|Summary: To apprise laboratory personnel of the hazards of chemicals present in their work area, information and training must be made available.|
|A. For Work Directed by PI/Laboratory Supervisor: Laboratory personnel must receive general and laboratory-specific information and training at the time of initial assignment to the laboratory, and prior to assignments involving new exposure situations, Particularly Hazardous Substances, and hazardous operations.|
|1. Safety Training:|
|Obtain General Laboratory Safety Training, which includes orientation to and training on the Chemical Hygiene Plan||Take the following training.
AND, where applicable:
* For on-line classes, register in STARS at https://axess.stanford.edu/.
|Obtain Laboratory-specific training||
|Maintain Training Records||
|2. Hazard Information: The following hazard information is available for PIs/Laboratory Supervisors and Laboratory Personnel to consult during the experiment planning process to assess the hazards and potential risks associated with the chemicals and laboratory operations:|
|For Information on:||See:|
|Reference materials on the hazards, signs & symptoms of exposure, safe handling, storage & disposal of hazardous chemicals at the various website links:|
|Cal/OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits||
Cal/OSHA establishes regulatory exposure limits for many airborne contaminants; the actual values are in Table AC-1. If a PEL is not established for a specific contaminant, contact EH&S for guidance.
|Cal/OSHA’s Laboratory Standard||
Cal/OSHA is a governmental agency that protects worker health and safety in the State of California. This regulation was promulgated to protect laboratory personnel engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals. [NOTE: Custodial and maintenance staff who service the laboratory fall under Cal/OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, Code of Regulations Title 8, Section 5194.]
|Stanford University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan||
The above-referenced Cal/OSHA regulation requires employers to have a written Chemical Hygiene Plan. This Plan fulfills this regulatory requirement and is a resource for information used for planning experiments and laboratory operations.
|B. For Work Conducted Autonomously or Independently:|
|What to do?||How to do this?|
|Consult with PI/Laboratory Supervisor||