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


A - Laboratory Registration Form

A-1 - Laboratory Registration Personnel Update Form

B - Laboratory Specific Safety Plan (LSSP) Template

C - Questionnaire for Use of Hydrogen Fluoride Gas and Hydrofluoric Acid

D - Laboratory Inspection Form

E - Biosafety Management Plan

F - Laboratory Decontamination/Decommissioning Procedures and Checklist

G - Decontamination Statement

H - Chemical Resistance for Gloves

I - Peroxide Management

J - Medical Consultation

K - Fume Hoods

L - P and U Wastes

M - OSHA Listed Carcinogens

N - Liquid Nitrogen Storage and Use

O - Obsolete

P - Hazardous Materials/Hazards That Require Prior Approval

Q - Safety Training Log

R - UCCS Laboratory Employee Safety Training Checklist

S - Near Miss-Incident Report

T - Guidelines for Nanotechnologies Related Research

U - Supervisor/PI Responsibilities

V - Satellite Accumulation Area Inspection Log

W - On-the-Job Training Checklist

X - Hazardous Chemical Procurement and Use Authorization

Y- Student Injury Report Form

AA - Setting Up a Laboratory