Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 08:17:06 -0500
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From: "Schmidt-Nebril, Kathleen" <kschmidtnebril**At_Symbol_Here**DOM.EDU>
Subject: Realm of Duties for a Univercity CHO?

I was hoping to get some feedback on the duties of what the assignment 
of "University CHO" may include for others in academia. My university 
has no EH&S dept, OSHA officer or general safety trainer and I have been 
the CHO for the science dept along with a hefty teaching load.  My 
understanding of the OSHA reg for implementing a CHO is that it is 
directly a result of the OSHA Lab Standard.    Would someone with my 
designation have to meet the needs of chemicals in other areas of the 
university say the art dept or physical plant?  At this time the other 
dept/areas are handling there own chemicals and training independently 
of me. I am trying to build a case for detailed reasons/regulations  why 
the university should employ a separate OSHA officer to oversee 
non-laboratory use/handling of chemicals as I feel they don't understand 
the load such a position would carry.  Any feedback is appreciated..

Kathleen Schmidt-Nebril, NRCC-CHO
Dominican University

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