Washington State University
Environmental Health & Safety Floor Plan for Laboratory

Floor Plan for Laboratory

Create a floor plan for each room of your laboratory. Hand drawn or computer generated floor plans are both acceptable. The floor plan should be included as part of the laboratory’s chemical hygiene plan (CHP). The floor plan may also be posted in a prominent location within each room of the laboratory (i.e. on the door to the hallway).

The floor plan should indicate the location of the safety equipment and other features from the list below (if applicable). Employees and students working in the laboratory should be trained on the floor plan and where the following equipment and features are located in the laboratory.

  • Eyewash stations (and drench hoses)
  • Emergency showers
  • Flammable liquid storage cabinets
  • Fire extinguishers
  • First aid kits
  • Fume hoods, glove boxes, etc.
  • Auxiliary local ventilation systems
  • Laboratory spill kit
  • Emergency phone number sheet
  • Direction of exit
  • Gas turn-off valve
  • Circuit breaker box
  • Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) & Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Designated area(s) for hazardous chemicals storage/use
  • Laboratory floor plan for each room
  • PPE station (Safety glasses, lab coats, laser safety eye wear, etc.)

A designated area must be established for work with select carcinogens, reproductive toxins, or chemicals which have a high degree of acute toxicity (see Section IV).  The entire laboratory, a fume hood, or a portion of the laboratory may be considered as a designated area.

     Sample Floor Plan (Hand drawn)

Sample Floor Plan (Computer generated)


To make your own computer generated floor plan, you may use the PowerPoint template provided on the Chemical Hygiene Plan Guide page. EH&S can provide you with a scaled building plan section of your laboratory room(s) to help you create the floor plan in lieu of sketching it. Contact EH&S at 335-3041 for more information.