Documents

Policies

Document describing the requirements and responsibilities relating to the hearing conservation program

Document describing the proper use of personal protective equipment

Document describing roles and responsibilities relating to the Right to Know program

Manuals

Dangerous Gas Safety Program

Document detailing the requirements and responsibilities relating to the dangerous gas safety program

In Vivo Agents

Describes the requirements for the use and handling of in-vivo agents (hazardous chemicals or nanomaterials injected into animals)

Lab Safety Manual (PDF)

Document describing requirements and responsibilities for chemical safety training, use, storage, disposal, and emergency response

Lab Safety Manual (Web)

Document describing requirements and responsibilities for chemical safety training, use, storage, disposal, and emergency response

Respiratory Protection Program

Document describing the requirements and responsibilities relating to the respiratory protection program

Postings & Labels

This posting for the exterior doors of a lab indicate which training courses must be completed before entering the lab unescorted

Placed on the current storage container when a chemical is not in its original container

To be placed on any refrigerator or freezer in or near a lab

Card with emergency contact information and brief description of hazards

Posting with websites where Safety Data Sheets (SDSs, formally MSDSs) for a variety of chemicals can be found

Poster to label where a spill kit is located

Poster with contact information for a hazardous waste pickup and emergencies

Templates

Document to help plan for emergencies involving a chemical spill

Laboratory safety plan template to be filled out for each lab

Forms

Provides EHS with the details of what's being shipped

  • Ensures that the item is not a controlled technology that needs to be exported under a license from the government
  • Ensures that there are no entry restrictions or permits needed on the item required by the country it is being shipped to

Document your weekly checks of the eyewash stations on this sheet

Provides the PeopleSoft Account Number & Document ID Number that are required for shipping rate charges

Template for a Lab Safety Plan

  • Ensures that intellectual property rights are protected
  • All items being shipped must always go through MTA initiation review

Checklist to ensure new lab members are familiar with lab procedures

Checklist for documenting items during an informal lab visit

Notice to inform others of an ongoing reaction

Form to be completed prior to purchase of a chemical on the restricted purchase list

Form to be completed prior to purchase of equipment on the restricted purchase list

If a material doesn't have an SDS, create your own with this template.

Form to request authorization to leave a process unattended

Inspection items for the required weekly self-inspection for each lab

Procedures

Document describing the types of equipment and chemicals that require notification to EHS and/or approval of the CESC before purchase

Steps to be taken in the event of an emergency. This document must be posted with information filled in specific to the building and room number.

Document describing the hazards and safe practices regarding the use of ethylene oxide

How fume hoods will be checked by the contractor, and reporting responsibilities

Handling procedures for highly toxic and extremely toxic materials

Safe handling of mercury compounds

Information concerning refrigeration of flammable materials

Process and contact information for shipping and receiving dangerous goods

Other Documents

Potential safety concerns when using a 3D printer

Document detailing items that EHS will evaluate during a lab inspection

Document to help plan for emergencies involving a chemical spill

Tips to ensure you are fostering a culture of safety in the lab

List of buildings and which months their fume hoods will be inspected

Various references about the hazards of nanotechnology

Frequently asked questions regarding the Personal Protective Equipment Policy

Document showing the steps EHS would take in the event of a suspected respiratory exposure