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 a paper copy is preferred, you can print current sections, excerpts or the complete LSM at any UW copy center. Whether you choose paper or electronic, all lab staff must have access the complete chemical hygiene plan while working in the lab.
The manual is updated annually. The December 2023 edition was published on 1/16/24. Refer to the log of changes to review recent changes.
If you have any questions about the manual or its contents, please contact the Environmental Health & Safety Laboratory Safety team.
Links to LSM Sections
|Table of Contents
|Chemical Waste Management
|Laboratory Equipment and Facilities
|Employee Health and PPE
|Standard Operating Procedures
|Emergency Preparedness and Response
|Labs: Move In/Move Out
|WAC 296-828 Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories
|Templates: Lab Specific Information
|Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Templates (also visit Chemical SOPs)
|Contacts for Laboratory Personnel
|Chemical Storage Guidance Based on GHS Labels
Templates and Examples