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Chemical Hygiene Officers

Each science and engineering department at Princeton University has appointed a Chemical Hygiene Officer to oversee the Laboratory Safety Program in that department. The Chemical Hygiene Officer responsibilities include:

  • Establishing and implementing a Chemical Hygiene Plan, based on a template provided by EHS, and updating the plan at least annually.
  • Investigating accidents and chemical exposures within the department.
  • Acting as a liaison between the department and EHS for laboratory safety issues.
  • Maintaining records of training, exposure monitoring and medical examinations.
  • Ensure laboratory workers receive chemical and procedure-specific training.
  • Review and approve use of particularly hazardous substances.
  • Approve laboratory worker's return to work following a chemical exposure requiring medical consultation.

Resources for the Chemical Hygiene Officer


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