Hazard Assessments

Hazard assessments are important and must be performed on procedures that are new to the laboratory or have not been studied previously. The level of formality and what you need to document will depend on the process being examined.

Use the following resources to perform hazard assessments for your laboratory procedures. Your Research Safety Partner can help you with this process. All hazard assessment forms should be documented in your LSP.

Resources
ACS "Identifying and Evaluating Hazards in Research Laboratories" Document
Hazard Assessment in Research Laboratories
Prudent Practices in the Laboratory, Chapter 4 Evaluating Hazards and Assessing Risks in the Laboratory
Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students by Hill Finster, Wiley 2010
UMN Chemical Hygiene Plan – Hazard Assessment
Coming soon: UHS Hazard Assessment Toolkit