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Lab Safety. For Department of Entomology September 25, 2002 The PPT file is located by going to http://www.chem.purdue.edu/chemsafety/talks.htm. Intro Personal Protection Gloves Gas Cylinder Safety Cryogen Safety Other Safety Equipment. Contents. Introduction.

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lab safety

Lab Safety

For Department of Entomology

September 25, 2002

The PPT file is located by going tohttp://www.chem.purdue.edu/chemsafety/talks.htm

contents
Intro

Personal Protection

Gloves

Gas Cylinder Safety

Cryogen Safety

Other Safety Equipment

Contents
introduction
Introduction
  • This is follow-up to online reading CHP and PPE “training” assignments.
  • Fifty min is < half the usual duration.
  • Safety training never, ever ends.
personal protection
Personal Protection
  • Personal = on your body.
  • Required or optional?
  • How do you know when?
  • How do you know what?
  • How do you know anything about the available PPE?
  • (What does PPE mean?)
glove guides e g
Glove Guides, e.g.
  • Disposable gloves are almost never tested. (Best Co. did, but…..)
  • Disposable gloves don’t survive ASTM standard tests.
  • Many gloves are tested by ASTM methods.
  • They’re not disposables.
  • Aw, who needs meaningful quantitative information, anyway?
hazard assessment
Hazard Assessment
  • The process of assessing hazards and prescribing the required PPE
  • Responsibility of the supervisor
  • Must post written, dated “Certification of Hazard Assessment” in each work area.
  • THEN IT IS THE RULES.

For all PPE and possibly for other precautions

gas cylinder safety high p approx 2500 psi not cryogens
Gas Cylinder Safety(high P, approx 2500 psi, not cryogens)
  • Secure tank above center of gravity….
  • Cap while in transit and not in use.
  • Uncapped cylinder to be supported individually.
  • Move only with proper cylinder cart.
gas delivery from cylinders
Gas delivery from cylinders
  • ALWAYS use a regulator.
  • And use the right regulator.
  • Know how to make gas tight high pressure fittings, or know where to find out how.

Gas tight lines demo.

Gas cylinder safety hand-out.

cryogen safety
Cryogen Safety
  • Pressure build-up
  • Back Injuries
  • Thermal hazards
  • Ice build-up
  • Asphyxiation
other safety equipment
Other Safety Equipment
  • How to use it?
  • How to tell if it’s working?
  • Who to tell if it’s not?
  • How often it must be tested?
send me questions
Send Me Questions
  • They pay me to answer your questions
  • And help find new and safer ways to do things.
  • [email protected]
  • 47063
  • Thank you.
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