Academic Affairs Office of the Provost
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Big Rapids, MI 49307
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The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has adopted the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR standard as Part 431 Hazardous Work in Laboratories. The scope and application of 1910.1450 Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories shall apply to all employers engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals. The standard does permit some exceptions. If you are considering implementing the Academic Affairs Laboratory Safety Chemical Hygiene Plan, please contact the Academic Affairs Director of Laboratory Safety.
Academic Affairs Laboratory Safety Chemical Hygiene Plan
The Chemical Hygiene Plan consists of the following three written programs:
This written program defines the responsibilities and authorities for faculty and staff as well addresses the following key regulatory compliance elements: hazard assessment, standard operating procedures, hierarchy of controls, maintenance of laboratory hoods and personal protective equipment, training provisions, medical surveillance, and particularly hazardous substances provisions.
Each laboratory supervisor (faculty, staff, or principle investigator) who has primary responsibility/oversight for the laboratory under their control must prepare a Chemical Hygiene Plan that addresses the specifics of the operations that occur in their laboratory.
To ease the process this document is a template that the laboratory supervisor may fill and support by making references to additional resources. The Academic Affairs Director of Laboratory Safety may be requested to assist the Laboratory Supervisor in filling out the template.
The intent of this document is to provide basic chemical standards/guidelines for educational laboratories and supporting laboratory areas.