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The Chemical Hygiene Plan applies to all laboratories at the University of the Sciences. 

The safe storage, use and disposal of chemicals in the laboratory requires the institution of policies for the protection of students, employees, and the environment.   The purpose of the Chemical Hygiene Plan is to provide the chemical user with basic safety information regarding the use of chemicals.  This Chemical Hygiene Plan forms the foundation of the safe use of chemicals in the laboratory. The Chemical Hygiene Plan is designed as a tool to coordinate safety procedures. If this plan does not cover a standard operating procedure (SOP) specific to a laboratory, then additional SOP's must be included and made available in the laboratory by the laboratory supervisor. Every employee and student worker in the laboratory must be trained in the applicable details of the Plan and Standard Operating Procedures.


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