Overview of Chemical Management at the Berkeley Lab. Paul Blodgett, CIH Industrial Hygiene Group Leader January 6, 2009. Scope. There are: 93 individual buildings that contain chemical containers 893 building/room combinations that contain chemical containers
Paul Blodgett, CIH
Industrial Hygiene Group Leader
January 6, 2009
Chemical Hygiene and Safety Plan (CHSP) – contains the Lab’s procedures to implement hazard communication and chemical use requirements.
Chemical Management System (CMS) – is the tool used to document and communicate hazards about chemicals.
Hazard Management System (HMS) – is the tool used to connect EHS source systems and manage hazard information.
Ensure that requesters, preparers, and buyers adhere to the Laboratory’s hazardous material procurement procedures.
Maintain a restricted items list in consultation with the EH&S Division.
Notify EH&S of Restricted Item purchases.
Obtain EH&S approval for purchases of restricted items that require EH&S approval.
Chemicals: lethal toxicants, unstable and reactive materials
Hazardous and toxic gases
Chemical storage cabinets
Gas storage cabinets
Refrigerators and freezers for flammable liquid storage
Respiratory protective equipment
Ensure that hazardous materials are transported in accordance with federal, state, and local requirements.
Ensure that all hazardous materials received at LBNL are safely delivered to requesters.
Provide guidance to Laboratory personnel for off-site shipment of hazardous materials in accordance with Department of Transportation requirements.
Ensure the proper storage and handling of chemicals awaiting delivery.
Request guidance from EH&S for items requiring special handling.
Hazardous materials are transported by Transportation Services or a Department of Transportation authorized carrier (except as outlined below).
Transportation Services (ext. 5404) transports hazardous materials, provided they are unopened and still in their original U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) shipping containers. They also transport gas cylinders.
EH&S Waste Management Group (ext. 7528) transports hazardous materials that have previously been opened. This is normally needed for laboratory moves.
Transporting hazardous materials by employees in public transportation (such as the shuttle bus) or in private or government vehicles, is not permitted.
Completion of a JHA and if needed an AHD
Chemical Hygiene and Safety Training (EHS 348)
Following controls and work practices in the CHSP
Entry of chemicals into CMS or HMS
Hazard Assessment and/or Exposure Assessment
CMS is the chemical container based system:
Not designed to track usage
Dependent upon chemical users input and activity
Manager, Office of Contract Assurance
ESH Technical Assurance Program
ISM Core Functions
Contract Assurance Council
LBNL Risk Registry
Annual PEMP Self-Appraisal
Annual ES&H Self-Assessment Report
PAAA-NTS and internal logs
Management- staff direct communication
Anonymous suggestion box
Safety concerns email
Standing feedback mechanisms
Division safety committees
Safety Review Committee
Division Safety Coordinators Committee
DBM = Determined by Management
*Required for ORPS 1 and R