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. 

For assistance in developing your own SOPs, see the SOP Guidance document. 


Chemicals Equipment
Acetone for cleaningAutoclave Operation
Base Bath to Clean Glassware Drying Ovens
B-Mercaptoethanol Eyewash Flushing
Chemical Handling Hot Plates
Diethyl Ether Melting Point Apparatus
Handling Carcinogens Refrigerator and Freezer Usage
Handling Cryogenic Material Rotary Evaporators
Handling Suspected CarcinogensSchlenk Line
Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) Sharps
Organolithium Reagents Sure Seal Bottles
Oxygen cylinder use Vacuum Pumps on Schlenk Line
Particularly Hazardous Substances (PHS)  
Preparing Herbicide Solutions  
Tetrahydrofuran (THF) 
Transporting Compressed Gas Cylinders and Cryogens


Working with biohazardous materials 
Tissue culture