Experiment Hazard Class 6 - Chemicals

Applicability

The hazard controls described herein apply to all experiments involving various types of hazardous chemicals. Hazard controls (associated with other hazard classes) may also apply to experiments in this hazard class.

Experiment Category

Experiments involving previously reviewed hazard controls are, in general, Low or Medium risk experiments. Working with high toxicity, flammability, etc. or larger quantities of materials may change the classification to High risk.

Experiments involving new equipment, processes or materials, or modified hazard control schemes are High risk experiments.

Hazard Control Plan Verification Statements

Engineered Controls

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)
Carcinogens  (6.1)
Oxidizers (6.5)
Corrosives (6.2)
Alkali Metals
Toxic (6.3)

Chemical fume hood

Chemical fume hood

Chemical fume hood

Chemical fume hood

Chemical fume hood

Chemical fume hood

Store in flammable liquid storage cabinet

Store in designated & posted area or cabinet

Store in secondary spill tray

Store in acid cabinet

Store in secondary spill tray

Store in secondary spill tray

Eyewash station

Eyewash station

Eyewash station

Eyewash station

Eyewash station

Eyewash station

Safety shower

Safety shower

Safety shower

Safety shower

Safety shower

Safety shower

Chemical Spill Kit

Spill kit

Spill kit

Spill kit

Spill kit

Spill kit

Procedural Controls

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)
Carcinogens  (6.1)
Oxidizers (6.5)
Corrosives (6.2)
Alkali Metals
Toxic (6.3)
Keep away from ignition sources.

SOP that specifies safe practices under normal and emergency conditions

Do not store near flammable/combustible material or organic compounds

SOP that specifies safe practices under normal and emergency conditions may be required.

> 1 lb alkali metal must be reported to the ANL-E Fire Department

SOP that specifies safe practices under normal and emergency conditions may be required.

Equipment Inspections

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)
Carcinogens  (6.1)
Oxidizers (6.5)
Corrosives (6.2)
Alkali Metals
Toxic (6.3)

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.


Safety Training

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)
Carcinogens  (6.1)
Oxidizers (6.5)
Corrosives (6.2)
Alkali Metals
Toxic (6.3)

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

Signs/Labeling

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)
Carcinogens  (6.1)
Oxidizers (6.5)
Corrosives (6.2)
Alkali Metals
Toxic (6.3)

Manufacturer label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or NFPA 704 label

 

Class 1: Danger - Cancer Hazard

    Dangerous When Wet  
 

Class 2: Caution – Cancer Hazard

       


PPE

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)
Carcinogens  (6.1)
Oxidizers (6.5)
Corrosives (6.2)
Alkali Metals
Toxic (6.3)

Closed toed, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toed, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toed, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toed, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toed, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toed, slip-resistant shoes

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop work

Chemically-resistant gloves (refer to MSDS or APS Safety Representative)

Chemically-resistant gloves (refer to MSDS or APS Safety Representative)

Chemically-resistant gloves (refer to MSDS or APS Safety Representative)

Chemically-resistant gloves (refer to MSDS or APS Safety Representative)

Chemically-resistant gloves (refer to MSDS or APS Safety Representative)

Chemically-resistant gloves (refer to MSDS or APS Safety Representative)

 

Buttoned laboratory coat

 

Buttoned laboratory coat

 

Buttoned laboratory coat

  No exposed hands and arms   No exposed hands and arms   No exposed hands and arms
NOTE: The need for use of PPE extends to the setup/maintenance/trouble shooting/disassembly of equipment containing or may have contained hazardous materials.

View the Glove Selection Chart and Glove Type by Chemical

Chemical Monitoring

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)
Carcinogens  (6.1)
Oxidizers (6.5)
Corrosives (6.2)
Alkali Metals
Toxic (6.3)

As determined by EQO-Industrial Hygiene

As determined by EQO-Industrial Hygiene

As determined by EQO-Industrial Hygiene

As determined by EQO-Industrial Hygiene

As determined by EQO-Industrial Hygiene

As determined by EQO-Industrial Hygiene

Hazardous Waste

If your work here will generate hazardous chemical or radioactive waste, you must work with Argonne and your host Beamline to ensure that these wastes are stored and disposed of properly. Argonne will provide for hazardous waste disposal; your host Beamline will make sure you know the proper procedure. NOTE: Except in certain cases, waste chemicals and chemicals in general may not be disposed of down laboratory, restroom, or storm drains.

Experiment Authorization

The Director of the APS Engineering Support Division delegates the authority to authorize an experiment in this hazard class to Beamline Management personnel and a member of the APS Experiment Review Board.

Hazard Control Verification

The Director of the APS Engineering Support Division delegates responsibility for verifying that required controls are in place to the experiment On-site Spokesperson and Beamline Management personnel.

References

ANL ES&H Manual Chapter 4 Section 4.3 Laboratory and Chemical Safety

Reviewed May 10, 2013