University of Alabama
Chemical Hygiene Program
The University of Alabama has a Chemical Hygiene Program (CHP) established to ensure that all research, testing and teaching activities involving the use of chemical materials and the facilities used to conduct such work are in compliance with all external regulations and applicable University policies. Some applicable regulations and guidelines include:
29 CFR 1910.1200
29 CFR 1910.1450
US PATRIOT Act
Various OSHA Standards, including the PPE Standard, the Formaldehyde Standard, etc.
The University of Alabama reserves the right and the obligation to impose additional terms and conditions on investigators who conduct research or testing or engage in teaching activities that involve chemicals that are potentially harmful to humans, animals, or the environment.
The most current version of the University of Alabama Chemical Hygiene Plan is maintained on the EHS website (www.bama.ua.edu/~ehs). Each lab should have a copy of the CHP for their own lab on file and readily available in their workspace (see below). Each lab should have standardized signage indicating the hazards potentially present in their work space. For new or updated signage, complete a request form (below) and submit it to EHS (firstname.lastname@example.org or Box 870178). EHS posts the frames and the signs for this program. Please note that each lab is also subject to the Research Security Program.
Unwanted chemicals will be picked up for disposal by EHS representatives. Contact EHS (email@example.com, 8-5905) to request a pickup. Labels for unwanted chemical are below. Additional information about the unwanted chemical program can be found at http://www.bama.ua.edu/~ehs/hmmp.html#Unwanted%20chems.
Forms and Documents
You can download these forms, insert your information, and email the forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, a hardcopy can be sent to Box 870178. All information must be reviewed and verified annually and updated any time hazards or procedures change.
Call Marcy Huey at 348-5905 or email email@example.com to schedule training.