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Lab Standard Training (Chemical Hygiene Plan)    chem_weird_scien_anim.gif (8788 bytes)

    Description/purpose:

        This course provides employees with information on the OSHA's Laboratory Standard (29 CFR, 1910.1450 ), the regulations and compliance requirements.  It includes discussion, examples, and exercises related to chemical laboratory activities:

        • - physical and health hazards of lab chemicals,
        • - measures employees can take to protect themselves,
        • - emergency procedures,
        • - personal protective equipment, and
        • - chemical waste disposal requirements.

        Employees are informed of the need and steps to comply with state and federal regulations, as well as with the NMSU Lab Safety Guide.

        Prior attendance at recent NMSU Hazard Communication Class is required

    Contents:

    • Laboratory Standard (29 CFR, 1910.1450) requirements - including
      • - Lab Regulations; - Detection methods;
        - Hazard analysis/hazard identification; - Lab hazards, procedures, practice (inspection checklist);
        - Monitoring; - PPE & Safety equipment (certification database);
        - Medical exam - Emergency actions and
        - PELs; & Exposure symptoms; - Recordkeeping
           
    • The Chemical Hygiene Plan content  (CHP model program) - including
      • - Chem Hygiene Plan & Lab Safety Guide, - Ventilation and Hood Performance (certification database);
        - CHO & Hygiene Responsibilities; - Prior Approval & Non-standard Operations;
        - Standard Operating Procedures; - Particularly Hazardous Substances and
        - Control Measures to reduce exposure; - Resource Material for Laboratory Hazards
      • Review of EPA's Hazardous Waste Regulations (40 CFR 261-262) and waste disposal at NMSU

      Who should attend: 

        All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study, who are assigned to a laboratory (OSHA definition of a laboratory) where hazardous or toxic chemicals are present.  Previous attendance at a recent NMSU HazCom class is prerequisite

      Training frequency: 

        Initial upon assignment to or beginning work in a laboratory and lab standard safety refresher training annually thereafter.  Additional site-specific training on specialized hazards will be provided by chemical hygiene officer or supervisor for each lab.

      Length of course:

        2 1/2 - 3 hours depending on audience size and questions

      This class is provided by EH&S and is on the monthly schedule  (Schedule) (To Register) 


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    Annual Lab Safety/Standard Refresher     lab standard refresher

      Description/purpose:

        This annual refresher course is required for lab workers under the Lab Standard requirement noted above.

      Contents:

        The lab safety refresher class is a brief review of lab requirements & current related lab topics. It is not the equivalent of the initial lab standard training required for lab workers under the Lab Standard.

      Who should attend: 

        All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study, who are assigned to a chemical laboratory  where hazardous or toxic chemicals are present.  Previous attendance at a recent initial Lab Standard class is prerequisite

      Training frequency: 

        Annually after the initial lab standard class. Additional site-specific training on specialized hazards will be provided by chemical hygiene officer or supervisor for each lab.

      Length of course:  

        ~ 1 hour depending on audience size and questions

      This class is part of EH&S's annual safety initiative's and is provided to lab groups at the various campus locations in the fall and at the safety training facility in spring semesters.  Announcements are provided to each college prior to the presentations.   (Schedule) (To Register) 

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