Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

SOPs are required for work with hazardous chemical or biological materials and when using equipment that could cause harm to people or property.

Below are a few standard SOPs. If you choose to use one of them, make sure the SOP covers the conditions found in your laboratory or shop. If the SOP does not cover the hazards in your work, or the manner in which you use them, it will need to be edited for your use.

It is important that your SOPs accurately reflect how you expect a potentially hazardous procedure to be carried out and what should be done in your lab or shop to make sure the procedure is completed safely.

UCSC has some great resources for generating SOPs.

The University of Delaware has some material and process specific SOPs.

More SOPs will be coming soon. If there are specific SOPs that would be helpful for your laboratory or shop, contact EH&S and let us know what you are looking for. We will prioritize SOPs that are requested. (It may still take us a while to get them out, but we will try.)