Environmental Health and Safety

Laboratory Safety

Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)   

Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 4101.11 requires that Cleveland State University offers a work environment free of recognized hazards. CSU Laboratories must document their safety procedures in a “Chemical Hygiene Plan” or CHP. For CSU laboratories, the laboratory’s chemical hygiene plan is created by combining laboratory-specific information and safety requirements with the generic CSU Laboratory Safety Manual.

Your lab’s CHP can be completely electronic, completely paper, or a mixture. It must be accessible at all times to all personnel who work in areas containing hazardous chemicals.

If some individuals want to keep personal copies of the CSU Laboratory Safety Manual or the lab’s standard operating procedures, all people must be aware of where the master CHP is located. Some information not directly associated with safety procedures and which might be troublesome to replace if lost, such as certifications that individuals completed safety training, may be kept separately in locked cabinets. That location should be identified in the laboratory- specific information section.

Chemical Hygiene Plan 

Chemical Procurement Form 

Hazardous Waste Disposal Flyer

Laboratory Decontamination and Decommissioning Policy 

Practices for Proper Chemical Storage 


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