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AS/NZS 2243.1-2005 safety in laboratories - planning and operational aspects

Standard Number:  AS/NZS 2243.1-2005
Title:  safety in laboratories - planning and operational aspects
Language:  English
Publication Date:  2005/2/11
Status:  Current
International Classification for Standards (ICS)CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY>>Analytical chemistry>>Chemical laboratories. Laboratory equipment
Publisher:  Australia Standards(AS)
Price:  
Number of Pages:35P.;A4  

Description:Specifies requirements, recommendations and general guidelines to promote safety in laboratories. Covers laboratory planning, safety and emergency management for laboratories and general safety precautions relevant to a wide range of laboratories.  
Catalog:Document Contents
AS/NZS 2243.1:2005 SAFETY IN LABORATORIES - PLANNING AND OPERATIONAL ASPECTS
PREFACE
CONTENTS
FOREWORD
SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
1.1 SCOPE
1.2 APPLICATION
1.3 REFERENCED AND RELATED DOCUMENTS
1.4 DEFINITIONS
1.4.1 Accident
1.4.2 Competent person
1.4.3 Corrosive
1.4.4 Cryogenic liquid
1.4.5 Dangerous goods
1.4.6 Exposure standard
1.4.7 Fire-isolated compartment
1.4.8 Fire-resisting (as applied to a structural member or other part of a building)
1.4.9 Flammable
1.4.10 Flammable liquid
1.4.11 Flash point
1.4.12 Harmful processes
1.4.13 Hazard
1.4.14 Hazardous substance
1.4.15 Incident
1.4.16 Laboratory
1.4.17 Laboratory compartment
1.4.18 Laboratory waste
1.4.19 Material safety data sheet (MSDS)
1.4.20 May
1.4.21 Plant
1.4.22 Risk
1.4.23 Risk assessment
1.4.24 Safety
1.4.25 Shall
1.4.26 Should
1.4.27 Toxic substance
1.4.28 Working in isolation
SECTION 2 PLANNING THE LABORATORY FOR SAFETY
2.1 GENERAL
2.2 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
2.2.1 General
2.2.2 Laboratory layout
2.2.3 Protection against sunlight
2.2.4 Eating facilities
2.2.5 Amenities
2.2.6 Write-up areas
2.2.7 Storage place
2.2.8 Access for disabled persons
2.3 FIRE DETECTION AND EXPLOSION PROTECTION
2.4 EMERGENCY ALARM SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED OPERATIONS
2.5 INFORMATION ON SUBSTANCES
2.5.1 Material safety data sheets and inventory
2.5.2 Storage and use of substances
2.5.3 Labelling
2.5.4 Warnings
2.5.5 Change in laboratory tasks
2.5.6 Liaison with emergency services
2.6 SAFETY EQUIPMENT
2.7 ROOM VENTILATION
2.7.1 General
2.7.2 Ventilation requirements
2.7.3 Heating and cooling
2.8 LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION (INCLUDING FUME CUPBOARDS)
2.8.1 General
2.8.2 Installation
2.8.3 Fume cupboards
2.8.4 Biological safety cabinets
2.8.5 Cytotoxic drug safety cabinets
2.8.6 Recirculating fume cabinets
2.8.7 Other types of local exhaust ventilation
2.9 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
2.9.1 General
2.9.2 Temporary installations
2.9.3 Protection of final subcircuits
SECTION 3 LABORATORY SAFETY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
3.1 LABORATORY SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
3.1.1 General
3.1.2 Risk assessment
3.1.3 Management system components
3.1.4 Working in isolation
3.2 FIRE, EMERGENCY AND RESCUE PROCEDURES
3.2.1 General
3.2.2 Primary emergency procedure
3.2.3 Evacuation of the building
3.3 SAFETY INSPECTIONS
SECTION 4 GENERAL SAFETY PROCEDURES
4.1 REQUIREMENTS FOR SAFE CONDUCT
4.2 USE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
4.2.1 General
4.2.2 Clothing
4.2.3 Eye and face protection
4.2.4 Hearing protection
4.2.5 Gloves
4.2.6 Safety footwear
4.2.7 Respiratory protection
4.2.8 Safety helmets
4.2.9 Other personal protection
4.3 CONTAINERS FOR SUBSTANCES
4.3.1 General
4.3.2 Materials of construction
4.3.3 Labelling
4.3.4 Volume, quantity and storage
4.4 USE OF LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION (INCLUDING FUME CUPBOARDS)
4.4.1 General
4.4.2 The use of fume cupboards
4.4.3 The use of biological safety cabinets
4.4.4 The use of cytotoxic drug safety cabinets
4.4.5 The use of recirculating fume cabinets
4.5 GENERAL LABORATORY PRACTICES
4.5.1 Handling of glass
4.5.2 Stirring
4.5.3 Use of electrical leads
4.5.4 Use of flexible tubing
4.5.5 Pipetting
4.5.6 Solvent extraction
4.5.7 Operations involving compressed and liquefied gases
4.5.8 Operations involving cryogenic liquids
4.5.9 Use of fail-safe devices
4.5.10 Use of ultraviolet lamps, arcs, and high-intensity sources
4.5.11 Handling of human biological material
4.5.12 Handling of cytotoxic drugs
4.5.13 Temperature measurement
4.6 OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS
4.7 OPERATIONS UNDER VACUUM
4.7.1 Vacuum distillation and evaporation
4.7.2 Use of vacuum pumps
4.7.3 Use of traps
4.7.4 Closing down vacuum experiments
4.7.5 Filtration
4.7.6 Vacuum glassware
4.8 OPERATIONS UNDER INTERNAL PRESSURE
4.9 OPERATIONS USING MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT
4.10 HANDLING, LABELLING AND DISPOSAL OF LABORATORY WASTES
4.10.1 General
4.10.2 Collection
4.10.3 Segregation
4.10.4 Transfer and storage
4.10.5 Disposal
APPENDIX A - LIST OF REFERENCED AND RELATED DOCUMENTS
A1 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
A2 RELATED DOCUMENTS
APPENDIX B - HAZARDOUS AREAS NEEDING AUTOMATIC FIRE DETECTION OR PROTECTION DEVICES
B1 SCOPE
B2 AREAS
APPENDIX C - HIGH RISK HAZARDS
C1 SCOPE
C2 HIGH RISK HAZARDS
  
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