Documenting every policy related to the safety, health, and environment of the researcher.
Allocation of budget related to safety.
Aim to develop programs related to safety, health, and environment and use it to educate freshmen.
Create a committee that will regularly discuss how to promote the safety, health, and environmental issues for all students and staff members.
All students and staff members must participate in the safety program and learn the responsibilities.
All students and staff members must sign a written oath that shows they understand the codes and regulations of safety and health.
There shall be regular and irregular safety checks throughout all laboratories to prevent possible accidents.
Discuss all accidents and make note so that the accident does not recur.
Establish and run a library related to safety (purchase books and videos and provide them to the public).
Always remind researchers that safety is the number one priority in their research.
There must be sufficient discussion about the safety of experiment procedures and tools that are required before carrying out an experiment.
A number of questions must be asked and considered if there is potential danger in carrying out a certain experiment.
What are the risk factors?
What is the worst-case scenario?
How will I resolve the problem?
What are the protective gears/facility/optimal reactions that will minimize the threat from the risk factors?
When handling dangerous chemical compounds the experiment must be carried out within the fume hood. Develop procedures for unique and individual experiments.
Do not conduct experiments alone in the laboratory (one must notify someone who has knowledge of my contact information).
Smoking, eating, and drinking are prohibited in the laboratory.
One must be trained to appropriately react to the following emergency situations: fire, explosion, drug intoxication, exposure to chemical materials, release of gas, short circuit, electric shock, hemorrhage, and infection.
Fire extinguishers, emergency shower systems, emergency eye washers, first aid, emergency blankets, and hoods must be checked monthly.
In case of emergency one should have the contact information for the fire station, campus police and ambulance.
KAIST must provide first aid equipment and manuals.
To avoid the unnecessary purchase of chemical materials, a detailed list of chemical materials must be prepared.
There must be a warning sign on all risk factors.
Laboratories must always be cleaned and organized.
Laboratories must carry protective eye gear at all times.
Laboratories must carry the appropriate protective gear for all individuals: safety devices, goggles, gloves, lab coats, and face-shields.
Develop a program for the storage and disposal of chemical materials.
Develop a legitimate and ecologically safe system for chemical waste material.
All chemical material must be labeled with the name, traits, danger level, precautionary measures, and name of the manager.
A minimum amount of volatile chemicals must be kept in the laboratory.
Acids and bases must be separately stored. Combustible liquids and oxidizers must be separately stored.
Chemical material should be stored and safely secured where there is sufficient ventilation.
Combustible chemical material must be stored in a heat resistant cabinet.
Always be cautious when handling electrical appliances.
Laboratory Safety Precaution
Only carry out designated experiments during the scheduled time.
Do not leave the vicinity during an experiment.
Experiments must be conducted under the responsibility of the advising professor.
The front door of the laboratory must post the danger level of the experiment, emergency measures, and emergency contact information of the supervisor.
Dangerous chemicals must be handled within the hood.
During experiments one must wear a lab coat and protective gear.
One must be aware of the location of safety devices (fire extinguisher, emergency shower system).
Experiment devices and the vicinity of the experiment must be cleaned and organized after the experiment. Used chemicals must be kept in the matching reagent bottles.
There must not be any obstacles in the vicinity of the laboratory door.
Smoking, sleeping, and eating are prohibited in the laboratory.
Procedures in Case of Accidents
Other than the workers handling the leakage, all other personnel must evacuate the area.
If possible take action to prevent the leaked chemical material from spreading.
Suppress the fire or accident as fast as possible.
After removing the leaked chemical materials, be sure to wear protective gear while working. ※In the case of a leakage accident call the emergency line 4000 (Safety Center).