Chemical Hygiene Guidelines

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Chemical Storage Guidelines

Storing chemicals in laboratories requires consideration of a number of health and safety factors. In general, lab workers should store chemicals in cabinets and on shelving provided for such storage. For instance, flammable liquids should be stored in a flammable liquids storage cabinet. The following are general storage guidelines: Do not store chemicals on [...]

Chemical Storage Guidelines2018-10-27T03:40:49+00:00

Chemical Spill Guidelines

In the event of a chemical spill, the individual(s) who caused the spill is responsible for prompt and proper clean up. It is also their responsibility to have spill control materials and the appropriate personal protective equipment readily available to clean up a spill of the chemicals being handled. If the spill is too large [...]

Chemical Spill Guidelines2018-10-27T03:40:49+00:00

Chemical Hygiene Plan

All laboratories which use chemicals are subject to the OSHA standard 29CFR1910:1450, titled “Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories.” The lab standard requires the development of a chemical hygiene plan that is laboratory specific. Each principal investigator (PI) is responsible to develop and maintain the chemical hygiene plan (CHP) for his or her [...]

Chemical Hygiene Plan2018-10-27T03:40:49+00:00