SOP Library

The Iowa State University Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provides these Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as a starting point for researchers to develop SOPs that are tailored to the specific circumstances of the researcher’s lab.  These SOPs have been submitted by Iowa State University researchers and staff and EH&S makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or sufficiency of their content for any specific lab.  EH&S expressly disclaims any warranty or liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site. 

Chemicals Equipment
Base Bath to Clean Glassware Autoclave Operation
B-Mercaptoethanol Eyewash Flushing
Chemical Handling Melting Point Apparatus
Diethyl Ether PPE Requirements
Handling Carcinogens Refrigerator and Freezer Usage
Handling Cryogenic Material Rotary Evaporators
Handling Suspected Carcinogens Sure Seal Bottles
Organolithium Reagents Transporting Compressed Gas Cylinders and Cryogens
Particularly Hazardous Substances (PHS) Use of Drying Ovens
Preparing Herbicide Solutions Use of Hot Plates
Synthesis of Small Organic Molecules Vacuum Pumps
Use of Hydrofluoric Acid (HF)