Chemical Hygiene Plan
Bainbridge College has made a commitment to provide a safe environment. All personnel have a
right to know about health hazards associated with their work. So that personnel can make
knowledgeable decisions regarding personal risks, the Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan
includes policies, procedures, and responsibilities designed to develop an awareness of
potentially hazardous conditions or chemicals in the laboratory and to train personnel in
appropriate safe working conditions.
It is important that employers assume responsibility for work site safety. All employees will have
access to pertinent safety information through their supervisory staff. The people who work in
any given environment are often best able to detect potential hazards in either the facility or work
procedures. When safety concerns arise, employees are encouraged to contact their supervisor.
This program is for the benefit and protection of all community members. It contains information
on potential chemical hazards and how they should be handled.
Specific to this Chemical Hygiene Plan for Bainbridge College, employees, administrators, and
students all have responsibilities to conform to this standard. The President is ultimately
responsible for chemical hygiene within the institution and must, with other administrators,
provide continuing support for institutional chemical hygiene. 29 CFR 1910.1450 (e) (3) (vii)
and Appendix A (B)
A. Administration Responsibilities
1. Appoint a Chemical Hygiene Officer. The Chemical Hygiene Officer is Dr Dueno.
2. Implement a Chemical Hygiene Plan conforming to the OSHA Lab Standard (29 CFR
3. Ensure that employees receive training regarding the Chemical Hygiene Plan.
4. Allocate staff time for regular, formal chemical hygiene and housekeeping inspections,
including routine inspections of emergency equipment and an annual chemical inventory.
5. Maintain a record of all chemical exposur