Laboratory Safety Plan


University of Vermont Laboratory Safety Plan

Purpose & Scope

In order to perform their work in a prudent manner, laboratory personnel must consider the health, physical, and environmental hazards of the chemicals they plan to use in an experiment or procedure. This Laboratory Safety Plan provides tools and guidance to UVM researchers in making these considerations.

State and federal regulations hold institutions that sponsor laboratories accountable for providing safe working environments. This Laboratory Safety Plan outlines how UVM meets that accountability.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Laboratory standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) requires a written Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP).  This Laboratory Safety Plan meets the requirements of, and includes, UVM's Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP).

UVM has legal and ethical requirements for the proper management of chemical and other waste from its laboratories.  This Laboratory Safety Plan outlines waste management procedures and contains UVM's written Laboratory Management Plan in accordance with 40 CFR 262.200 (Subpart K) and the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations VHWMR 7-109(b)(4).

Table of Contents

  1. Roles & Responsibilities
  2. Lab Registration
  3. Training
  4. Hazard Identification
  5. Hazard Assessment & Planning
  6. Control of Hazards
  7. Lab Safety Inspections and Oversight
  8. Emergency & Spill Planning and Response
  9. Waste Management
  10. Medical Consultation and Monitoring
  11. Laboratory Security
  12. Annual Review


Last Updated: January 2016