Safety Signs

OSHA requires that laboratories post signs to warn people of the hazards they might encounter here at Lincoln University.  The approriate signs should be placed in proper location for each laboratory.  (click on the title or graphic to download the approriate pdf version of the label)

 

Biohazard (2.75" X 2.75")
Biohazard symbolThe biological hazard (BIOHAZARD) symbol must be used to signify the actual or potential presence of a biohazard and to identify equipment, containers, rooms, materials or combinations thereof which contain or are contaminated with viable hazardous agents. For the purpose of this standard the term "Biological Hazard" or biohazard shall include only those infectious agents presenting a risk or potential risk to the well being of man.
 
Clean Bench (3.5" X 5")
Caution: does not provide personnel protection; for sterile apparatus only; do not use for handling: cell culture, infectious, radioactive, sensitizing, toxic. MaterialsHorizontal and vertical laminar flow clean benches have sometimes been mistaken for biological safety cabinets. Clean benches provide product protection but no personnel protection. The horizonal flow clean bench discharges HEPA filtered air across the work surface onto the operator. The less common vertical flow clean bench discharges air downward from a HEPA filter above the work surface. The air flow leaves the work area through the front opening where the operator is located. With both versions of the clean bench, the operator could be exposed to contaminants generated by the work performed on the work surface. Clean benches can be used for assembly of sterile apparatus. They should not be used for handling cell cultures, drug formulations, radioactive nuclides, or biological hazards.
 
Cold Room (5" X 3.5")
Danger: not explosion proof; not ventilated; ground all electrical equipment; do not store dry iceCold rooms have closed air-circulation systems and re-circulate any leaks and escaped vapors wihin the chamber. The refrigeration coils in cold rooms are aluminum and subject to damage from corrosive atmospheres. The electrical systems are designed with vapor-proof lights and duplex outlets, but frequently are compromised by extension cords and plug strips. Cold rooms are not acceptable for storage of flammables, dry ice, or liquid chemicals. If these chemicals need to be refrigerated, they are to be stored in an approved refrigerator or freezer, rather than a cold box. A sign should be posted on the door as illustrated.
 
Emergency Call List (5" X 3.5")
Emergency Call ListWrite down names and phone number of people that need to be contacted if an emergency arises (e.g. power outage) for this piece of equipment.
 
Emergency Eyewash (8.5" X 11")
Emergency Eyewash: Keep Area ClearA green on white placard must be posted to designate emergency eyewash and shower facilities. You may laminate this sign or place it in a plastic sleeve before posting it.
 
Emergency Shower (8.5" X 11")
Emergency Shower: Keep Area ClearA green on white placard must be posted to designate emergency eyewash and shower facilities. You may laminate this sign or place it in a plastic sleeve before posting it.
 
Emergency Shower/Eyewash (8.5" X 11")
Emergency Shower/Eyewash: Keep Area ClearA green on white placard must be posted to designate emergency eyewash and shower facilities. You may laminate this sign or place it in a plastic sleeve before posting it.
 
Food Use Only (5" X 3.5")
Food Use Only: do not place laboratory reagents or supplies in this unitLaboratory refrigerators, ice chests, and cold rooms cannot be used for food storage. Laboratory microwave ovens cannot be used for food preparation. Separate equipment must be dedicated for that use and be prominently labeled.
 
No Gloves (2.63" X 1")
No GlovesTo avoid unintentionally spreading chemicals, remove your gloves before leaving the work area and before handling such things as telephones, doorknobs, writing instruments, laboratory notebooks, and textbooks.
 
No Ice (5" X 3.5")
Caution: No ice for human consumptionSigns should be applied to the doors of ice chests stating: NO ICE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
 
 
Store No Flammables (5" X 3.5")
Danger: not for flammable material storageFlammable solvents that require storage at reduced temperature are to be stored only in refrigerators or freezers designed for the storage of flammable liquids. "Safety" refrigerators for flammable liquid storage and "explosion-proof" refrigerators are both acceptable. Ordinary household refrigerators are not to be used for the storage of flammable liquids because of interior arcing contacts. Because there is no venting of the interior spaces in refrigerators and freezers, all chemicals should have tightly sealed caps.
 
Store No Flammables/Food (5" X 3.5")
Danger: not for flammable material storage; no food, beverage, or ice for human consumptionFlammable solvents that require storage at reduced temperature are to be stored only in refrigerators or freezers designed for the storage of flammable liquids. "Safety" refrigerators for flammable liquid storage and "explosion-proof" refrigerators are both acceptable. Ordinary household refrigerators are not to be used for the storage of flammable liquids because of interior arcing contacts. Because there is no venting of the interior spaces in refrigerators and freezers, all chemicals should have tightly sealed caps. Signs should be applied to the doors of chemical refrigerators stating: NO FOOD, BEVERAGE, OR ICE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION".
 
Store No Food (5" X 3.5")
Caution: no food, beverage, or ice for human consumptionLaboratory refrigerators, ice chests, and cold rooms cannot be used for food storage. Signs should be applied to the doors of chemical refrigerators stating: "NO FOOD, BEVERAGE, OR ICE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION".
 
UV Hazard (2.75" X 2.75")
Caution: ultraviolet light hazard; use with UV shield or wear eye and face protectionUltra-violet light (UV) is defined as electromagnetic radiation in the spectral region between 180 and 400 nanometers (nm). Immediate or prolonged exposure to UV light can result in painful eye injury, skin burn, premature skin aging, or skin cancer. Individuals who work with or in areas where UV sources are used are at risk for UV exposure if the appropriate shielding and protective equipment are not used. Post on UV transilluminators.