From: Kim Gates <kim.gates**At_Symbol_Here**STONYBROOK.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] OSHA Lab Standard App A
Date: January 22, 2013 7:52:54 AM EST
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
The latest edition of the very useful news headlines included this:
OSHA UPDATES GUIDANCE ON HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL EXPOSURES IN LABS -- OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY
Tags: laboratory, follow-up, response
OSHA is issuing a technical amendment to the non-mandatory appendix in its standard on occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories, 1910.1450, which is known as the OSHA Laboratory Standard. Published Jan. 22 in the Federal Register, the amendment takes effect upon publication. It was made in order to include contents from a 2011 National Academy of Sciences publication.
Adhering to the hierarchy of controls is the third general principle listed in the technical amendment, following minimization of chemical exposures/risks and making an accurate assessment of the risks.
The hierarchy of controls principle discusses engineering controls, administrative controls, and various types of eye, face, hand, and foot PPE, along with protective apparel.
Here's the direct link to the federal register:
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