Chemical Hygiene Plan

The campus Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is the campus laboratory safety plan; a resource for and appendix to the campus Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP).   The Chemical Hygiene Plan is required under Section 5191 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.  The purpose of the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is to outline laboratory work practices and procedures which are necessary to ensure that members of the university community are protected from health hazards associated with chemicals with which they work.  Campus departments that use hazardous chemicals are required to have a Chemical Hygiene Plan.  The campus CHP may be used, or a departmental CHP can be drafted and adhered to as long as it is as strict, or stricter than the campus CHP.

If you have questions regarding hazardous materials on campus, please call Christina Juarez at 805-756-6674 or email at