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Chemical Hygiene Plan

Contact Academic Affairs at 231-591-2300 or at [email protected] .


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:

1. Chemical Hygiene Plan AALSSD 2-60-2002

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.

2. Laboratory Supervisor Chemical Hygiene Plan AALSSD 2-60-2003

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.

  • Standard Operations Procedures (SOP)
  • Personal Protective
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Training Provisions
  • Processes that will be used when handling Particularly Hazardous Substances
  • Requirements established for prior approval before initiating operations

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.

3. Chemical Standards/Guidelines AALSSD 2-60-2001

The intent of this document is to provide basic chemical standards/guidelines for educational laboratories and supporting laboratory areas.

 Academic Affairs Laboratory Safety Chemical Hygiene Plan Frequently Asked Questions