Special Resources » Templates: Standard Operating Procedures

Full text of written safety policies and procedures - some currently in use.

The following is the collection of special resources throughout the library. Click on main category / sub-category for that section of the library OR Click on resource title for immediate access to the resource.
Accident Analysis » Accident Investigation
Accident investigation programs, job safey analyses, etc.

Accident Investigation Process [pdf] [15581] ?

Uses the scientific method research technique

Chemical Safety » Chemical Hazards
Chemical safety guidelines, NIOSH Pocket Guide, harmful chemical health hazards

Beryllium - Working Safely [1880] ?

Training reference for beryllium workers

Chemical Safety » Compressed Gas
Compressed gas cylinder safety, pressure line safety, etc.

Gas Cylinder Safety [16870] ?

Safe operating procedures for gas cylinders

Chemical Safety » Hazardous Waste
Guides for hazardous waste management, site remediation, waste minimization

Chemical Waste Disposal [2315] ?

A major university's procedures for disposal of chemical hazardous wastes

Chemical Safety » Lead Safety
Information and resources on lead and lead poisoning

Construction Industry Guide for Managing Lead [35244] ?

Relevant forms, checklists and information sheets that can be adapted to different work sites

Lead-Based Paint - General Guidelines [2236] ?

Guidelines for workers involved in managing and working around lead-based paints

Chemical Safety » Storing Chemicals
Guidelines for proper storage of chemicals, compatibility charts, etc.

Laboratory Waste Management Best Practices [1142] ?

Management of laboratory waste containers is the key to proper disposal of hazardous waste, etc

Construction Safety » Contractor Safety Manual
Sample construction safety programs, rules, policies, checklists, SOPs

Canada: Safe Construction Work Practices [22067] ?

Safe work practice documents for the construction industry

Construction Industry Guide for Managing Lead & Silica [35245] ?

Relevant forms, checklists and information sheets that can be adapted to different work sites

Construction Safety » Jobsite Safety
Workplace safety and health resources for construction hazards

Contractor Work Rules [pdf] [35016] ?

An example of job site safety rules

Pipeline Job Site Safety Plan [35242] ?

Contractor safety resources

Construction Safety » Work Zone Safety
Best practices for minimizing delay & enhancing safety in highway construction

Work Zone Safety Program [14811] ?

As implemented by the State of North Carolina

Work Zone Safety Program [14812] ?

Materials to be used to institute a work zone safety program

Emergency Management » Emergency Plans
Examples of emergency management and action plans

Building Emergency Plan Template [36497] ?

In use by a major university

Emergency Program Elements [14050] ?

A campus emergency program

Hospital Disaster Plan [pdf] [21753] ?

The basic hospital disaster plan

Emergency Management » Evacuations
Guidelines on emergency evacuation programs, fire drills, etc.

Occupant Evacuation Plan [pdf] [28883] ?

Example of a plan in use by the National Institutes of Health

Equipment Safety » Cranes-Hoists
Crane and hoist safety program materials

Rules for Rigging [pdf] [26062] ?

Inspections and general requirements for rigging safety

SOP Hoists and Cranes [pdf] [27071] ?

Recommendations for safe work procedures when using cranes and hoists

Equipment Safety » Lockout/Tagout
Equipment electrical safety, lockout/tagout programs, preventing electrical shoc

Sample Lockout/Tagout Procedures [18915] ?

Typical minimal lockout procedures

Equipment Safety » Tool Safety
Safety fact sheets and tips on the safe use of hand and power tools

Chain Saw Safety [26417] ?

Safety ripa when using chain saws

Equipment Safety » Welding Safety
Bulletins, guidance on safety in welding

Hot Work Permit Tips [pdf] [3334] ?

Requirements for safe practices

Fire Safety » Exits
Means of egress requirements, emergency lighting, etc.

Corridor Clearance and Use Guidelines [pdf] [28882] ?

Example of a policy for adequate access and use by emergency personnel and for unobstructed evacuations

Means of Egress - Corridor Clearance [pdf] [28881] ?

Example of a university's policy for healthcare buildings - providing a safe means of egress

Fire Safety » Fire Engineering
Documents on fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, fire protection

School Fire Safety Report [15766] ?

Standard operating procedures in use by the State of New York

Fire Safety » Firefighter Safety
Firefighter safety documents

Fire Department Volunteer Policies & Procedures [26840] ?

A guide to using fire department volunteers

Fire Safety » Life Safety
Resources related to the Life Safety Code

Occupant Load Calculations [33581] ?

How to calculate occupant load

Fleet Safety » Fleet Policies
Sample fleet-related company policies - vehicle use, drivers, seat belts, etc.

Sample Fleet Safety Policy [pdf] [28994] ?

Example of a sample corporate policy related to fleet safety

Suggested Driver Selection Guidelines [24453] ?

Example of an MVR point system and general rules for driver selection and approval

Volunteer Drivers Best Practices [35760] ?

A tool kit that provides the framework for developing and maintaining volunteer driver programs

Food Safety » Food Safety
Guidance on food safety from production to consumption

Egg Safety [7361] ?

Food safety guidelines from the American Egg Board

Food Safety » HACCP
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans - food safety

Foodservice HACCP Program [22105] ?

Sample plans and resources for the development of your HACCP program

State HACCP Contacts Directory [6085] ?

The Contact is generally the State meat and poultry program director

Food Safety » Restaurants
Safety talks and information for restaurants and food operations

Kitchen Safety Rules [22407] ?

A list of safety rules for anyone who works in a kitchen

Health Care Safety » Hospital Safety
Sample worker safety programs & guidance on pollution elimination in hospitals

Medical Center Safety Manuals [13478] ?

Full text of safety manuals in use by a major university's medical center (pdf)

Patient Safety for Patients [2783] ?

Bringing patients into the hospital safety process

Health Care Safety » Infection Control
Infection control in hospitals and healthcare institutions

Infectious Substance Shipping [pdf] [13474] ?

The text of a hospital's policy regarding shipping infectious substances

Health Care Safety » Patient Safety
Medical errors, medication errors, patient safety guidance

Guidelines for the Use and Handling of Hazardous Drugs [pdf] [13476] ?

Full text of a hazardous drug handling policy in use by a major university's medical center

Laboratory Safety » Activation-Closure
Procedures to follow when designing, activating, moving or closing laboratories

Design Requirements Manual for Biomedical Laboratories and Animal Research Facilities [16828] ?

A detailed design requirements and guidance manual for biomedical research laboratory and animal research facilities

Laboratory Safety » Chemical Hygiene Plan
Samples of CHP: Chemical Hygiene Plans for laboratory safety

Chemical Hygiene Plan Model [pdf] [27876] ?

An example of a model CHP

Laboratory Safety » Fume Hoods
Fume hood safety, maintenance, chemical fume removal.

Design Criteria for Laboratories [3331] ?

Based on NFPA, ANSI, ASHRAE requirements

Fume Hood Safety [16869] ?

Safe operating procedures for fume hoods

Fume Hoods: Design Criteria [pdf] [16829] ?

Design requirements for fume hoods

Fume Hoods: Guidelines and Performance Standards [2239] ?

Guidelines and performance standards for fume hoods used in labs at the Univ of Kentucky

Laboratory Safety » Lab Biosafety
Procedures for handling biosafety hazards in the laboratory

Laboratory Biological Safety Manual [pdf] [2902] ?

Text of a 50+ page manual

Laboratory Safety » Lab Hazards
Chemical Hygiene Plans, standard operating procedures, lab safety programs, etc.

Chemical Spill Procedures [pdf] [3335] ?

Standard operating procedures for spills in labs

Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment [2240] ?

Performance standards for emergency eyewash and shower equipment at the Univ of Kentucky

Laboratory Spill Response [9761] ?

Recommended equipment and supplies for a laboratory spill

Marine Safety » Marine Safety Manuals
Sample marine safety programs, crewman's handbook, etc

Vessel Safety Check (VSC) [pdf] [29073] ?

Checklist to be completed by a US Coast Guard approved Vessel Examiner

PPE Programs » Respirator Safety
Respirator-related materials such as APF, CBRN respirator standards, change-out,

Fit Testing Procedure for N95 Respirators [pdf] [5415] ?

Outlines the general steps for fit testing respirators on employees

Radiation Safety » Medical Radiation
Resources related to nuclear medicine

University Radiation Safety Manual [pdf] [13477] ?

Full text of a radiation safety program in use at a major university

Radiation Safety » Workplace Radiation
Radiation control programs, technical manuals, tutorials and more

Manual for the Safe Handling of Radioactive Substances [pdf] [16830] ?

A manual on radiation safety

Radiation Food Safety and Japanese Food [3333] ?

USDA U.S. Food, Animal and Agricultural Commodities Import Safety Process

Recreation Safety » Swimming Safety
Pool and spa safety - drowning prevention

Pool and Spa Tips and Information [5743] ?

Guidelines on pool and spa water chemistry and maintenance and safety tips

Pool Safety [9201] ?

11 safety rules related to pool safety

Respiratory Safety » Sampling
Technical guides on industrial hygiene air & noise sampling, monitoring, etc

Methods to Sample and Analyze Environmental Lead [6228] ?

NIOSH lead sampling recommendations

Respiratory Safety » Ventilation Safety
Fume hoods and other ventilation technical resource information

Oxygen Deficiency Hazard Safety [27141] ?

How to recognize and protect workers from oxygen deficient atmospheres

Safety Forms » Safety Forms
Forms used by safety departments

Developing Safety Procedures [pdf] [35343] ?

How to write and manage safety standard operating procedures (SOP)

Student Laboratory Safety Contract [16100] ?

Sample form for students to sign indicating their acceptance of science classroom safety rules

Safety Programs » ISO 9000
Info on development, content & application of ISO 9000 standards to quality mgt

Example System Design [6128] ?

Example quality system documentation

Safety Programs » Safety Programs
Full text of over 30 workplace safety and health programs & manuals

Fire Protection and Life Safety Standards [pdf] [18385] ?

Facilities standards for USA government public buildings

Safety / Loss Control Program Materials [15600] ?

Sample safety checklists, forms, programs and manuals

Safety Programs » Safety Rules
Examples of safe operating procedures (SOPs) and safety rules

Chemical Safety Standard Operating Procedures [14859] ?

Chemical and electrical safety SOP

Emergency Response Rules [pdf] [26842] ?

Employee rules for fire emergency, disasters, severe weather, etc.

Employer Safety Toolbox [32611] ?

Safety rules and procedures for industry and construction

Fire Extinguisher SOP [pdf] [22035] ?

Standard operating procedures on the use of fire extinguishers

Fire Protection & Control Rules [pdf] [26841] ?

Employee rules related to fire safety

General Safety Rules [24231] ?

Issued to provide a safe and healthy working environment

Industrial Hygiene Practices [32313] ?

US Department of Energy standard operating procedures for industrial hygienists

Lab Safety SOP's [25340] ?

Standard operating procedures on how to safely handle specific laboratory chemicals

Laboratory and Chemical Safety [18460] ?

Laboratory safety standard operating procedures and more

Laboratory Biosafety Manual [pdf] [17373] ?

Biosafety precautions to take when operating lab equipment

Laboratory SOPs [37346] ?

Standard safety operating procedures for laboratories

Physical Facilities Safe Operating Procedures [32613] ?

Over 30 SOPs for workplace safety

Safe Operating Practices - Equipment, Tools, Instruments, Accessories [35641] ?

Sample SOPs for ATV, golf cart, loaders, heavy equipment, trucks, hand tools, power equipment and more

Safe Operating Practices - Field Work [35639] ?

Approximately 40 SOPs for those who work in the outdoors

Safe Operating Practices - Job Activities and Work Sites [35640] ?

SOPs for those who work in workshops and maintenance shops

Safety & Health Services SOP's [885] ?

Sample standard operating procedures - includes industrial hygiene SOPs

Safety Policy Manual [35647] ?

A series of safety policies for a series of safety hazards

SOP Development Form for Hazardous Material [doc] [22018] ?

Standard operating procedures guidelines and template for hazardous materials

SOP for Safe Handling of Carcinogenic Materials [pdf] [6656] ?

A fill-in-the-blank form outlines the standard operating procedure for carcinogens and highly toxic materials

SOP's for Developing Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Chemicals [21801] ?

Methodology for developing acute exposure guideline levels (AEGLs) for toxic substances from inhalation exposures.

Standard Operating Procedures - Safety [23289] ?

Text of a wide variety of safety SOP's

Water Incursion SOP [pdf] [27442] ?

A sample standard operating procedure in the event of water incursion into any building

School Safety » School Safety Programs
Resources related to school safety & health hazards, sample safety progams

University Safety Program [25300] ?

Text of the safety policies in use at a major university

Specific Industries » Industry Safety
Safety and health hazards & controls in specific industries

College IIPP Manual [18924] ?

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Manual for a College

Painting Operations Safety Rules [18402] ?

General safety rules

Postal Employees Guide to Safety [pdf] [18419] ?

Safety rules for postal employees

Specific Industries » Petrochemical Safety
Petrochemical industry-specific environmental safety and health materials

Petroleum Industry Safety Resources [22058] ?

On safety practices for the petroleum industry

Specific Industries » Public Sector Safety
Safety materials for local and municipal governments

Municipal Safety Program - Canada [18427] ?

For a safety program for employees of a municipality

Specific Industries » Shop Safety
Safety hazards and controls associated with shop work

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