Hazard InformationMy EH&S
PI / Laboratory Supervisors must inform laboratory personnel of the location and availability of the following information:
Cal/OSHA is a governmental agency that protects worker health and safety in the State of California. This regulation was promulgated to protect laboratory personnel engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals. [NOTE: Custodial and maintenance staff who service the laboratory fall under Cal/OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, Code of Regulations Title 8, Section 5194.]
B. Stanford University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan.
The above-referenced Cal/OSHA regulation requires employers to have a written Chemical Hygiene Plan. This Plan fulfills this regulatory requirement and is a resource for planning experiments and laboratory operations.
Cal/OSHA establishes regulatory exposure limits for many airborne contaminants; the actual values are in Table AC-1. If a PEL has not been established for a specific contaminant, contact EH&S for guidance.
D. Reference materials on the hazards, signs & symptoms of exposure, safe handling, and storage & disposal of hazardous chemicals at the various website links:
- Safety Fact Sheets
- Stanford University’s Chemical Safety Database
- National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health