Pol-Hazard Assessment and Personal Protective Equipment Requirements (for General Laboratory Operations)

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OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
POLICY

POLICY NAME

Hazard Assessment and Personal Protective Equipment Requirements (for General Laboratory Operations)

EFFECTIVE DATE

August 22, 2013

POLICY APPLICABILITY

This policy applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students).

POLICY STATEMENT

Hazard assessment and personal protective equipment requirements for General Laboratory Operations:


Hazard

Personal Protective Equipment Required


Eye

Face

Hand/Skin/Body

Any laboratory use of chemicals

Safety glasses at all times


Lab coat, long pants, and closed-toed shoes.

Use of corrosive chemicals, strong oxidizing agents, carcinogens, mutagens, etc.

Chemical splash goggles

Full face shield and goggles (for work with over 4 liters of corrosive liquids)

Chemical resistant gloves. Visit the following websites for glove manufacturer information on chemical resistance of glove materials:

Impervious lab coat, coveralls, apron, protective suit (for work with over 5 gallons corrosive liquids)

Temperature extremes



Insulated gloves for handling ovens, furnaces, cryogenic bath and other devices over 100o C or below -1C

Sharp objects (broken glass, insertion of tubes or rods into stoppers)



Heavy cloth barrier or leather gloves

NOTE: If other hazards are present, contact the DEHS Laboratory Safety Coordinator at 502-852-2830 to conduct a more specific Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Assessment.

ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

Senior Associate Vice President for Operations

RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Environmental Health and Safety
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
502-852-6670
dehsubm@louisville.edu 

HISTORY

Revision Date(s): August 13, 2015

Reviewed Date(s):

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