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Campus Safety and Security

Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories

Section: Campus Safety and Security Policies
Policy Name: Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories
Policy Owner: Executive Vice President
Responsible University Office: Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Origination Date: November, 1990
Revisions: November, 2003; February 10, 2014
Legacy Policy Number: 7-37
  1. PURPOSETo ensure all activities related to the use of hazardous chemicals in laboratories are conducted in a safe manner as well as in compliance with OSHA regulations as specified in 29 CFR Part 1910.1450.
  2. POLICYNo person shall purchase, possess, use, transfer, ship, transport, synthesize, or dispose of any hazardous chemicals in the laboratory in any manner that is inconsistent with the Chemical Hygiene Plan and the requirements established by the University Chemical Hygiene Committee.

    For more information regarding the University Chemical Hygiene Committee and to access the University of Delaware Chemical Hygiene Plan visit Environmental Health and Safety site or contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (ext. 8475).