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Lab Safety Notebook

safety logoA Federal OSHA and Cal-OSHA requirement.
Training records insure that everyone has been properly trained.
SOPs insure everyone is following safe protocols for their work.


Training Records:

You should have an labtrain.pdf safety training record on everyone in your lab.

If you need to do a lot of people at once you can use the groupmeeting.pdf, but you should include the same information.

Standard Operating Procedures

You may already be familiar with the similar documentation used for Radioactive Isotope use and Animal Use Protocols. Same reason here, to be sure you are following a well thought out safe procedure. Well, as safe as we know how at the moment. SOPs are subject to updating as more is learned and/or experienced. Best if one person writes the SOP and another looks it over [like your PI]. Two sets of eyeballs will see more than one. Using proper procedures there is no reason for any hazardous material to escape your experiment, but if it does, SOPs also cover what to do in the event of a spill or worse.

And then use this standard_operating_procedure.doc

You can read the main campus information on creating SOPs here.
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Inspection Records

Your lab Chemical Safety Officer will be doing quarterly inspections of all lab areas of your lab using this general_inspection_checklist.pdf. Familiarizing yourself with the form will help you help them insure a safe lab.

Useful Information

Don't forget that there is a Emergency Card next to every phone at Hopkins.


Here are some good PDFs that can be printed and kept in your Safety Notebook

You can use this short  cheatsheet.pdf   for the more common materials. Or edit the cheatsheet.doc  to add your lab's favorites.

hazwasteflyer.pdf [Hopkins version]

biohazwaste.pdf [Hopkins version]

Hopkins compliancecheatsheet.pdf for the most common problems found here