The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

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.  Work with highly toxic chemicals, flammable chemicals, larger quantities of materials, etc. may change the classification to high risk.

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

Experiment Hazard Control Verification Statements

Engineered Controls

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)

Particularly Hazardous Substance (6.1)

(Carcinogen, Reproductive Toxin, High Degree of Acute Toxicity)

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 storage cabinet

Store in designated, posted area or cabinet

Store in secondary spill tray

Store in acid cabinet and secondary spill tray

Store in secondary spill tray in a dry and well ventilated area

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

Spill Kit (if allowed by SOP review)

Spill Kit (if allowed by SOP review)

Spill Kit (if allowed by SOP review)

Spill Kit (if allowed by SOP review)

Spill Kit (if allowed by SOP review)

Class D extinguishing media or sand

Spill Kit (if allowed by SOP review)

Procedural Controls

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)

Particularly Hazardous Substance (6.1)

(Carcinogen, Reproductive Toxin, High Degree of Acute Toxicity)

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 materials or organic compounds

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

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

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

Equipment Inspections

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)

Particularly Hazardous Substance (6.1)

(Carcinogen, Reproductive Toxin, High Degree of Acute Toxicity)

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)

Particularly Hazardous Substance (6.1)

(Carcinogen, Reproductive Toxin, High Degree of Acute Toxicity)

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)

Particularly Hazardous Substance (6.1)

(Carcinogen, Reproductive Toxin, High Degree of Acute Toxicity)

Oxidizers (6.5)

Corrosives (6.2)

Alkali Metals

Toxic (6.3)

Manufacturer label or GHS label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or GHS label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or GHS label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or GHS label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or GHS label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or GHS label or NFPA 704 label

 

 

    Dangerous When Wet  
           


PPE

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)

Particularly Hazardous Substance (6.1)

(Carcinogen, Reproductive Toxin, High Degree of Acute Toxicity)

Oxidizers (6.5)

Corrosives (6.2)

Alkali Metals

Toxic (6.3)

Closed toe, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toe, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toe, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toe, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toe, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toe, slip-resistant shoes

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop or fume hood work 

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop or fume hood work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop or fume hood work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop or fume hood work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop or fume hood work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop or fume hood work

Chemical resistant gloves (refer to SDS or contact APS Safety Representative)

Chemical resistant gloves (refer to SDS or contact APS Safety Representative)

Chemical resistant gloves (refer to SDS or contact APS Safety Representative)

Chemical resistant gloves (refer to SDS or contact APS Safety Representative)

Chemical resistant gloves (refer to SDS or contact APS Safety Representative)

Chemical resistant gloves (refer to SDS or contact APS Safety Representative)

Flame-Resistant (FR) laboratory coat may be required as determined by review

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 that contained or may have contained hazardous materials.

View the Glove Selection Chart and Glove Type by Chemical

Chemical Monitoring

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)

Particularly Hazardous Substance (6.1)

(Carcinogen, Reproductive Toxin, High Degree of Acute Toxicity)

Oxidizers (6.5)

Corrosives (6.2)

Alkali Metals

Toxic (6.3)

As determined by review and consultation with WSH-OH (Industrial Hygiene)

As determined by review and consultation with WSH-OH (Industrial Hygiene)

As determined by review and consultation with WSH-OH (Industrial Hygiene)

As determined by review and consultation with WSH-OH (Industrial Hygiene)

As determined by review and consultation with WSH-OH (Industrial Hygiene)

As determined by review and consultation with WSH-OH (Industrial Hygiene)

Hazardous Waste

If your work at the APS will generate hazardous chemical waste, you must work with your host Beamline to ensure hazardous chemical waste is stored and disposed of properly.   NOTE: Except in certain cases, waste chemicals and chemicals in general may not be disposed of down laboratory, restroom, or storm drains.

Experiment Authorization

Unless otherwise noted in the approved experiment safety plan, the PSC Deputy Associate Laboratory Director of Operations delegates the authority to authorize an experiment in this hazard class to a member of the APS Experiment Safety Review Board and resident beamline personnel having the authority to authorize experiments as listed in the ESAF system.  Approval by both the host beamline and APS Experiment Safety Review Board are mandatory prerequisites for experiment authorization.

Hazard Control Verification

The PSC Deputy Associate Laboratory Director of Operations delegates responsibility for verifying that required controls are in place to the experiment On-Site Spokesperson and Beamline Management.

References

ANL Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan 8/1/2017 (Internal link)

Chemical Eye and Face Protection Guide 6/22/2015 (Internal link)

LMS-PROC-312: Chemical Safety Life Cycle 5/17/2019 (Internal link)

LMS-PROC-288: Hazard Communication for Chemicals 12/15/2016 (Internal link)

Contact the APS User Safety Program with any questions or if the internal links are not working properly.

Reviewed: July 7, 2020

 

07.07.2020