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Manuals and Procedures

​​​​​​Chemical Hygiene Plan​​​​​

This plan outlines requirements to ensure the safe use of hazardous chemicals in campus laboratories.

Compressed Gas Safety Manual
This manual covers the safe use of compressed gases and all associated equipment.

Confined Space Program
This program outlines the different types of confined spaces on campus and associated safety procedures.

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 outlines requirements for those performing electrical work on campus (only 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​​​​​​​
This plan outlines requirements for employees with occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials to address the risks posed by bloodborne pathogens (BBPs).​

This program outlines when fall protection systems are required and procedures for their safe use.

Fume Hoods Manual​​
This manual covers safe and effective use of fume hoods in campus laboratories.

Hazard Communication Program
This program outlines the requirements for employees working with hazardous chemicals (other than in campus laboratories - see Chemical Hygiene Plan).

Lockout/Tagout Program
This program outlines the requirements surrounding lockout/tagout, a safety procedure required to ensure that equipment is shut off and unable to be restarted prior to the completion of maintenance or servicing.

Mercury Spill Clean Up Manual
This manual covers proper procedures for handling mercury spills.

Respiratory Protection Program
This program outlines all requirements surrounding the use of respirators on campus.

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

Stairways and Ladders Manual
This manual covers the safe use of stairways and ladders.

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

Waste Disposal Guide​​
This guide breaks down requirements for special waste streams on campus with an emphasis on laboratory waste.