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Chemistry Department Safety Protocols

All Irvine Valley College (IVC) laboratory personnel who work with laboratory chemicals must know and follow the standard operating procedures outlined in this plan. All laboratory operations must be planned and executed in accordance with the standard operating procedures described in this plan. In addition, each laboratory worker is expected to practice safe personal chemical hygiene habits aimed at reducing exposures to potential hazards, to avoid potential accidents, and to ensure the health and safety of those employees working in the laboratories.

The following plans were created in order to comply with applicable federal and state requirements, and professional standards. These documents will be reviewed and evaluated for effectiveness at least annually and updated as necessary. It must be readily available to laboratory employees, their representatives and any regulatory agency inspector during normal working hours.