Chemical Hygiene Plan

Chemical Hygiene Plan

Policy: It is the policy of Wellesley College to provide a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970 and regulations of the Department of Labor including 29CFR1910.1450 "Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories". The full standard is available in the Science Center Office.

Purpose: The purpose of the Chemical Hygiene Plan is to describe proper practices, procedures, equipment and facilities for faculty, students, staff, and visitors in order to protect them from potential health hazards presented by chemicals used in the laboratory workplace, and to keep exposures below specified limits.

It is the responsibility of all Science Center personnel working in laboratories to know and to follow the provisions of this Plan.

Chemical Hygiene Plan Index:

Responsibility and Authority

  • The President of Wellesley College
  • Administrative Director of the Science Center
  • Chemical Hygiene Officer
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Safety Committee
  • Faculty, Students and Staff
  • Visitors

General Operating Procedures

  • General Rules
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • Housekeeping
  • Spills and Accidents

Specific Procedures for Toxic Materials

  • Toxic Materials
  • Flammable Chemicals
  • Reactive Chemicals
  • Corrosive Chemicals

Control Measures and Equipment

  • Ventilation
  • Flammable Liquid Storage
  • Eye Wash Fountains and Safety Showers
  • Personal Protective Equipment

PARTICULARLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES - PROCEDURES FOR CARCINOGENS, REPRODUCTIVE TOXINS, SUBSTANCES THAT HAVE A HIGH DEGREE OF ACUTE TOXICITY, AND CHEMICALS OF UNKNOWN TOXICITY

Records and Recordkeeping

  • Employee Information and Training
  • Monitoring and Employee Assessment

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES


Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)

  • Hazardous Wastes
  • Acrylamide
  • Formaldehyde
  • Benzene
  • Chloroform

 

EVENTS

Science Center Summer Research
May 27: start of 10-week program
June 2: start of 9-week program
Poster Session: July 31st
Summer Research Poster Session
Thursday, July 31st, 2-4PM
Science Library

 

Contact

Contact Us

Science Center
 

Carol Gagosian, Science Center Office

Administrative Assistant

x 3075  cgagosia@wellesley.edu

 

JoNan Bilodeau, Science Center Office

Manager

​x 3000  jbilodea@wellesley.edu

 

 

Office hours: M-F 8.30AM - 4.30PM