Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Experiment Hazard Class 6 - Chemicals

Applicability

The hazard controls described herein apply to all experiments involving various types of hazardous chemicals. Hazard controls (associated with other hazard classes) may also apply to experiments in this hazard class.

Experiment Category

Experiments involving previously reviewed hazard controls are, in general, Low or Medium risk experiments. Working with high toxicity, flammability, etc. or larger quantities of materials may change the classification to High risk.

Experiments involving new equipment, processes or materials, or modified hazard control schemes are High risk experiments.

Hazard Control Plan Verification Statements

Engineered Controls

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)

Carcinogens  (6.1)

Oxidizers (6.5)

Corrosives (6.2)

Alkali Metals

Toxic (6.3)

Chemical fume hood

Chemical fume hood

Chemical fume hood

Chemical fume hood

Chemical fume hood

Chemical fume hood

Store in flammable liquid storage cabinet

Store in designated & posted area or cabinet

Store in secondary spill tray

Store in acid cabinet

Store in secondary spill tray

Store in secondary spill tray

Eyewash station

Eyewash station

Eyewash station

Eyewash station

Eyewash station

Eyewash station

Safety shower

Safety shower

Safety shower

Safety shower

Safety shower

Safety shower

Chemical Spill Kit

Spill kit

Spill kit

Spill kit

Spill kit

Spill kit

Procedural Controls

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)

Carcinogens(6.1)

Oxidizers (6.5)

Corrosives (6.2)

Alkali Metals

Toxic (6.3)

Keep away from ignition sources.

SOP that specifies safe practices under normal and emergency conditions

Do not store near flammable/combustible material or organic compounds

SOP that specifies safe practices under normal and emergency conditions may be required.

> 1 lb alkali metal must be reported to the ANL-E Fire Department

SOP that specifies safe practices under normal and emergency conditions may be required.

Equipment Inspections

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)

Carcinogens(6.1)

Oxidizers (6.5)

Corrosives (6.2)

Alkali Metals

Toxic (6.3)

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.


Safety Training

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)

Carcinogens(6.1)

Oxidizers (6.5)

Corrosives (6.2)

Alkali Metals

Toxic (6.3)

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

As determined by review.

Signs/Labeling

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)

Carcinogens(6.1)

Oxidizers (6.5)

Corrosives (6.2)

Alkali Metals

Toxic (6.3)

Manufacturer label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or NFPA 704 label

Manufacturer label or NFPA 704 label

 

Class 1: Danger - Cancer Hazard

    Dangerous When Wet  
 

Class 2: Caution – Cancer Hazard

       


PPE

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)

Carcinogens(6.1)

Oxidizers (6.5)

Corrosives (6.2)

Alkali Metals

Toxic (6.3)

Closed toed, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toed, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toed, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toed, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toed, slip-resistant shoes

Closed toed, slip-resistant shoes

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop work

Chemical goggles or safety glasses with faceshield for benchtop work

Chemically-resistant gloves (refer to MSDS or APS Safety Representative)

Chemically-resistant gloves (refer to MSDS or APS Safety Representative)

Chemically-resistant gloves (refer to MSDS or APS Safety Representative)

Chemically-resistant gloves (refer to MSDS or APS Safety Representative)

Chemically-resistant gloves (refer to MSDS or APS Safety Representative)

Chemically-resistant gloves (refer to MSDS or APS Safety Representative)

 

Buttoned laboratory coat

 

Buttoned laboratory coat

 

Buttoned laboratory coat

  No exposed hands and arms   No exposed hands and arms   No exposed hands and arms

NOTE: The need for use of PPE extends to the setup/maintenance/trouble shooting/disassembly of equipment containing or may have contained hazardous materials.

View the Glove Selection Chart and Glove Type by Chemical

Chemical Monitoring

Flammables/Combustibles (6.4)

Carcinogens(6.1)

Oxidizers (6.5)

Corrosives (6.2)

Alkali Metals

Toxic (6.3)

As determined by ESQ-Industrial Hygiene

As determined by ESQ-Industrial Hygiene

As determined by ESQ-Industrial Hygiene

As determined by ESQ-Industrial Hygiene

As determined by ESQ-Industrial Hygiene

As determined by ESQ-Industrial Hygiene

Hazardous Waste

If your work here will generate hazardous chemical or radioactive waste, you must work with Argonne and your host Beamline to ensure that these wastes are stored and disposed of properly. Argonne will provide for hazardous waste disposal; your host Beamline will make sure you know the proper procedure. NOTE: Except in certain cases, waste chemicals and chemicals in general may not be disposed of down laboratory, restroom, or storm drains.

Experiment Authorization

The PSC Deputy Associate Laboratory Director of Operations delegates the authority to authorize an experiment in this hazard class to Beamline Management personnel and a member of the APS Experiment Review Board.

Hazard Control Verification

The PSC Deputy Associate Laboratory Director of Operations delegates responsibility for verifying that required controls are in place to the experiment On-site Spokesperson and Beamline Management personnel.

References

LMS-PROC-236: Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan 5/1/2016 (Internal link)

LMS-PROC-312: Chemical Life Cycle 10/18/2016 (Internal link)

LMS-PROC-288: Hazard Communications for Chemicals 12/15/2016 (Internal link)

Please contact Bruce Glagola or Nena Moonier if you can not access the internal link

Reviewed : March 16, 2017