Environmental Health and Safety

Chemical Hygiene Plan

Download the American University Chemical Hygiene Plan (PDF)

American University is committed to providing a safe environment for all community members and visitors. This Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) establishes policies and procedures to ensure the safe use of hazardous chemicals within all University-owned laboratories.

The purpose of this plan is to protect laboratory worker health and ensure that chemical exposures are minimized. It also defines roles and responsibilities for working with hazardous chemicals, details provisions for lab worker training, outlines emergency procedures, and establishes a number of safety practices that must be observed when handling hazardous chemicals.

For more information, please contact:

Leanne Wright, MPH, ASP
Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Phone: 202-885-2007
Email: pina@american.edu