Tag Archives: Chemical Safety Levels

Control Banding in the Laboratory

Here is a collection of web-based information about using chemical safety levels or other control banding techniques in the laboratory. If you know of another resource or example that we should add to the list, contact us at secretary@dchas.org.

General Information

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

OSH Answers Fact Sheets
http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/control_banding.html

NIOSH Control Banding Page

Overview of Control Banding Theory and Research
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ctrlbanding/default.html

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

Wikipedia description:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globally_Harmonized_System_of_Classification_and_Labelling_of_Chemicals

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe “About the GHS” page:
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_welcome_e.html

OSHA guidance:
https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html

PubChem Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries:
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/lcss/

1999 Article in the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety

Chemical safety levels (CSLs): A proposal for chemical safety practices in microbiological and biomedical laboratories
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S107490989900009X

Specific Applications

Laboratory Inspection Frequency

University of Michigan Lab Hazard Rank
http://www.oseh.umich.edu/research/haz-ranking.shtml

Laboratory Personal Protective Equipment Selection Guide

University of South Florida
http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/environmental-health-safety/documents/labsafety-trainingppehazardassessment2015.pdf

Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures

University of California Davis
http://ehs.ucdavis.edu/article/standard-operating-procedure-templates

Laboratory Ventilation

Cornell University Ithaca Laboratory Ventilation Management Plan
https://sp.ehs.cornell.edu/lab-research-safety/chemical-safety/lab-ventilation/Documents/Cornell%20LVMP_2016.pdf

Laboratory Emergency Response

University of North Carolina Greensboro
http://www.uncg.edu/sft/EnvironmentalAffairs/LaboratoryHazWarningSignProgrampolicy.pdf

Working Safely with Engineered Nanomaterials in Academic Research Setting

California Nanosafety Consortium of Higher Education
http://www.ehs.uci.edu/programs/sop_library/Nanotoolkit.pdf

Control Bands in Biosafety Settings

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition
http://www.cdc.gov/biosafety/publications/bmbl5/index.htm