Chemical Safety

The purpose of this procedure is to ensure the safety and health of personnel who may work with or come into contact with laboratory-use hazardous chemicals at the GSU campus. This program applies to any laboratory-use chemical that is known to be present in the workplace in such a manner that employees may be exposed to it under normal operations, or in a foreseeable emergency situation.

The scope of this program will include all facility operations engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals, including the Chemistry and Biology Departments as well as the Gross Anatomy Laboratory. Chemical usage not covered by this program is covered under the GSU Hazard Communication Program.

This document is also designed to help any employee reduce occupational hazards while working in the laboratory. After reading this document, any employee should be able to identify, recognize, prevent, respond, and report any exposure to hazardous chemicals in a laboratory.

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Emergency Response

This quote was taken directly from the CDC and NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards: "The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards(NPG) informs workers, employers, and occupational health professionals about workplace chemicals and their hazards. The NPG gives general industrial hygiene information for hundreds of chemicals/classes. The NPG clearly presents key data for chemicals or substance groupings (such as cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in workplaces. The guide offers key facts but does not give all relevant data. The NPG helps users recognize and control workplace chemical hazards."

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