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High Hazard Chemical Committee


This committee, its charter, and any related items are in draft form. Full approval is anticipated in 2023.


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) recognizes that the procurement, storage and use of hazardous chemicals may pose a risk to employees, students, and the environment. The UTK High Hazard Chemical Committee (HHCC) has been established to review chemical handling and use and to ensure that appropriate controls and safe operating procedures are in place. The scope of the HHCC covers the use of highly hazardous chemicals in conventional work areas and supplements the requirements of the OSHA Laboratory Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) and UT policy SA0400 – Hazardous Material Safety to provide additional precautions for the use of highly hazardous substances in research areas.  HHCC oversight applies to research, teaching, and other activities conducted at, sponsored by, or on behalf of the Knoxville-area campuses: UTK, UTIA, College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and Graduate School of Medicine (GSM-Knoxville). UTIA personnel and operations that are not based on the agricultural campus in Knoxville (as regular location of work) are excluded from the scope of this committee, although coverage may be extended to them via UTIA policy. The HHCC reports to Campus Safety Committee (CSC) and submits a progress report to the CSC with a courtesy copy to the Laboratory Safety Committee at least once annually, or as requested.

Charter & Bylaws

HHCC_Draft_V4.1_20221129 (DRAFT 03/2023)



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