Monday, September 18, 2017

Activity on Laboratory

Work In Laboratory and Supervisory Control

Section2: Definitions

2.1 Teaching Laboratory

A laboratory where a group of students simultaneously receive instruction in, and perform, experimental procedures associated with a formally approved Carleton University academic course. Work in laboratory should be guide by their superior.


2.2 Research Laboratory

A laboratory set up primarily to conduct research.

2.3 Supervisor

A supervisor is a person who has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker. (OHSA Section1(1)) At the University, this includes all faculty and staff who supervise a laboratory. Deans, Directors, Chairs and other department heads and researchers are supervisors. The department head will appoint a supervisor for each lab. This supervisor is responsible for all matters of health and safety in the lab and will keep the records pertaining to health and safety for the lab. The department head will ensure that on appointment each supervisor attends a Health and Safety for Supervisors training session provided by EHSS.

Supervisor don't use dress too interesting, or very sexy because this can disturb other lab techniciant on their working.

Beauty supervisor

2.4 Laboratory Worker/User

A laboratory worker or user is anyone, student, staff or faculty, who works as a student or for pay in a laboratory, including those who have supervisory responsibilities.

2.5 Unattended Procedures/Equipment

A procedure or piece of equipment that is left operating when no one is in the lab.

2.6 Hazardous Agent

Any physical, chemical, radioactive, or biological agent that may pose a health or safety hazard to those exposed.

Next: Supervisor Responsibility

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Working in Laboratory

Working In Laboratory and Safety Tool must be use

In order to work in safety way in the laboratory, the worker must follow the procedure to work in laboratory; this procedure is as published by Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario (OSHA) for purpose of a laboratory.

Lab Warning

Laboratory Health and Safety Manual

Section 1: Introduction and Objectives

This manual provides a set of minimum standards and practices for the safe and healthy operation of a laboratory. Following the requirements set out in the manual will help meet the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario (OHSA) for the purposes of the operation of a laboratory. It is required reading for all laboratory supervisors, researchers, staff, and students working in research and teaching laboratories at Carleton University.

The manual was developed by Environmental Health and Safety Services (EHSS) based on the Laboratory Health and Safety Manual from the University of Western Ontario, and in consultation with faculty and staff in the Faculties of Science and Engineering, the Department of Physical Plant, and the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee. Revisions and updates will continue to be made. Please contact EHSS with any comments or suggestions you have about the manual.

This manual is intended to:
  • Define health and safety responsibilities within the University community;
  • Outline specific policy application for laboratory operation;
  • Explain basic emergency procedures; and
  • Provide information and standards for the healthy and safe operation of a laboratory.

The manual is not all encompassing. There are many special procedures conducted within our laboratories, which require unique health and safety precautions.
Departments will have additional procedures that apply to their own situations and work. In all cases the laboratory supervisor is ultimately responsible for teaching safe work practices and must insist upon the use of proper procedures to eliminate unnecessary hazards.

If you have any questions about how to safely undertake a task or project, ask your supervisor before you begin.

The objectives of this manual are to:
  • Define who is a supervisor and who is a laboratory worker;
  • Define the responsibilities of the supervisor and the laboratory worker for the safe operation of a laboratory;
  • Highlight sections of the OHSA which affect the operation of a laboratory;
  • Provide a standard of good laboratory safety practices which also allows the University to meet the requirements of Section 25(2)h of the OHSA, An employer shall take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker.
  • Provide the general guidelines and basic rules considered the minimum for the safe operation of a laboratory at Carleton University;
  • Protect all laboratory users from health and safety hazards;

Next Activity on Laboratory

Friday, November 14, 2014

Safety Equipment

Here are some list of safety equipment, more info see the safety equipment suppliers:
  • Safety Shoes
  • Safety body harness
  • Safety belt
  • Safety line
  • Gas masker
  • Safety helmet
  • Safety Gogle
  • Chemical Cloth
  • Chemical Gogle
  • Gloves
  • Spectacles
  • Safety hat
  • Booth Shoes
  • Flourescent Cloth
  • SCBA

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Placing of Ambient Monitoring Equipment

Ambient monitoring equipment can be install in around plant where you are working. To placing this equipment should follow the regulation that rule this. Usually government have guideline to placing this equipment. The government rule is not just for automatic sampler but also rule where manual sample should be taken. It follows the condition of your plant, should look the dominant wind dirrection and the spread of emission, by follow this guideline you can determine where the right position of the equipment should be placed.

On Indonesian regulation the placing of ambient monitoring should be consultated with government in order have recognize permit. Better not take any speculation for this because it already mentioned on the regulation. This may be need Government verification that usually they will come to your plant to determined together with you.

On the regulation mention this sentence:

1.3.b. Setting of Monitoring Location Setting the ambient air monitoring locations
  • Consideration in determining the ambient monitoring locations include: wind direction, land use, height of chimneys, and wide dispersion of pollutants.
  • Locations of monitoring point on: extreme value point, in the residential district, area of living creature lives or in specific places such as hospitals, primeval thing. Fixation of monitoring point can be performed with extreme value approach to dispersion modeling or field observations.
  • On the dominant wind direction, ambient air quality monitoring point at least 2 points with an emphasis on residential areas or sensitive places. Whereas in others the wind direction at least 1 point, in setting criteria such as the location of the dominant wind direction in the picture 1.1. (Setting the sampling point distance from the industry will be determined by the Government, while the responsibility of monitoring the industry). Wind direction data can be a secondary data from the nearest station meteorologists or direct measurement in the field of data that fall into the unit at all times to one particular direction or direction of the wind at each particular time period (daily, monthly, yearly).

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Confined Spaces Area

Employees who enter confined spaces while working at Cornell place themselves in significant danger if left unaware of the hazards they may encounter. Nationally, nearly one hundred workers each year are injured in confined space operations, commonly due to a lack of sufficient training. Do you know how to recognize a confined space and what procedures must be followed to perform a safe entry?

Confined spaces may include manholes, silos, storage tanks, pipelines, vaults, and duct work. Cornell’s Department of EH&S has worked to develop a Confined Space Entry Program in the understanding that University employees may be asked to perform work in these spaces. EH&S’s Confined Space training course covers OSHA regulations that govern confined spaces, hazard evaluation and elimination, air monitoring procedures, the use of safety equipment, and proper documentation. We can even survey and evaluate your facility’s confined spaces.

Confined space area as regular already signed and block for everybody to enter their place because of existing unsafe condition like may expose to dangerous gases, or can expose to fire, heat or electric shock. Basically confined space is forbidden to people who can expose directly to accident because of unsafe condition. People who must work on this area should follow the procedure of working in confined space area.