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

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. You may find it convenient to post a QR code to the plans in the lab space or have a link accessible in a shared electronic location.

Additional information:

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.


  • 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, 6th Edition
  • MSU Biosafety and Security Manual
  • MSU Chemical Hygiene Plan. Section 1.7
  • MSU Bloodborne Exposure Control Plan
  • MSU Waste Disposal Guidance