Laboratory Safety Training Courses

Laboratory and Chemical Safety Training COurses

Two types of training required for individuals working with chemicals:

EH&S-Sponsored training - Individuals working with hazardous materials must complete Laboratory Safety Fundamentals before beginning laboratory activities. Principal Investigators must complete Lab Safety for PI’s and Lab Supervisors upon hire.

Lab-Specific Training - Consult your supervisor regarding training on hazardous activities specific to the work or research you will be conducting.

Laboratory Safety Fundamentals (LSFC)

This online module will provide an overview of laboratory safety requirements, and is required by all laboratory personnel. Topics include: the recognition and mitigation of laboratory hazards; the use of engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment; working safely with chemicals, the use of SDS’s, procedures for disposing of hazardous chemical waste, and fire safety precautions for the laboratory.  Required initially by all laboratory employees and student workers in laboratories. Annual refresher training (Lab Safety Fundamentals Refresher) is also required.

Laboratory Safety for Principal Investigators and Laboratory Supervisors

This 90-minute session is designed for Principal Investigators (PIs) and leaders responsible for implementing a laboratory safety plan. Materials covered include: an overview of research safety responsibilities, Cal/OSHA regulations, and an abbreviated version of the Lab Safety Fundamental Concepts class. Required for all laboratory Principal Investigators.