Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is a comprehensive plan demonstrating the
integration of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 8, Section 5191 and
OSHA Laboratory Standard 29 CFR 1910.1450 regulations that specify the
requirements to protect laboratory workers from harm due to hazardous
It is the policy of the University of the
Pacific to provide its employees with a safe and healthful workplace. In order
to achieve this goal, all levels of management and supervision are required to
ensure that the guidelines of this Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) are followed.
This document has been designed to provide
procedural guidelines for proper workplace practices with the handling,
storage, and use of chemicals in laboratories and the protection of personnel
in laboratories from potential hazards of any chemicals they may encounter.
This document applies to all personnel under the
direct supervision of a University employee (i.e., Temporary Employees,
Temporary Agency Employees, Part time Employees, Full time Employees, Student
Assistants, Federal Work Study, Graduate Assistants, etc.). All personnel must comply with the provisions
outlined in this document.
Mike Ubick, Asst Director Environmental Health and Safety
Address: 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211
Telephone: (209) 946-7645
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any substance which meets one of the following criteria:
A written program developed and implemented by the employer which sets forth procedures, equipment, personal protective equipment and work practices that:
The following table outlines the responsibilities of each party.
Enterprise Risk Management
Managers, Supervisors and Lead Personnel
Employee Student, or Principal Investigator
Inventory must be maintained for all areas at the University that store hazardous materials. Principle Investigators (PI) will be responsible for maintaining a current inventory of chemicals that are stored in their laboratory. Inventory of chemicals should be reviewed annually. Environmental Health and Safety routinely verifies inventory.
When a new chemical is required and is not listed/available on the SDS, you must contact Environmental Health and Safety for approval prior to obtaining.
Cal/OSHA requires that special precautions need to be taken when working with particularly hazardous substances. These include:
Proper segregation of stored chemicals is essential to reduce or eliminate hazardous reactions. Use safety data sheets, labels or standard operating procedures to determine the best way to store chemicals.
Personnel who use hazardous materials are responsible for properly labeling all containers, contact EHS for additional information;
A properly designed and operated fume hood reduces exposure to hazardous fumes, vapors, gases and dust.
Fume hoods are inspected annually by EHS to verify that they operational. The average face velocity must be between 100 and 125 feet per minute (fpm) for normal use and between 125 and 150 fpm for work involving carcinogens or highly toxic materials. If these criteria are not met a service request will be submitted to adjust air flow.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be provided and worn at all times in accordance with the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for the chemical being used.
The following PPE must be available in University Laboratories:
See "Exposure Control Plan" for additional guidelines.
See Emergency Plans and Procedures for additional guidelines.
The employer shall assure that laboratory employee's exposure to OSHA regulated substances do not exceed the permissible exposure limits specified in 29 CFR part 1910 subpart Z.
Upon request, EHS will provide environmental monitoring for airborne exposure to chemicals. The evaluation shall include:
Regular environmental monitoring is not ordinarily warranted or practical in laboratories because chemicals are typically used for relatively short time periods and in small quantities.
However, sampling may be appropriate when one of the following conditions apply:
The waste disposal policy ensures minimal harm will result to people, organisms and the environment from the disposal of waste laboratory chemicals.
Training for employees identified as having any occupational exposure is conducted by the supervisor, designated department personnel, or EHS:
Laboratory personnel must be trained on lab specific procedures associated with hazards by the Principal Investigator or designated personnel.Minimum training requirements include:
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