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Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)

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All North Carolina State University personnel who work with or around hazardous chemicals and equipment in research laboratories need to review the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP). This document, along with your safety plan, covers elements required by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1450.
If you are a returning trainee who has reviewed the CHP document prior to 1/10/2013, please skip to box below.

To complete this safety training, please review all four sections of the basic CHP. At the end of the CHP document review, you will be required to fill out your information, take a short quiz, and click the submit button. Additional “optional modules” are also provided for further information as needed. Note:  The Manager’s Safety Orientation Checklist can be completed without completing this portion of the training. However, you must complete this training prior to work with or around hazardous material and equipment.

Estimated time to complete the minimum CHP training and quiz:  20 - 30 minutes.
Click HERE to review the CHP now


For returning trainees who have reviewed this document prior to 1/10/2013:

In year 2012, OSHA adopted “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals” (GHS) which is an international system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals. This has resulted in major changes and updates in the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). Many other OSHA standards, including the Lab Safety Standard, are affected by the new GHS-based HCS updates. OSHA requires that all employees be trained on new changes before December 1st 2013
Main changes in the current CHP document based on the new HCS  updates include changes in SDS (Safety Data Sheet, formerly known as MSDS) format, new physical and health hazard classifications, and new hazard symbol and labeling system for chemicals.
Reviewing this document along with additional resources/links provided, will satisfy OSHA requirements
To comply with the new OSHA requirements, returning trainees who have reviewed this document prior to 1/10/2013 need only review the GHS Update and complete the quiz at the end.

Click HERE to review the GHS Updates of the CHP now


Click HERE to review the CHP now