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Regulations governing Laboratory Safety at the University of Utah:

1. 29 CFR 1910.1450 Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories
2. 20 CFR 1910 Subpart Z  Toxic and Hazardous Substances
3. 29 CFR 1910.1200  Hazard Communication
4. 29 CFR 1910.1030  Blood Borne Pathogens
5. 29 CFR 1910.147  Control of Hazardous Energy
6. 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I  Personal Protective Equipment
7. 29 CFR 1910.95  Occupational Noise Exposure
8. 29 CFR 1910.25-27  Ladder Safety
9. 29 CFR 1910 Subpart E  Means of Egress
10.29 CFR 1910.97  Non-Ionizing Radiation
11.29 CFR 1910 Subpart H  Hazardous Materials
12.29 CFR 1910 Subpart K Medical and First Aid
13.29 CFR 1910.169  Compresses Gas and Compressed Air Equipment
14.29 CFR 1910 Subpart O  Machinery and Machine Guarding
15.29 CFR 1910 Subpart S  Electrical
16.29 CFR 1910 Subpart D Walking Working Surfaces
17.29 CFR 1910 Subpart J  General Environmental Controls
18.29 CFR 1910.101  Compressed Gases
19.40 CFR Part 792  Good Laboratory Practices
20. 21 CFR Part 1  Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: General
21. 21 USC Chapter 13  Controlled Substances Act
22. 42 CFR 73.3  Select Agents
23.9 CFR 121.3, 121.4  Select Agents
24. 7 CFR 331.3  Select Agents

Consensus standards covering Laboratory Safety:

25. NFPA 45 Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals
26. ANSI Z9.5-2012 Laboratory Ventilation
27. ANSI 358.1-2009 Standard for Emergency Eyewashes and Shower Equipment
28. ANSI Z400.1/Z129.1-2010 Hazardous Workplace Chemicals – Hazard Evaluation and Safety Data
Sheet and Precautionary Labeling Preparation
29. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, The National Academy of Science
30. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values and Biological Exposure Indices, ACGIH

Guidance Documents Illustrating Best Practices for Laboratory Safety

31. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory, The National Academy of Science
32. Design Requirements Manual for Biomedical Laboratories and Animal Research Facilities, NIH
Office of Research Facilities
33. NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, Dept. of Health and Human Services

Major EHS Responsibilities
Program/Policy/Rule/Guideline Development and Oversight
Laboratory Audits/Inspections
Risk Assessment
Protocol Review
Hazardous Materials Inventories
Documentation and Recordkeeping
Meetings/Consultations/Training
Fume Hood Testing
Emergency Shower/Eyewash Testing
Incident Response

Relevant Professional Certifications
National Registry of Professional Chemists – Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer
American Board of Industrial Hygiene – Certified Industrial Hygienist
Board of Certified Safety Professionals – Certified Safety Professional

Comments: Top level lab safety requires a commitment from principal investigators and lab
management personnel to provide training on laboratory specific hazards.


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