Putting together a responsible plan for chemical hygiene is crucial. With a good one in place, you can make sure that everyone is as safe as possible, and helps guide you in case of emergencies involving spills or accidental waste exposure. Here is more information about how to create one!
Why Do You Need the Plan?
The first question you need to answer regards to why you need the plan in the first place. For one thing, this plan needs to be set down in writing. That way, your workers always have something they can refer back to later. Every policy, procedure, and protocol needs to be kept in an area where everyone inside the facility can easily see it. If they can’t, then emergency situations can only get worse if no one knows how they are supposed to respond. That’s one of the reasons why chemical hygiene plans are so necessary.
What Do You Include?
Now that you know why you need a plan, let’s move on. The second question has to do with the plan. What is supposed to be in it? That needs to be your guiding question. Day to day tasks should be included in the plan. Different procedures will need to be laid out according to the substances and chemicals you work with, especially when something new enters circulation and you aren’t sure what to do with it yet.
Emergencies of all kinds can and will happen on your watch. For this reason, you need to include as much detail as you can how your employees can respond to these situations – in some cases, evacuation is the smartest thing to do.
Keep Track of Chemical Supplies
Be sure to track, catalog, and inventory all of the chemicals you keep in-house. The ones that come in from other sites, especially when marked for disposal, also need to be included in your records. Determine how you will classify hazardous and non-hazardous materials, as this is always a good starting point for rewriting your current chemical hygiene plan.
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