Last Revised: July 14, 2020

See the menu on the left side of the screen for a list of the Chemical Hygiene Plan Fact Sheets.

Chemical Hygiene Plan Fact Sheets are intended to provide you with general guidance on how to safely work with a specific chemical or hazard type. If you have any questions concerning the applicability of a procedure, contact the Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (215-898-4453) or the Principal Investigator of your laboratory.

One or more additional SOPs in the Chemical Hygiene Plan usually applies to the hazard described in each Fact Sheet.  In these cases the guidance in both the Fact Sheet and the applicable SOPs must be followed.

The Principal Investigator must develop a written procedure that will be used in place of the Fact Sheet or SOP for any task where compliance with the requirements in these documents is not possible. This alternate procedure must provide the same level of protection as the SOP or Fact Sheet it replaces.  A task-specific Hazard Control Plan (HCP) must also be written for any task that requires safety controls beyond those specified in the Fact Sheet or SOP. 

The Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety is available to provide guidance during the development of Hazard Control Plans and alternate procedures.

Any researchers who follow an SOP for hazardous lab work must be up to date with all required EHRS laboratory safety training programs for their research type before starting the work.