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Introduction
Carry out workplace inspections
Investigate accidents
Records and statistics
Making your laboratory safe
Identify and assess hazards
Implement control measures
Exposure control plan
Eye and face protection
Hand protection
Body protection
Foot protection
Respiratory protection
Prepare for emergencies
Spill clean-up
Emergency washing facilities
Fire protection
Proper waste disposal
Glass and sharps
Organic solvents and flammable waste
Biohazardous waste
Radioactive waste
General do’s and don’ts
Working alone
Smoking and eating
Pipetting
Contact lenses
Personal hygiene
Housekeeping
labels)
Labels
Supplier labels
Understanding WHMIS
Chemical identification and workplace labels
Material safety data sheets (MSDSs)
Worker education and training
General chemical hazards and precautions
Controlling chemical hazards
Special hazards
Compressed gas cylinders
Peroxide formers
Storage
Detection of peroxides
Azide hazards
Picric acid
Perchloric acid
Venting
Heating perchloric acid
Storing
Other potentially explosive compounds
Designated substances
Fume hoods
Using fume hoods safely
Monitoring airflow
Incompatible chemicals
Cleaning up chemical spills
Handling chemicals
Containers
Transporting chemicals
Permitted quantities
Labelling
Controlling biological agents
What is a biological agent?
How do laboratory infections occur?
Aerosols
Employers’ responsibilities
Vaccinations
Medical evaluation
Engineering controls
Safe work practices
Standard precautions
Housekeeping practices
Waste disposal
Biological safety cabinets
Classes of BSC
Class I
Class II
Class III
Certification requirements
Decontamination
Sterilization
Indicators
Disinfection
Biological spills
Biological spill kit
Musculoskeletal injury (MSI)
Cryogenic liquids
Radiation
Ionizing radiation
Dose limits for ionizing radiation
Employer’s responsibilities
Radiation safety tips
Non-ionizing radiation
Animals
Safeguarding of equipment
Vacuum breaks
Using laboratory equipment
Centrifuges
Electrophoresis apparatus
Additional information
Appendix F: Safety Tips for Compressed Gas Users10
Appendix A: Safety tips for compressed gas users
Appendix B: Laboratory safety checklist
General laboratory safety
Equipment
WHMIS requirements
Azides
perchloric acid
Safe handling and clean-up
Administrative matters
Biological agents
Physical hazards
Ionizing
Non-ionizing
Laboratory equipment
Local ventilation and flushing of equipment
General
Laboratory safety
Resources
WHMIS and MSDSs
Personal protective equipment
Chemical hazards
Biological hazards
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Laboratory Handbook WorkSafeBC

Laboratory Handbook WorkSafeBC

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Lab Safety handbook
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