Monitoring potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, providing access to appropriate medical consultation and evaluations, responding quickly and effectively to support individuals should an injury occur, and responding to spills, fires or other incidents are all important components of a comprehensive laboratory safety program. Contact EHRS at 215-707-2520 if you have any questions or require further information in any of these areas.
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Immediately Report all Fires, Injuries and other Emergencies
Exposure monitoring should be performed in the laboratory as required by specific regulatory mandates or when there is reason to believe exposures are in excess of OSHA Permissible Exposure Levels (PELs). The Principal Investigator (PI), Laboratory Supervisor or Instructor should review their existing practices, chemical inventories (CEMS), Safety Data Sheet (SDS), or other relevant chemical safety information and determine what chemicals used in their labs have a potential for over-exposure or have a specific mandate for exposure monitoring.
EHRS is available to monitor and evaluate exposures to chemicals in the workplace or to measure the success of a hazard control programs or to assess level of exposure prior to design a program. Contact EHRS for additional information.
Medical consultations and/or examination are made available to laboratory personnel under the following circumstances:
- An individual develops signs or symptoms associated with exposure to the hazardous materials being used. In the laboratory.
- Monitoring revels exposure above the PEL or “ Action level ( typically ½ PEL)” established for the chemical
- An accident such as a splash or equipment failure results in possible over exposure to hazardous materials.
Medical consultations and exams should be conducted by a licensed physicians at no cost to the employee. Records of medical evaluations should include results of all test and recommendation from the physician concerning the need for further medical testing.