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Title: SBS Safety Induction Part 2


1
SBS Safety InductionPart 2
  • A presentation to Honours Students
  • about to embark on Project work
  • January 2009

2
Contents
  • Health and Safety Law
  • SBSs safety organisation
  • What you should expect
  • Your responsibility
  • Sources of Safety information
  • Risk Assessment and Safe Systems of Work
  • Basics of Biological Safety
  • Radiation safety
  • Lone and out of hours working
  • Who to contact for advice

3
Health and Safety Law
1
Health and Safety and Work Act 1974 (HASAWA)
It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure,
so far as is reasonably practicable, the health,
safety and welfare of all his employees whilst
they are at work
Specific duties include
  • Define Safe Systems of Work (SSW)
  • Ensure safe use, handling and transport of
    articles and substances
  • Provide Information, Instruction, Training and
    Supervision
  • Maintain a safe place of work, and provide safe
    access and safe egress
  • Provide and maintain a safe working environment
    ve Safety Culture

4
School Safety Organization
2
UNIVERSITY COURT
HEALTH SAFETY DEPT.
SUPPORT SERVICES
INSTITUTES
5
What you should expect
3
  • To be given a local code of safety practice
  • To be introduced to University HS policy
  • To be given a suitable induction into the School
    and laboratory
  • To be shown Risk Assessments for any work that
    you do
  • To be given sufficient training, information, and
    supervision to carry out your work safely
  • To be provided with personal protective
    equipment e.g. lab coat
  • Make sure you have received these things from
    your supervisor before starting work

6
Students
4
  • Safety is YOUR responsibility too!

SECTION 7 of HASAWA places a duty on an employee
while at work to Take reasonable care for the
health and safety of himself and of other persons
who may be affected by his acts or omissions at
work,......
7
You have a duty of care
.....and to cooperate with his employer so far
as is necessary to enable them to carry out their
statutory duty.
  • Your duty is therefore to..
  • Be Aware of the Hazards and local emergency
    procedures READ THE RISK ASSESSMENTS
  • Comply with school policy and laboratory rules,
    USE the PPE WEAR YOUR LABCOAT, NO EATING
    DRINKING
  • Read and Observe the Safe Systems of Work
    (SSW) Ask for help if you are not sure of the
    procedure.
  • Plan every experiment with safety in mind
  • CONSTANTLY ASSESS THE RISKS

8
5 Safety Information SIGNS ARE THERE FOR YOUR
INFORMATION
BIOLOGICAL HAZARD Hazard Group 2
Infectious agent Brugia malayi
NO ENTRY TO UNAUTHORISED PERSONNEL
This area is used for maintenance of mosquitoes
that have been infected with Brugia malayi, which
is a human infection hazard. The following have
received training and are authorised to use these
facilities Ms. A. Nother Prof. R. Ewing Mrs
J. Major
If you require access or information, please
contact Ann Nother/Jane Major Tel. 650
9993 Robert Ewing Tel. 650 9992
9
Safety Information
HAZARD warnings on containers - Means beware of
contents (CORROSIVE)
HAZARD WARNING on rooms, equipment -means
beware of adjacent hazard (BIOHAZARD)
MANDATORY INSTRUCTION -means must do the
indicated action to behave safely (WASH HANDS)
PROHIBITION NOTICE -means must NOT do the
indicated action (NO UNAUTHORISED ENTRY)
EMERGENCY INFORMATION -example Emergency exit
to the left
10
Safety Information 6 RISK ASSESSMENTS
A hazard is anything with the potential to cause
harm, A risk is the likelihood of potential
harm from that hazard being realised.
Before starting any procedure which carries risk,
a risk assessment must be performed no
exceptions
  • Your Supervisor is responsible for ensuring risk
    assessments are completed- before starting work.
  • Even computer-based projects should be risk
    assessed - e.g. DSE

11
There are Risk Assessment types tocover every
kind of hazardous activity
Generic Risk assessment (RA1 form)
Chemical
Fieldwork
Biological
Fire/Explosion
GM
Ionising radiation
EquipmentPUWER
Electricity at work
COSHH
DSEAR
Fire
All risk assessment forms can be found at
http//safety.biology.ed.ac.uk/risk/
BIOCOSHH
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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
Regulations, 2002 - COSHH
  • Anyone working with a hazardous substance must be
    made aware of the risk and the SAFE SYSTEM OF
    WORK
  • If a reagent has any of the following symbols
    Risk Assessment is required before use
  • Risks MUST be controlled by Safe Systems of
    Work (SSW)

COSHH, A brief guide http//www.hse.gov.uk/pubns
/indg136.pdf
13
First principle of Risk Assessment isSUBSTITUTE
  • If use of a hazardous substance can be replaced
    by a less hazardous substance, or by the same
    substance in a less hazardous form, then it is
    your duty in law to choose the less hazardous
    alternative.

OR, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, AVOID THE HAZARD
COMPLETELY BY DOING THE TASK ANOTHER, SAFER WAY
Harmful if swallowedHarmful if
inhaled Mutagen Skin, eye, respiratory Irritant
CASE IN POINT Ethidium bromideSubstitute with
safer alternatives such as SYBRsafe IF
PRACTICABLE If not practicable? YOUR LEGAL
OBLIGATION IS TO USE THE SAFEST FORM OF THE
SUBSTANCE AND TO USE IT UNDER ADEQUATE CONTROL
14
Second principle of Risk Assessment is
  • IF A SAFE SCHEME OF IS PROVIDED YOU MUST FOLLOW
    IT
  • Follow the methods specified
  • Use any protective equipment provided

If you do not use systems and procedures provided
to ensure your safety, then you may be vulnerable
if an accident should occur
15
Dealing with Spills of Hazardous
substances Step away Dont be a hero. Never
expose yourself to risk. Clear the area Warn
others nearby and prevent access e.g. may
need to warn floor below for large leak /
spill Identify the spilled material If
necessary speak to witnesses/lab
colleagues Get help report spill to
Superintendent/Spill team contact. See Safety
noticeboard for your area Look for injuries
call first-aider/emergency services if
necessary. COMPLEX SPILL? CALL SECURITY 50
2257
SLIDE 15
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Basics of Biological Safety
7
  • see part 6 of University Safety Policy
    at http//www.safety.ed.ac.uk/policy/part6/part6
    .shtm
  • COSHH BA1 risk assessment required? Yes if the
    organism has the potential to cause harm
  • Working with GMOs? A GM risk assessment must be
    approved by GM safety committee before work
    starts
  • See SBS website and Biosafety unit for further
    information.
  • http//safety.biology.ed.ac.uk/biolsafety/
  • http//www.safety.ed.ac.uk/resources/bio_safety.sh
    tm

17
Good Microbiological Practiceand Containment
http//www.safety.ed.ac.uk/resources/Bio/Guidance/
General/GMP.shtm
  • GMP
  • is employed to keep cultured microorganisms free
    from contamination from other organisms
  • Containment
  • Has 2 aims Prevent escape from lab
  • Prevent Workers from harm caused by
    infection


18
Containment Levels The ACDP Definitions
Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
19
Containment-lab rules
  • Restricted access- authorised workers only
  • PPE- Must be worn, should be left in the lab.
  • Block infection routes-
  • e.g. ingestion, inhalation, percutaneous
  • Disinfection- required after work and after
    spillages
  • Waste disposal- follow local rules
  • Accident reporting- report all incidents
  • Training- Induction, records

SLIDE 19
20
Sharps
Breaking News Most accidents in SBS in
2006-8 were Cuts Needlesticks
  • Sharps are? Blades, needles, pipettes
  • Guidance is available from the Biosafety unit
  • Avoid using if at all possible
  • NEVER, repeat Do not ever, resheath needles
  • Dispose to bin immediately after use
  • Take care when transporting sharps

21
Radiation Safety
8
School Radiation Protection Supervisor Dr. Celia
Goodhew 507746 RP Assistant Pam Beattie
  • Must inform RPS if project involves use of
    ionising radiation
  • Supervisor must complete a Proposed Scheme of
    Work
  • Students must be closely supervised
  • University guidance http//www.safety.ed.ac.uk/re
    sources/rad_protect.shtm
  • SBS radiation safety pages http//safety.biology.
    ed.ac.uk/radsafety/
  • Must abide by local rules (available from RPS)

22
Lone Out of Hours Working
Youll never walk alone
9
work
again
  • NORMAL WORKING HOURS are 9am 5pm
  • Out-of hours work only permitted under direct
    supervision
  • Specific risk assessment required
  • Know how to summon help if things go wrong
  • SECURITY (0131) 650 2257
  • EMERGENCY ONLY 2222 internal phones only

23
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ?
Good question. We dont get asked that a lot!
  • Look it up
  • University HS Web site http//www.safety.ed.ac.u
    k/
  • School Safety Web site http//safety.biology.ed
    .ac.uk/
  • Ask your supervisor
  • Look it up on the web e.g. Google
    formaldehyde MSDS

Please sir, whats an MSDS?
24
This can happen when Safety Advice is not followed
Diethyl ether Flashpoint -40oC Extremely
volatile Extremely flammable
  • Heat sources in fume hood-
  • Hotplate, light,
  • static from pouring liquid
  • Vapours in winchester ignited
  • and exploded.

Risk assessments required COSHH and
DSEAR Leading to a SAFE SYSTEM of WORK
25
10 Who ya gonna call if it does go wrong
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
26
Who ya gonna call?
10
  • School Safety Adviser Dr Celia
    Goodhew 507746Biological Safety Advisor Dr
    Celia Goodhew 507746
  • Institute Superintendents Darwin/Swann/Rutherfo
    rd George McMillan 505438 Wellcome
    Centre Greg Anderson 507125 Stem Cell Research
    Charles Green 505874 Ashworth David Brown
    505453 Biology Teaching Org. Brendan
    McGrory 507196
  • Biological Safety Officers Darwin Chris
    French 507098 Swann Greg Anderson 507125 Ruth
    erford Sophie Haupt 503316 Ashworth David
    Cavanagh 505495 Roger Land Andrew
    Smith 506497 Further information and RA forms
    http//safety.biology.ed.ac.uk

SLIDE 26
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Accident reporting No accident is too trivial to
report
  • Report to supervisor and Superintendent ASAP
  • Accident reports involving GMOs must be treated
    as urgent-urgent
  • Near misses are also important

28
Any Questions?
If you have been, Thanks for listening -enjoy
your research!
PLEASE SIGN THE REGISTER BEFORE YOU LEAVE
This presentation can be downloaded
from http//safety.biology.ed.ac.uk/training/
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School of Biological Sciences
Students working outside SBS should receive
details of LOCAL safety contacts
  • School Safety Advisors Dr Celia
    Goodhew 507746
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor Dr Celia
    Goodhew 507746
  • RPS Assistant Ms Pam Beattie 507780
  • EMERGENCY 2222
  • University Security (0131) 650 2257
  • All relevant contacts in local rules and on
    noticeboards.

30
Darwin/Swann/Rutherford
Students working outside SBS should receive
details of LOCAL safety contacts
  • Superintendent Mr George McMillan 505438
  • Wellcome Centre Mgr. Dr Greg Anderson 507125
  • DBSOs- Darwin/Swann Dr Chris French 507098
  • Rutherford Dr Sophie Haupt 513316
  • All relevant contacts in local rules and on
    noticeboards.

31
Ashworth Complex
Students working outside SBS should receive
details of LOCAL safety contacts
  • Superintendent Dr David Brown 505453
  • DBSO Dr David Cavanagh 505459
  • All relevant contacts in Ashworth local rules and
    on noticeboards.

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Roger Land
Students working outside SBS should receive
details of relevant safety contacts.
  • Superintendent Mr Charles Green 505874
  • DBSO Dr Andrew Smith 506497
  • Area Radiation supervisor Ms Karen Anderson
    508749
  • All relevant contacts in ISCR local rules.
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