Laboratory SOPs are available (Huron Click Registration)

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or Task Procedures specific to that unit’s safety should be developed by the P.I. or laboratory supervisor to minimize the potential exposure of personnel to potentially hazardous biological and radioactive materials through the Huron Click Compliance System. These written procedures must be readily available and members of the laboratory running the experiments must be trained on how to follow them.

References:

  • NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules. April 2019. Section IV-B-7-d-(1) and (2)
  • BMBL 6th ed.  
  • MSU Biosafety and Security Manual
  • MSU Bloodborne Exposure Control Plan
  • MSU Chemical Hygiene Plan 1.7
  • MIOSHA R 325.70107(b)

Corrective actions:

Materials that may require SOPs submitted through CLICK are:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens (Safety)
  • BSL-2 and higher materials (Safety)
  • Recombinant/Genetic Engineering research covered under the NIH guidelines, including the purchase of constructs that are used or tested in plants, animals, cell culture and the generation of transgenic materials (IBC)
  • Radioactive materials and X-ray machines

The Click Research Compliance System can be accessed at Click Compliance System

SOPs are documents developed to contain safety procedures when dealing with infectious organisms, bloodborne agents and/or hazardous materials.

They should:

  • Address personal protective equipment
  • Describe engineering controls and measures you can take for your safety and for the safety of others while performing a lab task
  • Each task/experiment should be discussed with lab employees and students 
  • Be readily available for consultation (paper or electronic copies)