Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard
Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories"
was enacted in 1991. This standard requires all organizations
with laboratory employees to implement exposure control programs
and to convey chemical health and safety information to laboratory
employees working with hazardous chemicals.
intent is to ensure that laboratory employees are apprised of
the hazards of chemicals in their work area, and that appropriate
work practices and procedures are in place to protect laboratory
employees from chemical health and safety hazards. The manner
in which Brown University is complying with each of the elements
in OSHA's Laboratory Standard is detailed in the Chemical
Hygiene Plan & Laboratory Safety Manual (CHP).
A copy of the CHP has been sent to each Laboratory Supervisor
responsible for a research or teaching laboratory in which hazardous
chemicals are handled. In addition, a copy of this standard
and its appendices may be obtained by visiting the OSHA's web
site at http://www.osha.gov/