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 you need a paper copy, a UW Copy Center can print a copy of the pages in the manual and/or tabs, front cover, and spine at cost. Use this online form to order.
The manual is updated annually in September. 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
|Quick Start Guide|
|Table of Contents|
|Section 1||Chemical Hygiene Plan 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||Moving In/Moving Out|
|Appendix A||WAC 296-828 Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories|
|Appendix C||Templates for Lab Specific Information|
|Appendix D||Example Standard Operating Procedures (see Example SOPs below)|
|Appendix F||Resources for Laboratory Personnel|
|Appendix H||Particularly Hazardous Substances|