There is a myriad of safety risks in a lab setting at any given time. If you run a lab or work in one, developing safety protocols is essential. This means establishing rules and accountability, and ensuring everyone involved gets the proper training. Lab safety begins with quality training. With hazardous material safety training from AEG Environmental, your lab employees will have the knowledge they need to keep the lab safe!
Once you’ve made sure everyone has received the proper safety training, you should look at the risks in your specific setting and determine a comprehensive set of rules to be followed at all times. This includes equipment, procedures, emergency protocols, and environmental conditions. It is important to thoroughly document these policies so that everyone involved knows.
Personal Protective Equipment
The personal protective equipment, or PPE, in your lab, is an integral part of keeping everyone safe. Things like coveralls, goggles, masks, and flame-resistant garments are there to protect employees while they work with hazardous chemicals. Per OSHA rules, all PPE has to be kept in good working order. This mitigates risks for those handling chemicals and can prevent legal action against your company should something go wrong.
Re-Evaluate Your Policies
Even the strongest safety protocols can fail if they aren’t constantly evolving. Between new workers, new technology, new chemicals, and any other variables in your lab, it is always changing. This means that your safety protocols should change too. You should always be re-evaluating your lab safety plans to ensure effectiveness.
Follow the Rules
Rules and safety training can only go so far. Once policies are outlined, there needs to be accountability. Workers and guests should all be aware of what rules they need to follow. From storage and organization to handling chemicals and housekeeping, everything is important. Anyone who enters the lab should know how they are supposed to stay safe and be able to communicate any concerns they have.
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