A lot of useful safety information has been written up here.
Information and training
CSAIL Chemical Hygiene Plan
Lab chemical training
Lab chemical training. Template from Kathleen Gilbert, EHS, x3-8409. Modified by Reshma.
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
- Autoclave validation
- Run the eye washes and showers regularly to check that they are working.
Some brief instructions on how to properly dispose of waste in the lab.