Personnel can demonstrate how to access EHS manuals (Chem, Bio, Waste)

MSU has developed operations manuals that identify the hazards that will or may be encountered in laboratories, and that specify practices and procedures designed to minimize or eliminate exposures to them. These manuals include a Chemical Safety Plan, a Biosafety Manual, Bloodborne Exposure Control Plan, Waste Disposal Guide among others. Personnel working in labs must be familiar with the available manuals through their education/training sessions and must have access to them either through physical copies kept in the laboratory or through the web.

In addition, each laboratory must supplement the biosafety manual with information that is specific for the individual laboratory. Supplemental information may include: specific PPE practices and location of supplies, laboratory specific training requirements, laboratory specific waste handling practices and autoclave procedures, safe operation and decontamination of lab specific equipment, proper use of disinfectants specific for the lab (appropriate concentration, contact time and shelf life), etc. Written standard operating procedures are required for tasks that are performed with BSL-2 materials and unfixed human materials.


  • NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules. April 2019. Appendix G-II-B-2-m
  • Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th Edition
  • MSU Biosafety Manual- Appendix K-Site Specific Training Checklist
  • MSU Chemical Hygiene Plan. Section 1.7
  • MSU Bloodborne Exposure Control Plan
  • MSU Waste Disposal Guidance

Corrective actions:

Instruct lab personnel on where to find the EHS Manuals. These can be downloaded from the EHS website at or through the links below.