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Document ID (ISN)57196
CIS number 91-1835
Year 1991
Convention or series no. NIOSH Order No.88-79895
Author(s) Bethea R.M.
Title Incorporation of occupational safety and health into unit operations laboratory courses: NIOSH Instructional Module
Bibliographic information US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, 1991. 1 vol. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index.
Abstract The main aim of this instructional module is to increase safety and health awareness in chemical engineering students engaged in laboratory work and in pilot-plant operations. Subjects covered by the 10 modules: background; introduction (general safety problems, unit operations laboratories (UOLs)); safety procedures and programmes for universities and their UOLs; general laboratory safety rules; safety procedures for UOLs; safety and health standards and regulations in the US; safety principles for UOL projects (fire, mechanical and electrical hazards); industrial hygiene in UOLs (health effects, material safety data sheets (MSDSs), hazard identification, noise, chemical exposure evaluation, other exposures, ventilation requirements, labelling, personal protective equipment, chemical handling and storage, waste disposal, chemical spills); safety precautions during the preparation of experiments; hazard control. Each module is accompanied by sample quiz questions. In the appendices: self-inspection checklist; personal protective equipment in UOLs; odour thresholds, odours, irritation levels and TLVs associated with ca. 250 industrial chemicals; glossary of terms used in MSDS; partial list of relevant US technical standards.
Descriptors (primary) laboratories; chemical industry; USA; process engineering; training material; major hazards; educational institutions; chemical hazards; chemical processes
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; safety guides; noise; electricity; fire hazards; training manuals; list of chemical substances; odour threshold; limitation of exposure; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; personal protective equipment; hazard identification; TLV list; legislation; glossary; check lists; safety and health documentation; training course
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Teaching and educational institutions
Chemical industry
Major hazards