1 Laboratory Safety Manual . November 2018. Environ mental health and Safety Department University of Washington Box 354400 Seattle, WA 98195-4400. Phone: FAX: .washington .edu UW Environmental health and Safety | Laboratory Safety Manual , November 2018. Quick Start Guide: Completing Your CHP. This Laboratory Safety Manual (LSM) is your reference for chemical health and Safety and the policies pertaining to research and teaching laboratories at the University of Washington. It includes information such as personal protective equipment, eyewashes, how to dispose of lab glass, managing chemicals, proper use of a fume hood tools to enhance a culture of Safety . Your LSM is part of what the Washington Department of Labor and Industries calls a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP). The CHP is required for all laboratories that use hazardous chemicals. EH&S. developed much of your CHP for you in this LSM. However, you must include lab- specific information to maintain an effective plan (as described below) and review the plan annually.
2 For the best use of your LSM and to generate your lab's Chemical Hygiene Plan: 1. Make sure that everyone who works in your Laboratory will be able to access the LSM and your Laboratory -specific information easily. If your CHP is to be maintained via electronic format, you can bookmark the PDF version of the LSM on the EH&S website at and use electronic files to create your lab-specific information. If a paper copy is preferred, current sections, excerpts, or the complete LSM can be printed from the website. Whether you choose paper or electronic, what is important is that all lab staff can access the complete CHP while working in the lab. 2. Familiarize yourself and all personnel with the Table of Contents of the LSM. Read sections you may be unfamiliar with and if there are questions, contact EH&S or your department. 3. Laboratory -specific information is required and must accurately describe your lab.
3 Lab-specific information is reviewed in several sections of the LSM, including SOPs (Section 6 and Appendix D), Training (Section 7), and the lab floor plan (Appendix C). A template for gathering and organizing your lab-specific information is available in LSM Appendix C. It can also be generated as a Word document template ( My Lab-Specific Information ) from the EH&S webpage. 4. Identify the responsible person (RP); either the Principal Investigator (PI) or the Laboratory Supervisor, to be the Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) for the lab. Note that person's name in the lab-specific information (My Lab) section of the CHP. This person must be familiar with the duties of the CHO as outlined in Section 1 of the LSM and enforce UW Safety requirements in the Laboratory . If you have any questions about the LSM or required lab-specific information, contact EH&S at 206-543-7388 or email: Laboratory Safety Manual .
4 2018. Contents SECTION 1 - Laboratory RESPONSIBILITIES 1-1. SECTION 2 - CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT 2-1. SECTION 3 - CHEMICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT 3-1. SECTION 4 - Laboratory EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES 4-1. SECTION 5 - EMPLOYEE health AND PPE 5-1. SECTION 6 - STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES 6-1. SECTION 7 - Safety TRAINING 7-1. SECTION 8 - RECORD KEEPING 8-1. SECTION 9 - EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE 9-1. SECTION 10 - LABS: MOVE IN/VACATE 10-1. APPENDIX A - WAC 296-828 HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IN LABORATORIES A-1. APPENDIX B - GLOSSARY B-1. APPENDIX C - TEMPLATES: LAB-SPECIFIC INFORMATION C-1. APPENDIX D - EXAMPLE: STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES D-1. APPENDIX E - CHECKLISTS E-1. APPENDIX F - RESOURCE CONTACTS FOR Laboratory PERSONNEL F-1. APPENDIX G - GLOVES G-1. APPENDIX H PARTICULARLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES H-1. UW Environmental health and Safety | Section 1 - Laboratory Responsibilities Contents A. PURPOSE.
5 1. 1. Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) 1. 2. Regulations Pertaining to the Chemical Hygiene Plan 1. a. Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories: WAC 296-828 2. b. Hazardous Drug Rule 2. c. International Fire Code 2. d. Chemical Waste Management 2. e. US Department of Homeland Security Regulations 2. 3. Chemical Hygiene Plan Accessibility 2. 4. Other Plans and References 2. 5. Applicability to Students 3. B. SCOPE AND APPLICATION .. 3. 1. Chemical Laboratory 3. 2. Chemical and Non-Chemical Hazards 3. C. RESPONSIBILITIES .. 4. 1. Responsible Party 4. a. Develop the CHP 5. b. Create a List of Chemicals Stored in the Laboratory 5. c. Identify and Assess Hazards 5. d. Document and Enforce Appropriate Safety Practices 6. e. Ensure Signage/Labels in Place 7. f. Assess, Provide and Document Training 7. g. Ensure Staff Have Access to Safety Information 7. h. Ensure Visitor Safety 7. i. Enforce Restrictions on Children and Minors 8.
6 J. Enforce Restrictions on Pets 8. k. Perform Annual Reviews and Update Documents 8. l. Perform Accident Follow-up 9. m. Obtain and Post Hazardous Material Permits 9. n. Perform Lab Safety Inspections and Assist EH&S. Inspections 9. 2. Dean, Department Chair and Director 9. a. Ensure Safety of Laboratory Occupants 10. UW Environmental health and Safety | Page 1-2. November 2018. Section 1 Chemical Hygiene Plan Responsibilities Laboratory Safety Manual b. Enforce Laboratory Control Methods 10. c. Maintain Records 10. d. Review Accidents 10. e. Review and Follow Up on Inspection Findings 10. f. Ensure Appropriate Laboratory Closures/Moves 10. 3. Employees/Students 10. a. Comply with Guidelines and Policies 10. b. Report Unsafe Conditions 10. c. Report Accidents 10. d. Use Personal Protective Equipment 10. 4. Environmental health and Safety Department 11. a. Develop the Laboratory Safety Manual (and other Safety manuals, such as the Biosafety Manual ).
7 11. b. Liaise with Regulatory Agencies 11. c. Advise Concerning Laboratory Safety 11. d. Perform Laboratory Surveys/Audits 11. e. Maintain an MSDS/SDS Database 11. f. Conduct General Lab Safety Training 11. 5. UW Chemical Hygiene Officer (UW CHO) 11. A. PURPOSE. The University of Washington (UW) has committed to create, maintain, and enhance a safe and healthful environment for all individuals associated with the institution, including students, faculty, staff, hospital patients, and visitors. This commitment is stated in UW. Presidential Executive Order 55, which may be viewed at A major part of demonstrating this commitment in chemical laboratories is documenting the Safety program in the Laboratory 's chemical hygiene plan. 1. Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP). Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 296-828 requires that laboratories document their Safety procedures in a Chemical Hygiene Plan or CHP.
8 For UW chemical laboratories, the Laboratory 's chemical hygiene plan is created by combining Laboratory -specific information and Safety requirements found in the UW Laboratory Safety Manual . Your lab's CHP can be completely electronic, paper, or a mixture. It must be accessible at all times to all personnel who work in areas containing hazardous chemicals. If the CHP is all electronic, personnel must know where the files are located and how to access. They must have access to a computer and the files while working. For ease of electronic use, the UW Laboratory Safety Manual may be bookmarked in its entirety, or the separate sections, templates, etc. can be bookmarked Manual -510. A caution with electronic information is that it must be obvious which files and documents are the current ones that must be used. If an all-paper CHP is to be used, the lab- specific information can be filed in the front of the Manual , behind the My Lab tab following the Quick Start guide.
9 The CHP must be accessible to all workers while at work; for example, it cannot be locked in an office. Laboratory -specific information such as chemical inventories, standard operating procedures, or material Safety data sheets (MSDS) and other reference materials may be kept in the lab or elsewhere if necessary. A mixed paper/electronic version of the CHP may work best in your lab. A master index of where the complete CHP is located, identifying the current revision number or date for each part, should be easily available to all personnel at all times. If some individuals want to keep personal copies of the UW Laboratory Safety Manual or the lab's standard operating procedures, all people must be aware of where the master CHP is located. Some information not directly associated with Safety procedures, which might be troublesome to replace if lost, such as certifications that individuals completed Safety training, may be kept separately in locked cabinets.
10 That location should be identified in the Laboratory - specific information section. 2. Regulations Pertaining to the Chemical Hygiene Plan This generic Laboratory Safety Manual contains information applicable to all University of Washington laboratories and explanatory materials to comply with regulations. Pertinent UW Environmental health and Safety | Page 1-2. November 2018. Section 1 Chemical Hygiene Plan Responsibilities Laboratory Safety Manual regulations covering laboratories include: a. Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories: WAC 296-828. State of Washington regulation Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 296-828, Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories, is the primary Washington regulation covering laboratories performing chemical manipulations; it may be also referred to as the Laboratory Safety Standard. A copy of the WAC standard is provided as Appendix A of this Manual . In chemical laboratories, this standard supersedes most of the chemical- Safety requirements in other regulations.