B. OSU Chemical Hygiene Officer
- Work with administrators and other employees to develop and implement appropriate chemical hygiene policies and practices.
- Inspect any OSU facility and investigate any accident involving OSU employees, students or equipment.
- Temporarily suspend the operations in any OSU laboratory in which the practices represent an imminent health hazard.
- Monitor procurement of chemicals.
- Oversee the performance of regular, formal chemical hygiene inspections and inspections of emergency equipment in all OSU laboratories.
- Assist Lab Supervisors/PI and Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Officers to develop safety precautions and adequate facilities.
- Maintain current knowledge concerning the legal requirements of regulated substances in the laboratory.
- Review the OSU Chemical Hygiene Plan annually.
- Monitor chemical hygiene training for compliance with code-mandated items.
- Coordinate the chemical waste disposal program.
C. Department Chair or Site Superintendent
D. Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Officer
- Assist the responsible Lab Supervisor/PI in the development of a Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan for individual laboratories, if needed.
- Inspect stored chemicals at least annually; inspect laboratory safety equipment and labeling periodically.
- Evaluate procedures in each lab and determine those that are hazardous.
- Determine adequacy of ventilation systems for new chemicals/procedures.
- Provide information on proper handling of highly toxic chemicals to ordering labs.
- Provide information on chemical hygiene, as needed.
- Assist in or conduct chemical hygiene inspections in labs.
E. Lab Supervisor/PI
- Develop a Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan for their laboratory.
- Inspect their laboratories for unsafe conditions and practices and take appropriate corrective action.
- Provide the required safety training to the employees and students that work in their laboratories. Document the training provided.
- Investigate injuries to lab employees or over-exposure events.
- Evaluate the need for protective equipment or chemical exposure monitoring.
- Request appropriate monitoring from EH&S if necessary.
F. University Chemical Safety Committee