Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a set of written instructions that document a routine or repetitive activity followed by an organization.
The development and use of SOPs are an integral part of a successful quality system as it provides individuals with the information to perform a job properly, and facilitates consistency in the quality and integrity of a product or end-result. They may describe, for example, analytical processes and processes for maintaining, calibrating, and using equipment. SOPs are intended to be specific to the organization or facility whose activities are described and assist that organization to maintain quality and assurance as well as ensure compliance with governmental regulations.
Each of the following SOP templates are generic. They must be edited to describe your specific laboratory processes.
- Biological Safety Cabinets
- Corrosive Materials
- Compressed Gas
- Flammable and Combustible Liquids
- Highly Acutely Toxic Materials
- Highly Reactive/Unstable Materials
- Laser Use
- Nanomaterial Use
- Particularly Hazardous Substance
- SOP Template - General Hazards
- SOP Template - Sample A
- SOP Template - Additional Examples