|Chapter 6610 Chemical Hygiene Program|
Everyone at Jefferson Lab has the right to know the hazardous nature of any chemical to which they may be exposed. Individuals, who use chemicals, are responsible for protecting themselves and others from the potential hazards. This chemical hygiene program describes the minimum requirements regarding chemical usage at Jefferson Lab.Scope
If you suspects you have been over-exposed to a chemical contact Occupational Medicine (x7539). Confirmed reports of chemical overexposure are investigated in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 5200 Event Investigation and Causal Analysis Process and its associated procedures.
Jefferson Lab basis this chemical hygiene program on the laws and regulations listed in ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List.
This program provides the minimum requirements for chemicals used at Jefferson Lab. Additional control measures, up to and including a work control document, may be required during certain operations, or for work within specific areas, as identified by a Task Hazard Analysis (THA).
Jefferson Lab reserves the right to limit the quantities of certain chemicals on-site.
Procedures dictating how chemicals or other hazardous wastes are discarded can be found in ES&H Manual Chapter 8061 Hazardous Waste Management.
Table 1: Required Chemical Safety Training by Job Classification
T1 Safety Data Sheets
Jefferson Lab recognizes that SDSs are a key source of hazard information and requires that they be available to everybody at Jefferson Lab. ES&H Manual Chapter 6610 Appendix T1 Safety Data Sheets describes the information generally available on an SDS and provides instructions on how these documents are obtained, filed, and accessed.
T2 Chemical Requisitioning and Receiving
ES&H Manual Chapter 6610 Appendix T2 Chemical Requisition and Procurement describes the requirements for chemical procurement. These include an ES&H review of chemical orders; requisitioning; and receiving.
T3 Chemical Labeling, Storing, and Transporting Requirements
Jefferson Lab recognizes that chemicals can be hazards; thus, has established minimum labeling, storing, and transporting requirements over and above those listed on a chemical's SDS. Refer to ES&H Manual Chapter 6610 Appendix T3 Chemical Labeling, Storing, and Transporting Requirements for these requirements.
T4 Requirements for the Safe Use of Chemicals
Jefferson Lab recognizes that a chemical's SDS provides comprehensive safety requirements. Chemical workers are to review the chemical's SDS and ES&H Manual Chapter 6610 Appendix T4 Requirements for the Safe Use of Chemicals and follow the more stringent of the two requirements.
T5 Chemical Personal Protective Equipment and Associated Control Measures
Jefferson Lab requires that everyone working with chemicals read and follow the PPE recommendations/requirements listed on the chemical's SDS. Jefferson Lab's minimum PPE requirements are listed within ES&H Manual Chapter 6610 Appendix T5 Chemical Personal Protective Equipment and Associated Control Measures.
T6 Response to Chemical Over-Exposure
Jefferson Lab requires that chemical workers read and follow the recommended emergency and first aid procedures provided on a chemical's SDS. ES&H Manual Chapter 6610 Appendix T6 Response to Chemical Over-Exposure describes response procedure steps for an incident exposure to a hazardous chemical.
T8 Chemical Waste Control
To ensure the health and safety of individuals, equipment, and the environment chemical waste at Jefferson Lab is managed responsibly and in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local requirements. ES&H Manual Chapter 6610 Appendix T8 Chemical Waste Control defines the process steps for determining if a chemical waste is being generated; obtaining appropriate containment; and ensuring safe storage and handling prior to disposal.
Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.
Anyone at Jefferson Lab
Qualified Chemical Worker
Supervisors/Subcontracting Officer's Technical Representative (SOTR)/Sponsor
Hazardous Waste Coordinator
Shipping and Receiving
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