SOP for Handling & Usage of Hazardous Chemicals : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

SOP for Handling & Usage of Hazardous Chemicals

Standard operating procedure to handle and use the chemicals which are hazardous and dangerous.


       To have a control on careful handling & usage of hazardous chemicals to avoid any accident.

2.0  SCOPE

       This is applicable to chemicals lying in laboratory which are hazardous and dangerous while using and storage.


3.1  Doing      : Technical Assistant/Executive
3.2  Checking : Executive /Manager


       Head of the Department


5.1  The chemicals which are labelled as per following category & symbol are considered to be hazardous.

Hazardous Chemicals

5.2  Handle the hazardous chemicals only using protective means like hand gloves, safety goggles.
5.3  Keep yourself away from container, while pouring out of siphoning the chemicals.
5.4  Use suction bulb or vacuum during pipetting of solution.
5.5  While preparing dilute sulphuric acid solution take special care as follows.
5.6  First cool the aqueous solution in ice bath. Slowly add sulphuric acid into the solution with constant stirring. Never follow reverse procedure.
5.7  Keep inflammable liquids and substances away from naked flame or electric spark.
5.8  Carefully handle the ether like chemicals and it should not be used near flame.
5.9  Clean the spillage if any as per SOP.
5.10  Handle the hazardous chemicals as per the MSDS file available in designated place of Quality Control  Department.


MSDS = Material Safety Data Sheet.

Ankur Choudhary is India's first professional pharmaceutical blogger, author and founder of Pharmaceutical Guidelines, a widely-read pharmaceutical blog since 2008. Sign-up for the free email updates for your daily dose of pharmaceutical tips.
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