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All labs at Appalachian State University must have a comprehensive set of documents that are judged to adequately cover all hazards present in the laboratory. This judgement is reserved for the Industrial Hygiene Manager (EHS & EM), the Environmental Affairs Manager (EHS & EM), and the department chair of the lab in question. Some of these documents are broad policies that apply to the entire university while others must be customized to fit the hazards present. EHS & EM provides many Standard Operating Procedure documents (SOP's) for different hazard classes, information flyers, and templates to help labs meet these requirements. Take a look at some of our offerings below! If you have an idea for a flyer, SOP, or any other type of document, send your suggestion to LabSafety@appstate.edu.
Lab Safety Plan
At the base level of all chemical work, lab workers should be handling any substance in the lab using prudent practices as detailed in the free resource Prudent Practices in the Laboratory. However, some chemicals have hazards that require more careful thought and planning in the form of a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). The chemical hazard category table provides guidance on what class of Standard Operating Procedure is required based on a chemical’s classification within the Globally Harmonized System.
Hazard Class SOP's
|Compressed Gases SOP||4/7/2022|
|Toxic Chemicals SOP Editable or Non-editable||4/7/2022|
|Corrosives SOP Editable or Non-editable||5/2/2022|
|Oxidizers SOP Editable or Non-editable||8/25/2022|
|Organic Peroxides SOP||10/21/2022|
Chemical Specific SOP's
|Chloroform SOP||Coming Soon!|
|Formaldehyde SOP||Coming Soon!|
|Hydrofluoric Acid SOP||Coming Soon!|
|Nitric Acid SOP||Coming Soon!|
|Phenol SOP||Coming Soon!|
|Silica SOP||Coming Soon!|
|Sodium Azide SOP||Coming Soon!|
|Sulfuric Acid SOP||Coming Soon!|
Blank SOP Template
|Blank SOP Template||5/26/2022|
|Biosafety Level 1 SOP||Coming Soon!|
|Biosafety Level 2 SOP||5/17/2022|