

Chapter VI. Procedures for Work with Particularly Hazardous Substances 42

A. Identification and Classification of Particularly Hazardous Substances 42

B. Designated Areas 46

C. General Procedures for Work with Substances Or Moderate to High Chronic Toxicity or High Acute Toxicity 46

D. Additional Procedures for Work with Substances of Known High Chronic Toxicity 48

E. Special Handling Procedures for Some Common Particularly Hazardous Substances 50

Chapter VII. Prior Approval Requirements 59

Chapter VIII. Medical Surveillance and Record Keeping 59

Chapter IX. Accidents and Emergencies 60

A. Emergency Procedures 60

B. Medical and First Aid Information 61

C. Laboratory Emergency Information Sign 61

D. Accident Reports 61

Chapter X. Glossary of terms and symbols 65

REFERENCES 67

OSHA Laboratory Standard 68

Appendix I. Laboratory Hazards and Controls Inventory 69

Appendix II. Safety Equipment Inventory and Maintenance Log* 71

Appendix III. Chemical Inventory* 72

Appendix IV. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)* 73

Appendix V. Safety Data Sheets for Particularly Hazardous Substances* 74

Appendix VI. Additional Safety Manuals 75

Appendix VII. Specific Laboratory Emergency Procedures* 76

Appendix VIII. Building Emergency Evacuation and Re-entry Plan 77

Appendix IX. Laboratory Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Clearance Form 78

Appendix X. Training Documentation 80

Appendix X-1. Training Documentation 81

Appendix XI. Incident/Accident Reports 84

Appendix XII. Laboratory Inspections 85

Laboratory Inspection Form Checklist Explanation 89

Appendix XIII. Safety Information Sheets and Posters* 97



Chapter I. Safety and Compliance in the Laboratory




A. Policy

The University of South Carolina is committed to providing a safe laboratory environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Safety in the laboratory remains one of the top priorities for the University to effectively fulfill its research, education and outreach missions.


It is the policy of the University of South Carolina to provide a safe and healthy workplace that is also compliant with current laboratory safety standards and regulations including but not limited to International Fire Code, NFPA 45, NFPA 55, ANSI Standards, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1450, "Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories". The full content of the latter standard can be found at https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_id=10106&p_table=STANDARDS.

Safety is a necessary goal in our laboratories. We strive for zero incident/accident in our workplace. As much as it is our goal, it is also a continuous process of identifying hazards, assessing risks, implementing controls and planning for emergencies. It is a collaborative process among many participants: the University administration, Environmental Health and Safety, Academic/Research Department, Principal Investigator, Lecturer, Lab Manager and each laboratory personnel. We continually encourage an atmosphere of partnerships and collaboration to fulfill our goal of safety and compliance in our laboratories.



B. Purpose

This document constitutes the Laboratory Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Plan (the latter required by the OSHA Laboratory Standard). The purpose of the Plan is to provide written guidance to all laboratory personnel working in USC laboratories. This Plan describes roles and responsibilities, policies and practices that need to be followed to ensure safety of personnel working with hazardous materials in laboratories.



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