Chemical Safety Course Descriptions

Course Description

For Students, Faculty, Non-Hospital Staff: 
This 1-hour class is mandatory for all researchers and their supervisors working in a laboratory that engages in the "laboratory use" of hazardous chemicals (e.g., laboratory personnel). This training is focused on the Chemical Hygiene Plan and the safe use, storage, and emergency procedures for hazardous chemicals. Specific chemical safety topics covered include chemical hazards, how to obtain chemical hazard information, hazard controls including personal protective equipment, chemical storage, hazardous chemical waste, and spill procedures. In addition to covering chemical safety and the chemical hygiene plan this training also provides an introduction to other laboratory hazards that include: biohazardous research, radioactive material, and lasers.

This course is also available as a 2-hour online format on the University's Chalk site, and is required to be completed once every three years.