Laboratory Safety

The University Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) describes occupational practices and procedures pertaining to handling or managing hazardous chemicals in the Eastern Kentucky University College of Science laboratories. 

The University Chemical Hygiene Plan

The Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is an Univeristy wide plan. The CHP should assist and ensure employees are protected from physical and health hazards associated with hazardous chemicals.  The CHP is required by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standard 29 CFR 1910.1450, entitled "Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories,” often referred to as the Laboratory Standard. In addition, guidelines for the disposal of such hazardous waste have been developed to ensure a healthier environment.  Use this as a reference

Training Available

Training on the new GHS labeling system and SDS format is required for all employees by December 1st, 2013.  Please contact EH&S at ( to set up training for your department.

The Haz Comm/GHS presentation in the link below (installation of a plugin may be required):

Chemical Safety Training, in person or online via Blackboard, can be set up by contacting the CSO. 


Check out the Safety Forms and Signs page for more information on:

  • Carcinogens
  • Chemicals of Interest
  • Corrosives, Cryogens
  • Equipment Release
  • Glove Recommendations
  • NFPA Hazards
  • Incompatible Chemicals
  • Laboratory Decommishioning
  • Laboratory Incidents
  • Lab Safety Inspections
  • Laboratory Signs
  • Lasers
  • Mercury
  • Peroxides
  • Shock and Explosion-Sensitive Chemicals.

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