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Manuals and Procedures

​​​​​​​Art Safety Manual
This manual provides basic information for working safely with chemicals in art studios.

Chemical Hygiene Plan​​​
This plan is designed to minimize the risk of injury or illness to laboratory workers by ensuring that they have the training, information, support and equipment needed to work safely in the laboratory.

Compressed Gas Safety Manual
This manual was created to ensure the safe use of compressed gases and all associated equipment.

Confined Space Program
This program is intended to prevent injuries and accidental deaths associated with entering confined spaces.

Controlled Substances Program
This program outlines the requirements for the possession and use of controlled substances for authorized research or instructional activities.

Electrical Safety Program
This program was created to ensure that electrical work is performed only by Facility Operations' electricians and qualified engineers or contracted appliance and repair technicians who have been provided with all information and tools necessary to protect themselves on the job.

Exposure Control Plan​​​​​​
The plan outlines requirements for employees with occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials to address the risks posed by bloodborne pathogens.
For use with the DePaul ECP:       Appendix A​           Appendix A - Lab version

This program was designed to specify when fall protection systems must be used and establish procedures for their safe use.

Fume Hoods Manual​​
This manual contains procedures for using fume hoods safely and effectively.

Hazard Communication Program
This program is designed to ensure all University personnel are aware of the chemicals in their workplaces and provided with information on the potential hazards of these chemicals.

Lockout/Tagout Program
This program covers the use of lockout/tagout, a safety procedure required to ensure that dangerous machines are properly shut off and unable to be restarted prior to the completion of maintenance or servicing.

Mercury Spill Clean Up Manual
This manual provides guidance on the types of mercury spills University personnel may clean up and those that require EHS assistance. 

Respiratory Protection Program
This manual details when respirators are needed to protect University personnel from harmful atmospheric substances. 

Scaffolding Program
This program outlines safe practices required for erecting, altering, working on and dismantling scaffolds.

Stairways and Ladders Manual
This manual outlines the requirements for the use of stairways and ladders.

Walking/Working Surfaces Manual
This manual addresses the prevention of slip, trip and fall hazards.

Waste Disposal Guide​​
This manual provides guidance on the proper handling and disposal of special waste streams with a primary focus on laboratory waste.