Environmental Health & Safety

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.

1.    Eyewash stations

2.    Emergency showers

3.    Flammable liquid storage cabinets

4.    Fire extinguishers
5.    First Aid kits

6.    Auxiliary local ventilation systems
7.    Laboratory spill kit

8.    Emergency phone number sheet

9.    Direction of exit

10. Gas turn-off valve

11. Circuit breaker box

12. Designated Area for hazardous chemical use1

13. Laboratory Floor Plan for Each Room

Sample Floor Plan

1. 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.

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