Six Things All Lab People Should Know-Environmental Health & Safety - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, October 4, 2013

Six Things All Lab People Should Know

1.       Where to find the University's Chemical Hygiene plan

2.       How to report accidents and injuries (to your supervisor; supervisors, check this link: )

3.       The location of spill response kits and emergency equipment (eyewash, shower, fire extinguishers) in your lab-ask your supervisor if you don't know. We have found a number of cases where spill responsekits were present in the lab but the lab workers did not know where they were!

4.       How to dispose of your hazardous waste-check the EH&S webpage and your safety training handout

5.       Location of personal protective equipment and when you are required to use it-ask your supervisor!

6.       The location of your Particularly Hazardous Substance (PHS) forms--(ask your supervisor-worry if they don't know what you are asking for!)

Let us know if you have any questions or problems with these things.

By: Mark Banister,, 412-268-1493