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Chemical and Laboratory Safety Program 1 Chemical and Laboratory Safety Program
 

Summary: Chemical and Laboratory Safety Program 1
April 2008
Chemical and Laboratory Safety Program
FOREWORD
The Occupational Health and Safety Act and The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations require
employers to ensure that all chemicals are controlled, identified, labelled, handled, stored and disposed of
in a prescribed manner. The safe use, storage, handling, waste and emergency management of
chemicals, particularly in the laboratory is the subject of this reference manual. Chemicals are used, to
one degree or another, in most university laboratories. The advent of WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous
Materials Information System) in 1988 gave employees the legal right to know about the hazards of the
materials used in the workplace and to receive the training necessary to use these materials safely. The
Occupational Health and Safety Regulations require employers to provide worker training on all hazard
information concerning a controlled product, including training in:
(a) The content required on a supplier label and workplace label for the controlled product and the
purpose and significance of the information contained on those labels
(b) The content required on a material safety data sheet for the controlled product and the purpose
and significance of the information contained on the material safety data sheet
(c) All necessary procedures for the safe use, storage, handling and disposal of the controlled
product
(d) All necessary procedures to be followed where fugitive emissions are present and

  

Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina

 

Collections: Mathematics