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Standard Operating Procedures
A standard operating procedures (SOP) is set of written procedures
explaining how to safely work with hazardous chemicals.
- Why SOPs
Are Required: In order to make the Chemical Hygiene Plan a
legal document, principal investigators must add laboratory-specific
procedures to the plan.
- When SOPs
Are Required: SOPs are required additions to the Chemical
Hygiene Plan in any laboratories engaging in activities not covered
by the Chemical Hygiene Plan.
- When SOPs
Are Not Required: SOPs are not needed when the Chemical Hygiene
Plan covers the scope of the work performed in the laboratory.
(In this case, insert into your copy of the Chemical Hygiene Plan
a statement that all duties performed are covered by the CHP).
Guidelines for Preparing ths SOPs
that can be used to write SOPs:
- By Process:
(distillation, synthesis, chromatography, etc.)
- By Individual
Hazardous Chemical: (arsenic, benzene, hydrochloric acid,
- By Hazardous
Chemical Class: (flammable, corrosive, oxidizer, etc.)
of the SOP:
Form (Create your own SOP.)
(You will need to add date, PI, room, building, phone number,
and your laboratory protocol (Section
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