In addition to being subject to the guidelines found in this Laboratory Safety Manual, all non-academic laboratories are required to develop a Laboratory Specific Safety Plan (LSSP) (Appendix B). Departments may develop one LSSP for all of their academic labs. EHS has developed a fill-in-the-blank LSSP (Appendix B) (available on the EHS website www.uccs.edu/pusafety/environmental.html). The LDSP template can work as a self-audit to help ensure that personnel are proactively addressing concerns about chemical, physical and potential health exposures. In addition to the LSSP, laboratories may also have to develop or incorporate additional safety related plans based on the hazards present in the specified laboratory. The LSSP in conjunction with the Laboratory Registration form serves several purposes:
- it is intended to clearly specify the potential hazards in the laboratory and the designated safety protocols intended to mitigate these hazards;
- it is intended to assist labs in identifying weaknesses in their safety preparedness;
- it is intended to identify those individuals who require training
Completed forms should be submitted to EHS prior to commencing operations. Please contact EHS at 719-255-3212 if you have any questions, concerns, or need guidance relating to the information discussed in this Plan.