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Objectives

 

The UHD Laboratory Safety Manual (LSM) shall be used in all current and future UHD laboratories.  The manual will be continuously reviewed and updated as needed and/or required. The safety and well-being of all persons inside UHD laboratories will be accomplished by our dedication to achieving the following goals:

 
  • Provide the necessary facilities, staff and equipment to operate in the safest manner possible.
 
  • Assure that staff, faculty and students receive appropriate training for the experiments they are engaged in.
 
  • Reduce or minimize the extent of chemical, microbial, biological and hazardous exposure by all laboratory personnel.
 
  • Provide adequate ventilation to all laboratories.
 
  • Observe the threshold limit values for all chemicals.
 
  • Ensure the chemical inventory in labs is constantly maintained in a manner that ensures only the least amount of required chemicals are on hand for the specific needs of the department, as well as, constant monitoring of the inventory to dispose of chemicals that have reached the end of their shelf life.
 
  • Protect the environment from hazardous chemicals, chemical waste, microbial contamination and biohazards.  
 
  • Assure that all risks are properly assessed, and ensure that all experiments with microorganisms or biohazards comply with federal safety guidelines.
 
  • Establish guidelines for safe data collection in the field.
 
  • Ensure all of the above goals are being met by inspecting all laboratories on a periodic basis

 

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