Laboratory safety begins with the employees and students working in the labs. Safety is each individual’s responsibility. Olin College is dedicated to developing safety programs that protect each person in the laboratories and the environment. In compliance with the OSHA Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories (29 CFR 1910.1450), the EH&S department has drafted a Chemical Hygiene Plan for Olin College. The Chemical Hygiene Plan provides safety information as well as employee rights in accordance with the OSHA Lab Standard.
Each employee working in a laboratory at Olin College must be familiar with the plan and adhere to its guidelines. Each student and employee is required to attend a Lab Safety Chemical Hygiene Plan training before working in the laboratory, and again if laboratory safety procedures change. Please contact the EH&S department to arrange a training.