Laboratories are unique environments where a wide variety of hazardous materials are handled, often in relatively low volumes. Hazards may include:
- Harmful chemicals
- Biologically hazardous agents
- Other Physical Hazards
Due to the different types of activities there are multiple entities regulating labs. The OSHA Standard Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories (Title 8 CCR, § 5191) involves developing a Lab Safety Plan, and regulates the use of carcinogens in the labs, yet compliance with other regulatory requirements may apply.
Components of your lab safety program may include:
- Chemical Hygiene Plan
- Hazardous Waste Management
- Biosafety and Bloodborne Pathogens
- Radiation Safety
- Hazard Communication
With over 20 years of experience supporting labs, ARC Enterprises is uniquely qualified to help with all aspects to supporting your lab safety program, often providing on-site service managing your program. This has been beneficial for companies that need help managing all or part of their lab safety program, ensuring that your program is managed comprehensively. This is truly a specialized work environment, requiring an experienced Environmental Health and Safety professional.