Laboratory Safety Training
The goals of laboratory safety training are to provide individuals with the necessary information and tools to:
1. Recognize hazards they may be exposed to
2. Assess the risk of those hazards
3. Minimize the risks by utilizing tools such as, but not limited to, the hierarchy of controls: elimination, substitution, engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE)
4. Prepare for emergencies
To ensure the Department remains compliant with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), appropriate training courses must be completed annually.
|OSHA Hazard Communication||Employees working with hazardous chemicals and employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals through their occupations or work environments||Start of employment and every 12 months thereafter|
|OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens||Employees who have a reasonably anticipated exposure to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.||Start of employment and every 12 months thereafter|
EPA Hazardous Waste
|Employees who work with, handle, or generate hazardous waste||Start of employment and every 12 months thereafter|
Compliance training and other advanced laboratory safety training are provided by Environmental Health & Safety. Courses can be accessed through their training portal.
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Additional Required Training
· If using radioactive materials (RAM) or radiation generating equipment (RGE), one must go through training provided by the Radiation Safety Office.
· If using any human-derived materials (established cells, primary cells, blood) or microbial/infectious agents, including viral vectors and transducible proteins (e.g. TAT), one must go through training provided by the Biosafety Office.