• AIMS Online Annual Safety Inductions (General & Laboratory) completed?

General & First Response and Evacuation Instructions (also see AIMS emergency procedures & cyclone procedures)

  • Emergency Area Warden & How to contact them (Dominique Wiseman)

  • Evacuation procedures - notification & type of emergency, equipment shutdown, evacuation routes, assembly areas

  • Emergency alarm system

  • Location of safety station & Familiarisation with its contents

  • Location of nearest 'break glass alarm'

  • Location of laboratory fire fighting equipment

First Aid (also see AIMS First Aid procedures)

  • How to contact a first aid officer

  • Where first aid kits located

  • Where first aid room is located

Storage & Handling of Dangerous Goods

  • MSDS Location

  • Location of chemical storage areas

  • Safe disposal of hazardous waste

Fume Hood

  • Fume hoods are designated for perchloric use and must not be used for organic solvents.

Minimum PPE (unless exempted by Laboratory Manager)

  • Fully enclosed footware, wearing of laboratory coats and eye protection

Risk Assessments and Operating Procedures

  • All tasks to have a TRA

Safety Measures

  • Closed footwear should be worn.

  • Long hair should be tied back

  • Laboratory coats are to be worn when working with hazardous chemicals

  • Do not handle, store or consume food or drink in the laboratory.

  • Keep benches, shelves and cupboards clean and tidy.

  • Clean up after each stage of an operation. Rinse any apparatus, which has contained harmful chemicals, before final cleaning.

  • Use protective equipment where necessary.

  • Hazardous substances must not be disposed of down the sink or drains.

  • Keep corridors and walkways clear of boxes, rubbish, ..etc.

  • The storage and handling of hazardous substances must be in accordance with the Australian standard for the relevant substance.

  • All precautions should be undertaken to prevent the escape of any hazardous substances whilst being handled.

  • All staff handling hazardous substances should be instructed in the hazards involved.

  • Be familiar with the emergency procedures on AIMScape.

  • Safety carrier must be used to transport large bottles.

  • Hazardous work should be restricted to core time (8am- 4:40pm) and only with another member of staff being present and aware of the hazards.

  • All chemical containers must be clearly labeled indicating contents and personal name and project.

  • Glassware, heavy or awkward items should NOT be stored above eye level.

  • Never dispose of pungent or volatile chemicals down the sink.

  • Report all accidents or dangerous occurring to lab manager, supervisor, OH&S coordinator and complete incident report.

Location of Equipment & Facilities

  • Emergency Power Switch

  • Eyewash facility and safety shower

  • Chemical Spill Kit

  • Safety glasses, gloves and lab coats.

  • General none hazardous waste bin

  • Sharps disposal bin

  • Glassware bin

  • Flammable and corrosive cabinet.

  • Wash basins and hot/ cold water tap

  • Laboratory telephone and emergency contact list.

  • I have been shown the locations of necessary emergency facilities, equipment ..etc in the laboratory. I will adhere to the laboratory safety measures as covered in this induction. I have also understood the safety documents relating to working in quarantine QC1 environment and read the safety documents on AIMSCAPE.

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