Health and Safety - Chemical Management Policy


Purpose


To ensure a safe and healthy environment for staff members, students and the wider community by ensuring that all chemicals (including chemical waste) is appropriately managed.

Background


The University will provide a safe and healthy environment for its staff, students and the wider community by ensuring that all chemicals (including chemical waste) are managed in such a way as to meet the needs of the users, demonstrate international best practice and comply with the following legislation and related regulations and bylaws by the application of a comprehensive Chemical Management System which will ensure a minimisation of chemical acquisitions, holdings and disposals.

Chemical management is a systematic approach to procuring, storing, using and disposing of chemicals within a facility. By implementing a Chemical Management System (CMS) the University can ensure the health and safety of staff and students, prevent accidents, minimise chemical purchases and holdings and minimise chemical waste.

This policy should be read in conjunction with the The Small Scale Use of Chemicals Policy.  Following the HSNO Code of Practice for University/CRI Exempt Laboratories and a Safe Method of Use relevant to the substance is a means of compliance with this policy.

Document management and control