UC Irvine Environmental Health & Safety: Example Standard Operating Procedures for Hazardous Chemicals and Particularly Hazardous Substances KAINIC ACID #1 Process Safe Handling of kainic acid. Review Material Safety Data Sheet prior to handling the material at : www.ucmsds.com #2 Hazardous Chemicals and Potential Hazards Kainic acid may be absorbed through the skin. Do not breathe dust. Causes nervous system disturbances. Neurotoxin Conduct all all work in a “Designated Area”. Make sure all containers are labeled with the name of the material and with a warning label, such as “Toxic, Special Handling Required”. Use only syringes with retractable needles (engineered sharps) and place in a sharps container. #3 PPE - Personal protective Equipment Use double layers of nitrile gloves. Inspect gloves periodically. Use N95 respirator if handling powdered material or use inside a fume hood. Use chemical goggles if handling as a powder. Contact EH&S for assistance in respirator selection. #4 Engineering/Ventilation Controls Must use fume hood or other mechanical exhaust systems when handling powdered materials. #5 Special Handling Procedures and Storage Requirements Refrigerate bottle and keep container closed. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. #6 Spill and Accident Procedures All personnel responding to a spill should wear disposable gowns, double nitrile gloves, and respirators for powdered materials and for protection against aerosols. All respirator users must participate in the UCI Respiratory Protection program. Please contact your School’s Safety Coordinator for additional assistance or X44817 for Small Spills: Do not attempt clean-up if you feel unsure of your ability to do so or if you perceive the risk to be greater than normal laboratory operations. Solids should be wiped with wet absorbent pads. The spill areas should then be cleaned three times using a detergent solution followed by clean water. Collect and submit for waste disposal by EH&S. Large Spills: Notify others in area. Evacuate room/immediate area. If splashed on an individual or in eyes flush for 15 minutes with copious quantities of water. Call EH&S for HazMat response. Post area and prevent unnecessary entry until EH&S response team arrives. Provide assistance to EH&S as requested. Obtain medical attention for any accidental eye contact, ingestion, or inhalation of the material. #7 Waste Disposal Dispose of waste chemical container through EH&S. #8 Approval Required PI approval required for initial use. Ensure all staff have read the MSDS and SOP. Please insert this page into your Chemical Hygiene Plan. #9 Decontamination Procedures Use nitrile gloves. Wash exposed skin and eyes if you come into contact with the chemical . Wash all contaminated surfaces three times with soap and water and dispose of contaminated clean-up sorbent material through EH&S. #10 Designated Area Handle only inside laboratory fume hood. For more information relevant to completing this form, review thoroughly Chemical Hygiene Plan: Section 5. Training Acknowledgement: I have read, asked questions, and understand the hazards of and safe working procedures for the activity/materials described herein. NAME DATE These safety training resources, prepared solely for the use of the Regents of the University of California, were provided by a variety of sources. It is your responsibility to customize the information to match your specific operations. Neither the University of California nor UC Irvine Environmental Health & Safety: Example any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the University of California. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the University of California, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.