Chemical Hygiene Program

The Chemical Hygiene Program was established to protect the University community from health and physical risks associated with the presence of hazardous chemicals and substances in laboratories and to ensure effective controls are in place to keep hazardous material exposures below the permissible exposure limits (PEL) specified in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (8 CCR), Section 5155 (table ac-1). 


The University’s research and educational activities are complex. It would be difficult for a single chemical hygiene compliance program document to adequately serve the University’s needs.  The University Chemical Hygiene Program provides a foundation and direction to college and department specific chemical hygiene programs and addendums.  

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