270758 New Developments in Laboratory Safety Partnerships

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 : 1:50 PM - 2:02 PM

Darius D. Sivin, PhD , Health and Safety, International Union UAW, Washington, DC
Anna Fendley, MPH , Health, Safety & Environment Department, United Steelworkers, Pittsburth, PA
The need for increased partnerships to promote academic laboratory safety is highlighted by such events as an explosion at Texas Tech University (TTU), in which a student was seriously injured and the tragic death of Sheharbano (Sheri) Sangji at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2008. Elements of laboratory safety include: - Federal and state regulations that cover laboratory safety - Elements of a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) - Hierarchy of Controls - Use, testing and maintenance of laboratory hoods - Personal Protective Equipment - Proper Hazardous Waste Disposal - Emergency Procedures - Radiological hazards - Biochemical hazards

New developments in laboratory safety partnerships will be discussed.

Learning Areas:
Occupational health and safety

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the importance of safety in academic labs 2. Identify key elements of a laboratory safety program 3. Identify new developments in laboratory safety partnerships

Keywords: Safety in Labs, Occupational Safety

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I work on nano for the United Steelworkers
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.