Chemical Hygiene Plan
Everett Community College seeks to provide a place of employment free from recognized hazards likely to cause physical harm. Additionally the college strives to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting the safety and health of our employees.
The Chemical Hygiene Plan of the college addresses this goal for the laboratory workplace by including the requirements of the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA).
Standard on Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories. (Chapter 296-62-400 WAC) The Laboratory Standard requires that employers protect workers through the development and implementation of a Chemical Hygiene Plan containing work practices and control measures tailored to the individual laboratory workplace. Copies of the Chemical Hygiene Plan are available for campus review in the Safety and Security Office and in the Library.
This policy will be administered for the benefit of employed persons, consistent with the need to insure that all safety precautions have been taken when dealing with potentially hazardous chemicals.
Reporting Procedures For Chemical Exposure
- Employee exposed to chemicals should report incident symptoms of exposure to the Safety Officer immediately by calling Ext. 9998 or Ext. 9990. The Safety Officer will complete report of initial exposure determination and forward to Human Resources. If critical nature of incident warrants emergency response, a report should be filed by the supervisor.
- The Safety Officer will complete referral to physician for employee and forward copy to Human Resources for record maintenance. If warranted, the Safety Officer will facilitate transportation to medical facility for employee. Communication between the College and medical professional shall take place between doctor and the Vice President of Human Resources as it relates to exposure incident.
- General employee concerns/questions regarding the Chemical Hygiene Plan should be directed to Chemical Hygiene Officer or the Vice President of Human Resources.