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Laboratory Orientation

Welcome to UNC-CH EHS Laboratory Safety Orientation. The following modules are designed to introduce you to UNC policies and the requirements under other state and federal regulations. Your Principal Investigator and/or supervisor will provide you with specific job safety training i.e. Laboratory Safety Plan (LSP). If you have any questions in regards to this training or any other safety questions, please call 919-962-5507.

Modules: click on About EHS to begin or use the links below to navigate to specific sections and pages.

About EHS Mission Statement
Purpose and Responsibility
Workplace Safety Program
Committees, con't.
Request for Special Safety Investigation
Request for Special Safety Investigation, con't.
Anonymous Investigations
Fire Safety Program
Components of Egress
Emergency Action Plan
Posting Evacuation Routes
Emergency Coordinator
Emergency Coordinator, con't.
Fire Extinguisher Classes
Using the Fire Extinguisher
Fire Safety Reminders
Workers' Compensation Program
Medical Treatment
Reporting Job Injury or Illness
Further Information
Hazard Communications Background
HazCom Standard
United Nations
Benefits of Adoption
Revised Standard
Benefits of HazCom2012
Distinct Hazards
Skull and Crossbones
Exclamation Mark
Health Hazard
Gas Cylinder
Exploding Bomb
Flame Over Circle
Signal Word
Hazard Statement
Precautionary Statement
Employee Responsibility
Safety Data Sheets
Safety Data Sheets, con't.
16 Sections
Employee Responsibility
NC OSHA Enforcement
OSHA's Web Page
Guidance and Outreach
Asbestos on Campus
Responsibility PI, Employee, EHS Who is Responsible?
The Principal Investigator (PI)
The Employee
Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)
OSHA Lab Standard Laboratory Standard
Chemical Hygiene Plan
Occupational Exposure and Medical Surveillance
EHS Laboratory Safety Manual
PI's Laboratory Safety Plan
Chemical Security Chemical Security
Chemicals of Interest
Inventory Management
Purchasing of COI
Security of COI
Hazard Recognition What is Hazard Recognition?
Identification of Hazards
Identification of Hazards, con't.
Physical Hazards
Physical Hazards, con't.
Physical Hazards, con't.
Health Hazards
Health Hazards, con't.
Routes of Exposure Typical Routes of Exposure
Food Items Areas
Food Items Areas, con't.
Injection, con't.
Razor Blades
Sharps Containers
Skin Absorption
Safety Showers and Eyewash
Reproductive Toxin Types of Reproductive Toxins
Conceptus Protection Program
Controls in the Lab Main Controls Used
Administrative Controls
Administrative Controls, con't.
Engineering Controls
Chemical Laboratory Hoods
Chemical Laboratory Hoods, con't.
Chemical Laboratory Hoods, con't.
Biological Safety Cabinets
Personal Protective Equipment
PPE for Eyes
PPE for Hands
Latex Allergy
PPE Clothing
Respiratory PPE
Ergonomics Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Lab
Musculoskeletal Disorder Warning Signs
Ergonomic Stressors Related to Musculoskeletal Disorders
Using Ergonomics to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders
How to Let the Right People Know
Biohazards What is a Biohazard?
Disposal Procedures
Disposal Procedures, con't.
Disposal Procedures, con't.
Disposal Procedures, con't.
Other Laboratory Waste Broken Glass
Spill Response Who Cleans Up?
Dealing With a Spill
Lab Safety Clearance and Clean Out Safety Clearance Form
Hazardous Waste Regulators
Regulators, con't.
Waste Accumulator
Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Waste Characteristics
Tips, con't.
On-Line Chemical Waste Pick-Up
On-Line Chemical Waste Pick-Up, con't.
Conclusion Post-Test and Additional Trainings

After Completion: remember that you must take and pass the post test in order to receive credit for this training.