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Health Care OSHA Hazardous Chemicals in Labs Mobile App

Hazardous chemicals present physical or health threats to workers in clinical, industrial, and academic laboratories. They include carcinogens, toxins, irritants, corrosives, sensitizers, hepatotoxins, nephrotoxins, neurotoxins as well as agents that act on the hematopoietic systems or damage the lungs, skin, eyes, or mucous membranes. OSHA currently has rules that limit exposures to approximately 400 substances. Use the Urgent Care OSHA Hazardous Chemicals in Labs mobile app to help minimize the risks from hazardous chemicals at your health care facility. Check out other Health Care Apps in our App store.

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    What types of hazardous chemicals are present in laboratories?

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    Hazardous chemicals present physical or health threats to workers in clinical, industrial, and ac...

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    Are there OSHA standards that cover workers exposed to hazardous chemicals in laboratories?

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    Yes.

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    How must employers monitor employee exposures?

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    You must periodically measure employee exposures to harmful substances if you suspect that these ...

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    Monitoring may be terminated when employee exposures are below the action level.

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    Are employers required to have a chemical hygiene plan?

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    Yes.

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    In addition to appropriate safety and health procedures and hygiene practices for hazardous chemi...

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    Criteria for reducing employee exposure to hazardous chemicals;

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    Use of personal protective equipment;

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    Requirements that ensure fume hoods and other protective equipment are functioning properly;

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    Provisions for employee training;

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    Circumstances requiring employer approval of certain laboratory operations, procedures, or activi...

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    Provisions for medical consultation;

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    Measures to protect employees from particularly hazardous substances; and

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    Assignment of a Chemical Hygiene Officer— a qualified employee who by training or experience can ...

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    What information and training must employers provide to workers?

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    You must provide workers with information and training that ensures their awareness of the chemic...

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    In addition, you must inform your employees of the following:

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    Contents of the occupational exposure standard and its appendices;

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    Location and availability of the employer’s chemical hygiene plan;

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    PELs for the hazardous substances to which employees are exposed;

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    Signs and symptoms associated with exposures to hazardous chemicals used in the laboratory; and

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    Location and availability of known reference material on the chemical hazards, and their safe han...

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    You must also train your employees concerning the following:

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    Methods of detecting the presence or release of a hazardous chemical;

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