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 based on current government regulations, guidelines, and best practices, and is committed to ensuring chemical, personal, and environmental safety.
Principal Investigators have primary responsibility for implementation of UofL policies and procedures that must be followed by all lab personnel for safe conduct of work. The Chemical Hygiene Plan is a requirement by OSHA for laboratories using hazardous chemicals. Each faculty/Principal Investigator must complete the Chemical Hygiene Plan and upload it to his or her BioRAFT lab page. More information is available via the Chemical Hygiene Plan Procedures link in the Programs section below.
Questions regarding the Laboratory Chemical Safety Program may be directed to DEHS Main Office (852-6670).
Chemical use in non-laboratory settings is regulated under the OSHA Hazard Communication standard.