A standard operating procedure (SOP) is a set of written instructions that describes in detail how to safely perform work involving hazardous materials (biological, chemical, radiological), hazardous equipment, or hazardous operations. The scope of an SOP can cover: The specific use of hazardous material, class of materials, or piece of laboratory equipment such as in a specific laboratory procedure. This library has templates to help you get started.

Blank SOP Template

Acutely Toxic Materials

Aluminum Alkyls



Cadmium Chloride


Chemo and Other Hazardous Drugs SOP Template

Cold Rooms/Walk In Freezers

DEA Controlled Substances

FDA Potentially Hazardous Medications


Hydrofluoric Acid

Lead Compounds

Peroxide Formers

Piranha Solution

Pyrophoric Reagents General

Quenching and Disposal of Water Reactive Alkali Metals

Quenching and Disposal of Water Reactive Materials

Quenching and Disposal of Pyrophoric Solids

Quenching and Disposal of Liquid Pyrophoric Materials

Quenching and Disposal of t-ButylLithium (tBuLi) remaining in bottle or left after reactions

Reproductive Toxins

Sodium Azide