High Hazard Chemical Registration
At Tufts University all highly reactive and toxic chemicals must be registered with Tufts Environmental Health and Safety
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Plan
Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Department Managers, Principal Investigators and supervisors at Tufts University must review the Personal Protective Equipment Plan for Tufts University.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all institutions have an up-to-date and accurate chemical inventory per the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). After a successful pilot program beginning in June of 2020 and continuing to run through 2021, we are pleased to announce the implementation of BioRaft/ChemTracker for chemical inventory management. Effective January 7, 2021, the responsibility for maintaining chemical inventories in BioRaft/ChemTracker falls to individual Principal Investigators (PIs) and unit supervisors. Please follow the link below for more information on training and resources for BioRaft/ChemTracker.
Tufts Chemical Hygiene Plan
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor enacted the Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratory Standard (29CFR1910.1450) in 1990. The requirements of this standard apply to all employees; however, this plan applies to all personnel (employees, students, visitors) engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals at Tufts University. The primary requirement of the standard is the formulation and implementation of the Tufts Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) and the development of written Safety Plans for high hazard chemicals. This CHP includes work practices, procedures, and policies to ensure that employees are protected from the adverse effects of all potentially hazardous chemicals.
Review and alterations of the CHP are made as needed, but no less than annually.
The most recent CHP can be found here:
General Chemical Safety
More Nanomaterial Resources
- Approaches to safe nanotechnology, managing the health and safety concerns associated with engineered nanomaterials by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- Nanotechnology Safety Resources by the American Chemical Society
- Working Safely with Nanomaterials
Workers who use nanotechnology in research or production processes may be exposed to nanomaterials through inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion. This fact sheet provides basic information to workers and employers on the most current understanding of potential hazards associated with this rapidly-developing technology and highlights measures to control exposure to nanomaterials in the workplace.
- The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ATSDR Information on Acute Chemical Exposures
- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Providing National and World Leadership to Prevent Workplace Illnesses and Injuries
NIOSH eNews is the monthly newsletter of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This newsletter is published monthly via email by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to inform members of the public health community as well as interested members of the general public of Institute related news, new publications, and updates on existing programs and initiatives.