HSE Plan: A Guide to Laboratory Hazards and Safety Practices

A Guide to laboratory hazards, recommended working practices and hazardous waste disposal.
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: Prof. Sandip Roy (Convener), Prof. Chandra Venkataraman, Prof. S.B. Noronha, Prof. Madhu Vinjamur, Prof. Mani Bhushan