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Health & Safety

Evacuation Maps and Fire Extinguishers

  • Evacuation Maps are located throughout the building and provide the evacuation path in case of emergency.  The evacuation maps also provide location of fire extinguishers locate in near vicinity.

  Evacuation map

AED and First Aid Kits

  • AED’s are located in both the Stanford  ChEM-H Building lobby and Stanford Neurosciences Building lobby.  
  • First Aid Kits are located in both the Stanford  ChEM-H Building lobby and Stanford Neurosciences Building lobby.  Contents are for the treatment of minor injuries and inventory will be maintained by facilities.  For serious injuries, call 911.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

One of the key components to ensure laboratory safety is to identify and provide appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to lab personnel.  All labs are required to:

  1. Perform Laboratory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Assessment Tool, Stanford EH&S document OHS 12-190.  Provide a copy to Fac Ops.

  2. Train lab personnel per Stanford’s EH&S Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training Guidance, document OHS 15-243.

  3. Obtain necessary PPE for lab as identified in PPE Assessment Tool.

Lab Coats:

Lab coats, both standard white and blue fire resistant, will be sourced and stocked by Facilities and made available to lab personnel.  Labs must complete the Laboratory PPE Assessment Tool and perform Training prior to obtaining lab coats from Facilities. The standard cleaning cycle for lab coats will be monthly and lab coats must be laundered by a commercial facility.

Participation in Fac Ops’ lab coat program is optional and labs may elect to establish their own program, e.g. rental, disposable or personalized lab coats.  Facilities will not share in the cost for these programs. Facilities will contribute 100% towards the cost to purchase and launder reusable, standard white and blue fire resistant lab coats.

Eye/Face Protection:

It is the PI’s responsibility to provide appropriate eye/face protection to lab personnel as identified in Laboratory PPE Assessment Tool.  Facilities will procure and stock standard safety glasses from EH&S and made available to lab personnel.

Gloves:

It is the PI’s responsibility to provide appropriate gloves to lab personnel as identified in PPE Assessment Tool.  Gloves should be removed prior to exiting lab in order to prevent contamination of door handle.

Chemical Handling and Waste

  • Labs must follow the procedures defined by EH&S.

  • Document in ChemTracker chemicals used in the lab.

  • Perform Quarterly Self Inspections and document in BioRAFT.

  • Perform work in fume hoods.

  • Properly label and dispose of Chemical Waste.

  • After the research facility is fully occupied and functioning, the plan is to have chemical waste picked up in weekly sweeps.  Until this is set-up, labs will need to request for chemical waste pick-up when need arises.

Biohazardous Material Handling and Waste

  • Labs must follow the procedures defined by EH&S.

  • Ensure lab and equipment are properly marked with Biohazard labels.

  • Perform work in Biosafety Cabinets.

  • Properly collect and dispose of Biohazardous Waste.

Spill Kits

  • Spill Kits are located in the Emergency Response Equipment Area (EREA) rooms.  There is one EREA room per floor. If a spill kit is used, please notify Facilities so that inventory can be updated and supplies ordered if necessary.