Laboratory Safety

Health and safety at work! LIMS is the basis

Laboratory managers are obliged to organize their areas in such a way that all legal requirements are met in the course of daily work processes. This requirement, which sounds so simple and obvious in theory, presents many laboratory managers with a considerable challenge. Because the problem lies - as often in life - in the detail. A basic problem is that the implementation of legal obligations is not the actual focus of a laboratory manager's work. For legally compliant operation in the laboratory, there is not just one law, regulation or technical rule on how, when, where and what has to be done, but numerous, partly overlapping regulations have to be observed, each of which defines individual aspects of overall responsibility.


Complex responsibility for laboratory managers

 

  • Carry out instruction of the employees
  • Perform and keep up to date risk assessment for laboratory activities
  • Carry out inventory checks of hazardous substances and preparations held in stock
  • Creating and keeping operating instructions up to date
  • Carry out extinguishing exercises
  • check workplaces for hazardous waste at least once a year and dispose of waste regularly
  • Draw up general operating regulations for laboratory activities (e.g. clothing, personal protective equipment, hygiene, first aid, fire protection...)
  • Draw up special operating regulations for activities in laboratories (e.g. handling spontaneously combustible substances, handling peroxides, handling acetylene, handling ionising radiation, drying solvents, working with vacuum, working with carcinogenic substances, handling burners, ...)

If one now further considers that many other work equipment and laboratory facilities also have corresponding test specifications, then the complexity of the tasks that have to be performed on a daily basis becomes clearly visible.

 

the LIMS contains the data

The chemicals and standards management module forms the basis for the creation of a hazardous substance directory. If the data of the chemicals are supplemented with the essential information from the safety data sheet, such as P-phrase, H-phrase, AGW's, BGW's, ingredients and hazard symbols, then hazard assessments can be carried out and operating instructions can be created with the help of this information and the activities carried out.

  • SOPs in the laboratory describe standard activities and procedures and can be the basis for risk assessment and operating instructions
  • Information from chemicals and reagents serves as a basis for the implementation and control of combined storage bans
  • Information on chemicals and reagents serve as a basis for the preparation of a skin protection plan
  • Information on chemicals and reagents and on the activities defined in the SOPs can be used as a basis for the preparation of an occupational health plan
  • ....
MAQSIMA Rechtskataster

MAQSIMA Rechtskataster

die Umsetzung der gesetzlichen Anforderungen

Mit Hilfe von MAQSIMA TMS können die Experten und Sachverständige der MAQSIMA vorgefertigte Bausteine nutzen um Legal Compliance im Labor zur Verfügung zu stellen. Hier bildet das MAQSIMA Rechtskataster die gesetzlichen Anforderungen an Arbeitsmitteln, Tätigkeiten oder organisatorischen Pflichten ab.

 

With the help of MAQSIMA TMS, MAQSIMA's experts and specialists can use ready-made modules to provide legal compliance in the laboratory. Here the MAQSIMA Legal Cadastre maps the legal requirements for work equipment, activities or organisational duties.