Information and training must be made available to educate laboratory personnel of the hazards of chemicals present in their work area.
For work directed by the PI or laboratory supervisor
Laboratory personnel must receive general and laboratory-specific information and training when initially assigned to the laboratory, and prior to assignments involving new exposure situations, particularly hazardous substances, and hazardous operations.
|What to do?||How to do this?|
|Obtain general laboratory safety training, which includes orientation to and training on the Chemical Hygiene Plan||Take the following training.
And, where applicable:
* For online classes, register in STARS.
|Obtain laboratory-specific training||
|Maintain Training Records||
The following hazard information is available for PIs, lab supervisors, and lab personnel to consult during the experiment planning process to assess the hazards and potential risks associated with chemicals and lab operations.
|For information on:||See:|
|Reference materials on the hazards, signs and symptoms of exposure, safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals|
|Cal/OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits||“Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL) for Chemical Contaminants.” California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5155
Cal/OSHA establishes regulatory exposure limits for many airborne contaminants. The actual values are in Table AC. If a PEL is not established for a specific contaminant, contact EH&S for guidance.
|Cal/OSHA’s Laboratory Standard||“Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories.” California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5191
Cal/OSHA is a governmental agency that protects worker health and safety in the State of California. This regulation was promulgated to protect laboratory personnel engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals. (Note that custodial and maintenance staff who service the laboratory fall under Cal/OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, Code of Regulations Title 8, Section 5194.)
|Stanford University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan||Stanford University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan
The above-referenced Cal/OSHA regulation requires employers to have a written Chemical Hygiene Plan. This Plan fulfills this regulatory requirement and is a resource for planning experiments and laboratory operations.
For work conducted autonomously or independently
|What to do?||How do to this?|
|Consult with the PI or laboratory supervisor||