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Chemical Hygiene

Program Description

Farmingdale State College's Chemical Hygiene Program has been designed to help the College's faculty, staff, and students to use hazardous chemicals safely and in a manner that complies with prevailing state and federal regulations and protocols.

The purpose of the College's Chemical Hygiene Program, and specifically the Chemical Hygiene Plan, is to describe proper practices, procedures, equipment, and facilities that function together to help ensure that all affected individuals are protected from the effects of hazardous chemicals in their work area. Members of the College's Environmental Health and Safety Committee will ensure that their respective department or unit will work in collaboration with the College's Chemical Hygiene Officer to implement the applicable elements this Plan. The Chemical Hygiene Officer is responsible for developing and updating the Chemical Hygiene Plan, and for general oversight and monitoring of the content contained therein to ensure it meets or exceeds current standards and practices.

Student Compliance

Although the federal chemical hygiene regulations on which this plan is based apply only to employees, staff and faculty must make every effort to ensure that students are also provided with the information and training needed to work with hazardous chemicals in a safe and healthful way.

Chemical Hygiene Officer

The Chemical Hygiene Officer assists department chairs, principal investigators and laboratory supervisors in the implementation of the Chemical Hygiene Plan and unit-specific procedures.

Chemical Hygiene Links

OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1450: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories