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ECEE Research Labs Management

The mission of ECEE Research Lab Management is to support the needs of the ECEE department, including its strong commitment to research, student success, and the pursuit of excellence in all activities. The expertise and services are based on the philosophy that each Laboratory within ECEE function at its best with the optimal equipment, knowledge and protocols to promote safe and effective research opportunities. Services offered will provide:

  • fair, courteous, responsive, respectful, and knowledgeable service.
  • the fullest possible service at all times, within the constraints of available resources.
  • materials and information resources appropriate to your needs.

Our customers include all ECEE professors, researchers and students.

 

Important communication:

Hours: 

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (excluding ASU observed Holidays).

Need assistance? 

Submit a Lab Request to ECEE Research Labs Management.

LAB REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

On an Annual basis, OSHA Regulations require updates to certain information for Laboratories.  The Faculty / Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for these updates. OSHA Regulations currently require a Hardcopy of the following information be available in a Laboratory (bound notebook works best).

As we move to paperless work environments, on-line availability to a Chemical Inventory Database is helpful, as well as on-line versions of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and Lab Documentation. If there is access to on-line documents in the Laboratory, then an on-line version of the documentation is acceptable. This needs to be available at all times and to each person working in the Laboratory (i.e., a dedicated Desktop or Laptop with network connection).

Required Annual Updates for the following Lab Information:

  • Emergency Contacts and Escalation Procedure (RPI form)
  • Chemical Inventories
  • Chemical Hazards Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Documented Training Records for Researchers / Lab Staff / Students
  • Manufacturer’s SDS Updates
  • Area Inspections

At ASU, the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Team has created a tool, EHS Assistant (EHSA), to assist in the data collection of all Lab information into one central database. If you have registered your Lab with EHSA in the past, the update process goes more quickly through re-approval of existing information. You may also update Chemical Inventories. Be certain to update the Inventory Annual Review Statement after updating the Inventories. This allows you to certify that you have completed the Chemical Inventory and allows your Lab Registration to be processed.

CHEMICAL / WET / BIOHAZARD / LASER / RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS / HIGH VOLTAGE LAB CHECKLIST

NOTE: OSHA Regulations require an annual update to items 1-5.

  1. Perform a Chemical Inventory and update the Information.
  2. Create/Update the SDS Notebook for all Chemicals in your Chemical Inventory. (Documents from Manufacturers may change.)
  3. Update the PI Information with current Emergency Contact Information.
  4. Identify Hazards / Document Engineering Controls / Safety Protocols / Standard Operating Procedures for working in your Lab / Document Specific Training Plans for High Risk Tasks.
  5. Verify PIs / Researchers / Student Workers / Students have proper training to work in the Lab.
  6. Practice Good Housekeeping – Have your areas / labs tidy.
  7. Check for Trip Hazards.
  8. Check that Chemicals are stored in the Chemical Storage Cabinets when not in use. 
  9. Verify Chemical Labels.  Use the NFPA Diamond Labels on the containers.
  10. Hazardous Waste Containers need labeled with the words “Hazardous Waste”.
  11. Verify Chemical usage.  If you have chemicals no longer needed, please request a Hazardous Waste Pick-Up from EHS and use the Hazardous Waste Tags.
  12. Please keep Doorways and Electrical Panels clear.
  13. No objects stacked close to the ceiling – Please Maintain a clearance to the ceiling of 18” if  sprinklers are present, 24” if no sprinklers.
  14. Do not use extension cords, or plug extension cords into other extension cords for equipment in your lab spaces.
NON-HAZARD (DRY / LOW VOLTAGE / COMPUTER) LAB CHECKLIST

NOTE: OSHA Regulations require an annual update to items 1-3.

  1. Update the PI Information with current Emergency Contact Information.
  2. Identify Hazards / Document Engineering Controls / Safety Protocols / Standard Operating Procedures for working in your Lab / Document Specific Training Plans for High Risk Tasks.
  3. Verify PIs / Researchers / Student Workers / Students have proper training to work in the Lab.
  4. Practice Good Housekeeping – Have your areas / labs tidy.
  5. Check for Trip Hazards.
  6. Please keep Doorways and Electrical Panels clear.
  7. No objects stacked close to the ceiling – Please Maintain a clearance to the ceiling of 18” if  sprinklers are present, 24” if no sprinklers.
  8. Do not use extension cords, or plug extension cords into other extension cords for equipment in your lab spaces.