Laboratory Design and Procedures

Laboratory safety design and procedures standards are published by ASSP, SAI, ISO, and ASTM. These standards cover many aspects that any laboratory must have for safety and secure measurement. Many of the documents cover proper ventilation and exhaust for a variety of applications, from grinding systems and control of possible airborne contaminants. These documents are essential for those who are looking into designing their own laboratories, no matter the purpose. In addition, ISO 8573 is available as a package to cover any compressed air topics relevant to laboratory design.

ANSI/ASSE Z9.1-2016

Ventilation and Control of Airborne Contaminants During Open-Surface Tank Operations

This standard establishes minimum control requirements and ventilation system design criteria for controlling and removing air contaminants to protect the health of personnel engaged in open-surface tank operations.

ANSI/ASSP Z9.2-2018

Fundamentals Governing the Design and Operation of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems

Establishes minimum requirements for the commissioning, design, specification, construction and installation of fixed industrial local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems used for the reduction and prevention of employee exposure to harmful airborne substances in the industrial environment.

ANSI/ASSE Z9.3-2017

Spray Finishing Operations: Safety Code for Design, Construction and Ventilation

This standard is intended to help manufacturers and users protect the health of personnel from injurious effects of contact with gases, vapors, mists, dusts, powders or solvents used in, created, released or disseminated during or by spray finishing operations.

ANSI/ASSP Z9.4-2011 (R2021)

Abrasive-Blasting Operations-Ventilation and Safe Practices for Fixed Location Enclosures

This standard applies to all operations in fixed location abrasive-blast enclosures in which an abrasive forcibly comes in contact with a surface by pneumatic or hydraulic pressure or by centrifugal force. It does not apply to steam blasting, steam cleaning or hydraulic cleaning methods in which work is done without the aid of abrasives. It also does not apply to abrasive blasting conducted outdoors (e.g., bridges, water towers) even though temporary enclosures may be built at such locations.


Laboratory Ventilation

Every laboratory will benefit from this outline of laboratory ventilation requirements and practices. Chapters include performance tests, air cleaning, preventive maintenance, and work practices. Five appendices covering definitions, terms and units are included. Those involved in laboratory management, including chemical hygiene hygiene officers, campus and institutional health and safety staff, industrial hygienists, and environmental health and safety staff will benefit from this standard.

ANSI/ASSP Z9.6-2018

Exhaust Systems for Grinding, Polishing and Buffing

The requirements and emission and exposure control principles described in this standard represent the minimum criteria intended (1) to protect the health of personnel engaged in and working in the vicinity of grinding, polishing and buffing operations; and (2) to control contaminants generated by those operations.


Recirculation of Air from Industrial Process Exhaust Systems

This newly updated guideline establishes the minimum criteria for the design and operation of recirculating exhaust systems used for contaminant control in the workplace. Harmful concentrations of air contaminants can be created in the work environment if done incorrectly. Possible safety problems are addressed, as are the materials and processes used to identify industrial process-generated contaminants.

ANSI/ASSP Z9.9-2021

Portable Ventilation Systems

This standard describes fundamental good practices related to the design, manufacture, labeling, use and application, as well as maintenance and testing of portable ventilation systems used for the control of airborne contaminants or environmental conditions.

ANSI/ASSE Z9.10-2017

Fundamentals Governing the Design and Operation of Dilution Ventilation Systems in Industrial Occupancies

This standard establishes minimum requirements for the commissioning, design, specification, construction, installation, management, operation, maintenance and testing of dilution ventilation systems (including demand dilution ventilation) used for the reduction, prevention and control of employee expo-sure to harmful concentrations of airborne substances in the industrial environment. he standard establishes minimum DV requirements to provide safe and healthful working conditions in industrial employee occupancies.

ANSI/ASSE Z9.11-2016

Laboratory Decommissioning

Hazardous materials identified or generated from the facility decommissioning process are subject to intense regulation and present significant potential liabilities. The need to improve characterization and management of these wastes is a primary driver for development of improved decommissioning strategies. Research laboratory facilities and their associated spaces pose unique decommissioning concerns because of the nature of the use of workspace. The intent of this standard is to address a decommissioning approach specifically for research laboratories that may then be applied to other types of facilities, if appropriate.

ISO 8573 - Compressed Air Package

ISO 8573-1, ISO 8573-2, ISO 8573-3, ISO 8573-4, ISO 8573-5, ISO 8573-6, ISO 8573-7, ISO 8573-8 and ISO 8573-9

The Compressed Air Package identifies microbiological and gaseous contaminants in particles, water and oil from various sources of compressed air. The test methods included in the package which can be applied to various sources of compressed air are for: measurement of humidity, oil aerosol content, solid particle content, oil vapor /organic solvent content, gaseous / microbiological contaminant content and liquid water content. It also has vocabulary standards to be used for the application of testing. This package contains the following ISO documents: ISO 8573-1:2010, ISO 8573-2:2018, ISO 8573-3:1999, ISO 8573-4:2019, ISO 8573-5:2001, ISO 8573-6:2003, ISO 8573-7:2003, ISO 8573-8:2004 and ISO 8573-9:2004. This package has a total savings of 30% off the individual list price.

AS 2830.1-1985

Good laboratory practice - Chemical analysis (FOREIGN STANDARD)

Specifies general requirements for the technical competence and good management of a chemical laboratory so that compliance with the resulting Standard will provide an assurance that test data generated by the laboratory are of high quality, scientifically reliable, and in accordance with national and international Standards. The Standard focuses on laboratory organization, personnel, facilities, test equipment and instrumentation, calibration, safety, sample storage, data recording, reporting, quality assurance system, and procedures for regular inspection and assessment.

ASTM E2093-12(2016)

Standard Guide for Optimizing, Controlling and Assessing Test Method Uncertainties from Multiple Workstations in the Same Laboratory Organization

1.1 This guide describes a protocol for optimizing, controlling, and reporting test method uncertainties from multiple workstations in the same laboratory organization. It does not apply when different test methods, dissimilar instruments, or different parts of the same laboratory organization function independently to validate or verify the accuracy of a specific analytical measurement. 1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.