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NMSU MODEL CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN

Appendix I (adapted from NMSU Lab Guide  - dls)

The following are links to download the text of the model CHP to be used by NMSU departments to develop a departmental plan. A Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) must be appointed and the plan must be adapted to the particular uses of hazardous materials specific to the departmental labs.

Model CHP ->

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TABLE OF CONTENTS  
MODEL CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN  

1.0 INTRODUCTION

 1.1 History of the OSHA Laboratory Standard
 1.2 Role of the Chemical Hygiene Plan
 1.3 Chemical Hygiene Plan Coverage

2.0 DESCRIPTION OF "DEPARTMENT"

 2.1 Description of "DEPARTMENT's" Activities
 2.2 Map of "DEPARTMENT's"

3.0 RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN (CHP)

 3.1 Personnel Responsible for Implementing the CHP
 3.2 Responsibilities of Each Employee

4.0 CHEMICAL HYGIENE AND SAFETY PLAN

 4.1 General Standard Operating Procedures
  4.1.1 General Rules
  4.1.2 Personal Hygiene
  4.1.3 Food and Smoking
  4.1.4 Protective Clothing and Equipment
  4.1.5 Housekeeping
  4.1.6 Prior Approval   ( Prior Approval Form )
  4.1.7 Spills and Accidents
  4.1.8 Waste Chemicals

 4.2 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)-Specific Safety Procedures

 4.3 Control Measures and Equipment
  4.3.1 Ventilation
  4.3.2 Safety Cans
  4.3.3 Flammable Storage Cabinets
  4.3.4 Corrosive Storage Cabinets
  4.3.5 Eyewashes and Safety Showers
  4.3.6 Protective Apparel
   4.3.7 Respirators
  4.3.8 Vapor Detection

 4.4 Special Procedures for Carcinogens
  4.4.1 Regulated and Controlled Work Areas
  4.4.2 Closed System Protection
  4.4.3 Handling of Contaminated Waste Waters
  4.4.4 Personal Hygiene
  4.4.5 Protection of Vacuum Systems
  4.4.6 Protective Apparel
  4.4.7 Additional Precautions
 

5.0 CRITERIA FOR CONTROL MEASURES

 5.1 Exposure Guidelines
 5.2 Fire Guidelines
 5.3 Reactivity Guidelines
 5.4 Corrosivity and Contact Hazards

6.0 EXPOSURE EVALUATIONS AND MEDICAL CONSULTATIONS

 6.1 Suspected Exposures to Toxic Substances
  6.1.1 Example Criteria of "Reasonable" Suspicion of Exposure

 6.2 Exposure Evaluations
  6.2.1 Steps of Exposure Evaluation

 6.3 Medical Consultation
  6.3.1 Medical Consultation
  6.3.2 Medical Consultation Contract and Capabilities

 6.4 Documentation
 6.5 Notification

7.0 EMPLOYEE INFORMATION AND TRAINING

 7.1 Informational Requirements
 7.2 Preparing the Tools of Training Program
 7.3 Development of a Training Program
  7.3.1 Determine if the Training Program is Needed
  7.3.2 Identify the Training Needs
  7.3.3 Identify Goals and Objectives
  7.3.4 Develop Training Program
  7.3.5 Conduct the Training
  7.3.6 Evaluate the Program's Effectiveness
  7.3.7 Improve/Augment the Program
  7.3.8 Training Under 29 CFR 1910.1450

8.0 RECORDS AND RECORDKEEPING

 8.1 Records
 8.2 Recordkeeping
 

Appendices

Appendix A: OSHA's Lab Standard Regulations (29 CFR 1910.1450)
                    OSHA's Lab Std 'Rearch Council Recommendations' (29CFR1910.1450 app.A)
                    OSHA's Lab Std 'References on Chemical Hygiene' (29CFR1910.1450 app B)

The following appendices are not included in the model plan, but should be made part of your Chemical Hygiene Plan.

Appendix B: List of Carcinogens at "DEPARTMENT (contact EH&S for dept chem inventory"

Appendix C: "DEPARTMENT" Emergency Action Plan   - see 

Appendix D: "DEPARTMENT" Respiratory Program, if needed 

Appendix E: Contractual Agreement with the Statement of Qualifications of our Medical Consultant (request from Employee Health Center)

Appendix F: List "DEPARTMENT" safety references and locations for Material Safety Data Sheets 

Appendix G: Spill Control Plan (Slug Discharge Plan) Sign (to be posted by sanitary drains)

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Model Chemical Hygiene Plan

 
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Table of Contents

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Appendices

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