Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Standard (Safe) Operating Procedure (SOP) templates are provided by USC EH&S to facilitate safe laboratory work with hazardous materials. SOP templates provide general information on how to handle hazardous materials falling into defined hazard classes (e.g., acute toxicants, carcinogens), or on specific hazardous materials (e.g., phenol, hydrofluoric acid) where particularly severe or unique hazards warrant individual treatment. It is intended that personnel add lab-specific information to the SOP template to produce a finished and functional SOP.

Materials which have significant hazards in more than one class (e.g., an acutely toxic material which is also highly flammable) may need to be covered by more than one generic hazard class SOP.


SOP Supporting Documents


SOPs

Web Page Word Template
Acute Toxicants Acute Toxicants
Carcinogens Carcinogens
Corrosives Corrosives
Cryogens and Dry Ice Cryogens and Dry Ice
Cyanides Cyanides
Flammable/Combustible Liquids and Flammable Solids Flammable/Combustible Liquids and Flammable Solids
HF and HF Precursors HF and HF Precursors
Oxidants Oxidants
Phenol Phenol
Potentially Explosive and Explosive Materials Potentially Explosive and Explosive Materials
Reproductive Toxicants Reproductive Toxicants