You are here: Home About Us Policies and Procedural Directives Procedural Directives E. Support Services Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials

Chemical Management Plan

The District’s Chemical Management Plan is intended to comply with the OSHA the Hazard Communication Standard, otherwise known as the “Right to Know” Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).

The plan requires sites to maintain inventories of hazardous materials and to have copies of  Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous materials on-site.  Material Safety Data Sheets are available from the supplier of the chemical or hazardous material.

Employees are required to receive instruction about chemicals they may use. Schools should not have chemicals in sufficient quantity or toxicity which would endanger students. Schools also should have spill kits located in science laboratories and workrooms to handle problems locally.

The Laboratory Safety Chemical Hygiene Plan and Science Safety Manual should be used as the standard for chemical use and handling in science laboratories.


Risk Management completes EPA required paper work, arranges for disposal, and pays to have chemicals disposed. Current EPA fines are $20,000 a day for willful violations; all APS departments, schools and Facilities Planning and Operations Departments must contact Risk Management for proper disposal.

Schools should contact Risk Management to dispose of science laboratory, photo laboratory and auto shop chemicals.  Fleet Management helps to dispose of waste oil.


Any location or school which suspects that a chemical problem may be present should contact 342-7209 (Risk Management) for help. Any chemical exposure which may endanger or may have endangered the health and safety of any staff member, student, or visitor
must be reported.

Staff members will be referred to the Occupational Health Clinic for evaluation. Individuals complaining of headache, nausea, eye irritation, dizziness, burning etc., should receive first aide and medical care.

If a school suspects a chemical problem inside the building, Risk Management should be contacted. Any employee health complaint should be referred to Risk Management. All "tight building", "sick building syndrome," and similar air quality complaints should be referred to Risk Management.

Cross Ref.:

  • Board Policy E.01
  • Chemical Management Plan, Material Safety Data Sheets Summary
  • Laboratory Safety Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • Science Safety Manual

NSBA/NEPN Classification: EBAB

Revised: May 1995
Revised: April 1996
Reviewed: May 1997
Revised: September 2005

Document Actions
Featured News
APS, Kennedy Center partnership will lead to more arts ed
District, city, Washington's Kennedy Center to plan for arts opportunities
AVID gets $23,000 for NM college visits
The program in 29 APS schools received the APS Education Foundation's Varsity Award.
Save the Date: Annual School Choice Fair is Oct. 20
More than 100 APS elementary, middle, high and charter schools will be on hand to answer your questions.
Longfellow Students Travel Along El Camino Real
The historic trail wraps around the school's front yard, where students walk in the footsteps of explorers, settlers, soldiers and missionaries.
Student of the Week Alexandria Shawat
Fifth grader at S.R. Marmon Elementary
More news