Chapter 9 - Particularly Hazardous Substances
The OSHA Laboratory Standard requires as part of the Chemical Hygiene Plan that provisions for additional employee protection be included for work involving particularly hazardous substances. These substances include “select carcinogens”, reproductive toxins, and substances which have a high degree of acute toxicity. Each of these categories will be discussed in detail in later sections.The OSHA Laboratory Standard states for work involving particularly hazardous substances, specific consideration be given to the following provisions where appropriate:
- Establishment of a designated area.
- Use of containment devices such as fume hoods or glove boxes.
- Procedures for safe removal of contaminated waste.
- Decontamination procedures.
EHS can assist researchers by providing information on working with particularly hazardous substances. General guidelines and recommendations for the safe handling, use, and control of hazardous chemicals and particularly hazardous substances can be found in SDSs.
- OSHA Lab Standard
- OSHA Reproductive Hazards Topics Webpage
- National Toxicology Program
- Carcinogens Known to the State of California through Prop 65
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
- Radiation Safety Group
- Poison Inhalation Hazard Purchasing Policy
- Cornell Health
- Prudent Practices in the Laboratory
- EHS Online Training Programs
- OSHA Carcinogens Topics Webpage
- OSHA Hazardous and Toxic Substances Topics Webpage
- International Agency for Research on Cancer Monographs
- Reproductive Toxins Known to the State of California through Prop 65
- Institutional Biosafety committee
- University Committee on Human Subjects
- Compliance with Government Regulations
- Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories
- Safety Data Sheets Webpage
- Reproductive Hazard Assessment Form