High Hazard Chemical Registration
At Tufts University all highly reactive and toxic chemicals must be registered with Tufts Lab 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 ChemTracker for chemical inventory management. Effective January 7, 2021, the responsibility for maintaining chemical inventories in ChemTracker falls to individual Principal Investigators (PIs) and unit supervisors. Please follow the link below for more information on training and resources for 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
- The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ATSDR Information on Acute Chemical Exposures
- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)