CSRB Roof & Lab Safety
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SRB Rooftop Safety Procedures
Use of and entry onto the roof for research purposes is contingent on the following:
- Reviewing the Rooftop Safety Procedures Presentation.
- Securing approval of a completed Rooftop Research Activity Form by the Safety Committee.
- Writing a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that specifically addresses any saftety issues of the activities to be conducted on the roof.
- Prior to going onto the roof, each person must read, understand and sign the SRB Rooftop Work Safety Procedures document.
Before working in any CLaSP lab, all faculty, staff and students must complete the General Laboratory Safety Training (Faculty Course BLS025w; Student Course #BLS042w) available through My LINC (maislinc.umich.edu). The certificate at the end of the course needs to be printed and filed in the Blue Binder (lab safety binder) training section found in each laboratory.
- Any activity that may pose a possible hazard or safety risk a standard operation procedure for that particular procedure needs to be written up and that training needs to be given to everyone that plans to take part in the lab. A signature of acknowledgement is required on SOP. EHS have a list of SOPs that can be modified to be more specific to your laboratory operation.
- Any chemicals brought into the lab needs to be on the chemical inventory for that lab. Also a safety data sheet must be in the blue binder for all chemicals. In addition any container that has a compound of chemicals or has been moved from its original container needs to be labeled appropriately.
- Food or drinks are NOT allowed in the labs.
- Personal protective equipment must be worn when in lab. (safety glasses, gloves, lab coat) No sandals or shorts when working with chemicals or machinery.
- Any incident or near miss needs to be reported ASAP to the Safety Committee so that it can then be reported to EHS for review on how to avoid or minimize the risk in the future.
- All equipment not in use needs to be powered off and unplugged. Also if there is any damaged items on equipment it needs to be reported to the lab manager so that the equipment can be repaired or replaced.
- Collect and label all chemical waste in a designated area. Waste needs to be disposed of via EHS Hazmat within 60 days of first accumulation date.
- Allow enough time at the end of each working day to clean up work areas so that clutter does not accumulate posing a fire or tripping hazard.
A PDF of the rules is available here: SRB Lab Safety Rules
SRB Resource Contacts
SRB Safety Committee
- Marti Moon (room 2510)
- Brian Gilchrist
- Mary Nehls-Frumkin
- Roger Dean De Roo
- Jon Reid