Welcome to the UW Laboratory Safety Manual (LSM).
Please bookmark this page electronically or print a copy of the complete LSM and make it available to laboratory staff. Staff in UW laboratories using hazardous chemicals must have access to a copy of the manual and the supplemental laboratory specific information.
If a paper copy is preferred, you can print current sections, excerpts or the complete LSM at any UW copy center. Whether you choose paper or electronic, what is important is that all lab staff can access the complete CHP while working in the lab.
The manual is updated annually. The most recent update occurred on December 5, 2022. Refer to the log of changes to review recent changes.
If you have any questions about the manual or its contents, please email the UW chemical hygiene officer in the EH&S Department or call at 206.616.3778.
Links to LSM Sections
|Table of Contents|
Emergency Information (PDF, Word)
|Section 1||Laboratory Responsibilities|
|Section 2||Chemical Management|
|Section 3||Chemical Waste Management|
|Section 4||Laboratory Equipment and Facilities|
|Section 5||Employee Health and PPE|
|Section 6||Standard Operating Procedures|
|Section 7||Safety Training|
|Section 8||Record Keeping|
|Section 9||Emergency Preparedness and Response|
|Section 10||Labs: Move In/Move Out|
|Appendix A||WAC 296-828 Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories|
|Appendix C||Templates: Lab Specific Information|
|Appendix D||Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Templates (also see Example SOPs below)|
|Appendix F||Contacts for Laboratory Personnel|
|Appendix G||Chemical Storage Guidance Based on GHS Labels|
Templates and Examples
Laboratory Safety Training Matrix (PDF)