Environmental Health and Safety Office
Emergency Preparedness & Response
- Emergency Phone Numbers
- Kakaʻako Emergency Procedures Summary
- Power Outage Procedures
- Kaka’ako Fire & Evacuation Plan
- Spill Procedures
- Natural Disaster Preparedness for JABSOM Labs
Emergency Response Procedures
- Sample Chemical Spill Procedures
- Sample Biological Spill Procedures
- Chemical Spill Flow Chart
- Radiation Emergency Procedures
- Kakaʻako Emergency Procedures Summary
- E-Waste Program
- Waste Disposal Guidelines
- Laboratory Equipment Disposal Guidelines and Decontamination Form
- Hazard Communication Program
- Hazardous Material & Waste (Chemical) Management Program (HMMP)
Attachment 1: Procurement Authorization for Certain Hazardous Chemicals
Attachment 2: Agreement for the Use of Hazardous Materials
Attachment 3: List of Acutely Hazardous P-coded Waste
Attachment 4: Hazardous Material and Hazardous Waste Turn-in Form
Hazardous Material and Hazardous Waste Turn-in Form (with instructions)
- Lab Close-out Procedures & Checklist
Forms and Signage
- Hazardous Material and Hazardous Waste Turn-in Form (with instructions)
- Kakaʻako Laboratory Door Signs/Placards: Contact JABSOM EHSO
- Biohazardous Equipment Sign
- Bio Lab Refrigerator Sign
- Lab Personnel Safety Checklist & Training Log
- Lab Equipment Decontamination Guidelines and Form
- Eye Wash Log
- Open Flame Request Form (Researchers Only)
- Incident Report
- Link to UH Biosafety Program
- Link to Radiation Safety Program
Information for Visitors
- Safety Information Brochure for Visitors
- Biosciences Building Visitor Guidelines
- Guidelines for Contractors & Vendors
- Laboratory Inspection Checklist
- Non-Lab Area Inspection Checklist
- General Facility Audit ChecklistGeneral Facility Checklist
- External Agency Inspection Procedures
Laboratory Decommissioning Policy
- Laboratory Decommissioning Policy
- Laboratory Decommissioning Checklist- Attachment 1 (form fillable pdf)
- Liquid Nitrogen Safety Guidelines
- Mercury Use and Reduction
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Policy
- Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Use and Understanding
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Transporting Hazardous Materials at the JABSOM & UHCC Kaka’ako Facilities
- Ultraviolet Radiation Safety Guidelines
- UV Lights in BSC
- JABSOM Kaka’ako Biosciences Building (BSB) Visitor Guidelines
- Kaka’ako Waste Disposal Guidelines
Memorandums and Notices
- Memo – Shared Autoclave Room Complaints and Rules of Usage
- Memo – E-Waste Recycling
- Departmental Safety and Health Policies
Personal Protective Equipment
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings – CDC Guidelines
- Guidance for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings – CDC – PowerPoint Presentation
Plans, Guidelines, Manuals, etc.
- Standard Autoclave Protocol
- Biological Agents and Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan and BBP ECP Appendices Packet (Contact JABSOM EHSO for a Word Version)
- Central Vacuum Usage Guidelines
- Centrifuge Safety
- Kaka’ako Chemical Hygiene Plan
- Compressed Gas Cylinder Storage
- Contractor’s Guide – Kakaʻako Campus
- Kaka’ako Departmental Health and Safety Guide
- Chemical & Biological Transport Policy
- Kaka’ako Hazard Communication Program
- Biological Safety Manual
Respirator Protection: JABSOM Medical Students
Please review handout and videos before fit testing (required):
Particulate Filtering Facepiece Respirator Training Handout
Respirator Safety: Donning, Doffing, User Seal Checks (US Department of Labor Video, 12/16/09)
Difference Between Respirators & Surgical Masks (US Department of Labor Video, 12/16/09)
For your information:
Respirator Matrix in Hospital Clerkships
NIOSH-Approved N95 Particulate Filtering Facepiece Respirators (Those listed in red font on table are also FDA approved as a surgical mask)
Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers (US Department of Labor Video, 1/12/11)
REMINDER: Do not eat, drink, or brush your teeth 30 minutes prior to your fitting. Men must also be cleanly shaven.
- Particulate Filtering Facepiece Respirator Training
- Requirements for the use of respirators / Appendix D
- Respirator Safety: Donning, Doffing, User Seal Checks (US Department of Labor Video, 12/16/2009)
- Difference Between Respirators & Surgical Masks (US Department of Labor Video, 12/16/2009)
Safety Training Video Clips:
- Removing equipment from fume hood
- Sash height safety on fume hood
- Walking by fume hood
Video Clips courtesy of and also available for download from the University of Nevada Reno EH&S Department.
JABSOM Laboratory Safety Training Information:
Lab Safety training is required for anyone working in a JABSOM laboratory setting. Training covers contents of the Chemical Hygiene Plan, physical and health hazards of chemicals, methods and observations used to detect hazardous conditions, as well as JABSOM Kaka’ako specific policies.
Training classes are three hours in length and are held at the JABSOM Kaka’ako facility.
Registration is required. Email the instructor Janet Meeks (email@example.com) to register for the training.
You can view the JABSOM Kaka’ako Lab Safety Training Schedule, below. Note: classes may be canceled if registration is low. If a class is canceled, registrants will be notified by email.
For more information about training, please go to the Training Requirements link below.
- Hazardous Waste Generator Online Training (Initial/Annual refresher) – JABSOM Kaka’ako researchers only
- Laulima Instructions
- Respiratory Protection
- Lab Personnel/Student Safety Checklist & Training Log
- Safety Training Video Clips
- Training Requirements
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Templates
- Acrylamide SOP Template
- Chloroform SOP Template
- Ethidium Bromide SOP Template
- Formaldehyde SOP Template
- Hydrogen Peroxide (30-50%) SOP Template
- Peroxide Forming Chemicals SOP Template
- Phenol SOP Template
- Sodium Azide SOP Template
- Toxic Lightweight Chemical Handling SOP Template
- Xylene SOP Template
- SOP Blank Template
- Liquid Nitrogen Safety Guidelines
- Ultraviolet Radiation SOP
Ergonomics in the workplace
OSHA’s Educational Materials for Laboratories
Included at this link are materials under the following topics:
-Other National Consensus Guidelines (e.g. ANSI, NFPA)
-Specific Hazards (e.g. chemical, biological, physical, safety)
-Chemical Hygiene Plans
OSHA’s Laboratory Safety Guidance Document
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What do I do with my Acrylamide Waste?
- Polymerized acrylamide gels (solid) may be thrown into the regular municipal trash.
- Unpolymerized gel waste (liquid) or semi-polymerized gel waste (liquid/solid) must be submitted to EHSO as hazardous waste.
- Unwanted acrylamide material reagent (solid powder form or liquid solutions) must be submitted to EHSO as hazardous waste.
What do I do with my Ethidium Bromide Waste?
- Ethidium bromide agarose gels and gel related wastes (e.g. gloves, pipet tips, kimwipes) must be contained in a leak-proof, puncture-proof container. Do not use red or biohazard labeled bags to contain the waste. Submit waste to EHSO as hazardous waste.
- Ethidium bromide solutions or reagent powder must be contained separately and submitted to EHSO as hazardous waste.
What do I do with my WASTE or UNWANTED MATERIALS?
- Refer to the Kaka`ako Waste Disposal Guidelines or contact JABSOM EHSO.
What are my Flammable Storage Limits?
- The maximum limit for flammables stored outside of approved flammable storage is 10 gallons per lab room.
How do I MAIL chemical, radiological, biological hazardous materials?
- Contact JABSOM EHSO for assistance.
Which Training Classes am I required to take?
- All those who work in a Kaka`ako BSB lab are required to complete the following:
-Lab Safety Once
-Initial BioSafety and Annual BioSafety thereafter
-Biowaste & Autoclaving Once
-Biosafety Cabinet Once
-Annual Bloodborne Pathogens Training and Certification (available online) for those who work with human material (including cell lines, fixed tissues, RNA)
-Initial Bioshipping and Biennial Recertification thereafter for those who transport, ship, receive biological commodities
-Initial Kakaʻako Hazardous Waste Generator Training and Annual HWG Training thereafter
-Initial Radiation Safety and Annual Radiation Safety thereafter
- Please use the Safety Training Checklist to keep track of your training dates and refer to the Kakaʻako Safety Training Schedule updated periodically. You may also want to visit the various EHSO Safety Program Web Sites for more information about the training classes offered.
What do I do if the Autoclave is malfunctioning?
- Contact the Facilities Management Office.
- Refer to the Kakaʻako BSB Standardized Autoclave Protocol for proper use of the autoclaves and the Kakaʻako Waste Disposal Guidelines for proper treatment of biohazardous waste.