OSHA Lab Standard & Lab Safety Topics

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has promulgated rules and published guidance to make laboratories increasingly safe for personnel. There are several primary OSHA standards that apply to laboratories as well as other OSHA standards that apply to various aspects of laboratory activities.

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling for Hazard Communication

The GHS is a system for classification and labeling of chemicals. It’s main goals are to:

The Lab Standard

The Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) was created specifically for teaching and research labs.

Lab Safety Topics

Autoclaves Fire Extinguishers
Biosafety Cabinets Fire Safety
Bloodborne Pathogens Labeling and Transfer of Chemicals
Centrifuges Laboratory Safety Ergonomics
Chemical Fume Hoods Latex Allergy
Cryogens and Dry Ice PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Electrical Safety Working with Small Animals

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