Laboratory scale means work with substances in which the containers used for reactions, transfers, and other handling of substances are designed to be easily and safety manipulated by one person. "Laboratory scale" excludes those workplaces whose function is to produce commercial quantities of materials.
Laboratory use of hazard ous chemicals means handling or use of such chemicals in which all of the following conditions are met:
(i) Chemical manipulations are carri ed out on a "laboratory scale;"
(ii) Multiple chemical procedures or chem icals are used;
(iii) The procedures involved are not part of a producti on process, nor in any way simulate a production process; and
(iv) "Protective laboratory practices and equipment" are available and in commo n use to minimize the potential for employee exposure to hazardous chemicals. >>
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