Standard Operating Procedures

Boston University has developed a program provides the Laboratory Supervisor/Principal Investigator with a set of rules comprising a “Generic SOP” which is applicable to the use of most chemicals under most circumstances.

The purpose of these SOPs is to define the baseline set of procedures and practices for employees, students, visitors or any other persons working in a laboratory at Boston University.  These SOPs have been developed by Environmental Health and Safety and/or the Laboratory Safety Committees.

The following Policies and Procedures have been developed in order to help ensure a safe environment when working with chemicals:

  • Safe Work Practices
  • Working Alone
  • MSDSs
  • Handling and Storage
  • Door Labeling
  • Visitor Policy
  • Injury and Accident Reporting
  • Protective Equipment
  • Safety Equipment
  • Waste Management
  • Inspection Program
  • Security
  • Tamoxifen in Animals (.pdf)
  • BrdU in Animals (.pdf)
  • Lab Specific SOPs
  • Hazard Communication
  • Transporting Chemicals
  • Weekly Eyewash Station Flushing (.pdf)
  • New for 2013Autoclave Safety Guidelines and Dryer and Oven Safety Guidelines
  • Resources