Laboratory

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Jan 24, 2017
NFPA 45: Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals

http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards?mode=code&code=45

This standard provides basic requirements to protect life and property through prevention and control of fires and explosions involving the use of chemicals in laboratory-scale operations.

Source: NFPA

Jan 24, 2017
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/

The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) informs workers, employers, and occupational health professionals about workplace chemicals and their hazards.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 24, 2017
Laboratories: Hazard Recognition and Solutions

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/laboratories/hazard_recognition.html

This topic page provides access to OSHA documents addressing how to recognize and address hazards associated with laboratories

Source: OSHA

Jan 24, 2017
Green Chemistry at the University of Oregon

http://greenchem.uoregon.edu/

In the links that follow there is information about our green chemistry curriculum, research programs, database of educational materials, and more.

Source: UO

Jan 24, 2017
U.S. Chemical Safety Board: Laboratory Accident Investigations

http://www.csb.gov/search/?Keywords=laboratory%20accidents

The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents and conducts root cause investigations.

Source: CSB

Jan 24, 2017
Pathogen Safety Data Sheets and Risk Assessment

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/index-eng.php

Pathogen Safety Data Sheets (PSDSs) (previously titled Material Safety Data Sheets for infectious substances) are technical documents that describe the hazardous properties of a human pathogen and recommendations for work involving these agents in a laboratory setting.

Source: Health Canada

Jan 24, 2017
CDC Biosafety Homepage

http://www.cdc.gov/od/ohs/biosfty/biosfty.htm

Information from the CDC Office of Health and Safety on Biosafety topics include Health and Human Services Regulations, Publications, Guidelines and Information Sheets.

Source: CDC

Jan 24, 2017
Laboratory Biosafety Manual - Third Edition

http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/biosafety/WHO_CDS_CSR_LYO_2004_11/en/

The Laboratory Biosafety Manual has provided practical guidance on biosafety techniques for use in laboratories at all levels. For this last edition, the manual has been extensively revised and expanded. Electronic resources include versions in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian and Italian.

Source: WHO

Jan 24, 2017
Laboratory Ergonomics

http://ergonomics.ucla.edu/laboratory-ergonomics.html

Topics include: microscope users, pipetting, hoods and cabinets, laboratory checklist.

Source: UCLA

Jan 24, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Ionizing Radiation

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiationionizing/index.html

This page provides a starting point for technical and regulatory information regarding the recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards associated with ionizing radiation.

Source: OSHA