Creating and maintaining an effective chemical hygiene plan

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OSHA ‘s Laboratory Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) covers workers in laboratories where relatively small quantities of chemicals are used on a non-production basis. Hazardous chemical use in other contexts, including quality control testing or any production of chemicals for commercial sale, is regulated under other standards. All employers covered by the Standard must develop a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) that addresses the methods the employer will use to ensure worker safety. Let’s review strategies for ensuring your CHP is consistent with OSHA requirements.

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P2 Science, Inc

We are a venture-backed, renewable chemicals company, co-founded by Yale scientists, a chemical industry CEO, and Elm Street Ventures, an early-stage venture fund. P2 Science has developed a unique, bio-refining process for converting biomass—including vegetable oils—into high-value, specialty chemicals. These include flavor and fragrance ingredients, and many of our products are today available only from petrochemical sources.

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