Chemical Hygiene Plan - Lab and Campus Safety Resources

Lab Safety Resources

EH&S Fact Sheets and Guidelines can also serve as guidance for lab-specific SOPs*. Fact Sheets that are starred, although general in nature, can be used as SOPs.  If they do not sufficiently address the procedures used in your lab, build on the content of the Fact Sheets to develop a lab-specific SOP.

Lab Safety Policies

Controlled Substances Policy
Food in Laboratories Policy
Laboratory Access Policy
UCOP Lab Safety Training Policy

General Laboratory Practices

Guidelines for Minimizing Toxic Air Contaminant Emissions from Laboratories
Drain Disposal Restrictions for Chemicals
Electrophoresis Equipment: Guidelines for Safe Use *
Ethidium Bromide: Hazards and Precautions *
Formaldehyde: Hazards and Precautions *
Fume Hoods
Reproductive Hazards in the Laboratory
Ultracentrifuges: Hazards and Precautions *
Protecting Your Eyes
Glove Selection and Usage
Handling and Disposing of Sharps
Latex Allergies
Safety Data Sheets (formerly MSDS)
Respiratory Protection

Hazardous Materials Management

Cryogenic Liquid Hazards and Precautions *
Transporting Chemicals Safely on Campus
Hazardous Waste Management
Safety Data Sheets (formerly MSDS)
Chemical Exchange (CHEX)
Chemical Waste Recharge
Flammable Liquids Storage in Campus Research and Teaching Laboratories
Refrigerators and Freezers for Hazardous Materials

Chemical Safety

Carcinogens Fact Sheet *
Corrosives Fact Sheet*
Hydrofluoric Acid: Hazards and Precautions*
Phenol: Hazards and Precautions *
Safe Storage of Hazardous Chemicals Booklet
Toxic Gas Program


Campus Biosafety Program
Biosafety Manual
Exposure Control Plan
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Using Autoclaves Safely * (Update in progress)
Ethidium Bromide - Hazards and Precautions *

Laser Safety

Laser Safety Manual
Laser Use Authorization (LUA)
Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety

Radiation Safety

Campus Radiation Safety Program
Radiation Safety Manual
Radiation Use Authorizations


Other Campus Resources

Campus Policy website
Research Administration and Compliance
See the EH&S Website for a complete list of publications.


Campus Safety Resources 

Medical Consultation

Cal/OSHA requires that laboratory personnel working with hazardous chemicals be provided an opportunity to receive confidential medical evaluation under any of the following circumstances:

  • When an individual develops signs or symptoms of exposure to a chemical.
  • When routine air monitoring reveals chemical exposure above established exposure limits.
  • When a spill or other incident results in the likelihood of a hazardous chemical exposure.

    In these circumstances, medical evaluations are provided to laboratory workers by the University Health Services located at the Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way.

University Health Services Occupational Health Clinic: (510) 642-6891
Urgent Care: (510) 642-3188
University Health Services Information: (510) 642-2000
University of California Police Department: 911, by cell phone (510) 642-3333, for general information (510) 642-6760
Facilities Services (formerly PP-CS): Repair of Facility Equipment (510) 642-1032


REVISED December 2019

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

University of California, Berkeley

Third Floor, University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720