OSHA Chemical Hygiene Plan

Creating your Departmental Chemical Hygiene Plan

All laboratories which use chemicals are subject to the OSHA standard titled: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories; commonly known as the "Laboratory Safety Standard". The goal of this page is to give lab and studio supervisors directions for complying with this regulation, but is not intended to provide a review of the details of the regulation.

The major requirement of the Lab Standard is to develop a written, Departmental Chemical Hygiene Plan (DCHP) which addresses the policies, Standard Operating Procedures, etc. that ensure that employees are protected from harm due to chemicals.  Dan Deeken