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  • Training & Programs | Georgia Tech Chemistry & Biochemistry
    courses will receive a certificate of achievement To complete the biosafety certificate program individuals will need to take the four required courses listed and choose any three courses in the electives section The program will help lab managers research technicians and students to increase safety in the biological laboratory Anyone can register at the Office of Organizational Development for the classes All classes will currently be taught in the EHS conference room at 490 10th Street Third Floor Radiation and Laser Safety Training The Office of Radiological Safety ORS manages all aspects of the use of radioactive material RAM and radiation generating devices at Georgia Tech Our goal is to provide radiological safety and control in accordance with our philosophy to keep personnel and public exposure As Low As Reasonably Achievable ALARA and to comply with federal and state regulations The Georgia Tech Office of Radiological Safety is on the third floor of the Boggs Building located at 770 State Street X Ray Safety Training http www ors gatech edu xray Radioactive Materials Safety Training http www ors gatech edu ram Laser Safety Training http www ors gatech edu laser Radiation Awareness Training Radioactive Material X rays http www ors gatech edu awareness ram pdf Shipping Training You must receive appropriate training to ship and receive chemicals These training sessions are offered online from the trainsweb portal Receipt of Hazardous Materials Flash http www trainsweb gatech edu courses index category tutorials Shipment of Dangerous Goods Flash http www trainsweb gatech edu courses category tutorials EHS will work with you to ship samples or chemicals The pamphlet accessible here outlines the steps to take For additional information on Chemical samples contact Ryan Lisk ryan lisk ehs gatech edu or Ryanne Shadwick ryanne shadwick ehs gatech edu Biological samples contact Lisa Broadhurst lisa broadhurst ehs gatech edu Videos Inherently Safer The Future of Risk Reduction This video from the U S Chemical Safety Board CSB tells the story of the Bayer CroScience Pesticide waste tank explosion which resulted in two fatalities The CSB case study highlights the importance and criteria to consider to design processes that are inherently safe including alternative chemicals and synthetic pathways Anatomy of a Disaster Anatomy of a Disaster tells the story of one of the worst industrial accidents in recent U S history the March 23 2005 explosion at the British Petroleum refinery in Texas City Texas which killed 15 workers injured 180 others and caused billions of dollars in economic losses The U S Chemical Safety Board CSB an independent federal agency investigated the accident The CSB produced this video in March 2008 based on its comprehensive 341 page public report issued in 2007 The video is a detailed analysis and journey into learning all the factors that resulted in the accident It includes a nine minute animation detailing the events leading up to the blast It features interviews with members of the CSB investigative team who spent two years studying the causes of the accident

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  • Safety Procedures | Georgia Tech Chemistry & Biochemistry
    place Aspects of this program that are especially relevant to the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry are highlighted below Sinks and Drains The following substances cannot be poured down the drain Acetone Organic solvents or chemicals Mercury or other heavy metals Strong acids solutions with pH 5 5 Strong bases solutions with pH 12 0 Malodorous substances Hazardous waste Infectious biological waste Radioactive material Trash Cans The following substances cannot be disposed of in trash cans Sharps including needles Used plastic syringes Broken glassware Used filter paper Gloves contaminated with hazardous chemicals Key Hazardous Waste Guidelines Set up hazardous waste containers at or near the point of waste generation Do not place hazardous waste containers in sinks Waste containers must be compatible with the waste no acid in metal cans etc Waste containers must be in secondary containment such as a drum pallet or plastic bin Waste containers must be labeled with at least the name of the chemical s and approximate percentages from the time you start adding the waste Unless you are physically standing in front of the container adding waste the container must be capped When a hazardous waste container is ready to be taken away enter the date on the tag and schedule a pickup 4 6224 Hazardous Waste Tips Use plastic containers for the accumulation of corrosive wastes Acids bases metal salts bleach and aqueous waste solutions should be collected in plastic containers The use of metal containers with these waste streams results in corroded containers that leak compromise safety and necessitate spill response efforts Appropriate containers are available from the safety vendors in the resources section Don t overstock chemicals see what is available order what is needed Do not apply bulk purchasing cost saving logic to the purchase of chemicals Overstocking of chemicals eventually results in very expensive large scale lab clean outs Evaluate current lab supplies and order the minimum amount needed Label all chemicals to prevent the disposal of unknowns Ensure all reagent and squeeze bottles vials flasks and waste containers are labeled appropriately Sharps such as needles must be disposed of in sharps containers Appropriate containers are available from vendors such as the one listed here Used plastic syringes paper filters and contaminated gloves must be disposed of in solid waste containers Broken glassware must be disposed of in specific cardboard glass waste containers These containers can be purchased from common laboratory suppliers one example can be found here Important Contact Info Emergencies Safety Training Safety Procedures Material Safety Data Sheet Resources Forms Hazardous Gases Program Safety Links Georgia Tech Resources Offices Departments News Center Campus Calendar Special Events GreenBuzz Institute Communications Visitor Resources Campus Visits Georgia Tech Hotel Conference Center Georgia Tech Global Learning Center Visitor Parking Information Directions to Campus GTvisitor Wireless Network Information Barnes Noble at Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts Robert C Williams Paper Museum About Core Values Mission Programs Facilities Services Employment Opportunities History Community Organizations Finding Us News Archive Events Archive Policies

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  • Material Safety Data Sheet | Georgia Tech Chemistry & Biochemistry
    particular hazardous chemical under normal conditions of use as well as during emergencies The information on an MSDS is provided by the manufacturer or distributor of the chemical You are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA to maintain a copy of the MSDS for the each chemical used and stored in your work area Regulations do not require a standard format for MSDS information so one MSDS may look different than another However regulations do require that every MSDS be written in English and that they provide the following information Chemical name trade name synonyms and CAS number Name address and telephone number of the manufacturer List of hazardous ingredients Exposure limits OSHA PELs ACGIH TLVs or other established limits Conditions under which the chemical will burn explode melt or become a dangerous gas Normal appearance and odor of the chemical How to put out a fire involving the chemical What to do if the chemical leaks or spills Primary ways the chemical enters the body Known health hazards of the chemical Medical conditions that may be aggravated by exposure to the chemical How to prevent a dangerous exposure handling storage protective equipment and disposal Signs and symptoms of exposure to the chemical What to do if you are exposed When the MSDS was last updated Training Resources EHS will provide classroom presentations on how to understand an MSDS Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets MSDS classroom schedule and sign up available on http www trainsweb gatech edu courses index category tutorials How to Translate an MSDS classroom schedule and sign up available on http www trainsweb gatech edu courses index category tutorials Important Contact Info Emergencies Safety Training Safety Procedures Material Safety Data Sheet Resources Forms Hazardous Gases Program Safety Links Georgia Tech Resources Offices Departments News Center Campus Calendar Special Events GreenBuzz Institute Communications Visitor Resources Campus Visits Georgia Tech Hotel Conference Center Georgia Tech Global Learning Center Visitor Parking Information Directions to Campus GTvisitor Wireless Network Information Barnes Noble at Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts Robert C Williams Paper Museum About Core Values Mission Programs Facilities Services Employment Opportunities History Community Organizations Finding Us News Archive Events Archive Policies Procedures Research Areas Summer Research Opportunities Undergraduate Research Centers Facilities Services Conferences Academics Graduate Programs Apply Degree Requirements Assistantships Fellowships Employment Opportunities Courses Graduate Student Life Undergraduate Programs Apply B S Chemistry Program B S Biochemistry Program Freshman Chemistry Program Minors Careers Courses Advising Employment Opportunities Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Internship Travel Scholarships Course Permits Undergraduate Student Life Safety Important Contact Info Emergencies Safety Training Safety Procedures Material Safety Data Sheet Resources Forms Hazardous Gases Program Safety Links People Faculty Staff Directory Advisory Board Faculty Awards Graduate Awards Undergraduate Awards Employment Opportunities Alumni Friends Advisory Board Alumni News Events Giving School of Chemistry Biochemistry 901 Atlantic Drive Atlanta GA 30332 0400 404 894 4002 phone 404 894 7452 fax Home Centers Facilities Directory Advisory Board Log In Emergency Information Legal Privacy Information Accessibility Accountability Accreditation

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  • Resources | Georgia Tech Chemistry & Biochemistry
    edu or Ryanne Shadwick ryanne shadwick ehs gatech edu Biological samples contact Lisa Broadhurst lisa broadhurst ehs gatech edu Hazardous Gas Safety Program For the purposes of this program dangerous gases refers to highly toxic flammable or pyrophoric gases A list of commonly used dangerous gases can be found in Appendix A of the program Purchases of highly toxic and pyrophoric gases are restricted and require prenotification to Georgia Tech Environmental Health and Safety EHS and preapproval by Georgia Tech Chemical and Environmental Safety Committee and Safety GT CESC http www ehs gatech edu chemical pre approval pdf This program outlines the requirements and responsibilities necessary to provide suitable accommodation for the presence of dangerous gases in GT laboratories These accommodations include but are not limited to gas cabinets gas monitoring systems permanent and temporary building fire sprinkler systems and administrative controls Dangerous Gas Safety Program can be downloaded from http www ehs gatech edu chemical dangerousGasSafetyProgram pdf Hazardous Gas Laboratory The hazardous gas laboratory is located in Room 2186 of the Molecular Science and Engineering building It was especially designed to safely handle and conduct experiments with hazardous gases like ammonia hydrogen sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide The laboratory can be used by all members of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry who wish to conduct experiments involving hazardous gases Access to the Hazgas Laboratory To gain access to the hazgas laboratory a specific training is mandatory and can be requested by contacting Pamela Pollet pamela pollet chemistry gatech edu Procedures and Forms The Hazgas laboratory can be reserved by approved members of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry through login Hazardous Gas Laboratory General Information Are you looking for safety information such as chemical compatibility glove compatibility commercial suppliers of safety items We have gathered links that can help you and save you time click Safety Links Underage Visitors No visitors under the age of 16 are permitted to work in Georgia Tech laboratories Visiting students under the age of 18 must provide a waiver to work in GT labs http www procurement gatech edu documents Waiver pdf signed by their parent or legal guardian Additionally prior to beginning work they must complete Georgia Right to Know Training either online http www usg edu ehs training rtkbasic or in the classroom and must also attend a basic lab safety class Check www trainsweb gatech edu for the next available classroom sessions or contact the GT EHS Chemical Safety Office at 4 2964 to arrange for a special session if the monthly sessions don t fit your student s schedule Important Contact Info Emergencies Safety Training Safety Procedures Material Safety Data Sheet Resources Forms Hazardous Gases Program Safety Links Georgia Tech Resources Offices Departments News Center Campus Calendar Special Events GreenBuzz Institute Communications Visitor Resources Campus Visits Georgia Tech Hotel Conference Center Georgia Tech Global Learning Center Visitor Parking Information Directions to Campus GTvisitor Wireless Network Information Barnes Noble at Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts Robert C

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  • Forms & Signages | Georgia Tech Chemistry & Biochemistry
    report after an accident incident In addition GT Environment Health and Safety EHS required that injury form be completed The report will not only provide accurate documentation of the event but it will also serve as a learning tool for others School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Accident Incident Report form GT EHS Injury form Laboratory Weekly and Monthly Self Inspection Checklist Laboratory self inspection are required on a weekly and a monthly basis The completed inspection sheets must be dated signed and filed in the green safety binders Download the checklist here Quarterly Laboratory Self Inspection Laboratory self inspections are required by the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry on a quarterly basis The completed checklist must be sent to Dr Pamela Pollet pamela pollet chemistry gatech edu Biological Safety Inspections Form The biological inventory form biosafety annual checklist biosafety new laboratory checklist laboratory self inspection checklist and certification of training can be found here Laboratory Safety Plan Download template Unattended Operations All unattended experiments must be accurately labeled with information essential to personnel not familiar with the experiments such as emergency responders This information must enable people to easily assess the hazards associated with the experiments as well as provide the contact information of the people who can provide additional information if needed Reaction Underway Sign Unattended Operations Form Emergency Door Signage Emergency door card used to list the contact persons and phone numbers can be downloaded here Important Contact Info Emergencies Safety Training Safety Procedures Material Safety Data Sheet Resources Forms Hazardous Gases Program Safety Links Georgia Tech Resources Offices Departments News Center Campus Calendar Special Events GreenBuzz Institute Communications Visitor Resources Campus Visits Georgia Tech Hotel Conference Center Georgia Tech Global Learning Center Visitor Parking Information Directions to Campus GTvisitor Wireless Network Information Barnes Noble at Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts Robert C Williams Paper Museum About Core Values Mission Programs Facilities Services Employment Opportunities History Community Organizations Finding Us News Archive Events Archive Policies Procedures Research Areas Summer Research Opportunities Undergraduate Research Centers Facilities Services Conferences Academics Graduate Programs Apply Degree Requirements Assistantships Fellowships Employment Opportunities Courses Graduate Student Life Undergraduate Programs Apply B S Chemistry Program B S Biochemistry Program Freshman Chemistry Program Minors Careers Courses Advising Employment Opportunities Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Internship Travel Scholarships Course Permits Undergraduate Student Life Safety Important Contact Info Emergencies Safety Training Safety Procedures Material Safety Data Sheet Resources Forms Hazardous Gases Program Safety Links People Faculty Staff Directory Advisory Board Faculty Awards Graduate Awards Undergraduate Awards Employment Opportunities Alumni Friends Advisory Board Alumni News Events Giving School of Chemistry Biochemistry 901 Atlantic Drive Atlanta GA 30332 0400 404 894 4002 phone 404 894 7452 fax Home Centers Facilities Directory Advisory Board Log In Emergency Information Legal Privacy Information Accessibility Accountability Accreditation Employment 2015 Georgia Institute of Technology About the School of Chemistry Biochemistry Core Values Mission Programs Facilities Services Employment Opportunities History Community Organizations Finding Us News Archive Events Archive Policies Procedures The home of our school the

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  • Hazardous Gases Program | Georgia Tech Chemistry & Biochemistry
    gas cabinets Below are examples of excess flow control devices from three suppliers Malema Airgas Matheson Hazardous Gas Laboratory The hazardous gas laboratory is located Room 2186 in MoSE and was especially designed to safely handle and conduct experiments with hazardous gases like ammonia hydrogen sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide The laboratory can be used by all members of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry who wish to conducted experiment involving hazardous gases Access to the Hazgas Laboratory To gain access to the hazgas laboratory a specific training is mandatory and can be requested by contacting Pamela Pollet pamela pollet chemistry gatech edu Important Contact Info Emergencies Safety Training Safety Procedures Material Safety Data Sheet Resources Forms Hazardous Gases Program Safety Links Georgia Tech Resources Offices Departments News Center Campus Calendar Special Events GreenBuzz Institute Communications Visitor Resources Campus Visits Georgia Tech Hotel Conference Center Georgia Tech Global Learning Center Visitor Parking Information Directions to Campus GTvisitor Wireless Network Information Barnes Noble at Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts Robert C Williams Paper Museum About Core Values Mission Programs Facilities Services Employment Opportunities History Community Organizations Finding Us News Archive Events Archive Policies Procedures Research Areas Summer Research Opportunities Undergraduate Research Centers Facilities Services Conferences Academics Graduate Programs Apply Degree Requirements Assistantships Fellowships Employment Opportunities Courses Graduate Student Life Undergraduate Programs Apply B S Chemistry Program B S Biochemistry Program Freshman Chemistry Program Minors Careers Courses Advising Employment Opportunities Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Internship Travel Scholarships Course Permits Undergraduate Student Life Safety Important Contact Info Emergencies Safety Training Safety Procedures Material Safety Data Sheet Resources Forms Hazardous Gases Program Safety Links People Faculty Staff Directory Advisory Board Faculty Awards Graduate Awards Undergraduate Awards Employment Opportunities Alumni Friends Advisory Board Alumni News Events Giving School of Chemistry Biochemistry 901 Atlantic Drive Atlanta GA 30332 0400 404 894 4002 phone 404 894 7452 fax Home Centers Facilities Directory Advisory Board Log In Emergency Information Legal Privacy Information Accessibility Accountability Accreditation Employment 2015 Georgia Institute of Technology About the School of Chemistry Biochemistry Core Values Mission Programs Facilities Services Employment Opportunities History Community Organizations Finding Us News Archive Events Archive Policies Procedures The home of our school the Molecular Science and Engineering building Our Undergraduate Graduate Programs Graduate Programs Undergraduate Programs Graduate Apply to Our Graduate Programs Degree Programs Degree Requirements Assistantships Fellowships Employment Opportunities Courses Graduate Awards Graduate Student Life Undergraduate Apply to Our Undergraduate Programs B S Chemistry Program B S Biochemistry Program Freshman Chemistry Program Minors Courses Careers Advising Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Research Projects Undergraduate Internship Travel Scholarships Course Permits Undergraduate Student Life UG Blog Research Opportunities Areas Areas Summer Research Opportunities Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Research Projects Centers Facilities Services Conferences The school is engaged in cutting edge research across the full breadth or modern chemistry and biochemistry Our activities bridge traditional boundaries between scientific disciplines and involve partnerships across the campus around the country and internationally Research lies as the core of graduate education in the chemical and biochemical

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  • Safety Links | Georgia Tech Chemistry & Biochemistry
    the website Material Compatibility Cole Parmer offers an interactive compatibility chart of materials and chemicals Ingersoll Rand s chemical compatibility guide offers chemical compatibility for materials from polymers to metals Hand Protection Airgas gloves Cole Parmer website offers a glove chemical compatibility chart when you select the chemical you are interested in Showabest glove website is a great resource for general gloves information and also offers a chemical resistance chart for gloves by selecting the chemical of interest Microflex Chemical Resistance Guide Chart of chemicals with associated chemical resistance for Latex and Nitriles gloves Provides information on the rate of permeation Ansell Chemical Resistance Guide Extensive chart for chemicals resistance of Laminate Nitrile Unsupported Neoprene Supported PVA Snorkel Natural Rubber ChemiPro CHEMTEK Butyl and CHEMTEK Butyl Viton gloves Chemical Engineering News Safety Letters C EN has published Safety Letters since 1993 The letters cover a wide variety of hazards and or accidents that have occurred It is a valuable resource to keep up to date with some of the safety challenges our profession faces and potential strategies to prevent accidents and promote safety culture American Industrial Hygiene Association AIHA AIHA provides a collection of technical safety topics and laboratory safety incidents Regulatory Agencies Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA Laboratories Environmental Protection Agency EPA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Toxicology TOXNET Toxicology Data Network Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry The Collaborative on Health and the Environment Toxicant and Disease Database Poisons Information Monographs A database with information on substances commonly involved in cases of poisoning Greener Chemical Alternatives Green Chemical Purchasing Alternatives Wizard The wizard tool was developed by MIT as a way to reduce the hazardous waste profile in research labs It enables the choice of alternative methods By the chemical you wish to replace By the process you wish to replace or modify By an alternative chemical you may have heard or read about By an alternative process you may have heard or read about Access the wizard by clicking here Feedback or comments about the Green Chemical Alternatives Wizard are welcome at greenchem mit edu Important Contact Info Emergencies Safety Training Safety Procedures Material Safety Data Sheet Resources Forms Hazardous Gases Program Safety Links Georgia Tech Resources Offices Departments News Center Campus Calendar Special Events GreenBuzz Institute Communications Visitor Resources Campus Visits Georgia Tech Hotel Conference Center Georgia Tech Global Learning Center Visitor Parking Information Directions to Campus GTvisitor Wireless Network Information Barnes Noble at Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts Robert C Williams Paper Museum About Core Values Mission Programs Facilities Services Employment Opportunities History Community Organizations Finding Us News Archive Events Archive Policies Procedures Research Areas Summer Research Opportunities Undergraduate Research Centers Facilities Services Conferences Academics Graduate Programs Apply Degree Requirements Assistantships Fellowships Employment Opportunities Courses Graduate Student Life Undergraduate Programs Apply B S Chemistry Program B S Biochemistry Program Freshman Chemistry Program Minors Careers Courses Advising Employment Opportunities Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Internship Travel Scholarships Course Permits Undergraduate Student Life Safety

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  • People | Georgia Tech Chemistry & Biochemistry
    Special Events GreenBuzz Institute Communications Visitor Resources Campus Visits Georgia Tech Hotel Conference Center Georgia Tech Global Learning Center Visitor Parking Information Directions to Campus GTvisitor Wireless Network Information Barnes Noble at Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts Robert C Williams Paper Museum About Core Values Mission Programs Facilities Services Employment Opportunities History Community Organizations Finding Us News Archive Events Archive Policies Procedures Research Areas Summer Research Opportunities Undergraduate Research Centers Facilities Services Conferences Academics Graduate Programs Apply Degree Requirements Assistantships Fellowships Employment Opportunities Courses Graduate Student Life Undergraduate Programs Apply B S Chemistry Program B S Biochemistry Program Freshman Chemistry Program Minors Careers Courses Advising Employment Opportunities Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Internship Travel Scholarships Course Permits Undergraduate Student Life Safety Important Contact Info Emergencies Safety Training Safety Procedures Material Safety Data Sheet Resources Forms Hazardous Gases Program Safety Links People Faculty Staff Directory Advisory Board Faculty Awards Graduate Awards Undergraduate Awards Employment Opportunities Alumni Friends Advisory Board Alumni News Events Giving School of Chemistry Biochemistry 901 Atlantic Drive Atlanta GA 30332 0400 404 894 4002 phone 404 894 7452 fax Home Centers Facilities Directory Advisory Board Log In Emergency Information Legal Privacy Information Accessibility Accountability Accreditation Employment 2015 Georgia Institute of Technology About the School of Chemistry Biochemistry Core Values Mission Programs Facilities Services Employment Opportunities History Community Organizations Finding Us News Archive Events Archive Policies Procedures The home of our school the Molecular Science and Engineering building Our Undergraduate Graduate Programs Graduate Programs Undergraduate Programs Graduate Apply to Our Graduate Programs Degree Programs Degree Requirements Assistantships Fellowships Employment Opportunities Courses Graduate Awards Graduate Student Life Undergraduate Apply to Our Undergraduate Programs B S Chemistry Program B S Biochemistry Program Freshman Chemistry Program Minors Courses Careers Advising Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Research Projects Undergraduate Internship Travel Scholarships Course Permits Undergraduate

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