Chapter 45




45.2 Scope

1.    The scope of the CHSP includes the requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) for employees in shop and office settings and the OSHA Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Materials in Laboratories (29 CFR 1910.1450) and the National Fire Protection Association Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals (NFPA 45) for employees working in for laboratory environments.

2.    The Hazard Communication Standard was developed to inform employees who work with hazardous chemicals of the risks associated with those chemicals. A separate standard (the Laboratory Standard) was specifically developed for laboratory operations because these environments often differ from industrial and office settings in the use and handling of hazardous chemicals.

3.    Berkeley Lab is required to comply with these federal standards. These requirements have been combined into this CHSP in order to establish a single standardized framework for chemical hygiene practices, information dissemination, and training at Berkeley Lab, regardless of the occupational setting.




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