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Training Requirements

1.0 Chemical Safety Training Requirements
Because chemicals are present in every lab, all lab staff must read this chapter and participate in the lab safety training program.

1.1 Training in Standard Lab Procedures Must Be Provided
In addition to understanding the Hutchinson Center c hemical hygiene plan, supervisors must inform workers of hazards present in the lab that are not covered in this chapter. Principal investigators (PIs) or supervisors are responsible for identifying hazardous techniques not addressed here, and for ensuring that employees are trained to perform them safely. Safety instruction for the use of chemicals must satisfy the requirements in the Hazard Awareness Policy listed below. EH&S can work with your lab to provide this training during a staff meeting or other convenient time.

1.2 Hazard Awareness Policy
Employees must know the following information about each chemical or chemical group prior to its use:

1. The name of the chemical and its hazardous component(s); 2. The health and physical risk(s) associated with the chemical; 3. Signs of release and symptoms of exposure; 4. How and when to use engineering controls and personal protective equipment; 5. Labeling and storage requirements; 6. Disposal procedures; 7. Emergency procedures for spills and exposures; and 8. Standard operating procedures (SOPs). Principal investigators (PIs) or their appointees must provide lab workers with hands-on chemical safety instruction and information that is specific to the lab or task. This instruction must be documented by the lab as job-specific training. Training documentation should be available for review by EH&S. All lab staff (including full-time, part-time, temporary staff, volunteers, work study, graduate students, visiting scientists, post-doc fellows and persons paid under stipends) working in a lab must attend a two-hour general laboratory safety course. The training schedule is available from EH&S and is on the EH&S website.

1.3 How to Prepare to Work with Hazardous Chemicals

Disposal of hazardous chemicals. Read the spill and exposure response information in the Emergency Guide located within the lab. This chapter contains information on safe handling and storage of chemicals. recommended personal protective equipment. Section 4 covers the Carcinogen Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement (CMUA) in more details. 5.16 or an equivalent tool to document such training. and other forms of information prior to using the chemicals. Take time to read this chapter and its appendices before handling any hazardous chemical. 5. Know the location of the nearest eyewash and emergency shower. Safe handling practices and use of engineering controls. 2. In addition to the training above. 3. which contains information covering safe and proper disposal of hazardous chemicals. 2.1. . Brief overview of lab safety regulations. Hazardous Waste Directory. Additional information is available on the EH&S website or from your material safety data sheets. 6. Read Chapter VI. and health/physical hazards of many specific chemicals and chemical groups. The required general lab safety training offered by EH&S covers the following information: 1. Emergency equipment location and operation. The Center Emergency Guide. 6. 4. Become familiar with the health and physical hazards for the chemicals you will be handling in your work. the PI or supervisor must introduce new lab staff to operations and safety requirements unique to their work. and 7. hazard labeling. The Chemical Hygiene Plan (this chapter). Personal protective equipment. The new employee is responsible for becoming familiar with the hazards of the chemicals he or she will be handling through material safety data sheets. Read the Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement for any chemical carcinogen you may be using in your work. Use the New Lab Employee Training Checklist in Section 12. 3. 4.