University Safety and Assurances

UWM Chemical Hygiene Plan


Chemical Hygiene Planpdf version, Adobe Acrobat Required(for printing)
Chemical Hygiene PlanWord Document (for departmental modification)


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

  1. Purpose
  2. Scope and Application
  3. Coordination with other University Standards
  4. Responsibilities
    1. University-Wide

    2. Schools, Colleges, and Non-Academic Departments
    3. Department of University Safety and Assurances
    4. Laboratory Supervisors and Principal Investigators
    5. Group Safety Representatives
    6. Faculty, Staff, and Laboratory Personnel
  5. Acknowledgements

Chapter 2: Standard Operating Procedures

  1. Chemical Procedures
    1. Laboratory-Specific Standard Operating Procedures

    2. Prior Approval
    3. Chemical Waste Disposal
    4. Other Hazardous Materials
      1. Biohazard Material Procedures

      2. Radioactive Material Procedures
      3. Controlled Substances
    5. Information Sources
      1. Material Safety Data Sheets

      2. Prudent Practices in Laboratories
      3. The American Chemical Society's "Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories"
      4. University Safety and Assurances Website
      5. Patty’s Toxicological
  2. Emergency Procedures
    1. Emergency Procedures for Chemical Spills/ Exposures

    2. General Emergency Procedures
  3. General Safety Procedures
    1. Laboratory Use

      1. Chemical Labeling

      2. Laboratory Signage Program
      3. General Safe Laboratory Practices
      4. Planning for Laboratory Shutdown
      5. Other Laboratory Use Safety Guidance
    2. Non-Chemical Safety Procedures

Chapter 3: Criteria for Implementation of Control Measures

  1. Engineering Controls
    1. Fume Hoods

    2. Safety Shields
    3. Biological Safety Cabinets
    4. Other Containment Devices
  2. Personal Protective Equipment
    1. Skin Protection

    2. Eye Protection
    3. Respiratory Protection
  3. Hygiene Practices
  4. Administrative Controls

Chapter 4: Management of Chemical Fume Hoods and Other Protective Equipment

  1. Monitoring Safety Equipment
    1. Fume Hoods and Biological Safety Cabinets
      1. Laboratory Personnel

      2. Facility Services or University Safety and Assurances Staff
    2. Emergency Eyewashes and Showers, Fire Extinguishers, and Other Protective Equipment
    3. General Laboratory Monitoring
  2. Acceptable Operating Ranges
  3. Maintenance
  4. Training
  5. New Systems

Chapter 5: Laboratory Personnel Information and Training

  1. Information
  2. Training
  3. Updates

Chapter 6: Medical Consultation and Examination

  1. Laboratory Personnel Who Work With Hazardous Substances
  2. Medical Examinations and Consultations
  3. Worker's Compensation Procedures and Forms
  4. Information Provided to Physician
  5. Information Provided to University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

Chapter 7: Additional Laboratory Personnel Protection for Work with Particularly Hazardous Substances


Chapter 8: Recordkeeping & Review and Update of Chemical Hygiene Plan

  1. Recordkeeping
  2. Review and Update of Chemical Hygiene Plan

Tables pdf version, Adobe Acrobat Required

Table 1: Poisonous Gases
Table 2: Shock Sensitive Chemicals
Table 3: Pyrophoric Chemicals
Table 4: Peroxide-Forming Chemicals
Table 5: Carcinogens, Reproductive Toxins or Highly Toxic Chemicals