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EAPS Lab Safety

Safety Committee

If you have any questions for safety concerns, please reach out to us at eaps-safecom@purdue.edu.

Training

Laboratory Safety Requirements

All employee spaces are covered under either the Hazard Communication Program or the Chemical Hygiene Plan. The classification will depend on the activities occurring in that space. Investigate the links and information below to see what your spaces should be classified as. REM is also available to assist with determining the appropriate designation.

Hazard Communication Plan

The Hazard Communication Standard is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation. The Hazard Communication Standard may also be referred to as the Right-to-Know Law, RTK, or HazCom. The citation number is 29 CFR 1910.1200. HazCom is a standard intended to protect employees from physical and health hazards that they work with or be exposed to in the workplace. There are two levels of the HazCom Training. Awareness training is associated with computer labs and office/administrative areas. The HazCom Comprehensive is for areas such as chemical preparation labs or machine shops. 

Chemical Hygiene Plan

Laboratories engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals must maintain a lab-specific Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) which conforms to the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1450, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard (Lab Standard). All lab employees must complete a Lab-Specific Training Certification form, which will be held by the manager of the lab.

Resources

Emergency Preparedness

Accidents Do Happen at Universities

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released an informative video on laboratory safety at academic institutions.

Workplace Injury Information

Safety Resources

 

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