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Office of
Public Safety
Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Chemical Hygiene Plan

4.0 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

4.1 Laboratory-Specific SOPs

The PI/Lab Supervisor with the assistance of the SO/CHO is responsible for providing written SOPs for all laboratory activities involving hazardous chemicals. These laboratory-specific SOPs must be included in the Lab Safety Plan, usually as a separate section. As needed, the SO/CHO will review these SOPs. The PI must ensure that laboratory personnel are trained on the use of the SOPs applicable to their activities. An example of a laboratory-specific SOP is presented in Appendix B.

4.2 General Health and Safety Procedures for Laboratories

Presented in Appendix A -- General Health and Safety Procedures are general procedures applicable for the use, handling, and disposal of chemicals in all laboratories. Also, within these general procedures are guidelines which are applicable to non-chemical activities in laboratories. The PI/Lab Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all employees are trained in the use of these procedures.