Upon completion of this module topic, you should:
- be able to explain the significance of Material Safety Data Sheets and how to use them.
- be able to name the five articles of personal protective equipment in the laboratory.
- be able to name and explain the basic principles of Biosafety.
- be able to describe what a Chemical Hygiene Plan is.
Safety Guidelines & Training
This is Part A, Safety Guidelines and Training, under the module topic Laboratory Safety. This topic part has one section to review: Content Tutorial.
Listed below are several important resources for Laboratory Safety. Be sure to familiarize yourself with variety of materials that are shared in each of the sites below that you will be reviewing.
- This resource provides a brief overview of the Environmental Health and Safety Organization at John A Burns School of Medicine. JABSOM-EHSO endeavors to provide a safe campus environment through the development and administration of health and safety programs. Through partnering with the UH Manoa Environmental Health and Safety Office, they are able to provide a wide array of programs, manuals, and training to ensure that the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine personnel are able to receive the information and guidance they need. Included in this resource are links to various safety related content and training.
JABSOM-EHSO Introduction (www.hawaii.edu, HTML Page)
- The resource below illustrates the typical progression for laboratory training at JABSOM. Please review the flowchart in order to familiarize yourself with the training procedures that take place at this particular laboratory.
JABSOM Lab Training Flowchart(www.hawaii.edu, PDF Document)
- The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard requires manufacturers or distributors of hazardous materials to assess the physical and health hazards of the chemical or product. This information must be included in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), which must be provided to the purchaser of the product with at least the initial shipment of the chemical. Per the OSHA Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratories standard, employers shall maintain any material safety data sheets that are received with incoming shipments of hazardous chemicals, and ensure that they are readily accessible to laboratory employees.
MSDS – Use & Understanding (www.hawaii.edu, PDF Document)