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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1.0 - Introduction

Chapter 2.0 - Engineering Controls

Chapter 3.0 - Personal Protective Equipment

 
Chapter 4.0 - Administrative Controls
 

Chapter 5.0 - Emergency Preparedness

  • 5.1 Cornell Emergency Plan
    • 5.1.1 Unit Emergency Planning
    • 5.1.2 Fire Safety Plans
  • 5.2 Emergency Evacuation Procedures
  • 5.3 Emergency Procedures
    • 5.3.1 Laboratory Emergency Shutdown Procedures
    • 5.3.2 Medical Emergency Procedures
    • 5.3.3 First Aid Kits
    • 5.3.4 Fire or Explosion Emergency Procedures
    • 5.3.5 Fire Extinguishers
    • 5.3.6 Power Outage Procedures
  • 5.4 Chemical Spill Procedures
    • 5.4.1 Incidental Spills
    • 5.4.1.1 Incidental Spill Cleanup Procedures
    • 5.4.2 Spill Absorbent Materials
    • 5.4.3 Spill Kits
    • 5.4.4 Major Spills
    • 5.4.4.1 Major Spill Cleanup Procedures
  • 5.5 Emergency Eyewash and Showers
    • 5.5.1 Testing and Inspection of Emergency Eyewash and Showers
    • 5.5.2 Installation for New Emergency Eyewash and Showers
    • 5.5.3 Maintenance Procedures For Emergency Eyewash and Showers
    • 5.5.4 Using Emergency Eyewash and Showers
  • 5.6 Injury/Illness Reporting
  • 5.7 Medical Consultations
    • 5.7.1 Information Provided to the Physician
    • 5.7.2 The Physician’s Written Opinion
       

Chapter 6.0 - Information and Training

  • 6.1 Training Options
  • 6.2 Cornell Learning Management System
  • 6.3 Laboratory Safety Certificate Program
  • 6.4 Research Administration Certification Program

Chapter 7.0 - Safe Chemical Use

  • 7.1 Minimize Exposure to Chemicals
  • 7.2 Understanding Chemical Hazards
    • 7.2.1 Chemical Hazard Information
  • 7.3 Safety Data Sheets
    • 7.3.1 SDSs and Newly Synthesized Chemicals
  • 7.4 Routes of Chemical Entry
    • 7.4.1 Inhalation
    • 7.4.2 Ingestion
    • 7.4.3 Injection
    • 7.4.4 Eye and Skin Absorption
  • 7.5 Chemical Exposure Limits
  • 7.6 Chemical Exposure Monitoring
  • 7.7 Toxicity
    • 7.7.1 Toxic Effects
    • 7.7.2 Evaluating Toxicity Data
  • 7.8 Chemical Labeling
    • 7.8.1 Non-Original Containers
    • 7.8.2 Labeling Requirements
  • 7.9 Chemical Storage
    • 7.9.1 General Storage Guidelines
  • 7.10 Transporting Chemicals
  • 7.11 Chemical Segregation
    • 7.11.1 EHS Modified DOT Hazard Class System
       

Chapter 8.0 - Chemical Hazards

  • 8.1 Explosives
  • 8.2 Flammable and Combustible Liquids
    • 8.2.1 Flammable Storage in Refrigerators/Freezers
    • 8.2.2 Flammable Storage Cabinets
  • 8.3 Flammable Solids
  • 8.4 Spontaneously Combustible
  • 8.5 Dangerous When Wet
  • 8.6 Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides
  • 8.7 Peroxide Forming Compounds
  • 8.8 Poisons
  • 8.9 Corrosives
    • 8.9.1 Hydrofluoric Acid
    • 8.9.2 Perchloric Acid

 
Chapter 9.0 - Particularly Hazardous Substances

  • 9.1 Establishment of a Designated Area
  • 9.2 Safe Removal of Contaminated Materials and Waste
  • 9.3 Decontamination Procedures
  • 9.4 Guidelines for Working with Particularly Hazardous Substances
  • 9.5 Prior Approval
  • 9.6 Campus Prior Approval
  • 9.7 Select Carcinogens
  • 9.8 Reproductive Toxins
  • 9.9 Acute Toxins
     

Chapter 10.0 - Hazardous Chemical Waste Disposal

  • 10.1 Hazardous Chemical Waste Container Requirements
  • 10.2 Hazardous Waste Pickup Procedures

 
Chapter 11.0 - Hazardous Material Shipping

  • 11.1 Regulated Hazardous Materials
  • 11.2 Hazardous Materials Transportation Requirements

Chapter 12.0 - Pesticides

  • 12.1 Pesticide Certification
    • 12.1.1 Exemptions from Pesticide Certification

 
Chapter 13.0 - Biohazards
 

Chapter 14.0 - Radiation Hazards

  • 14.1 Where Ionizing Radiation is Used
  • 14.2 Potential Hazards
    • 14.2.1 How to Protect Yourself
  • 14.3 Control of Ionizing Radiation
  • 14.4 Radioactive Waste Disposal

 
Chapter 15.0 - Laser Hazards
 
Chapter 16.0 - Physical Hazards

  • 16.1 Electrical Safety
    • 16.1.1 Common Electrical Hazards and Preventative Steps
    • 16.1.2 Safe Use of Electrophoresis Equipment
  • 16.2 Machine Guarding
  • 16.3 Lighting
  • 16.4 Compressed Gases
    • 16.4.1 Handling Compressed Gas Cylinders
    • 16.4.2 Safe Storage of Compressed Gas Cylinders
    • 16.4.3 Operation of Compressed Gas Cylinders
    • 16.4.4 Return of Cylinders
    • 16.4.5 Hazards of Specific Gases
  • 16.5 Battery Charging
  • 16.6 Heat and Heating Devices
    • 16.6.1 Heat Stress
  • 16.7 Cold Traps
  • 16.8 Autoclaves
  • 16.9 Centrifuges
    • 16.9.1 Centrifuge Rotor Care
  • 16.10 Cryogenic Safety
    • 16.10.1 Cryogenic Safety Guidelines
    • 16.10.2 Cryogenic Chemical Specific Information
  • 16.11 Extractions and Distillations
  • 16.12 Glass Under Vacuum
  • 16.13 Glassware Washing
  • 16.14 General Equipment Set Up
    • 16.14.1 Glassware and Plasticware
    • 16.14.2 Preparation of Glass Tubing and Stoppers
    • 16.14.3 Insertion of Glass Tubes or Rods into Stoppers
    • 16.14.4 Assembling Apparatus
    • 16.14.5 Mercury Containing Equipment
  • 16.15 Ergonomics

 
Appendix A: Chemical Hygiene Plan

Appendix B: Contact List

Appendix C: Responsibilities

Appendix D: Standard Operating Procedure Examples

Appendix E: Lab Move Guide

Appendix F: Glove Selection

Appendix G: EHS Video Library

Appendix H: How To Understand SDSs

Appendix I: Hazards Of Functional Groups

Appendix J: Peroxide Forming Chemicals

Appendix K: Incompatible Chemicals

Appendix L: EHS Segregation Scheme

Appendix M: Sample Prior Approval Form

Appendix N: Laser Registration Form

Appendix O: EHS Reference Library  

Appendix P: Phenol First Aid Guide