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Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical HazardsThe latest version of Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards is available online and free of charge from The National Academies Press.

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Chemical Hygiene Plans

Each Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible to develop and maintain the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) for his or her laboratory. In broad terms, a CHP is a detailed strategy for controlling hazards in a given location. A lab's CHP should identify all the hazards present in that lab and describe specific measures for effectively controlling those hazards.

Lab CHPs are commonly divided into two broad sections:

It is the responsibility of the PI to review the Chemical Safety Guide and to use it in the development of a complete plan specific to each laboratory.

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