EHS 104: Laboratory Use of Hazardous Chemicals
To protect laboratory employees from exposure to hazardous chemicals in the workplace, to ensure proper handling and storage of potentially hazardous chemicals, and to comply with the requirements of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety & Health regulations related to use of hazardous chemicals in a laboratory
29 Code of Federal Regulations, § 1910.1450, Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories
All ASU employees, facilities and operations
All laboratories as defined in this policy will register with the Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S), update that registration annually, maintain inventory records of potentially hazardous materials, and comply with the requirements of the ASU Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP).
EH&S develops, implements, and maintains the university’s CHP, provides and/or ensures the availability of laboratory employee safety training, conducts and/or ensures laboratory safety inspections to determine compliance status, and promotes regulatory compliance and a safe laboratory environment.
Departments and units must register all laboratories as defined in this policy, maintain inventories of potentially hazardous materials, and identify laboratory employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals and require these employees to attend laboratory chemical safety training prior to initial assignment and to comply with the CHP.
The provisions of the CHP must be implemented within individual laboratories to fulfill the requirements mandated under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories standard (29 Code of Federal Regulations § 1910.1450).
Laboratory employees who use chemicals during the performance of their duties must use safe work practices, use appropriate personal protective equipment, attend laboratory safety training (see the Environmental Health & Safety Training Schedule), and comply with all provisions of the CHP.
The department’s dean, director, or chair, principal investigator, or designee obtains and reviews the current ASU Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) available on the EH&S Web site and ensures compliance with all applicable requirements.
The department’s dean, director, or chair, principal investigator, or designee registers each laboratory under his or her control with EH&S annually, ensures that laboratory employees complete required training, and addresses all laboratory safety inspection findings.
For more information, see:
See also the Police Department Policies and
Procedures Manual—PDP 104–01, “Laboratory
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