Laboratory safety covers safety principles in a wide range of areas, including fire and life safety, chemical safety, biosecurity and radiation safety. The hazards that occur in a laboratory affect each safety zone and may be similar, although greater in quantity or severity, to the risks in the middle place of residence or in the workplace. All students enrolled in courses with an affiliated laboratory must follow the online laboratory safety video series each academic year. Students must access online laboratory safety training via blackboard jnet.tamuk.edu. Online laboratory safety training must be completed by the 12th day of the class. If the online training is not completed, the student will be denied access to the laboratory until the end of the online training. Denial of access can have a negative effect on the students` final score. Laboratory safety is monitored by the Environmental Health Safety Office to ensure that safe practices are used and that government, national and international safety standards or requirements are met. This will be achieved through laboratory inspections, testing of chemical hoods and other safety equipment, and general laboratory safety training. In addition, the EHS Office provides support to laboratory staff for all laboratory issues, ranging from recommendations for safe work to the provision of chemical monitoring. Laboratory supervisors should review their own laboratories each month with this checklist, and the SEQE office will review campus laboratories as required using a risk-based assessment. This manual is often updated, therefore, please read this page frequently on the latest changes. SDS is an important part of laboratory safety.
These are information resources that describe the hazards and safe procedures for each chemical or substance. Knowledge of the risks before working in laboratories can help maintain a safe working environment for all. For specific questions regarding laboratory or chemical safety, contact the EHS Office or consult the Galveston Laboratory Safety Manual for Texas A-M. You will find specific information about safe laboratory practices in the TAMUG laboratory safety manual. This document contains information on the various hazards that can occur in laboratories, including chemical, physical, biological and radiological risks, and how to minimize the risks associated with these risks. The TAMUG laboratory safety manual also provides information on the training needs of laboratory personnel, how to protect themselves at work in the laboratory, and how to plan an emergency in the laboratory. SDSs are available in each lab or for a stewable database with online SDS inputs, you can either chemmanagement.ehs.com The EHS office has established laboratory safety policies that must be followed during the laboratory operation with hazardous substances. For more information, forms and procedures, please see the following links.