Lab Safety Guidelines & SOPs

Lab Safety Guidelines & SOPs

Lab safety guidelines include safety data sheets (SDS) highlights supplemented with Harvard-specific storage, disposal, and emergency response information.

Use this supplemental information in lab protocols, new hire review information, new process implementation, and situations where lab groups would use the chemical.

The guidelines aren't substitutes for standard operating procedures (SOP) or written lab experimental protocols that incorporate safety equipment or precautions, especially for particularly hazardous substances like highly acutely toxic substances, human carcinogens, or human reproductive toxins.

Contact your Laboratory Safety Advisor (LSA) with questions or to discuss your lab's experimental processes or setups.