CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLANANDHAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY MANUALFOR LABORATORIESThis is the Chemical Hygiene Plan specific to the following areas:Laboratory Name:Building/Room Number(s):Supervisor/Phone Number:College/Department:Emergency Contact Telephone NumbersFire/Police/Ambulance 911(Emergency)Poison Control .1-800-222-1222UNE Safety & Security . 207-283-0176 (# 366)UNE Environmental Health & Safety 207-391-3491 (#2488)UNE Campus Services .207-602-2368 (#2368)Revised on: March 2015All laboratory chemical use areas must maintain a work-area specific Chemical Hygiene Plan whichconforms to the requirements of the OSHA Laboratory Standard 29 CFR 19190.1450. University ofNew England laboratories may use this document as a starting point for creating their work areaspecific SOP. Minimally this cover page is to be edited for work area specificity. This instructionand information box should remain. This model CHP is revision Mar 2015. Updated/current CHPare to be found at either V:\UNEDocs\Chemical Hygiene Plan or online athttp://www.une.edu/campus/ehs.Revised March 2015
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLANDCHEMICAL HYGIENE PLANAWARENESS CERTIFICATIONThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require that laboratoryemployees be made aware of the Chemical Hygiene Plan at their place of employment (29CFR 1910.1450).The University of New England, Chemical Hygiene Plan and Hazardous Materials SafetyManual, serves as the written Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) for laboratories usingchemicals at University of New England. The CHP is a regular, continuing effort, not astandby or short term activity. Departments, divisions, sections, or other work unitsengaged in laboratory work whose hazards are not sufficiently covered in this writtenmanual must customize it by adding their own sections as appropriate (e.g. standardoperating procedures, emergency procedures, identifying activities requiring priorapproval).After reading the University of New England, Chemical Hygiene Plan and HazardousMaterial Safety Manual, complete and return a copy of this form to the University Directorof Environmental Health & Safety. By signing below you acknowledge that you are awareof the Chemical Hygiene Plan and the policies and procedures applicable to the videadditionallaboratory/department information and training as appropriate.Please type or print legibly.Name:Work Phone:Student or staff PRN number:Email address:Department:Job Classification (if employee):Building:Room:Supervisor, instructor, or P. I. for your work area:Signature:Date:Completed CHP Awareness Certifications are to be filed in a central administrative locationwithin the staff member’s department. These and all safety training records should beorganized in a way that allows original records to be retrieved quickly and efficiently onrequest by an OSHA inspector or a EH&S staff member, and to be retrieved for a singlestaff member or for an entire work group (identified by supervisor).i
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLANDPOLICY STATEMENTIt is the policy of University of New England to take every reasonable precaution toprovide a work environment that is free from recognized health and physical hazards forits employees in accordance with the General Duty clause of the OSHA Act (Public Law 91596, Section 5(a) (l)). University of New England is also required by the OSHA LaboratoryStandard to ensure that the necessary work practices, procedures and policies areimplemented to protect laboratory employees from all potentially hazardous chemicals inuse in their work area.University of New England has established the University-wide Safety Committee with theresponsibility to promote safe and proper chemical management at all University of NewEngland Campuses and related facilities. The Charter of the University-wide SafetyCommittee is reprinted in Appendix A of this document.iii
TABLE OF CONTENTSChemical Hygiene Plan Awareness Certification . iUniversity of New England Policy Statement . iiiPART I: THE OSHA LABORATORY STANDARD AND THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWENGLAND CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLANTHE OSHA LAB STANDARD . 2EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES . 2HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS . 2SAFETY DATA SHEETS (SDSs) . 3CHEMICAL INVENTORIES . 4UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN . 5SCOPE AND APPLICATION . 5RESPONSIBILITY . 5EXPOSURE LIMITS . 6EMPLOYEE INFORMATION AND TRAINING. 6Information. 7Training. 7Documentation . 7Basic Lab Safety Awareness Training from EH&S . 8MEDICAL CONSULTATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS . 8HAZARD IDENTIFICATION . 8CHEMICALS DEVELOPED IN THE LABORATORY. 9USE OF RESPIRATORS . 9STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES . 9CONTROL MEASURES . 10PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT . 10SPECIAL HAZARDS . 10AVAILABILITY . 10ANNUAL REVIEW . 11SAMPLE SDS . 12PART II: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFE HANDLING INFORMATIONSAFE HANDLING OF CHEMICALS . 17GENERAL SAFETY GUIDELINES . 17ENGINEERING CONTROLS . 19Ventilation Controls . 19Proper Use of Ventilation Systems . 19ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS . 20Restricted Access Areas . 21PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT . 21General Considerations . 21Hazards Assessments . 22Protection against Inhalation Hazards . 22Protection of Skin and Body . 23CONTAMINATED CLOTHING AND PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT . 23
Table of Contents, continuedCHEMICAL STORAGE . 24MODEL WRITTEN SOPs: SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS . 26PHYSICAL HAZARDS . 26Flammables and Combustibles . 27Corrosives . 28Oxidizers . 29Water-Reactive Materials . 30Pyrophoric Materials . 31Peroxidizables . 32Light-Sensitive Materials. 33Shock-Sensitive or Explosive Materials . 34Compressed Gases . 35Cryogens . 36HEALTH HAZARDS . 37Allergens . 38Embryotoxins and Reproductive Toxins . 39Chemicals of Moderate Chronic or High Acute Toxicity . 40Chemicals of High Chronic Toxicity . 41Animal Work with Chemicals of High Chronic Toxicity . 42BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS . 43RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL HAZARDS . 43IONIZING AND NON-IONIZING RADIATION HAZARDS . 43TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS . 44TRANSPORTATION OVER THE ROAD . 44TRANSPORTATION INSIDE BUILDINGS AND BY FOOT . 44WASTE DISPOSAL . 44EMERGENCY RESPONSE . 45BASIC STEPS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE . 45PLAN A, HIGH HAZARD EMERGENCIES . 46PLAN B, LOW HAZARD EMERGENCIES . 46FIRE AND FIRE-RELATED EMERGENCIES. 47MERCURY SPILLS . 47INJURY AND ILLNESS . 48Table of contents continued next pagev
Table of Contents, continuedAPPENDICESAPPENDIX A: UNE University-wide Safety Committee CharterAPPENDIX B: Incompatible ChemicalsAPPENDIX C: PeroxidizablesAPPENDIX D: Shock-Sensitive MaterialsAPPENDIX E: Industrial Toxicology OverviewAPPENDIX F: Chemicals Requiring Designated AreasAPPENDIX G: Chemical Resistance ExamplesAPPENDIX H: GlossaryAPPENDIX I: Door Information Poster TemplateAPPENDIX J: Additional Chemical Safety ReferencesINDEXvi
PART ITHE OSHA LABORATORY STANDARDANDUNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLANDCHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN
THE OSHA LABORATORY STANDARDThe basis for this standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) is a determination by the Occupational Safetyand Health Administration (OSHA), after careful review of the complete rule-making record,that laboratories typically differ from industrial operations in their use and handling ofhazardous chemicals and that a different approach than that found in OSHA's substancespecific health standards is warranted to protect workers. The final standard applies to alllaboratories that use hazardous chemicals in accordance with the definitions of laboratory useand laboratory scale provided in the standard.Generally, where this standard applies it supersedes the provisions of all other standards in 29CFR, part 1910, subpart Z, except in specific instances identified by this standard. Forlaboratories covered by this standard, the obligation to maintain employee exposures at orbelow the permissible exposure limits (PELs) specified in 29 CFR, part 1910, subpart Z isretained. However, the manner in which this obligation is achieved will be determined by eachemployer through the formulation and implementation of a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP).The CHP must include the necessary work practices, procedures and policies to ensure thatemployees are protected from all potentially hazardous chemicals used or stored in their workarea. Hazardous chemicals as defined by the final standard include, not only chemicalsregulated in 29 CFR part 1910, subpart Z, but also any chemical meeting the definition ofhazardous chemical with respect to health hazards as defined in OSHA's HazardCommunication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200(c).Among other requirements, the final standard provides for employee training and information,medical consultation and examination, hazard identification, respirator use and record keeping.To the extent possible, the standard allows a large measure of flexibility in compliance methods.Effective Date: May 1, 1990. Compliance Date: Employers shall have completed an appropriateChemical Hygiene Plan and commenced carrying out its provisions by January 31, 1991.EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIESEmployees have the right to be informed about the known physical and health hazards of thechemical substances in their work areas and to be properly trained to work safely with thesesubstances.Employees have the right to file a complaint with OSHA if they feel they are being exposed tounsafe or unhealthy work conditions. Employees cannot be discharged, suspended, orotherwise discriminated against by their employer because of filing a complaint, or exercisingtheir rights under the law.Employees have the responsibility to attend UNE Sponsored, annual web based trainingseminars on the Laboratory Standard and Chemical Hygiene Plan and to stay informed aboutthe chemicals used in their work areas. They have the responsibility to use safe work practicesand protective equipment required for safe performance of their job. Finally they have theresponsibility to inform their supervisors of accidents and conditions or work practices theybelieve to be a hazard to their health or to the health of others.2
HAZARDOUS CHEMICALSThe Laboratory Standard defines a hazardous chemical as any element, chemical compound, ormixture of elements and/or compounds which is a physical or health hazard.A chemical is a physical hazard if there is scientifically valid evidence that it is a flammable, acombustible liquid, a compressed gas, an explosive, an organic peroxide, an oxidizer,pyrophoric, unstable material (reactive), or water-reactive.A chemical is a health hazard if there is statistically significant evidence based on at least onestudy conducted in accordance with established scientific principles that acute or chronic healtheffects may occur in exposed employees. Included are: carcinogens teratogens (reproductive toxins) sensitizers neurotoxins (nerve) hepatotoxins (liver) agentsthatactonthehematopoietic system (blood) irritantscorrosivesradioactive materialbiohazardsnephrotoxins (kidney)agents that damage the lungs,skin, eyes, or mucous membranesSee Appendix I, Glossary, for definitions of these terms.In most cases, the label will indicate if the chemical is hazardous. Look for key words likecaution, hazardous, toxic, dangerous, corrosive, irritant, carcinogen, etc. Old containers ofhazardous chemicals (i.e., before 1985) may not contain hazard warnings.If you are not sure a chemical you are using is hazardous, review the Safety Data Sheet (SDS)or contact your supervisor, instructor, or the Department of Environmental Health & Safety(EH&S).Designated areas must be established and posted for work with certain chemicals and mixtures(Appendix G), which include select carcinogens, teratogens, and/or substances which have ahigh degree of acute toxicity. A designated area may be the entire laboratory, an area of alaboratory or a device such as a laboratory hood. Designated area stickers are available fromEH&S.SAFETY DATA SHEETS (SDSs)A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is a document containing chemical hazard and safe handlinginformation prepared in accordance with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. Asample SDS is included at the end of Part I.Chemical manufacturers and distributors must provide a SDS the first time a hazardouschemical/product is shipped to a facility. Many manufacturers and distributors considerUniversity of New England the facility.Each Laboratory must obtain and maintain a current SDS for every hazardous chemical in theirlaboratory inventory.The Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), Facilities Management Building,Document Room, is a central repository for SDSs. If you want to review an SDS, contact yoursupervisor, instructor, or EH&S (#2488/#2791). If you need an SDS for your work area file,contact the chemical supplier or EH&S.3
CHEMICAL INVENTORIESUNE maintains a Campus wide inventory through the Vertere Chemical Inventory Program(VCIP). COP and Chemistry enter their own inventories into VCIP while EH&S entersinventories for all other departments. The Department of Environmental Health & Safety mayrequire that a chemical inventory be prepared for a room, work unit, or department.4
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