PPS staff who wish to dispose of materials that may be hazardous or have questions regarding hazardous materials, should call (503) 916-2000, extension 74277. You may also email your questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Hazard Communications (HAZCOM) Procedures
All district staff are required to follow the HAZCOM rules outlined in the district's safety program. This plan meets the requirements of Oregon-OSHA and helps to insure a safe and healthful workplace. Only district-supplied chemicals are to be used in district facilities or programs. No chemicals or pesticides brought from home are to be used. All pesticide activities must comply with district policy, administrative directive and procedures described in the district's Integrated Pest Management Program Manual.
For safety data sheets or SDS (Formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets, or MSDS) information, please see the link in the section at the bottom of this page.
• Disposal and Storage of Hazardous Materials
Chemicals or products from district facilities require proper disposal to avoid injury, liabilities and fines. Chemicals, old products, used or expended chemicals must not go into the trash. If you have a new program or are inheriting one, please call for additional assistance. Environmental Health and Safety staff will come to your school and provide assistance or answer any questions you may have. Please store chemicals in a secure place to avoid creating a hazard.
• Spill Response
Through the safe and proper clean-up of hazardous materials, we help ensure a safe school environment.
• Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
In 2014 PPS initiated a multi-year implementation of a new SDS web based data system. The project included the first ever assessment of all stored chemicals at each school. The roll out of this new system will be phased because of the significant scope of the work. Click on the logo to access the system:
If you can't find the information you need please call 503-916-2000 extension 74277.
• Chemical Hygiene Plan
OAR Chapter 437, Division 2, Subsection Z, requires sites using hazardous chemicals to develop and carry out a chemical hygiene plan. In the district’s case, the requirements apply only to high schools and some administrative sites. A Chemical Hygiene Plan is a written program developed and implemented by the employer which sets forth procedures, equipment, personal protective equipment and work practices that
(i) are capable of protecting employees from the health hazards presented by hazardous chemicals used in that particular workplace and
(ii) meets the requirements of paragraph (e) of this section.