Environmental Health & Safety

Chemical Hygiene - Geosciences Department

The purpose of the Geosciences Department’s Chemical Hygiene / Lab Safety Program is to provide information and recommendations for recognized work practices to protect students, faculty, staff and visitors from physical and health hazards associated with chemicals in a laboratory setting.  The State of Colorado has adopted the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Laboratory Standard which is applicable to students and employees of Fort Lewis College who work with chemicals and serves as the basis for this program.  This program is written with the intent of meeting or exceeding the specific safety and health requirements detailed in the OSHA Laboratory Standard.  The program will be reviewed on an annual basis.  You may review the program during normal business hours in the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) office in 227 Education - Business Hall, or view a copy by clicking on the link below:

Geosciences Department Chemical Hygiene Lab Safety Program (Word)