Training and Information


Mandatory Safety Training

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry requires safety training for faculty and staff. WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING IS REQUIRED? It depends on who you are.

  • Faculty, laboratory staff, post-docs, visiting scholars, and contractors can take advantage of the EHS Online training modules.  The supervisor can determine which modules are appropriate.  At a minium, the Lab Standard (or Hazard Communication for non-laboratory staff) and the Building Emergency Action Plan (BEAP) must be completed.
  • Undergraduate Researchers must use the EHS Online training modules. For those Undergraduates that will perform more intensive laboratory duties (such as those found in Organic Chemistry Research Laboratories), the more comprehensive You can also register for the CHEM 6781 in the fall semester (optional and not required).
  • Undergraduate Work Study/Chemical Prep Students must use the EHS Online training modules at the direction of the supervisor.
  • Non-Laboratory Staff must take "Hazard Communication" and BEAP through EHS.
  • Chemistry 6781 [pdf] is a required course for graduate students. It is offfered every Fall semester (second half).

For online makeups, click on the titles below. The MP4 files will work with Quicktime or the VLAN VLC Media Player.

After watching the video, download and print the appropriate quiz (see below...after each title. Give the quizzes to your supervisor.

Session 1 - Emergency Response and Lab Safety; Recorded 1/2/01-45 minutes

Session 2 - Hazardous Waste Disposal and Spill Control; Recorded 1/4/01-45 minutes

Session 3 - Fume Hood Operation ;Recorded 1/18/01-27 minutes

Session 4 - Chemical Incompatibilities and Storage ;1/30/01-39 minutes

Session 5 - Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Liquids ;Recorded 1/23/01-31 minutes

Session 6 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ;Recorded 2/01/01-29 minutes

Session 7 - The Hazard Communication and OSHA Lab Standards ;Recorded 1/9/01-39 minutes

Session 8 - Electrical Safety ;Recorded 1/16/01-50 minutes

Session 9 - Safety in Industry ;Recorded 2/20/01-53 minutes

Session 10 - Office and Laboratory Ergonomics ;Recorded 1/13/01-47 minutes

Session 11 - Laser Safety ;Recorded 1/25/01-50 minutes

Session 12 - Public Safety ;Recorded 2/14/02-37 minutes

  • No Quiz

Session 13 - Laboratory Glassware & Vacuum Systems and Pressurized Systems ;Recorded 2/27/01-39 minutes

Session 14 - Biomedical Safety ;Recorded 3/1/01-51 minutes

Session 15 - Radiation Safety ;Recorded 2/8/01-27 minutes

Session 16 - Basic First Aid ;Recorded 2/12/02-37 minutes

Session 17 - Laboratory Inspections ;Recorded 2/22/01-23 minutes

Session 18 - Flammable Liquids and Fire Codes ;Recorded 3/6/01-34 minutes

Session 19 - Hands-On Fire Extinguisher Training ;Recorded 3/8/01-33 minutes

Faculty Training Sessions

Safety orientation/training for Chemistry faculty and Visiting Professors/Scholars/Lecturers will be offered every semester on an "as needed" basis. The sessions will be approximately two hours long. You need only to attend ONE session. PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL, if you would like individualized training.