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


Chemical Hygiene Plan / Laboratory Safety (Refresher) Annual from date of initial training
Hazardous Waste

Initial, then annual

Will radioactive materials be used? Advanced Radiation Safety

Initial - must complete prior to being approved as an authorized user (AU)

Basic Radiation Safety

Once - must complete after completion of Initial Radiation Safety

On-Site and Initial Radiation Safety

Initial – must complete prior to starting as a Radiation Worker
Will X-ray producing devices be used?

On-Site and Analytical X-Ray Safety

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 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.)


DOT/IATA Recertification Every 2 years from date of initial training (DOT/IATA)
Will Class IIIb or IV lasers be used?

Laser Safety

Once – must complete upon registration and prior to use of a Class IIIb or IV laser(s)

Will respiratory protection (respirators) be used?

Respirator Use

Initial, then annual

* More frequent and "as needed" training may be required whenever there are changes in employee job functions or regulations.


Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health & Safety

252 East Maxwell Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0314

Phone: (859) 257-9730
Fax: (859) 257-8787

Accident Reporting

Work Related Employee Injuries

Student or Visitor Injuries
Injury and Illness Reporting

Report unsafe conditions to EHS
(859) 257-2924 or send us an e-mail.

After hours and weekends
UKPD (859) 257-1616 Emergencies 911!