If you will be working with any samples or reagents that are significantly toxic, reactive, corrosive, flammable, or otherwise especially hazardous, we may require an approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) before you can begin work. Examples: Reagents with an NFPA Rating of 3 or 4 in any category, nanomaterials, heavy metals, pyrophoric materials, water reactive materials.
An SOP is required for experimental activities. Not all activities require an SOP but this determination is based after a conversation with you ES&H Coordinator. In the event that your experiment involves the use of nanomaterials, a separate procedure checklist form needs to be completed, documenting the type of nanomaterial used and appropriate controls. Your ESH coordinator will work the SLAC Nanomaterials program manager to log the experiment into a SLAC wide database for DOE tracking purposes.
The Standard Operating Form (SOP) and Nanomaterial Procedure Checklist Form (docx) can also be found in the Forms section under <Helpful Resources> tab as well as on our Home Page.
PubChem is a government site that can be used to obtain chemical safety information. This will be a helpful tool for your SOP hazard statements. PubChem website
Completed Standard Operating Forms (SOP) may be found on our SharePoint Site. You will need SLAC credentials and permission to view. Contact Nimmi Kovvali @ kovvalin@SLAC.Stanford.EDU or Larissa Williams @ larissa@SLAC.Stanford.EDU to obtain access.