The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CAL-OSHA) has promulgated a regulation covering the occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories. Included in this regulation is a requirement for Keck Graduate Institute to develop and carry out a chemical hygiene plan and a chemical spill response guideline.
Chemical Hygiene Plan
Chemical Spill Response Guideline
All laboratory personnel must understand and follow the guidelines outlined in this plan. In addition, each employee is expected to develop safe, personal, chemical hygiene habits aimed at minimizing chemical exposures to themselves and coworkers. This Chemical Hygiene Plan will be reviewed, evaluated, and updated annually and must be made readily available to employees, their representatives, and any representative of CAL-OSHA. “Laboratory use of hazardous chemicals” means the handling or use of such chemicals in which all of the following conditions are met: