This program has been designed to promote a safe and healthy workplace for all staff, faculty, students, contractors, and visitors in compliance with the Cal/OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5194.
This plan has been developed to:
Faculty, Staff, and Students
Managers, Supervisors, and Lead Personnel
Supervisors and managers must evaluate all chemical substances to determine if they meet the definition of hazard. The evaluation is determined by reviewing the following information or consulting with Environmental, Health and Safety.
Federal, State and County led regulations require University of the Pacific keep an accurate inventory of the chemicals stored on campus. EH&S reports this chemical inventory to the governing regulatory agencies in the form of the Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP). It also assists users to keep track of chemicals, conduct laboratory hazard assessments, provide chemical hazard information to emergency responders, and minimize unnecessary storing of chemicals.
Environmental, Health and Safety is responsible
for obtaining updates of Proposition 65 (Prop 65) chemicals and providing
information to affected employees. Prop 65 chemicals are chemicals that are
known to cause cancer or reproductive harm determined by the Office of
Environmental Health and Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). The list of Prop 65
chemicals can be found at http://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list.
EHS will arrange the postage of signs throughout the University with the
assistance of Physical Plant.
The purpose of an SDS is to provide safety information about a hazardous material. The manufacturer must provide an SDS for every material covered in the Hazard Communication Standard. The SDS must follow the Globally Harmonized System, which is an internationally agreed upon system for the labeling and classification of chemicals that must be written in English and include section numbers and headings with the associated information.
The sections must be listed as follows:
Safety Data Sheets are located on the University's website*, http://hq.msdsonline.com/univofthepacificsl. If an SDS is missing, a new hazardous material does not have an SDS, or an SDS is incomplete, employees should contact Environmental, Health and Safety to request a new SDS be added/completed.
*In the event that the University's website is unavailable, SDS information may be requested from Environmental, Health and Safety and a hard copy will be provided as soon as possible
For hazardous materials received from the manufacturer or supplier, the containers must be in English and labeled with the following*:
*All incoming containers need to be inspected to make sure they have been labeled correctly. If the container(s) not labeled correctly with the above requirements, notify the supplier or manufacturer immediately and request a completed new label.
For hazardous materials produced on site or transferred from a primary container, the container must be labeled with the following:
Above ground pipes that transport hazardous materials shall be identified in accordance with Title 8 CCR, Section 3321.
Employees working with or near above ground pipes that are not labeled and do not contain hazardous materials, but may have hazards associated if they are disturbed, should be informed of the following:
Containers must be closed, capped, or sealed when they are not being used. All flammable liquids must be stored in a flammable cabinet when not being used or immediately after the use of the chemical is complete. Organic reagents, greater than 1 liter must be stored in the organic storage room.
All employees that may potentially be exposed must be given training in the use and safe handling of hazardous materials.
Supervisors or managers must provide employees with information and training on hazardous materials:
The supervisor or manager must be responsible for communicating all chemical hazards and applicable sections of this program to contractors, non-department personnel, temporary hires and visitors.Employee Training shall consist of at least the following:
Employees required to perform hazardous non-routine tasks must be given the hazards information that is associated with the task by their supervisor or manager.
This information will cover:
Examples of non-routine tasks:
For additional questions, please contact Enterprise Risk Management.
If this is an Emergency, please contact Public Safety.