To allow you to respond to minor incidents such as cuts, burns, chemical spill, chemical splash or small fires, the following safety equipment must be available in your laboratory. These equipment need to be visible, labeled, unobstructed and routinely checked and maintained in functional condition:
- Fire Extinguisher – monthly checks [pdf]
- First Aid Kit – every 6 months [pdf]
- Chemical Spill Kit – replenished every after use [pdf]
- Emergency Shower Checks [pdf] (at least every 6 months) and Eyewash Checks [pdf] (weekly for frequent/heavy users of corrosives, monthly for every one else), must be recorded in a Maintenance Log [pdf]
The following procedures for common lab incidents need to be posted by the exit door in your laboratory.