Laboratory workers are routinely exposed to hazardous chemicals such as acetone, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, hydrogen sulfide, mercury, nitric acid and xylene. Many accidents and injuries occur annually in laboratories, resulting in chemical-related illnesses ranging from skin and eye irritation to fatal pulmonary edema. This poses a serious problem for exposed workers and their employer.
The following course outline is designed to make employees aware of the hazards associated with work in laboratories and the safety procedures to be followed.
NOTE: CSEM, Inc. may be contacted in the future to schedule a work place evaluation and program review in an effort to help maintain compliance with this regulation. This segment of the OSHA requirement can be easily documented by the employer and is not included in this proposal but will be mentioned in training.