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Chemical Hygiene Plan

The links below are guidelines and checklists to use when using chemical hygiene or performing inspections of ULM laboratories:


Chemical Hygiene Work Plan 
Monthly Laboratory Inspection Form Instructions 
Monthly Laboratory Inspection Form 
Emergency Eyewash/Shower Weekly Testing Schedule 
Hazardous Waste Label 
Hazardous Waste Disposal Request Form 
Chemical Hygiene Program

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)

What is GHS?

GHS is a mandate provided by the United Nations, and is governed in the United States primarily by OSHA. These guidelines fall under the Hazard Communication Standard and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA.)

Why is GHS important?

GHS provides uniform management of chemicals that includes a system through which chemical hazards are identified and communicated to all who are potentially exposed.

What has changed?

Product labels, (M)SDS, Chemical Classifications, and the Standardizing Criteria are all changing with GHS. All current Hazard Communication Programs were required to be updated to match GHS by June 1, 2016.

Our Job

Making a GHS Compliant Label

Avery provides a free template wizard to make GHS compliant labels.  A power point presentation is linked here, to help guide you through the process.

Avery's GHS Label Quick-Start Wizard

GHS Changes

ULM employees using chemical hygiene or performing inspections of ULM Laboratories will be responsible for reading and understanding Safety Data Sheets and labels. Any individual transferring or creating a new chemical is responsible for the labeling of that chemical. All facilities are responsible for updating MSDS books to SDS books as the information is provided.

Manufacturers and suppliers are responsible for updating product labels and (M)SDS. Products used at the time of the GHS change were somewhat 'grandfathered' with their current labels. However, if the label is worn or illegible it should replaced with a GHS compliant label.




GHS Standard with Frequently Used Documents

OSHA's Guidance on GHS