All Rice research laboratories should have in place a Laboratory Safety Plan and Notebook to provide basic training to the workers in the lab. The office of Environmental Health and Safety hopes to facilitate this by providing standardized general safety manuals and templates as well as linking to University-wide documents and tools to prepare these laboratory specific safety plans. Laboratories exempted from creating these safety plans are those that rely on computers for their work and whose environments resemble an office setting.
The Laboratory Specific Safety Plan consists of two components. One component is a set of general university wide safety plans and procedures. The general manuals are intended to provide high-level safety information about Rice laboratories. The second component is laboratory specific. This portion of the safety plan is intended to be a part of a broader training that may include in person or task specific training unique to the individual laboratory.
The following is a list of documents to be inserted into your safety notebook/binder following the Lab Specific Safety Plan Table of Contents