Chemical Hygiene Plan

Housekeeping and Maintenance for Level 2 Biosafety Laboratories

January 2010

The following guidelines and procedures shall be used by the Physical Plant before housekeeping and maintenance activities and initiatives are undertaken for the Level 2 Biosafety Laboratory Facility. The sole purpose of this guideline is to protect the health and safety of our employees and to prevent the spread of contamination.

Smoking Policy

January 2013


The purpose of the Amherst College No Smoking Policy is to limit the potential exposure of faculty, staff, students and visitors to the effects of second hand smoke and reduce the risk of fire on campus.


Septic System Management Policy

MRSA Policies and Procedures

January 2010

For your health, safety and well being...

Do not share…
  • towels, soap, cosmetics, lubricants or clothing
Separate your clothing, equipment & towels from others.
  • use a personal bag or storage space and clean or launder frequently
Properly clean and/or sanitize protective clothing & equipment.

MRSA Facts

Integrated Pest Management Policy

September 2014


In accordance with the Massachusetts Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides, Chapter 85 Amherst College has developed and implemented this Integrated Pest Management plan.

HEPA Vacuum Policy

January 2010

In accordance with the requirements of the Amherst College Physical Plant Environmental Health & Safety Policy, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1001 and 29 CFR 1910.1025 the following guidelines have been established to reduce the risk of incident and illness when it comes to working in areas where asbestos and lead dust or related material may be present. HEPA vacuums are to be used when an employee of Amherst College Physical Plant is…

Cross Connection / Backflow Prevention Plan

Chemical Inventory Requirements

January 2010

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 established requirements for Federal, State, and Local Governments, as well as Indian Tribes, Businesses, Industries, Colleges and Universities regarding emergency planning and Community Right-to-Know reporting on hazardous and toxic materials.