This page serves as a summary of what EH&S expects of the BDML.
- Lab Safety Coordinator, Tae myung Huh at firstname.lastname@example.org
- EH&S representative Jennifer Mattler at email@example.com
New Lab Members Training
- Lab Specific Training Material : Lab Specific Training
- Safety Equipment List : Lab Safety Equipment List
Quarterly tasks (due March 11, 2016)
- Self-inspection: check lab compliance as per the Laboratory Inspection Checklist. Completed checklist must be stored in the Lab Safety Binder in lab. These records must be maintained for >THREE YEARS. If lab is non-compliant, address issue immediately, and see Lab Safety spreadsheet for relevant contact person.
- First Aid upkeep: check first aid kit (by conference room) and order replacements (see checklist).
- Chemical cabinet upkeep: ensure that...
- Hazardous waste management: Jennifer Mattler is bringing us waste bins this week. Ensure that the following bins have a waste tag (get them here) and that people use them. After 9 months from accumulation date (written on tag)or if bin is full, request pickup here.
Annual tasks (due March 11, 2016)
- Chemical Inventory: Update ChemTracker with the maximum amount of any chemicals currently used in lab. Contact Jennifer Mattler for further instructions on how to use ChemTracker.
Go to the search tab-> owners tab-> type in Cutkosky -> search Then details tab at the bottom to edit! Add use the tab Mark already generated to add new chemicals!
- Life Safety Box: Print off a new copy of the Chemical Storage Map and the Emergency Contact Sheet, update to new information, date them, and put them in box. Box is located outside lab, to left of entrance, wall-mounted.
Other tasks (do as needed)
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs): SOPs are sets of written instructions that describe how to perform a laboratory process or experiment safely and effectively. If a task or process strikes you as dangerous, it is your responsibility to write a SOP. Laboratory personnel working autonomously or performing independent research are responsible for developing SOPs appropriate for their own work. Jennifer Mattler can assist. The PI will approve all SOPs once written. Completed SOPs are emailed to the Lab Safety Coordinator and printed out and placed in the Lab Safety Binder in lab.
- Building management: contact Jaime Eredia at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any building issues
- Incident Reporting: in the event of a lab injury or near-miss please submit an Incident Investigation Report (SU-17). This helps keep EH&S informed, will NOT negatively affect you or our lab, and helps avoid future similar events.
PI tasks (highly recommended)
- Develop/revise Lab-Specific Training. See "Tips on Lab-Specific Training". This training should identify the hazards and describe what students should do in the event of an emergency. See "Examples of Hazards".
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs): discuss with students what processes warrant a SOP. The PI is responsible for providing written SOPs relevant to health and safety for laboratory activities he/she directs involving hazardous chemicals.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): determine what PPE is required when and ensure students know its limitations, proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal. See "Examples of PPE" and "PPE training guidance" .