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Toxic and Hazardous Substance Exposure checklist

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1. Toxic and Hazardous Substance Exposure

  • 1.1 Program activities are controlled to prevent airborne chemical gas, mist, vapor, fumes, or dust from being generated and released into a person’s breathing area.
  • 1.2 Personnel are free from medical complaints or symptoms that could be associated with work activities.
  • 1.3 In areas where individual exposures are suspected to be above acceptable limits, air monitoring has been performed.
  • 1.4 Affected persons are provided with written copies of air monitoring results.
  • 1.5 Persons who are exposed to hazardous substances above the permissible exposure limits are provided with appropriate personal protective equipment (such as respirators) on an interim basis until engineering or administrative controls reduce exposures below permissible exposure limits.
  • 1.6 If chemical exposures exceed OSHA permissible exposure limits, engineering or administrative controls are being implemented.
  • 1.7 Employees are included in a medical surveillance program appropriate for the types of chemicals to which they are exposed.
  • 1.8 Appropriate housekeeping practices are enforced to prevent any buildup of contaminants on exposed surfaces.
  • 1.9 Appropriate personal hygiene practices are enforced such as washing hands, use of separate work clothing, prohibition against eating, drinking, and applying cosmetics.
  • 1.10 Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided such as gloves, aprons, goggles, etc. to protect against exposure.
  • 1.11 Personnel are trained regarding the hazards of chemicals to which they might be exposed.
  • 1.12 In laboratory settings, a written chemical hygiene plan is available describing the appropriate precautions and procedures that will be followed to protect employees from the chemical hazards.