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