University City Policies & Programs

The Environmental Health and Radiation Safety Department (EHRS) has prepared policies and programs to assist members of the university. For more information on each topic, please click on the link.

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Our Policies & Programs

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Pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations the University City location establishes this Laboratory Safety Manual/Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) to minimize recognizable hazards associated with the handling, use, and storage of chemicals/hazardous materials in the laboratories.


The Biosafety Manual provides a practical overview of proper work practices and the requirements for regulatory compliance with laws and guidelines governing proper use, containment and disposal of biological hazards.

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The purpose of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard is to reduce occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens that employees may encounter in the workplace through adherence to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.


The University City location has established a Radiation Safety and Control Program to help ensure that work with radioactive materials are conducted in a safe manner and complies with federal and state regulations and the conditions on our State radioactive materials license.


This manual is intended to set forth safety procedures for the University City location. This manual is not intended to be a procedures manual for every environment; but should be used for general guidance. Specific hazardous conditions require specific control procedures that must be prepared by those having ownership of the hazard.


The goal of the Hazard Communication Program (also known as HazCom) is to protect people from injuries and illnesses associated with using hazardous chemicals in the workplace and comply with the requirements of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.

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EHRS provides campus wide access to Chemwatch, an online Safety Data Sheet (SDS) database consisting of over 250,000 Chemwatch authored documents, and 13 million vendor supplied documents.