The University of Hawaii has a fundamental obligation to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of its students, personnel and the visiting public by implementing conditions and practices that provide safe and healthful campus environment. The Chemical Hygiene Plan and Appendix is designed to protect laboratory personnel from potential hazards associated with the use of chemicals. It is for your reference while working with or around chemicals in laboratories at the University of Hawaii.
UH Laboratories are periodically inspected by the UH Environmental Health & Safety Office (EHSO) to check compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Hawaii Division of Occupational Safety and Health (HIOSH). The purpose of the inspections is to identify and correct potential problems before employees become injured or property is damaged. This inspection checklist is used by EHSO to determine if our laboratories are in safety compliance.
The UH EHSO "works to promote safe campus environments through the development and administration of health and safety programs critical to the university experience." All of you should have attended a training seminar for these 4 basic EHSO Programs relative to the work we do in C-MORE Hale:
Laboratory Safety is a significant legal and moral responsibility for all C-MORE Hale occupants. This manual is focused on essential points. Please read it carefully and keep it as a reference.
This inspection is to be carried out by the lab manager after the researcher has completed research and before their departure from the C-MORE Hale laboratories.