Campus Chemical Hygiene Plan

The purpose of this program is to ensure that research employees who handle hazardous chemicals are given all of the training and safety protections required under the law. The laboratory standard requires research operations to adopt and implement the university’s Standard Chemical Hygiene Plan and add to it the necessary Standard Operating Procedures for safety in site-specific use of hazardous materials and methods. Once this document set is prepared, employees are given site-specific training, based upon the documents and they serve as a reference for future use with new employees.

At the University of Michigan regional campuses, laboratory safety programs are administered and enforced by their respective Environment, Health and Safety departments. The University of Michigan’s Chemical Hygiene Plan and general laboratory safety guidelines have been adopted in part by UM Flint and UM Dearborn however modified by each campus to more accurately reflect 
specific operations, processes and conditions at their respective campuses.



Standard Operating Procedures Templates

The details in a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), outline the process, and provide how-to instructions that enable anyone to perform a task in a consistent manner. The SOP document serves as an instructional resource that allows staff or student to follow step-by-step written procedures for working with or handling different substances, expectations are documented, and actions can be measured against the SOP. Communicating these procedures will allow consistent results and ensure everyone's continued safety.

The SOP files located to the right are included in both .DOC format, intended to be used only as templates for departments to modify and create department specific SOP's, while the files in .PDF format are to be used only as a baseline reference if a department specific SOP cannot be attained, .PDF files can be viewed on most mobile devices.