ChemHyg09

ChemHyg09 - CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY...

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CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY September 2009 For Colby College Biology Department Students and Employees COLBY EMERGENCIES: X5911
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2 TABLE OF CONTENTS TOPIC PAGE Introduction 3 Safety Training Procedures 3 Information for Specific Laboratories 5 Door signs 6 Contact Person 7 Hazardous Chemicals 9 Hazardous Chemical Location 9 NFPA Label Information 10 Location of Important Resources 11 Standard Safety Procedures 12 Emergency Response Procedure 17 Appendix I Spill Kits 18
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3 INTRODUCTION This Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is for the faculty, staff, students, and student employees of the Biology Department. It is in compliance with 29 CFR.1960.34/29 CFR.1450 and will be updated annually. To insure that the guidelines in this document are being followed, the Departmental Safety Coordinator and the Colby Director of Safety will conduct an annual compliance inspection of the Biology Department. This document is specific for Colby College and the Department of Biology. Included is the specific information you should know to work safely in the department. You should be able to identify WHO is responsible, WHAT is hazardous, WHERE information and safety equipment is located and HOW you should operate on a routine basis and during an emergency. SAFETY TRAINING PROCEDURES Faculty and Staff. It is the responsibility of the College ʼ s Chemical Safety Officer (CSO) to train faculty and staff employees when employment begins. The training will consist of the contents of the Chemical Hygiene Plan, the employee ʼ s right to know about workplace hazards, Colby College ʼ s Division of Natural Sciences labeling system and policy, the location and use of MSDS, the determination of hazards, protective measures, emergency procedures and reporting. Students. Students enrolled in laboratory classes, working as research assistants, or as student teaching assistants will be provided chemical safety training by the course instructor or research mentor before any laboratory work begins * . As all students enrolled in BI163 and BI133 will require such training, a chemical safety training element (conducted by the CSO and the course instructor) will be included at the beginning of the semester in each of these courses. As part of this training, students will be provided with a copy of the CHP. The CSO and the course instructor will explain the general procedures outlined in the CHP, as well as any more specific policies that are relevant for the particular course. After receiving this training and reading the CHP, students will be required to complete the Colby College Biology Safety Training Acknowledgement Form. The signing of this form is proof of safety training in the Biology Department and confirmation that the student agrees to abide by the safety procedures outlined in the CHP. A copy of this form is included on the next page. As many biology majors will receive this chemical safety training (and complete the form)
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2010 for the course ES ES271 taught by Professor Machaut during the Spring '10 term at Colby.

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ChemHyg09 - CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY...

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