University laboratories offer a wide range of pursuits as well as safety concerns. Each laboratory has its own unique hazards which may include electrical, fire, chemical, biological and radiological sources among others. Therefore it is important each lab worker or student be familiar with the hazards, protective measures, and safe work practices for their work as well as the other activities happening around them.
Laboratory Safety Written Guidance
- Chemical Hazard Communication (doc)
- Chemical Hygiene Plan (pdf)
- Controlled Substances (pdf)
- Fire Prevention Program (pdf)
- Hazardous Waste Management Manual (pdf)
- Laboratory Safety Assessment Overview (pdf)
- Laboratory Safety Information Guidance (pdf)
- Nanomaterial Laboratory Safety (pdf)
- Radioactive Materials Management Manual (pdf)
- Respiratory Protection Program (pdf)
- Working with hazardous materials (pdf)
Laboratory Safety Forms
- Emergency Contact Template (doc)
- Emergency Contact Template – no macros (doc, mac users)
- Eyewash / Drench Hose Activation Log (pdf )
- Incompatible Chemical Storage Checklist (doc)
- Laboratory Safety Assessment (pdf )
- Laboratory Safety Signage (pdf )
- Laboratory Signage Symbols (pdf )
- Meeting Training Attendance Roster (pdf )
- New Laboratory Worker Safety Checklist (pdf )
- Peroxide Former Labels (pdf )
- Spill Kit Supplies, General Laboratory (pdf )
Laboratory Safety Resources
Additional information may be available under another applicable program.
Fume Hood Certification
EHS certifies all University fume hoods on an annual basis to ensure each has an adequate face velocity and is functioning properly. Certification stickers on the hood indicate the date of certification, the hoods average face velocity, and an arrow indicating the sash’s position during certification. Additional information and work practices may be found in the Chemical Hygiene Plan.
Laboratory Safety Assessments
Environmental Health and Safety conducts laboratory safety assessments of academic and research laboratories on an annual basis. It is a tool used to help BSU and its laboratories maintain compliance – both with regulatory requirements and BSU policies and programs.
Lab Safety Assessment