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Chemical Hygiene Plan Online Training Reminder

Faculty, staff and students who work with chemicals and other hazards in laboratories, studios and other facilities have until Aug. 31 to pass the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) online training that is available on the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) website. The short, open-book assessment is meant to verify those individuals have reviewed the revised CHP.

If you are new to Texas Tech, the deadline to take the online training is Oct. 1. EH&S will work with laboratory and workplace managers to make sure their groups have completed the assessment.

Once you have signed in to the online training site with your eRaider information, scroll down to the Chemical Hygiene Plan Training section and click the “Start Training” link. Read the CHP sections and then be sure to follow the instructions to close your browser and sign back in before taking the “Final Exam.”

The revision to the plan was completed early this year. It clearly defines roles, responsibilities and procedures around laboratory and workplace safety. The revised CHP is posted on the EH&S website.

The revised CHP and this verification program are a result of a U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)investigation into a 2010 incident in a TTU chemistry laboratory that left a graduate student seriously injured. Following its investigation, the CSB recommended that Texas Tech revise and expand its CHP to ensure that physical safety hazards are addressed and controlled, and develop a verification program that ensures that the safety provisions of the CHP are communicated, followed and enforced at all levels within the university.

If there are have questions about the CHP or the online training, call EH&S at (806) 742-3876.