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

Chemical Hygiene Plan

8.0 Training and Recordkeeping

Laboratory personnel shall be trained to ensure that they know the hazards of the chemicals with which they work. General chemical hygiene training is available through UCSB's Lab Safety courses. Attendance of a course must be arranged through Tom Bauer (safe@westmont.edu). Laboratory specific training is the responsibility of the PI, who may delegate the actual training to other parties.

8.1 Training Frequency

Training shall be provided:

  • Upon initial assignment to a work area where a hazardous chemical is present.
  • Upon introduction of new hazards into the work area.
  • At a frequency as specified by the specific regulation.

8.2 Contents of the Training

Employees shall be trained on and informed of:

  • Contents of the regulation.
  • Location, availability and applicable details of this Plan.
  • Relevant exposure limits for hazardous chemicals.
  • Signs and symptoms associated with exposures to hazardous chemicals used in the laboratory.
  • Methods and observations to detect the presence or release of a hazardous chemical.
  • The physical, chemical and health hazards of the chemicals in the work area.
  • Measures employees can take to protect themselves from hazards.
  • The location and availability of relevant reference materials on the hazards, safe handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials. This includes, but is not limited to the MSDS received from the chemical supplier. Note that most of this information is available on-line via the MSDS database.

8.3 Recordkeeping of Training

Annual training records shall be maintained by the PIs/SO/CHOs for at least one year.