Chemical Hygiene Plan Update

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) completed the annual review and update of the EHS-405 Chemical Hygiene Plan following OSHA’s Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories standard (29 CFR 1910.1450), referred to as the Laboratory standard. The purpose of a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is to provide a written program stating the policies, procedures, and responsibilities that protect employees from the health hazards associated with hazardous chemicals used in their workplace.

A few highlights of the updates include:

  • Updated Section 2.6 Use of Controls to include best practices for working in a Chemical Fume Hood.
  • Added Section 2.9 Processes and Procedures that Require Prior Approval.
  • Updated Table 3.0 Flammables to include best practices for grounding flammable gas systems and flammable liquid transfer systems.
  • Added Appendix C: Chemical Fume Hood Cleaning Procedures.

Please take time to familiarize yourself with the Chemical Hygiene Plan and contact EHSO (404-727-5922 or if you have any questions.

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