Chemistry Department LSR Information

This page provides information and materials for the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department laboratory safety program. In addition to general laboratory safety, the chemistry laboratories participate in a rigorous department-specific safety program. This program assists in the recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards unique to the chemistry research laboratory. These laboratories routinely use and/or create novel chemicals for which little safety information exists. The resources on this page can be used when updating existing safety information and when evaluating new or existing procedures. If  you have any questions about this program, please contact the PBSci Safety Coordinator or EH&S.

Contact:
jamess@ucsc.edu
831-459-5182
PBSci Safety Coordinator

ehs@ucsc.edu
831-459-2553
EH&S

Inserts and Forms for IIPP/CHP Binder

The following materials are to be used with the IIPP/CHP binder:

  • Chemistry LSR Job Responsibilities. This document list the IIPP/CHP responsibilities for the Chemistry LSRs and should be the first page in the lab's IIPP/CHP binder.
  • Identification of Responsible Persons. Use this form to list persons with specific responsibilities under the IIPP/CHP. This is Appendix A of the IIPP.
  • Laboratory Safety Training Checklist. This checklist can be customized to include specific laboratory operations. Use this checklist to document IIPP/CHP and laboratory safety training for each new employee. 
  • Self-Inspection Checklist. This checklist can be customized to include specific laboratory operations. Use this checklist for quarterly self-inspections. Keep the completed checklists in the IIPP/CHP binder.

Inserts and Forms for SOP Binder

The following materials are to be used with the SOP binder:

Risk Assessment Resources

Chemical Risk Assessment Document. Contains brief review of the standard risk assessment process, then lists of chemicals classified as carcinogens, reproductive toxins, Select Agents (biological hazards), pesticides, explosives, and antineoplastic agents.

Particularly Hazardous Materials. List of poisonous gases, pyrophoric chemicals, shock-sensitive chemicals, peroxide-forming chemicals, carcinogens/reproductive toxins/highly toxic chemicals, and Cal-OSHA Regulated Carcinogens. Also provides estimated shelf life for some unstable chemicals. 

Reaction Risk Assessment. Form and instructions to aid in the evaluation of potential risks resulting from chemical reactions.