Chemicals in Schools



Highlights of Programs and Plans

I.  General Administration
II.  General Safety Practices
III.  Laboratory-Specific Safety Practices
Chemicals In Schools Program

State Rule - CMR 05-071, ch. 161


  • Hazardous Chemical Screening Process
  • Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

  • Inventory of Hazardous Chemicals

  • Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)

  • Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO)


  Hazard Communication Program

Federal - 29 CFR 1910.1200

State - Adopted Federal Rule 1910.1200

  • List of Hazardous Chemicals Present
  • Labels and Warnings

  • Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

  • Information and Training
  Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)

Federal - 29 CFR 1910.1450

State - Adopted Federal Rule 1910.1450

  • Written Chemical Hygiene Plan

  • Standard Operating Procedures

  • Control Measures Criteria

  • Equipment maintenance

  • Employee Information and Training

  • Medical Consultation and Examination

  • Chemical Hygiene Officer Assignment


    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

State - CMR 01-026, ch. 27

State - RESOLVE 2013 Chapter 63, LD 33, Regarding pesticide applications and public notification in schools 


Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO)

Federal - 29 CFR 1910.1450

  • Technical Guidance to Develop and Implement the CHP
  • Qualified by Training and/or Experience



Elements The Programs and Plans Have In Common

Annual Review and Evaluation
Document Location and Availability Readily Accessible
Labels and Warnings


Safe Chemical Management


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