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).
After watching the video, download and print the appropriate quiz (see below...after each title. Give the quizzes to your supervisor.
General Laboratory Safety and Emergency Response
Hazardous Waste Disposal and Spill Control
OSHA Lab Standard and Hazard Communication Program
Fume Hood Operation
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Chemical Incompatibilities and Storage
Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Liquids
Basic First Aid
Vacuum and Pressure Systems
OLD Recordings of the Chemistry 685 Sessions:
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.