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Understanding chemical hazards: a guide for students.
Kingsley-WK; Liberman-DF; Bochner-B; Chan-SI; Doemeny-L; Hart-AJ; Kolb-V; Segal-EB; Silk-J
Department of Government Relations and Science Policy, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC 1995 Jan; :1-37
This student guide to chemical hazards discussed several areas of concern for the chemistry student. The guide presents a chemical hygiene plan which involves standard operating procedures to ensure student safety, including the use of personal protective equipment, safe work practices, proper labeling of materials, and understanding material safety data sheets. The Hazard Communication Standard, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), and the Laboratory Standard were discussed. Also covered were how to use emergency equipment; understanding the differences between chronic and acute toxicity; local, systemic and synergistic effects; routes of exposure such as skin and eye contact, inhalation, ingestion and injection; and exposure limits.
Hazardous-materials; Risk-factors; Laboratory-workers; Personal-protective-equipment; Skin-exposure; Safety-measures
Department of Government Relations and Science Policy, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 37 pages, 20 references
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division