Standard Operating Procedures & Safe Handling Guides
Standard Operating Procedures
Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are a crucial component of a comprehensive safety program. SOPs provide a comprehensive set of steps for the handling of a particular chemical, chemical class, or other hazardous process. SOPs are a required component of your chemical hygiene plan as detailed in WAC 296-828-20005. While SOPs can be in a variety of formats, EHS has put together the following template to assist groups develop these documents.
- Standard Operating Procedure Template
- Nitric Acid SOP example
- Chemical Peroxide Destruction SOP example
Safe Handling Guides
Safe handling guides have been created for select high-hazard chemicals and chemical solutions. These guides are meant to supplement, not replace, safety data sheets, standard operating procedures, and other safety resources. They provide an overview of the hazards, storage and handling incompatibilities, handling and PPE recommendations, disposal procedures, and emergency and spill response procedures.
- Acid Piranha solution
- Aqua Regia
- Ethidium bromide
- Hydrofluoric acid
If there is a chemical or process that you would like EHS to review, contact email@example.com and we can help put together an SOP and/or safe handling guide.