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Laboratory Chemical Safety

by schmidy last modified Mar 14, 2014 01:11 PM

The Laboratory Chemical Safety program provides guidance to UofL faculty, staff and students on the safe use of chemical agents in research and clinical activities. The program is committed to chemical safety, health, environmental protection and compliance, being based on current government regulations, guidelines and standards of care in the field.


Principal Investigators have primary responsibility for implementation of UofL policies and procedures which must be followed by all faculty, staff and students. The Chemical Hygiene Plan is a mandatory requirement by OSHA for laboratories using hazardous chemicals. Faculty/Principal Investigators must complete the Chemical Hygiene Plan and submit a copy to the Laboratory Safety Coordinator


Questions regarding the Laboratory Chemical Safety Program can be directed to the university's Laboratory Safety Coordinator 852-2830.


Chemical use in non-laboratory settings is regulated under a different OSHA standard - see Hazard Communication.



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