Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for UT Labs, Studios and Workshops

All Chemicals and Potentially Hazardous Equipment on UT Property shall have a SOP Archived Here
The Principle Investigator (PI - Person responsible for a space and/or has the responsibility of directing others to use chemicals and/or equipment in the space) is responsible for creating a customized SOP for their space using the SOP creation tools on this page.
Start with these two documents to build your space-specific SOPs:

Table of Contents (TOC) ---- AND ---- Accident Prevention, Response and Reporting Info For Students and Visitors*
<<<<5/21/13 - These 2 documents are in final revision and should be posted in the next few days... >>>>

*These two document are NOT necessary for Teaching Labs and Art/Communication/Theatre Studios that are officially listed as an offering by the Registrar's Office. It is the responsibility of the course instructor to acknowledge the location of relevant procedures located on this web page in their course, preferably in writing (e.g. in the syllabus and/or safety handouts), and train their students prior to utilizing the procedure. Students doing independent work that at times will not be supervised directly by the PI in research labs or Art/Communication/Theatre studios should sign the accident prevention, response and reporting document. The PI can archive the document with her/his staff assistant. Questions about archiving can be discussed with your department chair and Dr. Kucera.

Next, choose the SOPs that apply and/or modify/write your own SOPs for all categories of chemicals and/or potentially hazardous equipment in your space.
Check off the appropriate boxes for the SOPs that apply to your space and train persons in your lab on these SOPs. New or modified SOPs MUST meet all necessary regulatory requirements (Dr. Kucera will assist you with this requirement) and MUST be archived on this page.

I. SOPs for Chemicals:

Acutely Toxic Substances ---- Carcinogens ---- Ceramics : Clay and Glazes ---- Compressed Gases ---- Corrosives ---- Cryogenic Liquids ---- Ethidium Bromide

Highly Combustible and Flammable Liquids ---- Highly Reactive or Unstable Chemicals ---- Hydrofluoric Acid ---- Irritants
---- Oxidizers ----

Photographic Fix Recycling ---- Reproductive Toxins ---- Sensitizers ---- Specimen Preservatives

II. SOPs for Potentially Hazardous Scientific Equipment/Instrumentation for Users/Occupants/Those in Proximity:

Distillation Aparatus ---- Electrophoretic Equipment ---- Laser ---- NMR

II. SOPs for Art/Communication/Theatre/UT Press Studios and Facilities' Workshops:

Black Box Studio Fall Prevention Plan ---- Black Box Studio General Safety --- Ceramics Kiln ----- Drill Press ----- Forklift Operation ---- Planer (wood)

Power Saws (Table, Band, Chop, Mter, Panel) ---- Power Sanding Tools ---- Welding Equipment

III. SOPs for Field Trips

In Development - 5/22/2013

IV. Write Your Own SOP

SOP Template (.doc)

Upon completion of your SOP, submit to Dr. Kucera for review with our chemical safety and OSHA consultant Lori Jennis (ECOS, Inc.) to ensure
what is written meets all regulatory requirements. Involve your department chair/head by copying her/him on email correspondence during submission and subsequent review. Feel free to tap these individuals for assistance during SOP development.