Chemical

lab-mixingChemical safety begins with lab directors (faculty/lab managers/supervisors) identifying and reducing the risks involved when working with chemicals.   As a lab director, you are required to adopt and implement the University of Michigan (U-M) Standard Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP), and where necessary, write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for safety specific to the hazardous materials and methods used in your lab.


Chemical Hygiene Plan

Proper use of the CHP helps to ensure that research faculty, staff, and students who handle hazardous chemicals have the proper training and safety protections required under the law.  The CHP provides the basic rules and guidelines generic to U-M research operations and every member of the laboratory is expected to read and understand it.

The Chemical Hygiene Plan Document Binder is in a downloadable “Word” format so that you can print it for your operation as is, or download and modify it to meet your unique needs.  When you click the link it will automatically go to the download file.

Standard Operating Procedures

The following documents may be required for your research operation, depending on what type of research you are performing, the potential hazards you and your staff will be exposed to, and the engineering controls you are implementing.  Some of these documents are in a downloadable “Word” format so that you can print them for your operation as is, or download and modify them to meet your unique needs.  When you click the link it will automatically go to the download file.

Templates

NOTE:  This list will be updated as new SOPs are developed either by Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) or members of the U-M research community – please share your SOPs with others by sending a copy to OSEHLabSafety@umich.edu.