To be allowed access to the laboratory, basic lab safety training and assessments was required for us to complete.
This included reading risk assessment papers and writing risk declarations but also attending lectures and tours of the laboratory.
Machines were introduced by the person responsible for the machine, or by our supervisors.
This included instructions for how machines are used, where they are located, where equipment is located, waste handling, chemicals handling, how to act in case of emergency or accidents and general rules of conducts.
Each experiment required a risk declaration made by the team. It then had to be reviewed and revised by us before being signed off by our PI and the head responsible of the lab.
The risk declarations included which chemicals were intended to be used,
potential safety risks regarding the chemical, how to process or use the chemical, how long it should and can be stored, how much we intended to use of a chemical as well as waste handling.
Each risk declaration was written by part of the team, or by all of us. All risk declarations have been reviewed by each team member, especially by those whose name have been added as authors,
discussed and revised. The risk declarations all include a summary of which risk assessment documents have been read prior to writing the risk declaration. The risk assessment documents
(provided by Sysbio Chalmers KLARA system)
have all been included below, except for the Guava machine which was not included in the safety regulations, and instead the user guideline is provided (read more below).
Additionally, extra restrictions were introduced in the laboratory due to the pandemic. One such restriction included that a maximum two 2 people could be in the same room, if the room was too small.
There was also a restriction regarding how many people in total could be in the laboratory at once and face masks were required to wear at all times.
Of course, our team followed those restrictions strictly as well as made internal restrictions that we should not be more than 2 – 3 persons from the team in the laboratory at any time.