Lab Safety Manual

Lab Safety Manual


The purpose of this manual is to describe the proper use and handling practices and procedures to be followed by people working with hazardous chemicals and/or physical hazards in UCCS laboratories to protect them from potential health and physical hazards presented by chemicals or physical hazards used in the workplace, and to keep chemical exposures below specified limits. It is based on the recommendations of the National Research Council in their publication, "Prudent Practices in the Laboratory - Handling and Disposal of Chemicals".

It is intended to fulfill the requirements of the following regulations:

  • Chemical Hygiene Plan - 29 CFR 1910.1450 "Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories"
  • Hazardous Waste Management Plan - 40 CFR 262 and 6 CCR 1007-3
  • Hazardous Waste Preparedness and Prevention Plan - 40 CFR 265 and 6 CCR 1007-3
  • Hazard Communication Plan - 29 CFR 1910.1200
  • Hazardous Materials Management Plan - Colorado Springs Fire Department

Listed below are the links to the various portions of the Lab Safety Manual.

Main Lab Safety Manual (pdf 3.5 MB)


A - Laboratory Registration Form (docx 77 KB)

A-1 - Laboratory Registration Personnel Update Form (docx 60 KB)

B - Laboratory Specific Safety Plan (LSSP) Template (docx 81 KB)

C - Questionnaire for Use of Hydrogen Fluoride Gas and Hydrofluoric Acid (docs 55 KB)

D - Laboratory Inspection Form (docx 85 KB)

E - Biosafety Management Plan (pdf 168 KB)

F - Laboratory Decontamination/Decommissioning Procedures and Checklist (pdf 113 KB)

G - Decontamination Statement (docx 58 KB)

H - Chemical Resistance for Gloves (pdf 565 KB)

I - Peroxide Management (pdf 206 KB)

J - Medical Consultation (docx 56 KB)

K - Fume Hoods (docx 54 kb)

L - P and U Wastes (pdf 882 KB)

M - OSHA Listed Carcinogens (pdf 80 KB)

N - Liquid Nitrogen Storage and Use (pdf 131 KB)

O - Obsolete

P - Hazardous Materials/Hazards That Require Prior Approval (pdf 365 KB)

Q - Safety Training Log (docx 54 KB)

R - UCCS Laboratory Employee Safety Training Checklist (docx 60 KB)

S - Near Miss-Incident Report (docx 91 KB)

T - Guidelines for Nanotechnologies Related Research (pdf 227 KB)

U - Supervisor/PI Responsibilities (pdf 44 KB)

V - Satellite Accumulation Area Inspection Log (docx 92 KB)

W - On-the-Job Training Checklist (docx 61 KB)

X - Hazardous Chemical Procurement and Use Authorization (docx 28 KB)

Y- Student Injury Report Form (docx 70 KB)

AA - Setting Up a Laboratory  (pdf 113 KB)