The following is a check list of the sections you MUST READ with respect to ensuring that you achieve a satisfactory level of health and safety awareness and practice, BEFORE YOU START ANY LAB WORK

  • (ii) - Researcher's Declaration
  • (iii) - Emergency Information
    • location of fire alarm stations near your office and laboratory
    • location of fire extinguishers, safety showers, eyewash stations, and telephones in your laboratory
    • location of your designated emergency evacuation exit and meeting area
  • 1.0 - Introduction
  • 2.1 - UW Policy #34: Health and Safety
  • 3.0 - Laboratory Safety Practices
  • 3.1 - Research Project Health and Safety Assessment
  • 3.3 - Guidelines for Working Alone
  • 3.4 - Fire Prevention
  • 3.5 - Fire Fighting
  • 3.6 - Personal Protection
    • 3.6.1 - Eye and Face
  • 4.1 - Designated Substances
  • 4.2 - Chemical Handling and Storage
    • 4.2.5.1 - Flammable and Combustible Liquids
    • 4.2.5.2 - Toxic and Carcinogenic Chemicals
    • 4.2.5.7 - Compressed Gases
    • 4.2.5.8 and 4.3.2 - Mercury
    • 4.2.5.10 - Nano-Materials
  • 4.3 - Chemical Spills
  • 4.4 - Chemical and Biological Disposal
  • 5.0 - Physical Hazards and Equipment
  • Know the names and office locations of the Chemical Engineering Health and Safety Subcommittee members. These are posted on our Safety Boards or you can contact our Department Safety Officer (E6-3102, x33311) to obtain the list of current members.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN ANY HANDS-ON EXPERIMENTAL WORK,

  • Ensure that your Safety Training requirements are complete.
  • Obtain all necessary source documents, especially copies of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), chemical data sheets, or biological hazard information.
  • Prepare your Research Safety Report complete with Lab Hazard Analysis and submit it along with your Declaration Page to your Supervisor(s) for approval. Once approved, please scan your signed documents and submit them to the departmental co-op student at checoop@uwaterloo.ca