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OSHA Chemical Hygiene Plan

CREATING YOUR LAB-SPECIFIC CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN

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 goal of this page is to give lab supervisors directions for complying with this regulation, but is not intended to provide a review of the details of the regulation - for that see Laboratory Safety Standard.

The major requirement of the Lab Standard is to develop a written, Lab-specific Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) which addresses the policies, Standard Operating Procedures, etc. that ensure that employees are protected from harm due to chemicals. At the bottom is the link to template forms to aid lab supervisors in accomplishing this.

But first, a few guidelines:

Lab Safety Manual

 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO LAB-SPECIFIC CHP TEMPLATES AND THE REST OF THE UCSB CHP


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