|Summary: Prior approval is the process whereby laboratory personnel seek permission and the PI/Lab Supervisor grants approval for the use of Restricted Chemicals.Laboratory personnel should consult with PI/Laboratory Supervisors on certain higher risk chemical usage and operations in their laboratories so that special safety precautions can be taken, where appropriate.
|What to do?
|For use of Restricted Chemicals, obtain prior approval before you execute the operation
- Complete Documenting SOP Review and PI Approval ; OR
- PI/Laboratory Supervisor signs and dates laboratory personnel’s laboratory notebook and indicates approval for the process, procedure or activity; OR
- PI/Laboratory Supervisor provides other written approval (e.g., via e-mail or memo).
- Retain record of prior approval for at least one year.
|Consult with PI/Lab Supervisor on higher risk chemical usage and operations
||Consultation can include, but is not limited to discussion regarding special hazards, safety precautions, and review of applicable standard operating procedures.