Use of Personal Protective Gear
1 . Purpose
It is a requirement of the School of Chemistry plus the University that appropriate personal protective gear (PPE) be used to minimise risks which can be present within a laboratory or workplace. This kind of guideline discusses the various basic types which are available to laboratory personnel, briefly outlining their work with, application and maintenance.
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This action applies to every personnel working in the School of Chemistry laboratories, including undergraduates completing functional sessions within teaching laboratories
AS/NZS 2243. 1 (2005): Safety in laboratories вЂ“ Planning and operational Aspects AS/NZS 1336 (1997): Recommended practices to get occupational eye protection AS/NZS 2210. one particular: 1994 Occupational protective footwear Part you: Guide to selection, care and use AS/NZS 1715: 2009 Selection, work with and maintenance of respiratory defensive equipment PER-OHS-GUI-048. 4 UOW Laboratory Basic safety Guidelines PER-OHS-GUI-048. 4 UOW Clothing and Protective Products Guidelines OSHA 3151-12R (2003) Personal Protecting Equipment
PPE - Personal Protective Products
5. 1 ) General
Basic safety glasses, extended sleeved and buttoned up lab cover, fully encased shoes will be the mandatory, minimum personal defensive equipment (PPE) required by simply School of Chemistry for lab personnel working in a laboratory that contain hazardous elements. Tying locks back and putting on appropriate hand protection is also advised in many circumstances. Visitors to a lab are required to wear protection glasses. They are available on the entrance door of each exploration lab. Failure to wear suitable PPE can result in denial of entry to a laboratory! A hazard examination should be taken on to determine the best suited control to minimise exposure to a hazard. Controls better than the use of PPE are strategies involving reduction, substitution, executive, or supervision. If these methods are certainly not feasible or perhaps do not give sufficient protection, then personal protective products may be a chosen control. Every PPE chosen should be: ideal to the hazard; meet Aussie Standard; clean and fit an individual. In some cases, for example a respirator, learning the correct work with and maintenance may be essential. For unsafe materials always consult the MSDS which will list recommended PPE. PPE is only powerful if you wear and use it correctly! Potential hazards within the school might include: вЂў Information from liquid chemicals especially acids or caustic fluids, вЂў Substance gases or perhaps vapours вЂў Harmful dusts ( silica) вЂў Impact / transmission / hole particularly from broken glass, scalpels and syringe sharp needles вЂў Cryogens вЂў Irritants and lachrymators вЂў Light and laser beam radiation вЂў Biological supplies вЂў Heat and Frosty вЂў Noise Doc: CHEM Using Personal Protective Equipment Created: 06 2009 Custodian: Chem. Hello. Control Last Review: Page 1 of 6 Up coming Review: June 2011
Storage area of slight quantities of hazardous chemicals Please consider Appendix A: Laboratory duties, hazards and recommended PPE. A variety of personal protective products can be used to minimise the risks of such hazards.
5. 2 . Eye and Face Protection
5. 2 . 1 .
A wide range of basic safety glasses can be found including scrape resistant, ultra-light weight, anti-fog and wrap around. Frames made of steel or plastic-type have impact-resistant lenses and side shields are available in some types. It is important to have a pair of protection glasses that happen to be comfortable, usually do not visually impar the user but also provide the best protection. In the event safety glasses become damaged, throw them out and replace. Eyeglasses should be washed periodically with soap and water. Lenses and prescription glasses WILL NOT provide satisfactory eye safety. Contact lenses have the potential to actually cause and/or increase injury. Pharmaceutical safety eyeglasses or вЂoverspecs' should be put on. 5. 2 . 2 . Basic safety Goggles
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