The most common threats to laboratory safety include improper use (or lack of use) of personal protective equipment (PPE), failure to follow protocols for an appropriate chemical hygiene plan
(CHP), and inappropriate use of biological safety cabinets (BSCs) appropriate to the work, and potential technician exposure.
As part of a chemical hygiene plan
, a chemical inventory is also required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, says Ault.
Wilson's project, "Chemical Hygiene Plan
," helps the school prevent chemical exposure that could result in injuries to those who use the laboratories.
Develop a chemical hygiene plan
so that administrators, teachers, and students know what to do if an incident occurs.
In order to use these products correctly, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recommends that employers have a "chemical hygiene plan
" that describes procedures, equipment, personal protective equipment, and work practices that are capable of protecting employees from the health hazards presented by hazardous chemicals use in the workplace and meets all necessary requirements.
Most districts will also need to create a written chemical hygiene plan
to meet OSHA or state requirements
The handbook presents the requirements to meet a key component of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard, the Chemical Hygiene Plan
Learn to compose your own chemical hygiene plan
that fulfills the requirements and intent of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) regulation, 29, CFR 1910.1450 (Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories).
A staffer from CLMA said it would be nice if someone wrote a model chemical hygiene plan
that they could publish, so I volunteered.
Proper approaches to chemicals handling have been mandated for over a decade under OSHA's laboratory safety standard (29 CFR 1910.1450), which requires the appointment of a trained chemical hygiene officer (CHO) and drawing up of a chemical hygiene plan
Prolab's usefulness is based on its extensive regulatory database, its chemical hygiene plan
, the pertinent health and safety data it offers, and an optional bar coding module that provides automated chemical inventory identification.
Beginning with the OSHA job safety poster, Barry said foundries must also be prepared to show their data on: injury/illness, chemical hazard communication, chemical hygiene plan
, bloodborne pathogens, lockout/tagout, and emergency planning and response.