Laboratory Safety Programs

The safe use of chemicals in laboratories is regulated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Laboratory Standard among other regulations.

Local building codes mandate Maximum Allowable Quantities of certain hazardous chemicals. All hazardous chemicals must be inventoried. Additional special licensing, registration, security, or handling provisions apply to Chemicals of Interest, Select Agent Toxins, Controlled Substances, radioactive materials, high-risk toxic gases, and chemical waste.

Laboratory Inspection Program:

Laboratory Inspection Program 2021

Hazard Communication Program:

Hazard Communication Program

Laboratory Self-Audit Checklist:

Laboratory Self-Audit Checklist
Please note that labs that complete a self-audit may be exempt from one annual lab inspection. The completed form must be emailed to

Chemical Safety Guides: