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LABORATORY & CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN

Policy, Scope and ApplicationResponsibilities; Employee Information;Employee Training; Student Training; Authorized Chemical Use;Control Measures, General Requirements;Specific Requirements; Protective Equipment; Fume HoodsExposure Monitoring; Medical Surveillance; Incidents; Waste Disposal; Chemical Exposure; Chemical Spills; Appendix

Exposure Monitoring 

Exposure monitoring shall be conducted if there is a likelihood or suspicion of hazardous chemical exposure in exceedance of an OSHA applicable exposure limit or recommended exposure limit as promulgated by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).  OSHA exposure limits sometimes referred to as “Subpart Z” limits, are identified in the appendix.  ACGIH exposure recommendations are found in the handbook entitled “Threshold Limit Values and Biological Exposure Indices” published by ACGIH.  A current copy of this handbook is maintained in the Science Coordinator’s office.  A current copy of this handbook will be provided to any employee upon request.

Exposure monitoring, if conducted, will be composed of personal monitoring or area monitoring, or a combination of both depending on the exposure circumstances.  Monitoring will be performed by a qualified individual, safety consultant or industrial hygienist.  Employees shall wear monitoring device for the duration of the sampling event.

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