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Chemical Hygiene Plan

Policy on the use of hazardous chemicals in research labs at Dartmouth College

FULL Chemical Hygiene Document (75 pages)


Selected sections of the Chemical Hygiene Plan

  1. Table of Contents
    1. Introduction
  2. Definitions
  3. Regulatory Background
    1. Responsibilities
    2. Minors and Volunteers Working in the Laboratory
    3. Registration of Hazardous Chemical Work wit EHS - BioRaft
  4. Minimum Requirements in Dartmouth College Laboratories
    1. Information and Training
    2. Safety Data Sheets
    3. Labeling Containers in the Laboratory
  5. Personal Protective Equipment
    1. Safe Storage and Disposal of Hazardous Chemicals
    2. Emergency Procedures
    3. First Aid for Chemical Contamination
    4. Procedures for Power Outages or Service Interruptions
    5. Air Monitoring and Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals
    6. Special Note on Pregnancy
    7. Medical Consultation
    8. Services Provided by EHS (Surveys, Audits)
    9. Services Provided by Facilities (Fume Hoods, Lab Ventilation)
  6. Working with Particularly Hazardous Substances
    1. General Procedures for High Hazard Substances
    2. Regulated Carcinogens
    3. Formaldehyde Use in the Lab
    4. Protocols for Acute Toxins and Potentially Unstable Materials
    5. Standard Operating Procedure for Handling Pyrophoric Materials
    6. Solvent Purification and Distillation
    7. Nanoparticles in the Laboratory
    8. Select Agent Toxin and Biological Toxin Work
  7. Controlled Substances
    1. TSCA - The Toxic Substances Control Act
    2. Chemical Hygiene Plan Evaluation and Recordkeeping
  8. Appendix A - OSHA Fact Sheet, Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories
  9. Appendix B - Laboratory Safety Survey Checklist
  10. Appendix C - Documentation of Training, The Sign in Sheet
  11. Appendix D - Template for High Hazard Chemical Work
  12. Appendix E - DHS CFAT, Chemicals of Interest (COI) List
  13. Appendix F - High Hazard Chemicals
    1. Carcinogens, Reproductive Toxins, Highly Toxic Chemicals
    2. Toxins of Biological Origin
    3. Working with and Disposing of Biological Toxins
    4. Poisonous Gasses and Compressed Liquids
    5. OSHA Regulated Carcinogens
    6. Shock Sensitive and Peroxide Forming Chemicals 

Last Updated: 8/18/17