EAPS Lab Safety
Contact Dr. Doug Schmitt for any EAPS-related safety questions.
Integrated Safety Plan (ISP) 2023:
EAPS will be working towards ISP certification for completion by the end of 2023. This requires actions by every member of EAPS that oversee offices, classrooms, common-spaces, and laboratories. Each responsibile individual is required to complete an ISP self-audit for every space under their control. Individuals with offices are responsible for their own audit.
Contact Dr. Schmitt if you have any questions.
Members of EAPS (Faculty, Staff, Post-doctoral Researchers, Graduate Students, and Undergraduate Students carrying out Research in any form) depending on the their work environment must successfully complete the following training or acknowledgements:
Everyone in the Department must complete:
- The Hazard Communication Program: This is a short, 15 minute video training. Once complete, please fill out the Qualtrics Survey and list Emjai Gregory (email@example.com) as your supervisor for purposes of record keeping.
For everyone working in laboratories:
- Labs will have either a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) or a Hazard Communication Comprehensive Standard. They will be provided by your supervisor to read if necessary.
- Everyone in a lab with a CHP must successfully complete the Laboratory Safety Fundamentals. This may require you register a new account at this site. The LSF course is at the very bottom of the list on the Vivid website. You are also required to take the LSF refresher annually.
- There are more specific training modules available depending on your situation. Contact the head of your lab with instructions on which modules and other training you need to complete.
Laboratory Safety Requirements
All employee spaces are covered under either the Hazard Communication Program or the Chemical Hygiene Plan. The classification will depend on the activities occurring in that space. Investigate the links and information below to see what your spaces should be classified as. REM is also available to assist with determining the appropriate designation.
Hazard Communication Plan
The Hazard Communication Standard is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation. The Hazard Communication Standard may also be referred to as the Right-to-Know Law, RTK, or HazCom. The citation number is 29 CFR 1910.1200. HazCom is a standard intended to protect employees from physical and health hazards that they work with or be exposed to in the workplace. There are two levels of the HazCom Training. Awareness training is associated with computer labs and office/administrative areas. The HazCom Comprehensive is for areas such as chemical preparation labs or machine shops.
Laboratories engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals must maintain a lab-specific Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) which conforms to the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1450, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard (Lab Standard). All lab employees must complete a Lab-Specific Training Certification form, which will be held by the manager of the lab.
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Compliance
To comply with CFATS, the Purdue University Office of the Provost is requesting the action of departments that use and store chemicals. Each room that has chemicals must complete a Form AA-01 chemical inventory, or verify the room does not have, or is likely not to have in the foreseeable future, any chemicals listed on the form. Individual PIs are responsible for conducting the inventories and completing Form AA-01 before sending it to the Safety Committee for collation. Details and forms are found here.
- REM provides a guide to new researchers
- Integrated Safety Plan Self-Audit Checklist (PDF)
- Safety Gloves Selection Guide - OSHA Personal Protective Equipment: Table on Page 26 – 29 (PDF)
- Safety Gloves Selection Guide: Office of Environment, Health & Safety, University of California, Berkeley
- Purdue Emergency Preparedness
- Purdue Building Emergency Plan List
- Building Emergency Plan for HAMP Building, PDF version
- Purdue Emergency Procedures (PDF)
- Purdue Emergency Procedures Handbook
Accidents Do Happen at Universities
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released an informative video on laboratory safety at academic institutions.
Workplace Injury Information
- What to do in case of an incident:
- Worker's compensation: steps to take if you are injured or become ill on the job
- Where to seek medical treatment
- Purdue Transportation
- REM injury portal
- Purdue University Radiological and Environmental Management (REM): An organization that provides expertise in the areas of environmental, health and safety issues. First stop for Purdue EH&S information.
- Guidance Document: Minors in Research Laboratories or Animal Facilities (PDF)
- U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB): An independent federal agency that investigates chemical accidents. Excellent source for accident information and videos.
- Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS): CCPS is an organization within AIChE that identifies and addresses process safety needs within the chemical, pharmaceutical, and petroleum industries.
- American Chemical Society: Division of Chemical Health and Safety
- Dow Lab Safety Academy: Dow Lab Safety Academy is a digital learning environment that shares Dow’s outstanding industrial safety culture and practices in a quick and accessible format. Here you can access dozens of videos featuring lab safety guidelines, and a collection of useful safety resources.
- Doug Schmitt - Chair
- Marty Frisbee
- Justin Jacquot
- Ryan Ickert - Senior Research Scientist
- Emjai Gregory - Clerical Support
- Justin Jacquot - Graduate Student Representative
- Sourav Karmakar - Graduate Student Representative
- Greg Michalski
- Roger Bryant
- Gouri Prabhakar
- Marissa Tremblay
- Lisa Welp
If you have any questions for safety concerns, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.