Laboratory safety depends on everyone's participation and cooperation and their commitment to safety awareness and safe work practices. The "Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards: Updated Version" is an excellent resource, and is considered to be the "go-to" reference for laboratory safety. (Here's a downloadable PDF version of the book).
Below are links to the Connecticut College Laboratory Safety policy documents.
|Accelerator Safety Manual|
|Chemical Hygiene Plan (Laboratory Safety Handbook)|
|Laser Safety Manual|
|Radiation Use Program, Policy, and Procedures Manual|
|Recombinant DNA/Biological Safety Manual|
YouTube has posted a large collection of videos that illustrate various laboratory safety practices. They are not intended to replace individual instruction from a qualified person. For guidance, contact the laboratory's responsible faculty member, or the Office of Environmental Health & Safety.
|Experimenting with Danger (YouTube video from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board)|
|Glove Removal Safety (YouTube video from UCLA)|
|Fire Safety in the Lab (YouTube video from UCLA)|
|Pyrophoric Liquid Safety (YouTube video from UCLA)|
|Handling Pyrophoric Materials (YouTube video from Dartmouth College)|
|Pipette Safety & Ergonomics (YouTube video from UCLA)|
|Fume Hood Safety: Do's and Don't's (YouTube video from Labconco Corp.)|
|Chemical Storage Guidelines (YouTube video from Flinn Scientific)|