This manual contains four major components:
1) An easy-to-follow discussion of the Standard's requirements, along with a plan for implementing management responsibilities;
2) A fill-in schedule for assigning key responsibilities and establishing deadlines;
3) A copy of the OSHA Lab Standard for easy reference;
4) A Chemical Hygiene Plan that has been developed in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (e) of the Standard.
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR LABORATORY CHEMICALS. Chemical Procurement. Chemical Storage. Chemical Handling. Laboratory Equipment and Glassware. Personal Protective Equipment. Personal Work Practices. Labeling. CRITERIA FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF CONTROL MEASURES. Air Sampling. Housekeeping. Safety and Emergency Equipment. ENGINEERING CONTROLS. Intent. Modification. Improper Function. Usage. EMPLOYEE INFORMATION AND TRAINING. Hazard Information. Forms. Training. PRIOR APPROVAL FOR LABORATORY ACTIVITIES. Permit System. MEDICAL CONSULTATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS. CHEMICAL HYGIENE RESPONSIBILITIES. Chief Executive Officer. Chemical Hygiene Officer. Laboratory Workers. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS. Working with Allergens and Embryotoxins. Working with Chemicals of Moderate Chronic or High Acute Toxicity. Working with Chemicals of High Chronic Toxicity. Working with Animals and Chemicals of High Chronic Toxicity. RECORDKEEPING. CHEMICAL SPILLS, RELEASES AND ACCIDENTS. ANNUAL CHEMICAL HYGIENE AUDIT. REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDED READING. APPENDICES. Laboratory Safety Equipment Inspection Schedule. Resistance to Chemicals of Common Glove Materials. New Chemical Purchasing Request. Chemical Hazard Audit Sheet. Air Sampling Data Record. New Employee Chemical Hygiene Orientation and Training Checklist. Transfer Chemical Hygiene Training Checklist. New Chemical Training Checklist. Chemical Hygiene Permit. OSHA Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard Compliance Checklist.