- The Chemical Engineering Department (ChE) informally “swears
in” all personnel who work with chemicals as a “Chemical Hygiene
Officer" to emphasize that good chemical hygiene practices are
- Updating of chemical inventories and MSDS’s during annual
“Spring Cleanings” initiated by ChE Department Operations has been
proven to be effective in controlling chemicals and MSDS’s.
- Quarterly audits of chemical inventories and MSDS’s and follow
up to ensure corrective action to audit items is necessary compliance
maintenance in between spring cleanups.
- PDF’ing MSDS’s at the time of chemical delivery and keeping
both an electronic database and hardcopies available ensures capture of
MSDS’s for new chemicals and accessibility