Deona WillesInterim Executive Director EHS Division of Administration

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Deona Willes|Interim Executive Director EH&S Division of Administration Operations University of Southern California 3434

Deona Willes|Interim Executive Director EH&S Division of Administration Operations University of Southern California 3434 South Grand Avenue | CAL 120 -F Los Angeles, California 90089 -2815 Office: (323) 442 -2205 | Cell: (323) 864 -3187 email: [email protected] usc. edu

Deona Willes, dwilles@caps. usc. edu

Deona Willes, [email protected] usc. edu

Basic Steps for New Labs Complete forms for protocol review and submit chemical inventory

Basic Steps for New Labs Complete forms for protocol review and submit chemical inventory Register Staff for Laboratory Safety Training Complete an initial Lab Assessment with EH&S Deona Willes, [email protected] usc. edu

i. Star www. istar. usc. edu Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and Radiation Safety Committee

i. Star www. istar. usc. edu Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) Application EH&S Also, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Office of Research Deona Willes, [email protected] usc. edu

www. istar. usc. edu Deona Willes, dwilles@caps. usc. edu

www. istar. usc. edu Deona Willes, [email protected] usc. edu

 Major Drivers for Change in Academic Labs High Profile Lab Accidents UCLA (Lab

Major Drivers for Change in Academic Labs High Profile Lab Accidents UCLA (Lab fire fatality) Yale (Lathe fatality) Texas Tech (Explosion) University of Missouri (Explosion, microbiology lab) Deona Willes, [email protected] usc. edu

What is a Faculty’s Responsibility? Faculty must work with their subordinates to make sure

What is a Faculty’s Responsibility? Faculty must work with their subordinates to make sure they understand the risk of each high hazard process Develop procedures for special/high hazard materials Don't let students work alone on high hazard processes Deona Willes, [email protected] usc. edu

Look Inwardly at Your Own Practices We must continue to take seriously the OSHA

Look Inwardly at Your Own Practices We must continue to take seriously the OSHA requirement to write standard operation procedures for particularly hazardous substances, i. e. SOP’s for all high-hazard procedures. Don't let students work alone on high hazard processes Deona Willes, [email protected] usc. edu

What is a Student's Responsibility? Complete all necessary trainings Demonstrate proficiency for any assigned

What is a Student's Responsibility? Complete all necessary trainings Demonstrate proficiency for any assigned duties Wear appropriate PPE in the laboratory Can safety be assigned to a graduate student? It is commonly done but that assignment won't relieve a faculty member from his or her responsibility/liability. Graduate students are still learning how to do research and need mentoring Deona Willes, [email protected] usc. edu

Lab Coats and PPE Deona Willes, dwilles@caps. usc. edu

Lab Coats and PPE Deona Willes, [email protected] usc. edu

Important Concepts to Reinforce in Your Lab Don't let students work alone on high

Important Concepts to Reinforce in Your Lab Don't let students work alone on high hazard processes Provide Lab Coats and PPE to your staff Enforce the use of lab coats Ensure lab staff is trained Conduct / document the annual refresher training Correct all inspection findings in a timely manner Conduct your own audits and meetings Maintain your Chemical Inventory Deona Willes, [email protected] usc. edu

Security Biological Materials Select Agents Dual Use Research Chemicals Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism (Total Bldg.

Security Biological Materials Select Agents Dual Use Research Chemicals Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism (Total Bldg. Quantities) Chemical Precursors Controlled Substances Radioactive Materials Deona Willes, [email protected] usc. edu

Handouts Memo – Annual Laboratory Refresher Training Memo – USC Laboratory Safety Awareness Handout

Handouts Memo – Annual Laboratory Refresher Training Memo – USC Laboratory Safety Awareness Handout – Navigating EH&S Deona Willes | Interim Executive Director EH&S Environmental Health & Safety A Department of Administrative Operations University of Southern California 3434 South Grand Avenue | CAL 120 -F Los Angeles, California 90089 -2815 Office: (323) 442 -2205 | Cell: (323) 864 -3187 email: [email protected] usc. edu