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Additional Employee Protection
for Work with Particularly Hazardous Substances

Additional employee protection will be considered for work with particularly hazardous substances. These include select carcinogens, reproductive toxins and substances that have a high degree of acute toxicity (see Appendix B). Pp. 90-93 of the 1995 edition of Prudent Practices provides detailed recommendations for work with particularly hazardous substances. Laboratory supervisors and principal investigators are responsible for assuring that laboratory procedures involving particularly hazardous chemicals have been evaluated for the level of employee protection required.  Specific consideration will be given to the need for inclusion of the following provisions:

      1.  Planning

      2.  Establishment of a designated area

      3.  Access control

      4.  Special precautions such as:
  •  use of containment devices such as fume hoods or glove boxes;
  •  use of personal protective equipment;
  •  isolation of contaminated equipment;
  •  practicing good laboratory hygiene; and
  •  prudent transportation of very toxic chemicals.
      5.  Planning for accidents and spills; and

      6.  Special storage and waste disposal practices.

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