The City University of New York Laboratory Safety Manual

The Office of Environmental, Health, Safety and Risk Management, in partnership with the Environmental, Health and Safety Officer Council and the Office of Research, has developed this Laboratory Safety Manual to minimize the risks associated with lab activity and ensure that CUNY remains in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation 29 CFR 1910.1450, “Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories,‖ or what is commonly referred to as the ―Laboratory Standard.‖1 The Laboratory Standard requires the development of a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) for each laboratory workplace that protects employees from health hazards associated with hazardous chemicals in the laboratory and maintains exposures below OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits. In addition to addressing those regulations that are mandatory, this manual also offers some best management practices supported by leading standards setting organizations and research institutions.