Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tools

The Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) has been created as part of the University of New Mexico’s commitment to a culture of safety. The LHAT must be completed by the Principal Investigator (PI) or lab manager in order to identify hazards specific to the activities in their laboratories. The LHAT identifies hazards to employees and specifies the personal protective equipment (PPE) required to protect employees during work in the lab. The PI should review the completed LHAT with their laboratory group. This completed form should be submitted to Environmental Health & Safety at ehsweb-L@unm.edu.

Here is a copy of the Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool for use in labs.

Equipment and Chemical Process Templates (generic): 

Laboratory Equipment Template

Chemical or Process Template

Chemical or Process - Table Format (Benzene Example)

Chemical Specific SOPs: 

Acrylamide Standard Operating Procedure

Aqua Regia Standard Operating Procedure

Azide Standard Operating Procedure

Benzene Standard Operating Procedure

Cyanide Standard Operating Procedure

Diazomethane Standard Operating Procedure

Ethidium Bromide Standard Operating Procedure

Ethylene Oxide Standard Operating Procedure

Formaldehyde Standard Operating Procedure

Hydrazine Standard Operating Procedure

Hydrofluoric Acid Standard Operating Procedure

Methylene Chloride Standard Operating Procedure

Nitric Acid Standard Operating Procedure

Perchloric Acid Standard Operating Procedure

Phenol-Chloroform Standard Operating Procedure

Phosgene Standard Operating Procedure

Piranha Solution Standard Operating Procedure

TMS Diazomethane Standard Operating Procedure