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Background

On December 29, 2008, UCLA research associate Sheherbano (Sheri) Sangji was in the process of transferring a highly flammable chemical agent (tert-butyllithium, a pyrophoric chemical that ignites when exposed to the atmosphere). While conducting the transfer, the pyrophoric agent spilled onto her hands, arms, and torso; and ignited. Sangji was not wearing a laboratory coat, and suffered burns. She died from injuries on January 16, 2009.

Settlement Agreement

The Los Angeles District Attorney filed a complaint alleging three felony violations against the Regents of the University of California ("UC Regents"). On July 27, 2012 the UC Regents signed an agreement accepting responsibility.The terms of the settlement apply to any laboratory facilities within the departments of Biochemistry and Chemistry.

Responsibilities

Principal Investigators / Supervisors    »  

All Laboratory Personnel    »  

Resources

UC Settlement  Chemical Classification List (chemicals requiring SOPs)

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOPs) RESOURCES

Customize SOPs from the UC Center for Laboratory Safety (CLS) to reflect your specific lab protocol, procedures or processes. For additional assistance in developing SOPs, contact your School EH&S Coordinator or email chemsafety@uci.edu.

Templates

Guidance & Examples

RISK ASSESSMENT TOOLS

TRAINING

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

LAB SAFETY MANUAL /CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN

INJURY AND ILLNESS REPORTING