DCU Faculty of Science and Health-Safe Lab Module 2- Basic Safety Considerations for Chemical Reagent Use. BASIC SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS FOR CHEMICAL REAGENT USE Presented by Damien McGuirk-Senior Technical Officer c/o School of Chemical Sciences-D.C.U.
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Identify all the risks associated with the reagent by carrying out a H.S. assessment for the reagent. This is done through the completion of a H.S.A.F. (abbv.Hazardous SubstanceAssesment Form).*
Filling out a H.S.A.F. makes you think about how you are actually going to use the reagent in your given workplace and lets your supervisor know that you have considered all the safety implications in using the reagent.
* See http://www4.dcu.ie/science_and_health/safety_info.shtml
Filling out a H.S.A.F. on a reagent is key to good reagent safety awareness. Completing a H.S.A.F. makes you ask yourself the following: