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 Cal-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 and implement a written, Laboratory-specific Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) which addresses the policies, Standard Operating Procedures, etc., that ensure employees are protected from harm due to chemicals. The UCSB CHP is accessed via tool bar at left, or below, and is organized as follows:

  • Section 1:  Lab-specific Section. Contains essential directions/forms for creating a lab-specific CHP, starting on pg. I-4. This is an editable Word document that Standard Operating Procedures are added to (SOP Library)
  • Section 2  (EH&S-provided): UC/UCSB Policies, Procedures and Resources
  • Section 3 (EH&S-provided): Regulatory Framework