UCSB Laboratory Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Plan

To print out a hard copy of the entire UCSB CHP click here to access a pdf version. But, note that the CHP is updated annually per Cal-OSHA. So, please be sure any hard copies you use have a date of less than a year old.


All laboratories which use chemicals are subject to the OSHA standard titled: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories; commonly known as the "Laboratory Safety Standard".

The major requirement of the Lab Standard is to develop a written, Lab-specific Chemical Hygiene Plan which addresses the policies, Standard Operating Procedures, etc. that ensure that employees are protected from harm due to chemicals. Directions and forms for creating a lab-specific CHP are in Sec. I.