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Chemical and Laboratory Safety Program 1 November 2010
 

Summary: Chemical and Laboratory Safety Program 1
November 2010
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