The following is a thorough list of resources offered by the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry for safety.Georgia Tech Laboratory Safety Manual
The GT 2017 lab safety manual is now accessible on-line with easy searchable tabs, please click here.Safety Minutes
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Exterior door sign: can be atilored to inform of your specific hazards.
Pink Emergency Contact card
Other signages and information can be found on teh EH&S link: https://www.ehs.gatech.edu/chemical/documentsForms
There are several forms that are routinely used and can be found here: Forms.Biological Safety
The GT lab biosafety manual is an extensive resource for biosafety. Specific biosafety training and information can be found on the GT-EHS biosafety website; click here.Laser & Radiation Safety
The GT Office of Radiological Safety (website) is the portal for information on laser and radiation safety, forms, laser safety policy manual, procedures, and training sessions.Shipping & Receiving Chemicals
The transportation of dangerous goods is regulated by a number of national and international agencies. These rules are designed to protect the public and transporters. Failure to strictly adhere to these rules may result in packages being returned, fines to both the individuals and the Institute, and, in some instances, criminal charges. EHS developed training for both shippers and receivers. Link is https://www.ehs.gatech.edu/shipping for all hazardous materialls: i.e. chemical, biological and radioactive.Hazardous Gas Safety Program
For the purposes of this program “dangerous gases” refers to highly toxic, flammable, or pyrophoric gases. A list of commonly used dangerous gases can be found in Appendix A of the program. Purchases of highly toxic and pyrophoric gases are restricted and require prenotification to Georgia Tech Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and preapproval by Georgia Tech Chemical and Environmental Safety Committee and Safety (GT CESC): Dangerous gases program
This program outlines the requirements and responsibilities necessary to provide suitable accommodation for the presence of dangerous gases in GT laboratories. These accommodations include but are not limited to gas cabinets, gas monitoring systems (permanent and temporary), building fire sprinkler systems, and administrative controls.
- Dangerous Gas Safety Program can be downloaded from : http://www.ehs.gatech.edu/chemical/dangerousGasSafetyProgram.pdf
The hazardous gas laboratory is located in Room 2186 of the Molecular Science and Engineering building. It was especially designed to safely handle and conduct experiments with hazardous gases like ammonia, hydrogen, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. The laboratory can be used by all members of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry who wish to conduct experiments involving hazardous gases.
Access to the Hazgas Laboratory
To gain access to the hazgas laboratory, a specific training is mandatory and can be requested by contacting Pamela Pollet (firstname.lastname@example.org).Minors in the Lab
In accordance with the Board of Regents Human Resources Administrative Practice Manual, if a minor is employed or volunteering in a lab or any environment that could be considered hazardous (laboratory, machine shop, etc.), certain requirements must be met.Information, documents and forms can be found on EH&S website here.