The Laboratory Safety Training should cover the following:
Training documentation should provide information on when and to whom the training was provided.
The Laboratory Safety Plan must outline the training requirements for those working in the laboratory.
The following are the minimum training requirements for laboratory personnel:
1. Read the Laboratory Safety Guide
2. Online DRS training modules
3. Laboratory-Specific Training
As part of the Laboratory Safety Plan, laboratory groups must:
To educate users on the safe handling and use for any additional hazardous materials, processes and equipment, SOPs must be created. Standard Operating Procedures are a requirement of the OSHA Laboratory Standard.
Information developed by the laboratory group, which outlines how campus-level safety guidance will be implemented within the laboratory group and associated facilities.
Examples of Lab Specific Policies
Prior approval policy
A list or description of what processes require PI/supervisor’s approval.
Working after hours
Expectations and precautions for working after hours.
The communication chain for reporting laboratory accidents.
Food and Drink policy
Locations outside the laboratory where food and drink can be stored or consumed.
Additional training expectations for specific hazard categories are detailed in the following links:
DRS provides a checklist template pre-populated with a list of DRS training courses and information. There is also space for lab-specific training/policies to be listed. Using the template is not required. However, it is required that the Principal Investigator/laboratory supervisor have documentation that lists and describes required training, and documents when and to whom training was provided.