Chemical Hygiene Plan

Chemical Hygiene Plan

1.   Chemical Hygiene Plan Administration

  • University of Florida Division of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Laboratory Standard, 29CFR1910.1450
  • Requirements for lab users:
    • Hazard Identification
    • Standard Operating Procedure
    • Detecting The Presence of Chemicals
    • Personal Protection

2.   Hazard Identification

  • Notice Boards: hazard identifications on the door of NEB 588
  • Labels: “Food Only” signs on microwave and refrigerator
  • Chemical Inventory:
    • Negative Developer:               skin irritancy
    • Positive Developer:                 skin irritancy
    • Ferric Chloride Etchant:           corrosive
    • Acetone:                                  flammable, corrosive

3.   Standard Operating Procedure

  • Photo-fabrication of PCBs
  • Please refer to the document “How to photo-fabricate PCBs” on the internal website

4.   Detecting The Presence of Chemicals


Developer                Dry Etchant                      Etchant Tank                     Acetone


4.   Chemical Waste Disposition

  • Dilute the chemicals 20:1 in water before dumping in the drain
  • Drain flush with a lot of water


5.   Protect Yourself

Glove                                                       Emergency Kit


6.   More Information