Skip to Content



The purpose of the Chemical Hygiene Plan is to acquaint students and employees with the University of Pennsylvania's safety and health policies and to inform employees of their rights and obligations under federal and state regulations. The University continually strives to provide a learning, teaching, and research environment free from recognized hazards. It is Penn's intention to improve the protection of the health and safety of students, employees and the public by providing access to information regarding the safe handling of chemicals and biological agents that are present in the workplace.

Table of Contents

Section I | Introduction

Section II | General Requirements of the Chemical Hygiene Plan

Section III | Hazardous Chemicals

Section IV | Labels

Section V | Handling of Chemicals

Section VI | Chemical Storage and Transportation

Section VII | Room Signs

Section VIII | Laboratory Chemical Waste Disposal Guidelines

Section IX | Material Safety Data Sheets

Section X | Chemical Spills

Section XI | Medical Care for Lab-Related Injury or Illness

Section XII | Personal Contamination

Section XIII | Fire and Fire Related Emergencies

Section XIV | Industrial Toxicology Overview

Section XV | Notices to Employees

Section XVI | Standard Operating Procedures & Fact Sheets

Laboratory Safety Fact Sheets 

Standard Operating Procedures

Section XVII | Glossary

Section XVIII | References




back to top