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Laboratory Safety

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

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 Global Harmonization 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. 

Global Harmonization System (GHS) Label Sharepoint Site

Please visit  for all of your GHS label needs. It is a good resource of GHS labels in Microsoft word format that can be downloaded to your desktop and altered for your purposes. 

Safety Forms, Signs and Documents

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

  • Carcinogens
  • Chemicals of Interest
  • Chemical Donation Request (electronic) Form
  • Chemical Waste Handling Guide
  • Corrosives, Cryogens
  • Glove Recommendations
  • NFPA Hazards
  • Incompatible Chemicals
  • Laboratory Incidents
  • Lab Safety Inspections
  • Laboratory Signs
  • Lasers
  • Mercury
  • Peroxides
  • Shock and Explosion-Sensitive Chemicals
  • Satellite Accumulation Waste Form

Chemical Hygiene Plan 2022-241.41 MB
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