HSE Plan: A Guide to Laboratory Hazards and Safety Practices

This document prepared by the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, is a guide to the desirable practices relating to the protection of personnel health, safety and environment (HSE) which may be adopted and adhered to in connection with all laboratory-based research activities. The objective of this document is to provide all relevant information on safety and environmental disposal practices to the students, technical staff, and other concerned personnel. This is expected to help eliminate or minimize hazards that may be encountered during laboratory activities. It is anticipated that every personnel associated with the Departmental laboratory activities will strive to enhance the practices suggested here so as to ensure that potential health effects due to accidental exposure to the relevant hazards, and environmental impacts due to discharge of chemicals is either eliminated or reduced to acceptable levels as prescribed by regulatory authorities. Adherence to the best laboratory safety practices may not only be mandated, it is also in the best interest of a personnel and that of his / her co-workers.

Committee Members (2022-23): Prof. Sandip Roy (Convener), Prof. Chandra Venkataraman, Prof. Arindam Sarkar


Laboratory Safety Videos :

Title Video Link
Fire safety : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L03Q7flLr4E
Laser safety : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el0-Vb8XwCU
Radiation safety : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arprZAK5Aj4
Chemical safety : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7PorbRCzZ0
Gas cylinder safety : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKBoEcJm4Kc
Cryogenics safety : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y3PnfeNME4
Bio safety : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD90M8F_DPI
Machine safety : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDp830mCOS8
Electrical safety : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sv1L2zPE2A

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