Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) Training
The OSHA Laboratory standard defines a CHP as “a written program developed and implemented by the employer which sets forth procedures, equipment, personal protective equipment and work practices that are capable of protecting employees from the health hazards presented by hazardous chemicals used in that particular workplace.” (29 CFR 1910.1450(b)). The Laboratory Standard requires a CHP: “Where hazardous chemicals as defined by this standard are used in the workplace, the employer shall develop and carry out the provisions of a written Chemical Hygiene Plan.” (29 CFR 1910.1450(e)(1)).
For persons working with hazardous chemicals.
Before working with chemicals and refresher as needed.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has the authority to issue regulations governing the safe transportation of hazardous materials in intrastate, interstate and foreign commerce. This authority was granted in the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, first adopted in 1974 and amended in November, 1990, as the Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act of 1990. The DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulates the transport of hazardous materials through Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Subchapter C, "Hazardous Materials Regulations." Parts 171-180 provide general information on hazardous materials and regulations for their packaging and their shipment by rail, air, vessel and public highway.
For persons shipping or receiving Dangerous Goods, Regulated Medical Waste, or Radioactive Material.
DOT: Initial and refresher every three years
IATA: Initial and refresher every two years
- Shipping and Receiving DOT Training: Training for Shipping/Receiving and Loading Dock personnel. Required every three years.
- Shipping Biological Substance and Dry Ice Training: Training for shipping infectious substances, biological substances, specimens and dry ice. Required every two years.
- Shipping Excepted Quantities of Dangerous Goods Training: Training for shipments of excepted amounts (i.e. ≤ 30 mL per container) of eligible dangerous goods. Required every two years.
- Shipping MedSafe Collection Receptacles Training: Training for Pharmacy personnel who ship MedSafe pharmaceutical collection containers. Required every three years.
- Shipping Radioactive Excepted Package Training: Training for Nuclear Medicine personnel who ship radiopharmaceuticals back to the Nuclear Pharmacy. Required every two years.
- Shipping Regulated Medical Waste Training: Training for personnel who ship and sign for Medi-waste or Stericycle biohazardous waste shipments. This includes red bin and sharps container waste. Required every three years.
- Shipping Lithium Batteries: Please contact EHS if you need to ship lithium batteries or devices containing lithium batteries.
Contact UNMC EHS to request training.
Biologicals and Dry Ice Shipping Examples
Chemical Transportation Plan
Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods Shipping Plan
IATA Dangerous Goods Checklist for a non-radioactive shipment
IATA Dangerous Goods Checklist for a radioactive shipment
IATA Acceptance Checklist for Dry Ice
Liquid Nitrogen Dry Shippers
Lithium Battery Transportation Plan
Lithium Battery Shipment Review Application
Shipping Formalin and Formaldehyde Solutions
Transporting & Shipping Internationally
The laboratory environment can be a hazardous place to work. Laboratory workers are exposed to numerous potential hazards including chemical, biological, physical and radioactive hazards, as well as musculoskeletal stresses. Laboratory safety is governed by numerous local, state and federal regulations.
The Laboratory Safety eLearning training module developed by EHS is a general overview of laboratory safety. Laboratories should also conduct lab-specific training within their laboratories to address all hazards that are applicable to the research being conducted, including chemical, biological, and radiation safety.
All UNMC faculty, staff, and students who work in a laboratory setting.
Before working in a laboratory and refresher as needed.
Laboratory Safety Resources
OSHA Laboratory Safety Guidance
UNMC Laboratory Safety Manual
Safety & Emergency Preparedness Training is a Canvas course which provides information that all faculty, staff and students need for a basic understanding of the safety program and their role in emergency response. This information is used as a part of the course material for the Safety Assessment which must be taken annually by all. To successfully complete the course you will need a score of 18 out of 20 points or 90% on the post test.
All UNMC faculty, staff, and students.
Contact Compliance to request training.
Emergency Preparedness Guide
Injury & Illness Prevention Plan
UNMC Hazard Communication Plan
UNMC Safety Policy
Universal Waste Training
Universal waste is a subcategory of hazardous waste that poses a low risk to human health and the environment when handled and transported safely. Per state and federal regulations, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Nebraska Medicine are committed to managing universal waste in the safest manner possible, with concern for the individual and the protection of the environment. In Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) regulates universal waste in Chapter 25 of Title 128 –Nebraska Hazardous Waste Regulations.
Any UNMC or Nebraska Medicine employee who handles, picks up, moves, or manages universal waste requires training.
Initial and annually
Contact UNMC EHS to request training.