Chemical Safety

OEH&S services for laboratories (pdf)

Principal Investigator Onboarding/Relocating Form: to identify the type of laboratory needed and hazards involved to work safely and comply with regulations

Monthly Lab Safety Checklist:  This form contains commonly identified compliance issues.  Regular self-inspections will reduce the occurrence of these issues and improve chemical safety awareness within research groups.

Policies & procedures

Laboratory policies & procedures

WSU Chemical Hygiene Plan

Emergency Eyewash Maintenance Log: post by eyewash to document that it has been flushed weekly

Laboratory Signage Policies

Laboratory Chemical Inventory Form: Use this template to complete your annual chemical inventory, and submit a copy to OEH&S.

Laboratory Training Check List: Checklist for the Principal Investigator to go through for employees in the lab to ensure that specific issues related to the lab are communicated and understood.

Laboratory Decommissioning Guidelines - If you'll be closing or moving your lab, see this page for more information on removing hazardous materials from the room(s) and preparing it for new occupants.

List of Controlled Substances

Shipping Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials off campus

Principles of Rodent Anesthesia and Surgery (IACUC Standard Operating Procedure)

Completing Section VIII of the IACUC Protocol Application - Animal Hazardous Agent Form

Administration of Substances: Maximum Volumes and Other Recommendations

Minors working in labs & animal research facilities

Principal Investigators in laboratories and animal research facilities using minors or student volunteers who are minors (under 18) must comply with the WSU Policy for Minors Working in Laboratories. Follow the steps below prior to the start of work:

1. Complete and submit the following forms to

Appendix A & B in the WSU Policy

Office of General Counsel Release Form: For volunteer minors only. Minors who are in a sponsored program or part of an organized school project do not need to complete this release.

2. Instruct student to complete Laboratory Safety and (if applicable) Biosafety training course(s).

3. OEH&S will schedule a brief safety inspection of the lab prior to the minor/visitor/volunteer beginning work.

4. The PI/ Department must contact the Office of Risk Management at 313-577-3110 regarding insurance/ liability issues for related to hosting a minor, visitor or volunteer.

5. The PI/Department must contact the Office of Internal Audit at 313-577-2128 for Children on Campus/Child Safety Awareness Training.

Laboratory safety training

Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogens for Laboratory Workers


Laboratory Safety - General training on OSHA Lab Std, Haz Waste & Emergency Procedures, Right-To-Know

Laboratory Specific Safety Training Check List

Radiation Safety

Radiation Safety Awareness (for non-lab workers)

Shipping Dry Ice & Biological Substances

Laboratory waste disposal & container requests

Biological Waste: safe disposal of medical waste including needles, sharps, and syringes.

Chemical Waste: safe disposal of all waste, surplus, and unwanted chemicals. Specialized services including general laboratory cleanouts.

Radioactive Waste: safe disposal of solid and liquid isotope waste

Pharmaceutical Waste: safe disposal of research drugs (chemotherapeutic agents, etc.)