Lab Safety Manual

Lab Safety

Lab Safety Manual


The purpose of this manual is to describe the proper use and handling practices and procedures to be followed by people working with hazardous chemicals and/or physical hazards in UCCS laboratories to protect them from potential health and physical hazards presented by chemicals or physical hazards used in the workplace, and to keep chemical exposures below specified limits. It is based on the recommendations of the National Research Council in their publication, "Prudent Practices in the Laboratory - Handling and Disposal of Chemicals".

It is intended to fulfill the requirements of the following regulations:

  • Chemical Hygiene Plan - 29 CFR 1910.1450 "Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories"

It is intended to be used in conjunction with other UCCS documents:

Compliance with the HMMP is expected for all laboratory operations.  The HMMP addresses the following:

The HMMP also addresses topics such as:

  • Labeling requirements
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Hazardous Materials Inventory
  • Storage requirements including limits
  • Handling requirements
  • Hazardous material procurement
  • Shipping and receiving hazardous materials

Listed below are the links to the various portions of the Lab Safety Manual.

Lab Safety Manual