Control Banding Applications in Laboratory Operations

​Topics:

Control Banding, Laboratory Health and Safety

Arranger: S. Derman, Medishare Environmental Health & Safety Services, Cupertino, CA. Moderator: S. Derman, Medishare Environmental Health & Safety Services, Cupertino, CA. Monitors: R. Lally, Aurora Industrial Hygiene, San Diego, CA; D. Harrington, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA.

Control banding began receiving broader attention in the late 1990s for its simplified risk assessments for bulk chemicals. With millions of chemicals and potential mixtures, the control banding strategy must be implemented to identify and control those potential hazards. Initially on the desktop, then at the workbench, the laboratory is the primary area where these materials may be found. With a dearth of information on specific hazards and occupational exposure levels, control banding is the most effective tool for understanding chemical properties and implementing controls for these potential hazards.

Chemical Safety Levels:An Approach to Control Banding For Chemical Use
D. Decker, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA.

Control Banding in Research: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Lessons Learned
D. Zalk, LLNL, Livermore, CA.

NIOSH’s Nanotechnology Initiative
A. Eastlake, NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

ASHRAE’s Laboratory Classification and the Impact on Laboratory Design
A. Bare, Newcomb & Boyd Consultants and Engineers, Atlanta, GA.​

Presented at AIHce 2015 in Salt Lake, Utah.