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  1. Safety Moment Collectionof the Joint Safety Team at the University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science.

  2. Use these safety moments as you see fit. Feel free to adapt a safety moment to meet the specific needs and time constraints of an audience or occasion; this may mean using only a portion of the prepared slides for a topic or including additional resources for an in-depth discussion.

  3. Have a safety moment?Contribute it to this collection. Send safety moments to jst@umn.edu with Safety Moment <topic> in the subject line.  Please put content in the provided template and cite reliable, credited sources.    Thank you!

  4. Safety in the Media

  5. JST Shares it philosophyStudent Involvement in Improving the Culture of Safety in AcademicLaboratories J. Chem. Edu.

  6. The JST shares its philosophyhttp://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed400305e

  7. New mandatory online training for anyone working with chemicals Complete by December 1, 2013 http://z.umn.edu/umnghstraining

  8. New mandatory online training • Required for anyone working with chemicals. • All university staff members, faculty members, and students who use, purchase, or are “potentially exposed to one or more chemical hazards” • Required by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's (OSHA) • Learn changes to the Hazard Communication Standard.  • Go tohttp://z.umn.edu/umnghstrainingto complete this online training.

  9. Culture of Safety within Universities Safety survey reveals lab risks: Questionnaire suggests researchers not as safe as they feel. Nature493, 9–10.

  10. Culture of Safety within Universities Survey from UCLA’s Center for Laboratory Safety “Some… survey participants… felt that any injuries they sustained were just part of the job.” “Only 60% said they had received safety training on specific hazards or agents they worked with” “30% of respondents said they had witnessed at least one ‘major’ lab injury, something that required attention from a medical professional” Noorden, R.V. Safety survey reveals lab risks: Questionnaire suggests researchers not as safe as they feel. Nature 493, 9–10 (03 January 2013) doi:10.1038/493009a http://www.nature.com/news/safety-survey-reveals-lab-risks-1.12121#/

  11. Communicating about safety Noorden, R.V. Safety survey reveals lab risks: Questionnaire suggests researchers not as safe as they feel. Nature 493, 9–10 (03 January 2013) doi:10.1038/493009a http://www.nature.com/news/safety-survey-reveals-lab-risks-1.12121#/

  12. The Disparity between Perceived Safety and Actual Practice Noorden, R.V. Safety survey reveals lab risks: Questionnaire suggests researchers not as safe as they feel. Nature 493, 9–10 (03 January 2013) doi:10.1038/493009a http://www.nature.com/news/safety-survey-reveals-lab-risks-1.12121#/

  13. Common Laboratory Injuries How safe is your working environment?

  14. Common Laboratory Injuries “A survey of almost 2,400 scientists (world-wide) show that although most believe their laboratories to be safe, about half have experienced injuries in the workplace.” Noorden, R.V. Safety survey reveals lab risks: Questionnaire suggests researchers not as safe as they feel.Nature493, 9–10 (03 January 2013) doi:10.1038/493009a http://www.nature.com/news/safety-survey-reveals-lab-risks-1.12121#/

  15. Common Laboratory Injuries What injuries on this list have you experienced/ witnessed? How can you reduce/ eliminate the occurrence of these injuries? Noorden, R.V. Safety survey reveals lab risks: Questionnaire suggests researchers not as safe as they feel.Nature493, 9–10 (03 January 2013) doi:10.1038/493009a http://www.nature.com/news/safety-survey-reveals-lab-risks-1.12121#/

  16. Video:Methanol Whoosh Bottle Gone Wrong What is wrong with this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnwYs0dglZQ&feature=related

  17. Video: Whoosh BottleWhat is wrong with this? Standard Safety Precautions: • Eye protection • Flame-retardant lab coat • Long pants • Other reactions occurring on the same bench Knowledge of Experiment: • Was too much methanol used? • Plastic or glass container? • Blast shield http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnwYs0dglZQ&feature=related

  18. The ultimate lab safety video that you've never seen before http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr7roogzM8c Watch and look for the obvious safety infractions… and then think about similar things you do (or don’t do) when working in the lab.

  19. The Safety Zone

  20. The Safety Zone Visit this blog is devoted to chemical safety issues in academic and industrial research labs for a current discussion of safety topics and accident information. http://cenblog.org/the-safety-zone/ Written primarily by C&EN associate editor JyllianKemsley

  21. Refrigerator Blast in Chemical Lab Safety News Blog (for additional information on refrigerator safety see the “Equipment: Refrigerators and Freezers” safety moment)

  22. Refrigerator Blast A refrigerator door blew off and hit an inner pane of a double-paned window in a chemical lab at the University of South Florida. No one was injured in the blast, which set off a fire alarm about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday. The building did not catch on fire. Tampa Fire Rescue's hazardous materials team responded: - no one was inside the building (no injuries) - no hazardous chemicals spilled - cause of the blast is being investigated. Chem lab refrigerator blast sets off fire alarm at USF. Tampa Bay Times. Accessed 8 March 2014 http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/fire/refrigerator-blast-prompts-fire-alarm-at-usf/2168615

  23. Storing Chemicals in Fridges and Freezers • The atmosphere of a refrigerator could contain an explosive mixture of air & chemical vapors • To avoid inhaling vapors, don’t stick your head inside • Seal containers tightly (parafilm or tape are good options) • Use a refrigerator approved for storage of these materials • Modified to not spark inside • Approved for “flammable storage” • Store incompatible chemicals separately • Oxidizers and highly reactive in a separate unit from flammables. • Use secondary containment • Air- and moisture- sensitive materials stored at low temp. are prone to problems exacerbated by condensation. • Peroxide-forming chemicals are also often stored in fridges. Prudent Practices for Handling Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories. Section5.E.4 Cold Storage. Accessed 8 March 2014 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK55868/#ch5.s29

  24. Available Resources

  25. DEHS Contact Anna Sitek (Englund) E-mail: engl0131@umn.eduPhone: (612) 625-8925Office W-147 Boynton Research Safety Specialist assigned to our department, and newly-created DEHS safety contact for our entire college.She will serve as a member of our department Safety Committee and will work with the JST. Feel free to contact her with any questions!

  26. JST website www.jst.umn.edu

  27. Dow Safety Academy http://safety.dow.com/

  28. Have a safety moment?Contribute it to this collection. Send safety moments to jst@umn.edu with Safety Moment <topic> in the subject line.  Please put content in the provided template and cite reliable, credited sources.    Thank you!

  29. www.jst.umn.edu

  30. Templates

  31. Safety Moment Title