7. Prior Approval

Another provision of the Laboratory Standard is for incorporating policies into the CHP on: “The circumstances under which a particular laboratory operation, procedure or activity shall require prior approval from the employer or the employer’s designee before implementation.”

Given the diversity of chemical work done in campus laboratories, it is impossible to specify the operations which would require prior approval. It is therefore the responsibility of individual lab supervisors to establish these criteria, if any, for their operations. Establishment of prior approval criteria is solely the prerogative of the lab supervisor. These criteria should be incorporated into the lab’s SOPs.