AS 2243.1:2021 – Safety in laboratories Part 1: Planning and operational aspects.
flash point
lowest temperature, corrected to a barometric pressure of 101.3 kPA. at which application of a test flame causes the vapour of the test portion to ignite under the specified conditions of a test
Note 1 to entry: Closed-cup flash point methods are given in the AS/NZS 2106 series.
Globally Harmonized System olCiassificatlon and Labelling of Chemicals
international system of classification and labelling of chemicals, published by the United Nations
harmful processes
processes In which energy or harmful substances are used or produced and which, upon uncontrolled release, can cause injury or illness to persons or can damage property
source or a situation with a potential for harm In terms of human injury or ill-health, damage to property, damage to the environment, or a combination of these
[SOURCE: AS/NZS 4801—2001,3.5]
hazardous chemical
<,ustraIia> any substanix. mixture or material that satislies tht- ritrna U unc ui mule GlubdHy Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) hazard classes, including a classification In Schedule 6 of the WIIS Regulations
hazardous substance
any substance that triggers any one of the threshold levels defined in the Hazardous Substances (Minimum Degrees of Hazard) Regulations 2017
any unplanned event resulting In, or having a potential fur injury, Ill-health, damage or other loss
[SOURCE: AS/NZS 4801—2001,3.9]
any building or part of a building used, or Intended to be used, for scientific or technical work, including research, quality control, testing, teaching or analysis
Note 1 to entry: Such work may involve the use of chemicals and gases, pathogc’ns and radiation, or processes including electrical or mechanical work. The laboratory includes such support areas as Instrument and preparation areas, laboratory stores and any offices attached or adjacent to the laboratory.
Note 2 to entry: AS/NZS 2982 contaIns definitions various types laboratories.
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laboratory compartment
tire-isolated compartment in a laboratory, being either the whole laboratory or a subdivision of the laboratory
Note 1 to entry: A laboratory compartment may be divided into subcompartments such as workrooms. stores or offices, or may be an open-plan area.
laboratory waste
all liquid, solid or gaseous material that results from laboratory operations and is for disposal
indicates the existence of an option
application 01 scientific knowledge to manipulate and control matter predominantly in the nanoscale (length range approximately from I nm to 100 nm) to make use of size- and structure-dependent properties and phenomena distinct From those associated with individual atoms or molecules, or extrapolation from large sizes of’ the same material
Note Ito entry: Manipulation and control Includes material synthesis.
ISOURCE: SA/TS 80004-1:2015, 2.1 and 2.3J
any machinery, equipment (including scaffolding), appliance, implement or tool and any component or fitting thereof or accessory thereto
residual current device
device intended to isolate supply to protected circuits, socket-outlets or electrical equipment in the event of a current flow to earth that exceeds a predetermined value
[SOURCE: AS/NZS 3000:2018, 1.4.102]
combination of the likelihood of occurrence of a work- related hazardous event(s) or exposure(s) and the severity of injury and ill health that can be caused by the event(s) or exposure(s)
ISOURCE: AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018, 3.211
risk assessment
overall process of estimating the magnitude of risk and deciding what actions will be taken
[SOURCE: AS/NZS 4801—2001. 3.71
safety data sheet
document which provides Information on the identification, hazards, precautions for use and safe handling of a specific chemical product
Note ito entry: Refer also to Safe Work Australia, Model code of Pmctice: Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals.
indicates that a statement is mandatory.