Chemical Specific SOPs


These chemical specific SOP templates were developed to assist Principal Investigators (PIs) with ensuring lab personnel are trained in a manner compliant to OSHA's Lab Safety and Hazards Communication Standards. The intent of those standards is to ensure laboratory personnel are apprised of the hazards of the chemicals in their work area, and that appropriate work practices and procedures are in place to protect laboratory personnel from chemical health and safety hazards.  

Written Programs

Training Requirements

  • ComplyND:
    • Initial training for those working in laboratories with chemicals is RMS Laboratory Safety Parts 1, 2, and 3 in complyND.  
    • Laboratory Safety Refresher in complyND is required annually thereafter.
  • Lab Specific Training:
    • Chemical Specific Training is the responsibility of the PI and is required by OSHA.
    • Chemical and Physical Properties
    • Hazard(s) Properties
    • Controls to Mitigate Risk (Engineering and Administrative)
    • Required PPE 
    • Signs and Symptoms of Exposure
    • Adverse Condition(s) Response (Spills, Exposure, etc.)