NCNR Chemical Laboratory Safety Training. For Instrument Scientists. Introduction. At NIST, providing a safe environment for employees and visitors is our number one priority.
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For Instrument Scientists
Your Name & Phone Extension. If not a NIST employee, add your supervisor’s name after yours.
Include the Name, Address, and Phone Number or Email Address of the package recipient.
Must use the IUPAC name. No abbreviations! For example, the IUPAC name for isobutane would be methylpropane.
Use the MSDS to determine if the sample is hazardous for shipment. If no MSDS, decide if the chemical fits into one of the DOT hazard classes.
Indicate the name of the shipping company (Fed Ex, UPS, DHL, Airborne Express, or Best Way) and the account number of the institution. Hazardous materials can only be shipped by FedEx.
In addition to the completed shipping form, please bring the MSDS (if applicable) & the Health Physics release (if required).
Note: The safety officer will be notified of any problems that require immediate attention.
This information will follow the Safety Awareness List – Form 01 and can be used as a reference when training users.
Please contact Polly McCarty, x4259 for training information.
If there is a fire, notify the NIST Fire Department (x2222) and Control (x6292) immediately.Fire Extinguishers
Eye Protection is required.
Appropriate Clothing Required. No open toed shoes allowed. Leg covering required.
No smoking, eating, or drinking in the labs.
Keep lab door closed.Laboratory Door Signs
Provides information on who is using the lab and for how long.Laboratory Door Signs
Users & Staff can both use the hood in E134
Staff only can use the hood in E132
Users & Staff can both use the hoods in E131, E136, and E138Laboratory Door Signs
Chemical name (IUPAC name, NOT an abbreviation)
Some chemical companies provide the chemical name, amount, and hazards. If this information is provided, the owner/date label with the appropriate color choice can be used.Chemical and Sample Labels
Gloves – Insulated Hot & Cold, Kevlar, Neoprene, Nitrile, and Latex
A guide for glove selection has been provided on the NCNR web page: http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/safety/glove.html
Face MasksAvailable Personal Protective Equipment Located in Each Lab
Broken glass goes in the cardboard box designated for broken glass.
Sharps (blades) and needles are disposed of in the red SHARPS container.
Separate the needle from the syringes. The syringe bodies can go in the regular trash.
Needles even if covered go in the SHARPS container
Glass and SHARPS boxesWaste Disposal
Do NOT use if you have a mixture of solvent and sample or solvent and water.
Two types of cans:
Halogenated (ex. –Cl, -Br, -F, and –I)
Non-halogenated (ex. Acetone, Methanol, alcohols, etc)
Fill out the clipboard indicating the amount and type of solvent added.Waste Disposal – Safety Cans
Use the chemical waste labels in the Tag Center to label waste.
Unknowns are NOT acceptable!
Place properly labeled waste in the Satellite Waste Container in each lab.
MSDS sheets must be included for products like household chemicals. If a MSDS can not be provided, include the MSDS of the highest component in the productChemical Waste Disposal
Correctly Filled-out Waste Label
The ovens in E132 and E138 have either white boards or log sheets for users to label with the contents, contact information, and dates of use.
Log books are provided for the larger pieces of instrumentation (i.e.: glove boxes, FTIR, and spinner).Equipment with Log Sheets/Books