Improving Safety in the Chemical Laboratory: A Practical Guide

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Jay A. Young
Wiley, 1987 - Chemical laboratories - 350 pages
This contributed volume provides much-needed practical information for setting up and operating a safe chemical laboratory. The reader will learn to discern whether close calls or non-events have happened, and how to identify and eliminate their causes. The book consists of five chapters. Chapter 1 covers organization for safety in laboratories. Chapter 2 describes precautionary labels, including OSHA, DOT, and other labeling systems, and material safety data sheets. Discussed in chapter 3 is the training and drill of staff, along with a selected bibliography. Chapter 4 covers the physical layout of the laboratory, including protective equipment, communication, ventilation, electrical hazards, storage, and emergencies. The last chapter rounds out the subject of accident prevention with a description of safety inspections and safety audits. Also contained are very extensive appendixes.

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Organization for Safety in Laboratories
Precautionary Labels and Material Safety Data Sheets
Doing It Right

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About the author (1987)

About the editor JAY A. YOUNG is a leading chemical consultant specializing in the safe manufacture, use, precautionary labeling, proper handling, and appropriate disposal of chemicals used in industry, the household, and the laboratory. Dr. Young was also the Manager of Technical Publications for the Chemical Manufacturers Association. A distinguished member of the academic community, the author has taught chemistry at Florida State University, Auburn University, Carleton University, in Ottawa, and King's College, in Pennsylvania. He has also been the recipient of the Notre Dame Centennial of Science Award for Significant Contributions to the Improvement of the Teaching of Chemistry, and the Chemical Manufacturers Association National Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Chemistry. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a founding member of the American Conference on Chemical Labeling, and a member of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Young is the author of numerous books, including Keys to Chemistry, Chemistry Pre-lab, and Practice in Thinking. Dr. Young received his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Notre Dame.

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