Intended for emergency personnel.
Only immediately life threatening dangers are on front.
Do not mess with please.
The "boxes" are in one location per building:
Agassiz - in hallway near room 7
Blinks - in main lab near door to room 106
Boatworks - in dive locker area on bulletin board
DeNault - in downstairs hallway opposite stairs
Loeb - in hallway near room 19 [Master LSB inside room 19]
Fisher - in room 14 near fire alarm system
Shop - in room 3 attached to cabinet
Inside a LIFE SAFETY BOX
Hazard Code Guide - hazards are identified by a code system, this decodes the numbers.
Map with storage sites - shows were in each lab the hazardous material is stored.
Notification List - who would best know about conditions and materials in the lab.
Chemical Inventory - actual list of chemicals present, hazardous and non- haz.
Trigger amounts for front panel haz stickers:
compressed gas (1 cu. ft.) severe poison (1pt / 1lb) moderate poison (1gal / 8lbs) water reactive (1gal / 8lbs) oxidizer (1gal / 8lbs) flammable (5gal / 40lbs) corrosive (5gal / 40lbs) radioactive (Level A) biohazard (Level 2 or up) other hazards (as appropriate) non-hazardous (if alone)
Chemical Storage Groups
Keeping incompatible chemicals separate prevents dangerous combinations during a fire or earthquake.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE STORAGE GROUPS!
NOTE: group 'G' does not mean non-hazardous, just non-reactive! Cadmium, a very hazardous material is in Group G.
Example chemical list from a life safety box
|AMMONIUM THIOSULFATE, 60%||GALS||1.00||G||10,12|
|ARROWROOT POWDER (STARCH)||LBS||0.50||G||11|
On the first chemical, ammonium thiosulfate, 60%
the storage group is listed as "G", which means non-reactive (but not necessarily non-hazardous)
and the hazards decoded from the hazard code guide are "10" = other and "12" = slight poison.
In this way you can look up the hazards of a chemical in the lab where you are working.
CHEMICAL STORAGE Proper chemical storage addresses the following concerns:
Management - know what and where the chemicals you need are located.
Risk - know the hazards of the materials you are using.
Mixing - prevent mixing to produce a more dangerous compound.
Exposure - prevent workers & visitors from unnecessary exposure.
Do not keep more on hand than you need in a reasonable period of time.
Flammables CANNOT be stored in a refrigerator
unless it is specifically designed for flammable storage.
***** This means Ethanol too! *****
Only cleaning materials under sinks.
Sinks will leak at some point, reacting to or spreading the materials underneath.
Use appropriate small tubs to keep incompatible materials away from each other.
NO FLAMMABLE materials in gravity feed containers.
They will leak at some point.