Chemical Safety/Industrial Hygiene

The Chemical Safety program is responsible for the control of health hazards related to chemical and physical agents within the University community. Programs implementing University policy have been established to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, as well as meet the regulatory requirements under OSHA, EPA, and state and local authorities. Program have been established to annually inspect all laboratory and non-laboratory areas, assess exposures to chemical and physical agents, provide for the safe use of respiratory protection and other personal protective equipment, assist investigators in the handling, storage, and disposal of highly hazardous chemicals, investigate indoor air quality and odor complaints, as well as comply with an assortment of OSHA standards including Hazard Communication, Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories, Formaldehyde, Methylene Chloride, Noise and Hearing Conservation, and Respiratory Protection.