Chemical Hygiene Plan

The Earlham College Chemical Hygiene Plan meets the requirements of the OSHA Laboratory Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1450. Its is available to any laboratory employee or interested party upon request and may be downloaded on the Chemical Hygiene website.

It states that the College is responsible for providing engineering controls (i.e. fume hoods), safety showers/eyewash stations, providing personal protective equipment (PPE), and MSDS sheets for chemicals. It also provides basic standard operating procedures (SOP's) for emergencies and laboratory practice.

Each employee of the College who works with chemicals should know the content of the CHP, know about the availability of MSDS information, and understand the basic SOP's for chemicals.

Detailed SOP's are developed in each individual lab scenario and will be given to you by your instructor or supervisor.

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