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Chemical Hygiene Plan

Environmental Health and Safety


Chemical Hygiene Plan


Table of Contents



  1. Introduction

    1. Scope

    2. Responsibilities



  2. Hazard Identification

    1. Material Safety Data Sheets

    2. Hazardous Chemicals

    3. Particularly Hazardous Substances



  3. Standard Operating Procedures for Laboratories

    1. Chemical Procurement

    2. Chemical Storage

    3. Chemical Handling

    4. Chemical Labeling

    5. General Laboratory Safety Principles

    6. Housekeeping

    7. Emergency Contacts and Signs

    8. Sanctions for Non-Compliance



  4. Controls

    1. Engineering Controls

    2. Personal Protective Equipment

    3. Administrative Controls



  5. Chemical Waste Management

    1. Defining Hazardous Waste

    2. Collection, Labeling, and Containment

    3. Segregation of Wastes

    4. Prohibited Materials

    5. Sewer Disposal Guidelines

    6. Waste Pickup

    7. Waste Minimization



  6. Emergency Procedures

    1. Fire

    2. Chemical Spills

    3. Chemical Exposures

    4. Injuries and Illnesses



  7. Prior Approval for Laboratory Operations

    1. Off-hours Work Procedures

    2. Sole Occupancy

    3. Unattended Operations



  8. Employee and Student Information and Training

    1. Information

    2. Training



  9. Monitoring

    1. Permissible Exposure Limits and Action Levels

    2. Initial and Periodic Monitoring

    3. Employee Notification

    4. Medical Consultations and Examinations

    5. Physician's written Opinion



  10. Recordkeeping

  11. References and Recommended Reading

  12. Appendix A: Glove Selection Guide

  13. Appendix B: U-Listed Wastes

  14. Appendix C: P-Listed Wastes



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