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Hydrofluoric Acid Safety Program
What are the HF hazards?
- HF is a highly hazardous (corrosive) and acutely toxic.
- HF is unique from other chemicals because of its poisonous eﬀects and the ability to readily absorb through the skin and attack bone.
- Once absorbed by the skin, HF dissociates rapidly into H+ and F− ions. Toxic eﬀects occur when ﬂuoride penetrates through the tissue to bind calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium ions in the body.
Why do we need a separate safety program for Hydrofluoric Acid?
- Comply with UF’s Chemical Hygiene Plan
- Raise awareness for HF hazards and provide users with the tools, training, and guidance.
- Provide a first aid kit and establish an emergency response procedure.
- Provide support for the maintenance of this safety program.
Hydrofluoric Acid Safety Program Requirement
- Labs working with Hydrofluoric Acid must be provided HF in person training by EH&S
- The Principal Investigator should have a complete Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on file in the laboratory.
- Every individual working with Hydrofluoric Acid must be provided proper safety training by EH&S prior to starting the work with HF.
- The Principal Investigator must authorize workers to use and provide lab-specific training Hydrofluoric Acid and provide additional training.
- Every lab must have an HF Emergency Response kit purchased from EH&S.
SOP Template: Hydrofluoric Acid (HF)
This program requires attending Hydrofluoric Acid in-person training. We are offering multiple training courses in the College of Engineering in NRF 115.
Please register for a training by selecting the link below the desired date and time.
EHS901: Hydrofluoric Acid Training –
Time: 1:30-3:00 pm
Location: Nanoscale Research Facility , Room 115
Register for this class.
EHS901: Hydrofluoric Acid Training –
Time: 10:00-11:30 am
For Additional Information
Contact EH&S Chemical/Lab Safety
- Mark Yanchisin, 352-294-7120, email@example.com
- Cindy Mercado, 352-273-2132, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chris Young, 352-294-7123, email@example.com