Chemical Safety


The OSHA Laboratory Standard’s intent 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.
    • Topics required in Chemical Specific Training include, but are not limited to:
  • Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Hazard(s) Properties
  • Controls to Mitigate Risk
  • Required PPE 
  • Signs and Symptoms of Exposure
  • Adverse Condition(s) Response (Spills, Exposure, Etc.)


Labels, Signs, Forms


Product Links

External Reference

Dry Ice Label (46 kb, jpg)

Flammables and Combustibles by Class (~1 mb, pdf)

Approved Flammable Liquid Dispenser (396 kb, pdf)

Identifying and Evaluating Hazards in Research Laboratory (~2 mb, pdf)
GHS Pictogram Labels for Secondary Containers (~2 mb, pdf)

Incompatible Chemical List (76 kb, pdf)

Sharps Containers (15 kb, .xlsx)

 OSHA Laboratory Safety Guidance (509 kb, pdf)

Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Form Template (228kb. pdf)

Personal Protective Equipment (url) Spill Kit and Components (15 kb, .xlsx) OSHA Laboratory Safety Standard Regulation (url)

Lab Specific Safety Training Documentation Form Template (34 kb, word doc)

Safe Handling of Cylinders and Dewars (~1 mb, pdf) Vented Caps (15 kb, .xlsx) OSHA Quick Link to Hazard Communication Regulation (url)

Peroxide Label (47 kb, pdf)

Safe Storage of Chemicals by Hazard Classification (128 kb, pdf)   Prudent Practices in the Laboratory E-Book (~9 mb, pdf)

Risk Assessment (182 kb, excel)[Instructions (117 kb, pdf)]

Time Sensitive Chemicals List (165 kb, .pdf)   Reproductive Hazards (url)
Task Based PPE Assessment Templates      

Unattended Operations Sign (17 kb, word doc)