The Ball State University Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is intended to encompass and provide guidelines for individuals working in the campus laboratory community. The laboratory supervisors, safety managers, principal investigators, or individual Departments should produce standard operating procedures to accompany this CHP or choose to customize this CHP to suit their individual needs in order to more precisely portray the hazards and controls of their individual laboratories. This CHP includes policies, procedures, equipment, personal protective equipment, and work practices that are capable of protecting laboratory personnel from the general health hazards in laboratories. It is intended to satisfy the requirements of the federal Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Laboratory Safety Standard, also know as the "Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories"- When supplemented or revised with laboratory-specific protocols by the various University Departments or Laboratory Supervisors. The CHP will be administered by the BSU Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office on a University-wide basis, with the individual academic and research Departments being responsible for its implementation on a Department and research or educational laboratory specific basis.
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