Safety and Hazards In a Chemical Laboratory

Chakraborty, Kajal and Joy, Minju and Kizhakkekalam, V K and Elizabeth Mani, Aswathy (2018) Safety and Hazards In a Chemical Laboratory. In: Winter School on “Recent advances in bioactive compounds from marine organisms and development of high value products for health management, ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.

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    Abstract

    A key element of planning an experiment is assessing the hazards and potential risks associated with the chemicals and laboratory operations to be used. The primary responsibility for proper hazard evaluations and risk assessments lies with the person performing the experiment. The actual evaluations and assessments may be performed by trained laboratory personnel, but these should be checked and authorized by the supervisor. The supervisor is also responsible for ensuring that everyone involved in an experiment and those nearby understand the evaluations and assessments. Some organizations have environmental health and safety offices, with industrial hygiene specialists to advise trained laboratory personnel and their supervisors in risk assessment. As part of a culture of safety, the supervisor and scholars in the laboratory must work cooperatively to create a safe environment and to ensure that hazards are appropriately identified and assessed prior to beginning work. All laboratory personnel should be familiar with and have ready access to their institution’s chemical hygiene plan. In some laboratories, chemical hygiene plans include standard operating procedures for work with specific chemical substances, and the chemical hygiene plan may be sufficient as the primary source of information used for risk assessment and experiment planning. However, most chemical hygiene plans provide only general procedures for handling chemicals, and prudent experiment planning requires that laboratory personnel consult additional sources for information on the properties of the substances that will be encountered in the proposed experiment. Many laboratories require documentation of specific hazards and controls for a proposed experiment.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Safety and Hazards ; Chemical Laboratory
    Subjects: Biochemistry
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 06:41
    Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 06:41
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13025

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