Personal and Workplace SafetyNets

Personal and Workplace Safety

SafetyNet

Title

Description

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Sharps Safety Guidelines  Guidelines on how to safely handle and dispose of sharps (i.e. scapels, needles, syringes, and laboratory glass, or pipette tips). 

5

Eye and Face Safety Protection for Laboratory Workers Instructions on how to use and maintain the required eye/facial protections for laboratory work.  

12

Why Didn't the Custodian Pick Up My Trash?  List of materials that custodians will not pick up, and that need to be properly disposed of. 

16

Guidelines for Mercury Spill Control Safety procedures for evaluating and cleaning-up Mercury spills. 

17

Personal Computer Workstation Checklist Checklists that help asses your own computer workstations. Includes a diagram for the proper sitting position at a computer. 

18

Safe Use of Perchloric Acid List of safety tips to know before handling Percloric acid. 

21

Minimizing Aerosol Exposure Examples of laboratory equipment and procedures that generate aerosols and precautions you can take to minimize exposure. 

24

Hydrogen Sulfide Hydrogen Sulfide physical characteristics, hazards, and safety tips. 

29

Back Belts General information about back belts including the university's position regarding their use. 

31

Use of Refrigerators and Freezers in Laboratories Outline of requirements for the safe use of refrigerators and freezers in the laboratory. 

35

How to Use a Chemical Fume Hood Safely Information on how to safely use a chemical fume hood including specialty fume hoods, good work practices,  maintaining a protective air barrier, etc. 

36

Bloodborne Pathogen Standard List of pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

37

Radioactive Spills, Splashes, and Decontamination General decontamination information regarding radioactive spills and splashes.

38

Guidelines for Pesticide Retention and Disposal Guidelines for registered and non-registered pesticide retention and disposal.

39

Safety Training Tips Information that will assist supervisors in understanding and applying safety training techniques to individuals situations. 

45

Glossary of SDS Terms Glossary of SDS Terms from A-Z.

46

Lifting List of things you can do to reduce stress to your back when lifting and lowering to help prevent injury both at work and at home.

49

Pesticide Storage Guidelines to follow when designing and using pesticide storage areas for agriculture use.

50

Guidelines for the Selection of Chemical-Resistant Gloves Guidelines to follow when selecting chemical-resistant gloves.

54

Pregnancy and the University Workplace Information about speaking with employees about reproductive health in the work pace including the Interactive Process and effective accommodations.

63

Ozone Emissions General information about Ozone Emissions including a list of safety precautions.  

64

Guidelines for Evaluating Safety Performance Guidelines on how to evaluate and develop safe work habits to minimize injury/illness risk in the performance of their duties. 

66

Emergency Eyewash and Shower Testing and Use Information about emergency eyewash and shower use as well as testing procedures and responsibilities. 

67

Dosimetry: Personnel Monitoring for Radiation Workers Information regarding permissible radiation exposure for employees. 

68

Use of Chlorine Compounds as Disinfectants  General information about chlorine compounds as disinfectants. 

70

Safe Use of Hydrofluoric Acid General chemical properties of Hydrofluoric Acid, including a list safety precautions to take when handling this substance. 

76

Safe Laser Practices Recommended control measures to follow for safe laser use.

77

Standard Operating Procedures for Lasers or Laser Systems Information regarding the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all lasers or laser systems.

78

Radiation Safety Requirement for Persons Using Radiation-Producing Machines Procedures that will help employees maintain radiation exposure As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).

84

Asbestos General information regarding Asbestos including its hazardous components. 

88

The Respiratory Protection Program Information regarding the respiratory protection program.

96

Keyboard and Mouse Use List of key components of typing styles that can prevent hand and wrist injuries.

99

Indoor Air Quality General summary of information on IAQ to assist employees in evaluating the present conditions of their work area. 

104

Safe Use and Management of Picric Acid General information regarding Picric Acid including its chemical properties and its proper storage. 

106

Hazards of Ultraviolet Radiation General information regarding ultraviolet radiation coming from equipment such as biological safety cabinets, germicidal lamps, transluminators (UV light boxes), and Woods Lamps. This includes biological effects of UV and precautions to take when exposed to UV light.

107

Pregnancy and Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace: Physical and Biological Hazards General information regarding the physical and biological hazards that can affect pregnancy and reproductive ability; these hazards include ionizing radiation, radiofrequency/microwave radiation, magnetic fields, video display terminals, ultrasound, noise, hot/cold climate, and ergonomic consideration. 

108

Pregnancy and Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace: Chemical and Radiological Hazards  How to establish standards for handling chemicals and radioactive materials (including ionizing radiation) that can be reproductive hazards for both men and women.

109

Power Outages List of actions to take when the power goes out as a result of a planned "rolling blackout" or any other unexpected blackout. The list includes what actions to take in buildings including laboratories with emergency generators. 

115

Machine Guarding The following information is provided to assist in enhancing machine safety through hazard identification and evaluation, safeguarding, training, and safe operation.

118

Laboratory Security Tips for Hazardous Materials Users  List of security recommendations to increase lab security including developing a written security plan and properly managing access to areas that contain hazardous materials. 

121

Reporting Work-related Fatalities and Serious Injuries or Illness  Steps to follow when reporting work-related fatalities and serious injuries or illness. 

123

Heat Illness Prevention General information regarding heat illness prevention including the standards to follow.

125

Safety Management Program Guidelines for Department Safety Coordinators (DSCs)  Description of DSCs responsibilities including being safety representatives, organizing, and maintaining safety programs within their department or work unit. 

127

Biological and Biohazardous Spill Response  An outline of the steps to take after a spill of any infectious agent or recombinant DNA material has occurred in your laboratory or in nearby areas such as in a corridor.

128

Solvent Stills  This guide describes the minimum requirements for using the hot pot distillation technique to produce dry, oxygen-free, high purity solvents. Lab workers who intend to use the hot pot distillation technique must trained and familiar with setting up the apparatus. running the distillation, taking down the apparatus at the conclusion of the distillation, and proper disposition of water. 

129

Safety Management Program Guidelines for Department Chairs A list of responsibilities that fall under the Department chairs to implement the Safety Management Program. A brief summary of the elements of the Safety Management Program is included. 

132

Nanotechnology: Guidelines for Safe Research Practices This document provides environmental, health and safety information to researchers working with engineered nanoparticles, and be incorporated as a standard operating procedure in each laboratory's chemical hygiene plan. 

133

Fall Protection 
This SafetyNet was removed April 16.
Please refer to the Campus Fall Protection Program

134

Forklift Certification and Safety List of Forklift operator requirements as well a list of department responsibilities. 

135

Procedures for Safe Use of Pyrophoric/ Water Reactive Reagents This document describes the hazards, proper handling, disposal, and emergency procedures for working pyrophoric and water reactive materials. Failure to follow proper handling procedures can results in fire or explosion, leading to serious injuries, death, and/or significant damage to facilities. 

136

Excavation/ Trenching/ Shoring General information regarding excavation/ trenching/ shoring including a definition, department responsibilities, and contracting recommendations. 

137

Guidelines for Arc and Fish Lamp Safety Guidelines to follow when installing, using, or transporting arc or flash lamps. 

138

Portable Torch Safety A list of portable torch safety precautions to take when handling these. Torches attached directly to gas cylinders are specifically prohibited. 

139

Guidelines for Handling Formaldehyde Safety precautions to take when handling formaldehyde including a list of symptoms of exposure, employee information and training, ventilation, respiratory protection, safe work practices, etc. 

141

Crane and Hoist Safety A list of general rules for safely operating cranes and hoists 

144

Laser Pointer Safety  A list of safety measures to follow when using a laser pointer as well as considerations for laser pointer purchases.

145

Safe Operation of Livestock Squeeze Chute  General recommended safe practices for operation of livestock squeeze chutes. Note: training consists of both reading the operating manual AND 'hands on' training from an experienced, trained operator. 

146

Microtome Use Hazards and Precautions  List of hazards and precautions to know when operating a microtome.

147

Safe Handling of Wooden Pallets List of safety precautions to take when loading, inspecting, handling and using pallets. 

148

Office Safety and Training  General information regarding office safety and training including identifying  office hazards, knowing fire safety, etc. 

510

Corridor Storage Guidelines List of corridor storage guideline in order to ensure fir and life safety in a building or occupancy. 

512

Electrical Safety List of guidelines to follow in order to reduce the risk of fire due to overload or improperly used extension cords or surge protectors. 

524

Flammable Liquid Storage FAQ   Flammable Liquid Storage FAQ. The following guidance applies to all cabinets used for storage of flammable and combustible liquids, including cabinets under fume hoods and in rooms where greater than 10 gallons of flammable and combustible liquids are stored.

530

Welding Brazing Cutting Guidelines This document contains the welding brazing cutting guidelines including non-emergency hot work procedures, general requirements, contract work, setting up work area checklist, etc.

531

Hazardous Conditions (HOTWORK) Permit Guidelines This document includes examples of conditions necessitating a Hazardous Conditions or Hot Work permit.