AS 2243.1:2021 pdf free download - Safety in laboratories Part 1: Planning and operational aspects

AS 2243.1:2021 pdf free download – Safety in laboratories Part 1: Planning and operational aspects

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AS 2243.1:2021 pdf free download – Safety in laboratories Part 1: Planning and operational aspects.
AS 2243.1 sets out requirements, general procedures, precautions, recommendations and information designed to promote safety of persons and property in laboratory operation.T he safety aspects described in this Standard apply to laboratory staff, maintenance stalL contractors, visitors and other authorized personnel, Including students, cleaners and security staff who use or enter the laboratory facilities.
This Standard deals specifically with sale practices in laboratories and does not cover the design and construction of laboratories, which is covered in building regulations and is the subject of AS/NZS 2982.
1.2 Application
This Standard should be used in conjunction with the applicable partsJ of AS/NZS 2243 series that is relevant to the types of hazards commonly found in the laboratory and the common types of work being carried out In the laboratory.
For information for areas not covered within the AS/NZS 2243 series, refer to national, state or territory regulations. If the requirements of any part of this Standard conflict with any national, state or territory regulations, the statutory regulations apply.
While this Standard has been developed For laboratories In buildings, It may be used for guidance for laboratories and laboratory activities in other locations, such as in the field.
1.3 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this document.
NOTE Documents for informative purposes are listed in the Bibliography.
AS 1530.4, Methods for fire rests on building materials, components and structures, Part 4: Fire-resIstance tests of elements of building construction
AS 1851.1, Maintenance offire protection equipment, Part 1: Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets
AS 1894. The storage and handling of non-flammable cryogenic and refrigerated liquids
AS 2243.2, Safety in laboratories. Part 2: Chemical aspects and storage
AS 2252.1. BIological safety cabinets, Part 1: BiologIcal safety cabinets. (Class I) for personnel and environment protection
AS 2252,2, Controlled environments, Part 2: BIological safety cabinets Class 11 — Design
AS 2252,5, Controlled environments, PartS: Cytotoxic drug safety cabinets (CDSC) — Design, construction, installation, testing and use
AS 2444, Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets — Selection and location AS 4332, The storage and handling of gases in cylinders
2.5.2 Labelling
Substances shall be labelled according to GHS and personnel tising the substances shall be made familiar with the relevant hazardous properties.
NOTE Refer to relevant national, state or territory regulatlnns, In addition to GHS requirements-
2.5.3 WarnIngs
Warning placards shall be placed in internal locations and on the external wall of the building.
NOTE Refer to relevant national, state, and territory regulations.
2.5.4 Liaison with emergency services
A regular liaison should be maintained with emergency services to inform them of the nature of hazards in the laboratory and of the emergency requirements.
2.6 Safety equipment
2.6.1 General
Fixed safety equipment shall be in accordance with AS/NZS 2982. Each eyewash and safety shower shall be tested and maintained in accordance with AS 4775.
NOTE 1 Other Parts in the AS/NZS 2243 series, may contain more specilic requirements for safety equipment. The Following additional safety equipment shall be available and accessible to all staff within the laboratory area:
(a) Fire extinguishers, installed in each laboratory in accordance with AS 2444, which shall be maintained In accordance with AS 1851.1.
(b) Fire blankets, manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 3504.
c) First aid facilities and supplies.
NOTE 2 Refer to relevant national, state and territory regulations.
(d) Spill kits in accordance with AS 2243.2.
(e) A manual containing safety procedures.
NOTE 3 II there is a risk damage by grease, chemicals, or humidity. the pages the manual should have a protective coating or be sealed in transparent envelopes.
2.6.2 Additional safety equipment
In addition to the safety equipment held in the laboratory, an area at the entrance to each main laboratory or laboratory occupancy (complex) should be a safety station containing safety equipment compatible with the work being performed, such as the following:
(a) Safety glasses and face shields.
(b) Safety helmet. Disposable clothing.
(d) Fire extinguishers (suitable for electrical and chemical fires). (eJ Fire blanket manufactured In accordance with AS/NZS 3504.

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