AS 2243.2:2021 Safety in laboratories Part 2: Chemical aspects and storage.
This document sets out requirements and recommended procedures for safe work with chemicals in the laboratory.
This document applies to —
(a) substances, mixtures or materials defined as hazardous chemicals, dangerous goods or hazardous substances, except for those that are explosive, infectious and radioactive;
(b) combustible liquids;
(c) goods too dangerous to be transported; and
(d) nanomaterials.
NOTE Refer to National, state and territory legislation for transport of dangerous goods requirements.
This document also applies to chemicals not classed as hazardous or dangerous if compatibility problems could arise during storage.
This document also sets out the requirements for the safe keeping and storage of chemicals and gases —
(1) inside a laboratory; and
(ii) in associated storeroom s or spaces which are support areas to the laboratory.
The requirements of this document apply only to the keeping, in use or storage, of chemicals in packages
and apparatus.
1.2 Application
This Standard is intended to be used in conjunction with AS 2243.1, which provides requirements and recommendations on matters common to all types of laboratory work.
Where the size of packages of chemicals or the aggregate quantities to be stored exceed the limitations of this document, reference should be made to —
(a) AS 1940, for storage of flammable and combustible liquids;
(b) AS/NZS 1596, for LP Gas;
(c) AS 3780, for storage and handling of corrosive substances; or
(d) other appropriate Australian, Australian/New Zealand or New Zealand Standards.
NOTE Refer to national, state and territory regulations for specific information.
1.3 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this document:
NOTE Documents referenced for informative purposes and suggested further reading are listed in the Bibliography.
AS 1894, The storage and handling of non-flammable cryogenic and refrigerated liquids
AS 1940, The storage and handling offlammable and combustible liquids
AS 2714, The storage and handling of organic peroxides
AS 1324.1, Air filters for use in general ventilation and airconditioning, Part 1: Application, performance and construction
AS 2243.1, Safety in laboratories, Part 1: Planning and operational aspects
AS 3780, The storage and handling of corrosive substances
AS 3961, The storage and handling of liquefied natural gas
AS 4326, The storage and handling of oxidizing agents
AS 4332, The storage and handling of gases in cylinders
AS/NZS 1336, Eye and face protection—Guidelines.AS 2243.2 pdf download.