Lab Safety Plan Toolkit

The Laboratory Safety Plan (LSP) is a supplement to the UMN Chemical Hygiene Plan. It is a template for research laboratories at UMN to state their lab-specific safety policies, procedures, and documentation. This web toolkit will give you specific guidance as to the content required in an LSP and will give you resources to help you complete those sections.

Download the Lab Specific Safety Plan Template and fill in your lab-specific policies where instructed. This template can be used electronically or kept in a physical lab safety notebook binder. If you have questions regarding the sections or need additional resources, please contact your Research Safety Partner.  

Chemical Inventory

All laboratories at UMN are required to keep an inventory of their hazardous chemicals and reconcile it annually.

UHS is in the process of implementing the chemical inventory module in Chematix, our safety management software. Labs will be contacted by their Research Safety Partner and Department Safety Officer when it is their turn to transfer their chemical inventory into Chematix. If you have questions about this process, contact your Research Safety Partner directly. 

Document any other locations of your laboratory chemical inventory in your LSP. 

Table of Contents

  1. Administrative
  2. Hazard Assessments
  3. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  4. Emergency Procedures
  5. Training
  6. Other Documentation
  7. References and Resources