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UTPB Safety Manual

A Letter from the President
Chapter 1: Introduction  
UTPB Office of Environmental Health & Safety 1-1
Other Responsibilities 1-1
UTPB Safety Manual 1-2
Chapter 2: General Safety  
Accident Reporting 2-1
Americans with Disabilities Act 2-2
Asbestos 2-2
Dress Code 2-2
Graphics Arts Media 2-2
Hearing Conservation Program 2-5
Heat Stress 2-6
Housekeeping 2-7
Indoor Air Quality 2-8
Lead Paint 2-9
Lifting 2-9
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) 2-10
Preventing Slips and Falls 2-11
Smoking 2-11
Visitor Safety 2-12
Chapter 3: Office Safety  
General Office Safety 3-1
Equipment Safety 3-3
Work Station Arrangement 3-5
Chapter 4:Shop Safety  
General Shop Safety 4-1
Hand Tools 4-3
Insulation 4-4
Ladders 4-4
Power Tools 4-5
Spray Paint Booths 4-11
Welding and Cutting 4-11
Chapter 5: Electrical Safety  
General Electrical Safety 5-1
Lockout/Tagout Procedures 5-5
High-Voltage Procedures 5-6
Chapter 6: Construction Safety  
General Construction Guidelines 6-1
Barriers and Guards 6-1
Heavy Equipment Safety 6-2
Hoists 6-4
Scaffolding 6-5
Chapter 7: Fire/Life Safety  
General Fire/Life Safety 7-1
Fire Response 7-2
Combustible Storage 7-3
Emergency Access and Egress 7-3
Fire Detection and Notification 7-5
Fire Suppression 7-5
Holiday Decorations 7-7
Chapter 8: Emergency Preparedness  
Elements of Emergency Preparedness 8-1
Handling Emergencies 8-1
Bomb Threats 8-2
Emergency Power 8-4
Evacuation Plans 8-4
Medical Emergency 8-5
Hazardous Spill Response 8-5
Radiation Emergencies 8-5
Weather Emergencies 8-6
Chapter 9: Personal Protective Equipment  
Personal Protective Equipment Defined 9-1
Arm and Hand Protection 9-1
Body Protection 9-2
Ear and Hearing Protection 9-2
Eye and Face Protection 9-3
Eye Wash Stations 9-3
Foot Protection 9-4
Head Protection 9-4
Respiratory Protection Program 9-5
Showers 9-8
Chapter 10: Laboratory Safety  
General Safety Guidelines 10-1
Laboratory Safety Inspections 10-4
Aerosol Production 10-5
Animals and Hazardous Materials 10-5
Centrifuges 10-7
Compressed Gases 10-8
Cryogenic Liquids 10-9
Electrophoresis 10-10
Glassware 10-11
Heating Systems 10-12
Pressurized Systems 10-12
Chapter 10: Laboratory Safety  
Refrigerators/Freezers 10-13
Vacuum Systems 10-14
Microwaves 10-15
Radiation-Reducing Devices 10-15
Superconducting Magnets 10-16
Ultraviolet Lamps 10-17
Chapter 11: Biological Safety  
Biosafety Principle 11-1
General Biosafety Guidelines 11-2
CDC and NIH Biosafety Levels 11-3
Recombinant DNA Research 11-4
Disinfection and Sterilization 11-4
Biological Safety Cabinets 11-7
Clean Benches 11-9
Importing and Shipping Biological Materials 11-9
Biological Spill Response 11-9
Biological Waste Disposal 11-10
Bloodborne Pathogens 11-13
Chapter 12: Chemical Safety  
General Safety Guidelines 12-1
Hazard Communication Program 12-4
Corrosives 12-5
Flammables 12-6
Solvents 12-8
Toxic Chemicals 12-9
Reactives and Explosives 12-12
Cleaning Agents 12-12
Fume Hoods 12-13
Spill Response 12-16
Chemical Storage 12-17
Chemical Labels 12-18
Shipping/Receiving 12-18
Chapter 13: Hazardous Waste Disposal  
Purpose 13-1
Objectives 13-1
Scope 13-2
Annual Appraisals 13-3
Hazardous Waste Management Program 13-4
Tags 13-4
Minimization and Substitution 13-5
Segregation 13-6
Special Concerns 13-6
Chapter 14: Vehicle Safety  
General Vehicle Safety 14-1
Accidents 14-2
Chapter 14: Vehicle Safety  
Alternative Fueled Vehicles 14-3
Railroad Crossings 14-3
Bicycle Safety 14-4
Chapter 15: Grounds Maintenance  
General Lawn Safety 15-1
Hand Tools 15-2
Mower Safety 15-2
Chain Saw Safety 15-3
Power Blowers 15-4
Trimming Equipment 15-4
Chemical Products 15-4
Appendix A: Abbreviations  
Appendix B: Radiation Safety Plan  
Appendix C: Laboratory Safety Checklist  
Appendix D: Chemical Tables  
Appendix E: Hazardous Waste No. & Chemical Abstracts No.