Holiday Reduced Operation
As customary, the Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (OSEH) will be under reduced operation for the University’s holiday season from December 24, 2013 at 4:30pm to 7:30am on January 2, 2014. Normal office hours are suspended from December 25th through January 1st. OSEH staff will respond to emergencies during the holiday period. All requests for emergency services should be directed to the University of Michigan Police at 763-1131 (or 911 from a campus phone). Depending upon the scheduling of the NHL Winter Classic, normal office hours for January 2nd may also be disrupted. more »
New University of Michigan Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)
OSEH has released the new U-M CHP which establishes a written program designed to protect laboratory personnel from hazardous chemicals in accordance with the requirements of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSHA) Part 431 Hazardous Work in Laboratories Standard R 325-70100. CHP policies promote a healthy and safe work environment and provide information on best practices in laboratory health and safety. The document is web-based and includes information to ensure that all laboratory personnel have working knowledge about the hazardous chemicals they use. The CHP is available here along with a new compliance document binder and standard operating procedures for chemicals frequently used at U-M. Personnel working in laboratories should read and become familiar with the CHP and it's University-wide requirements. Principal Investigators will be required to have a document binder with appropriate information and lab specific procedures for any hazards not addressed within the CHP.
Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Update
The MIOSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the GHS Classification and Labeling of Chemicals which requires new label elements and new, standardized, 16-section Safety Data Sheets (SDS). This HCS alignment also affects many other MIOSHA standards, including MIOSHA’s Part 431 (Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories) Standard.
All Researchers, i.e., those who currently work with hazardous chemicals or are potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals, in the normal course of their employment are required to take the on-line GHS training module (BLS040w) by 12/01/13.
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Safety First Recognition Award
The Safety First Recognition Award celebrates U-M employees who excel in creating and maintaining a safe workplace. Click here to find out what it takes to win, and how to nominate someone.
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