OSHA recognizing the unique characteristics of the laboratory workplace, has tailored a standard for occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories. This standard is often referred to as the “Laboratory Standard”. Under this standard, a laboratory is required to produce a Chemical Hygiene Plan which addresses the specific hazards found in its location, and its approach to them. A laboratory means a facility where the “laboratory use of hazardous chemicals” occurs. It is a work place where relatively small quantities of hazardous chemicals are used on a non-production basis.
As a minimum, one person per lab should obtain the Certificate of Fitness for The Supervision of Chemical Laboratories (C-14). A C-14 is required when maintaining or operating a Chemical Lab or storage room in which flammable gases, solids or liquids; explosive, oxidizing or reactive materials are used in testing, research, experimental or instructional work.
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1450
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