Chemical Hygiene Plan

This web-based Chemical Hygiene Plan and lab specific-Chemical Hygiene Plan must be readily available to personnel in Virginia Commonwealth University facilities where hazardous chemicals are present.

Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) and the associated tools have been provided to support the efforts of VCU to manage personnel exposure to hazardous materials and to meet requirements established by regulatory and industry standards, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for “Hazard Communication” (29 CFR 1910.1200), “Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories” (29 CFR 1910.1450), and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) standards for hazardous waste disposal. This Chemical Hygiene Plan includes processes and information designed to help responsible officials conduct a hazard assessment of potentially hazardous chemicals in the workplace and to train employees in appropriate, safe working practices. Each laboratory has the responsibility of developing its own Lab Specific-Chemical Hygiene Plan. 



The Chemical Hygiene Officer shall review and evaluate the effectiveness of the Chemical Hygiene Plan at least annually and update it as necessary. Laboratory members are responsible for reviewing the VCU Chemical Hygiene Plan and the Lab Specific-Chemical Hygiene Plan annually.