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Chemical Hygiene - Chemical Safety Coordinators

  • The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has developed and implemented a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) to minimize employee and student exposure to hazardous chemicals in schools with laboratories. A qualified Chemical Safety Coordinator (CSC) is appointed at each location with a chemical laboratory to implement the CHP. Duties of the CSC include training employees on chemical safety, ensuring that safe laboratory procedures are adhered to, maintaining reference materials including Material Safety Data Sheets, inspecting and maintaining safe chemical storage rooms, completing chemical inventories, and providing oversight for packaging and removal of hazardous waste.


    CSC Meetings

    Chemical Safety Coordinators (CSCs) are required to attend two meetings each fiscal year and complete all required duties outlined in REF-1563.5 
    For the 2021-22 school year, appointed CSCs will be automatically enrolled in the mandatory CSC training meetings through MyPLN

    If you are required to appoint a CSC and you have not done so, please complete the Chemical Safety Coordinator Appointment Form and send it via email as soon as possible to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) at csc@lausd-oehs.org.

    Please contact OEHS at (213) 241-3199 or by email csc@lausd-oehs.org for more information.


    CSC Mandatory Training for Spring 2022 Semester: 

    All appointed CSCs will be automatically enrolled in the CSC Spring 2022 Training through MyPLN. Appointed CSCs will receive a confirmation email upon enrollment.

    If you are an appointed CSC for your school and you do not see the CSC Spring 2022 Training in your MyPLN transcript, please contact OEHS at (213) 241-3199 or by email csc@lausd-oehs.org.

    Once you complete the CSC Spring 2022 Training, submit your certificate to csc@lausd-oehs.org by Friday, April 22nd, 2022.


    Questions Forum After the CSC Spring 2022 Training:

    We will be hosting a live, one-hour meeting on Zoom to answer any questions related to the CSC program. This meeting is optional and will be held on April 6, 2022 at 3:30 PM. Appointed CSCs will be sent an invite to attend this optional meeting.


    Documents & References

         Reference Guide 1563.5 - Chemical Safety Coordinators

         CSC Appointment Form

         CSC Activity Checklist

         CSC Monthly Activity Checklist

         CSC Meeting Schedule

         Chemical Hygiene Documents for CSCs

    To assist science teachers, administrators, and other school staff members understand and avoid situations in which accidents might occur, the State of California has prepared the Science Safety Handbook for California Public Schools (*.pdf) pdf CSCs are encouraged to download and review the handbook.

    Only chemicals approved by the State of California and OEHS may be used in LAUSD school laboratories. These chemicals are designated as LAUSD Approved Laboratory Chemicals. Visitors may view all LAUSD Approved Laboratory Chemicals or search for a specific chemical by entering the chemical name below and clicking “View Approved Laboratory Chemicals.