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A lot of useful safety information has been written up [[Endy:Safety | here]].
A lot of useful safety information has been written up [[Endy:Safety | here]].
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==Safety information==
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==Information and training==
Much of the labs safety references including MSDS's are kept on the short bookshelves in the hallway between [http://www.csail.mit.edu/resources/maps/3/311.gif 32-311] and [http://www.csail.mit.edu/resources/maps/3/321.gif 32-321].
Much of the labs safety references including MSDS's are kept on the short bookshelves in the hallway between [http://www.csail.mit.edu/resources/maps/3/311.gif 32-311] and [http://www.csail.mit.edu/resources/maps/3/321.gif 32-321].
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==CSAIL Chemical Hygiene Plan==
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===CSAIL Chemical Hygiene Plan===
The CSAIL Chemical Hygiene Plan is available online at [http://people.csail.mit.edu/austin/chp/chp-current.pdf CSAIL CHP] and also in the hallway between [http://www.csail.mit.edu/resources/maps/3/311.gif 32-311] and [http://www.csail.mit.edu/resources/maps/3/321.gif 32-321]. To make changes to the document, contact [[User:Austin|Austin Che]].
The CSAIL Chemical Hygiene Plan is available online at [http://people.csail.mit.edu/austin/chp/chp-current.pdf CSAIL CHP] and also in the hallway between [http://www.csail.mit.edu/resources/maps/3/311.gif 32-311] and [http://www.csail.mit.edu/resources/maps/3/321.gif 32-321]. To make changes to the document, contact [[User:Austin|Austin Che]].
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==Lab chemical training==
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===Lab chemical training===
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[[Knight:Lab chemical training | Lab chemical training]]
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[[Knight:Lab chemical training | Lab chemical training]].  Template from Kathleen Gilbert, EHS,  x3-8409.  Modified by Reshma.
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template from Kathleen Gilbert, EHS,  x3-8409
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==Equipment validation testing==
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==Procedures==
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===Chemical storage===
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====Acetic acid and other organic acids====
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From Kathleen Gilbert, EHS,  x3-8409
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Acetic acid is tricky because it is an organic acid that is ignitable and it is more compatible with other organic flammables than with inorganic acids.  Acetic acid can be stored with the flammables in a flammable cabinet without a secondary container.  If Acetic acid is stored with inorganic acids, it should be in a separate secondary container since it is incompatible with inorganic acids.  Trifluoracetic acid is also an organic acid so the same rules apply as with acetic acid. 
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You do not need the acids stored in a closed [secondary] container.  A gray bin is fine.
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===Equipment validation testing===
*[[Knight:Biohazardous waste | Autoclave validation]]
*[[Knight:Biohazardous waste | Autoclave validation]]
*Run the eye washes and showers regularly to check that they are working.
*Run the eye washes and showers regularly to check that they are working.
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==Waste disposal==
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===Waste disposal===
Some brief instructions on how to properly dispose of waste in the lab.
Some brief instructions on how to properly dispose of waste in the lab.

Revision as of 12:31, 12 October 2005

A lot of useful safety information has been written up here.

Contents

Information and training

Much of the labs safety references including MSDS's are kept on the short bookshelves in the hallway between 32-311 and 32-321.

CSAIL Chemical Hygiene Plan

The CSAIL Chemical Hygiene Plan is available online at CSAIL CHP and also in the hallway between 32-311 and 32-321. To make changes to the document, contact Austin Che.

Lab chemical training

Lab chemical training. Template from Kathleen Gilbert, EHS, x3-8409. Modified by Reshma.

Procedures

Chemical storage

Acetic acid and other organic acids

From Kathleen Gilbert, EHS, x3-8409

Acetic acid is tricky because it is an organic acid that is ignitable and it is more compatible with other organic flammables than with inorganic acids. Acetic acid can be stored with the flammables in a flammable cabinet without a secondary container. If Acetic acid is stored with inorganic acids, it should be in a separate secondary container since it is incompatible with inorganic acids. Trifluoracetic acid is also an organic acid so the same rules apply as with acetic acid.

You do not need the acids stored in a closed [secondary] container. A gray bin is fine.

Equipment validation testing

Waste disposal

Some brief instructions on how to properly dispose of waste in the lab.

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