Laboratory ovens are standard equipment found in most clinical, forensic, electronics, material processing, and research laboratories. Laboratory ovens provide uniform temperature and precise temperature control for heating, baking, evaporating, sterilizing and other industrial laboratory functions. Oven temperatures range from ambient to less than 500°C. Some of the inherent risks associated with oven use include fire and chemical exposure. Please review this SOP for ways to appropriately mitigate these and other hazards.