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Requirements for faculty, staff and students to comply with environmental health and safety and occupational health and safety standards
- Chemical Hygiene Plan
All PI's performing laboratory research must have an approved Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) in place. Information for getting started on your CHP can be found at: http://www.ehs.osu.edu
You will need your OSU login to get started on the interactive CHP.
Dorian Richards in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is responsible for
approving the CHP. He can be reached at Richards [dot] 13 [at] osu [dot] edu or 2-1284.
- Chemical Inventory
Labs are required to submit a chemical inventory to Environmental Health and Safety. If you
would like an Excel template for your chemical inventory, please contact Dorian Richards.
Once the inventory is submitted, EHS will provide the PI with an username and password to
access the inventory through EHS ASSIST on their website. Additions or deletions of
chemicals should be registered online. Any changes regarding Dept. of Homeland Security
(DHS) chemicals of interest must be made within 30 days. Below is a link to the list of these chemicals.
This is a federal government requirement.
DHS App. A.pdf
- Material Safety Data Sheets
Material Safety Data Sheets received with chemicals must be kept in a notebook in the lab. For electronic access to MSDS go to the EHS homepage at: http://www.ehs.osu.edu
Click on MSDS Search at the bottom of the page.
- Chemical Spill Supplies and First Aid Kits
All labs must have basic chemical spill supplies and a first aid kit. See Toni Hoepf or Clarence Pointer for chemical spill pads. Kitty litter may be used as a good general purpose absorbent. Kits should also contain bleach, gloves and protective eyewear.
Acid and base absorbents are also recommended.
- Biohazard and Recombinant DNA Protocols
The Institutional BioSafety Committee (IBC) requires approved protocols for working with biohazardous agents/recombinant DNA. Information and forms can be found at the Office of Responsible Research (ORRP) website: http://orrp.osu.edu/ibc/forms/
The main page for the ORRP is: http://orrp.osu.edu
For more information on BioSafety Levels see the Institutional Laboratory BioSafety Manual at: http://ehs.osu.edu/FileStore/Biosafety%20Manual/Complete%20BSM.pdf
Additional BioSafety Websites:
- Animal Use Protocols
Forms and information can be found at the ORRP website: http://orrp.osu.edu/iacuc/forms/
- Human Subjects
Forms and information can be found at the ORRP website: http://orrp.osu.edu/irb/forms/
- Radiation Safety
For information on obtaining a radioactive materials license, regulations and training, please see the Radiation Safety page on the Environmental Health and Safety website: http://www.ehs.osu.edu/RadSafety/default.aspx
- Infectious Waste Disposal
- Infectious waste should be disposed of according to your approved Institutional
BioSafety Protocol. For more information see Appendix D of the Institutional
Laboratory BioSafety Manual: http://ehs.osu.edu/FileStore/Biosafety%20Manual/bmappd.pdf
Infectious waste will be picked up free of charge by Environmental Health and Safety. It can also be disposed of through the Dispensary in Goss Lab or Sisson Hall. Containers for waste are delivered on request by EHS at 2-1284.
NOTE: An approved CHP and Animal Use Protocol must be in place for access to the ULAR animal facilities.
All faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students working in labs are required by OSHA to take the basic Lab Standard Training. All personnel working in BSL-2 labs are required to take the Biological Safety Training for BSL2. All personnel working with bloodborne pathogens and/or human material (not including fixed tissue) are required to take the Bloodborne Pathogens course. Additional training may be required dependent upon your lab's specific protocols.
* A new required course for all lab personnel is the OSU BEAP Training. It is listed on the EHS training page under Research Safety.
In addition to the required training courses, EHS offers a number of online courses that may be beneficial and pertinent to your research. An example would be Formaldehyde Safety, as this is a hazardous chemical used in many research applications.
All faculty and staff not associated with research labs are required to take the Generic Hazard Communications course. This includes student employees. This is an OHSA requirement.
All EHS courses are listed on the EHS training page which can be accessed at the following link: http://ehs.osu.edu/Training/rbst.aspx
If you have not previously registered an account, you will need to do so prior to taking your first course. A certificate will be available at the successful completion of a course. Certificates should be printed out and placed in the Training Records section of the lab Chemical Hygiene Plan.
Lab Standard Training
This course can be taken online. As an alternative, there is an in-depth 10
hour course offered at the EHS offices on Kinnear Rd. You can register for the
long course by calling EHS at 2-1284. To take the online course go to: http://ehs.osu.edu/Training/rbst.aspx
The course is listed under Research Safety. You will need to register an account before you can proceed to take the course. After successfully completing the course, a printable certificate will be available which should be placed in a
Training Records section of your CHP.
Biological Safety for BSL2
This course is required for all BSL-2 lab personnel. It is listed under Biosafety at the following link: http://ehs.osu.edu/Training/rbst.aspx
Generic Hazard Communications Online
This course can also be taken online. To take the online course go to: http://ehs.osu.edu/Training/rbst.aspx
The course is listed under Occupational Health and Safety. You will need to register an account before you can proceed to take the course.
Radiation Safety Training
All personnel working with radioactive material are required to take this
training. This is available online at: http://ehs.osu.edu/Training/rst.aspx
Training specific to the isotopes used in your laboratory should be given by the PI on an annual basis. You will need to register an account before you can proceed to take the course.
Training for those working with bloodborne pathogens and/or human material
is available online in the Biosafety section at: http://ehs.osu.edu/Training/rbst.aspx
If you have already taken the Bloodborne Pathogens course, but need a refresher, there is a Bloodborne Pathogens Refresher course available.
OSHA requires that personnel working with bloodborne pathogens be offered the Hepatitis B vaccine. This vaccination may be declined in writing. Contact Employee Health at 293-8146.
Lab Animal Use
If you are listed on an approved animal use protocol there are three requirements that must be met.
- Registration with Occupational Health and Safety; http://orrp.osu.edu/iacuc/occhealth/
You will be required to fill out the Occupational Online Health Registry which is accessed from this page.
- Two courses are required. These are the "Animal Usage Orientation" course and the "Occupational Health and Safety" course. They can be taken online by following this link: http://orrp.osu.edu/iacuc/training/
- Contact ULAR for ID access to the Sisson Hall animal facility.
Jason Chipps: chipps [dot] 7 [at] osu [dot] edu or 292-7821
See the ULAR webpage for more information regarding their policies and services: http://ular.osu.edu/
Note: ULAR also offers animal handling and techniques classes on an as needed basis. Call 292-5494 for more information.
|Amstein, Paul||Chemical and Waste Pickup||292-1284||amstein [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu|
|Bogac, Tina||EHS Biosafety Officer||292-1284||bogac [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu|
|Bremer, Cathy||EHS Officer, Veterinary Preventive Medicine||292-8328||bremer [dot] 2 [at] osu [dot] edu|
|Chipps, Jason||Operations Manager-ULAR||292-7821/292-9131||chipps [dot] 7 [at] osu [dot] edu|
|Fout, Birdell (Bird)||Building Coordinator VMAB and Goss Lab||688-4158||fout [dot] 35 [at] osu [dot] edu|
|Hickman-Davis, Judy||Clinical Veterinarian, ULAR||688-4880||hickman-davis [dot] 2 [at] osu [dot] edu|
|Highley, Charles (Stan)||Building Coordinator VMC||292-6148||highley [dot] 16 [at] osu [dot] edu|
|Hoepf, Toni||EHS Officer, Veterinary Biosciences||4-9516/292-9716||hoepf [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu|
|Lewis, Stephanie||Clinical Veterinarian, ULAR||247-7009||lewis [dot] 1318 [at] osu [dot] edu|
|Niewiesk, Stefan||College IACUC Representative||688-3605||niewiesk [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu|
|Richards, Dorian||EHS Research Safety Officer||292-1284||richards [dot] 13 [at] osu [dot] edu|
|Smith, Cecil||Assistant VP, Health Sciences and Institutional Biosafety||292-0220||smith [dot] 143 [at] osu [dot] edu|
|St. Clair, Mike||Senior Director, Environmental Health and Safety||292-1284||st-clair [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu|
|Workman, Jeff||Extension Program Asst. Building Coordinator, Sisson Hall||292-9453||workman [dot] 45 [at] osu [dot] edu|