Laboratory Safety Training Checklist
This checklist will assist faculty, supervisors and employees in determining the mandatory training required for specific job functions.
All training is required to be completed prior to the Initiating Activity and thereafter at the specified frequency.
|Activity||Training Requirements||Minimum Required Frequency*|
|Will anyone be permitted to use a fire extinguisher in an emergency?||Fire Extinguisher Use||Initial, then annual|
|Will chemicals be used?||
|Chemical Hygiene Plan / Laboratory Safety (Refresher)||Annual from date of initial training|
Initial, then annual
|Will radioactive materials be used?||Advanced Radiation Safety||
Initial - must complete prior to being approved as an authorized user (AU)
Once - must complete after completion of Initial Radiation Safety
|Initial – must complete prior to starting as a Radiation Worker|
|Will X-ray producing devices be used?||Once – must complete prior to starting as a Radiation Worker|
|Will human blood, body fluids, or tissues be used (includes human cell/tissue culture)?||Bloodborne Pathogens (Researchers)||Initial, then annual|
|Will infectious or potentially infectious microorganisms, hazardous biological materials and/or recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid be used? (Infectious agents are microbial agents which can colonize humans, plants, and/or animals and which may or may not cause disease)||Biological Safety||Once|
|Will a Biosafety Cabinet (BSC) be used?||Biological Safety Cabinets||Once|
|Will an autoclave be used?||Autoclave||Once|
|Will any "dangerous goods" be shipped? ("Dangerous goods," as defined by U.S. DOT, include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and gases, oxidizers, reactives, poisons, infectious substances, radioactive materials, and corrosive materials.)||Once|
|DOT/IATA Recertification||Every 2 years from date of initial training (DOT/IATA)|
|Will Class IIIb or IV lasers be used?||
Once – must complete upon registration and prior to use of a Class IIIb or IV laser(s)
|Will respiratory protection (respirators) be used?||
Initial, then annual
* More frequent and "as needed" training may be required whenever there are changes in employee job functions or regulations.