EHS Standard Operating Procedures Form

EHS Form # 002
Standard Operating Procedures
Submit the completed SOP and any other associated materials (e.g. SDS [MSDS]) to your departmental safety
committee that will then route it to EH&S. When approved place a copy in the lab with your laboratory safety
documentation notebook.
SOP Title:
Supervisor/Principal Investigator:
Section 1 – Process/Experiment
Frequency :  One time only
 Limited time only, End date:
 Ongoing with no pre-determined end date:  Monthly
 Weekly
 Daily  Irregularly
Check here that a scaled-down experiment was considered: 
Check here that green alternatives were investigated: 
Check here that less hazardous procedures and/or chemicals were investigated: 
Describe (briefly) the process/experiment, including its purpose,
Section 2 – Hazardous Chemicals
Provide a list below of names of hazardous chemicals with CAS # to be used. If none, check here: 
Attach a copy of the SDS (MSDS). Each person using any of these hazardous reagents will be required as part
of their training and certification to read a copy of the SDS (MSDS), to initial each section of the hardcopy,
and sign and date the last page.
Section 3 – Potential Hazards
List any other non-chemical hazards here (biological, electrical, ergonomic, physical, etc.).
If none, check here: 
Section 4 – Approvals Required
Check all approval(s) required before students/staff start work on the process/experiment:
 Supervisor/Principal Investigator (required, others may be added at discretion )
 Department Chair
 Departmental Safety Committee
 EH&S
 Other:
Section 5 – Designated Area
 Processes may be done anywhere in the lab.
 Processes may be done only in specially delineated areas that are appropriately labeled. List these below.
The Supervisor/PI will show these to the departmental safety committee.
Section 6 – Special Handling Procedures and Storage Requirements
Describe requirements for special storage and transport of hazardous chemicals. If none, check here: 
List special techniques/procedures required when handling chemicals/equipment. Include temperature
Released/Revised: 10.23.2012; 01.09.2013; 7.19.2013
EHS Form # 002
controls; chemical incompatibilities; containment devices; access restrictions; special ventilation requirements.
Section 7 – Personal Protective Equipment
List PPE required:
 Gloves:  Nitrile
 Neoprene
 Rubber
 None required
 Lab goggles/glasses  Face shield
 Laser goggles
 Lab coat
 Respirators. (if checked each individual will need EH&S certification).
 Other:
 Other:
Section 8 – Engineering/Ventilation Controls
 No special engineering/ventilation controls are required.
 Biosafety cabinet
 Glove box
 Chemical fume hood
 Special exhaust chemical hood:  Radioactive materials
List any other engineering controls to be used.
 HF
 HClO4
 Other:
Section 9 – Spill and Accident Procedures/Decontamination
 No special spill and/or accident procedures are needed. Normal procedures will be followed:
 The following special spill and/or accident procedures are required:
Section 10 – Waste Collection/Disposal
 No hazardous waste will be generated.
 Sharps container is required.
 Normal waste collection/disposal procedures will be followed.
 The following special waste collection/waste treatment/disposal procedures are required:
Section 11 – Process Steps
Process Steps
Safety Measures
(please also include specific laboratory techniques and
PPE, safety indicators)
Section 12 – Training
Describe special training requirements. Place all documentation in appropriate folder in lab.
SOP Prepared By (Name and Title): _________________________
Date: ___________
Departmental Safety Committee Approval: ________________________ Date: ___________
EH&S Approval: _____________________________________________ Date: ___________
Released/Revised: 10.23.2012; 01.09.2013; 7.19.2013