MS-222 Laboratory Use Guidelines

Posted in Announcements

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is implementing new safety guidelines for use of MS-222 (Tricane) in Georgetown University  laboratories, effective immediately.

Guideline for Use of MS-222 (Tricaine) (new window)

Ensuring the safety and well-being of university staff is our top priority. These guidelines have been developed in accordance with industry best practices and regulatory standards to maintain a secure and healthy working environment for everyone.

Key highlights of the new safety guidelines include:

  • Engineering controls and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Mandatory use of appropriate PPE and engineering controls while working with MS-222.
  • Chemical Handling and Storage: Adherence to proper procedures for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals to prevent accidents and ensure a safe working environment.
  • Emergency Procedures: Understanding and awareness of emergency protocols, including the use of safety showers and eyewash stations for exposure procedures.

We encourage all laboratory workers to familiarize themselves with these guidelines by reviewing the detailed document attached to this email. If you have any questions or require clarification regarding any aspect of these guidelines, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the safety office.

It is crucial that each team member takes responsibility for adhering to these guidelines to ensure a safe and secure laboratory environment.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation.