Chemical Safety

Emergency Information

Dean: Maurice Jones,  748-2234

Alternate Contact: Peter Olds,  748-2294

Peralta Police:  466-7236

Safety Related Documents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Chemical Hygiene Plan – What Is It?

  • Introduction
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Laboratory Construction and Renovation Projects

Chapter 2 – Laboratory Practices and Safety Equipment

  • General Laboratory Safety Procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment Policy – goggles, gloves, lab coats, etc.
  • Security
  • Laboratory Safety Equipment
  • Laboratory Safety Equipment Monitoring
  • Housekeeping

Chapter 3 – Handling and Disposal of Chemicals

  • Chemical Procurement
  • Chemical Storage – guidelines for handling and storage of flammable liquids, refrigerated flammable liquids, corrosive materias, oxidizing agents, compressed gases, cryogenic liquids.
  • Labeling Chemicals
  • Chemical Inventory
  • Transportation of Chemicals
  • Chemical Waste Disposal
  • Particularly hazardous chemicals

Chapter 4 – Ventilation

  • Fume Hoods
  • Gas Exhaust Cabinets (corrosives and flammables storage)
  • Ceiling Vents
  • Windows and Doors

Chapter 5 – Emergencies and Accidents

  • Emergency Assistance
  • Preparation
  • Chemical Spills
  • Fire or Explosion
  • Earthquake
  • Accidents and Injuries

Chapter 6 – Training and Information

  • Training and Information policy
  • Chemical Safety Training
  • Hazardous Waste Management Training
  • Biomechanics of Lifting Training