Laboratory Personnel Training Requirements

Laboratory Personnel Training Requirements
Safety Training TopicDescriptionApplicable AudienceTraining ProviderFrequency Requirements
Animal Handler Training principles of humane animal care and use, occupational health and safety issues, methods to minimize animal stress, and applicable regulatory requirements personnel who work with animals, enter animal rooms, care for animals or are exposed to unfixed animal tissues Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine required
Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Lab Workers summary of human bloodborne pathogens, principles of safe work procedures, and applicable regulatory requirements personnel who have exposure to human body fluids, unfixed tissues and cells (including cultured human cells), HIV or HBV in culture, infected animal cells or tissues EH&S required, with required annual refresher; available online
Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) Training outlines the responsibilities of institutions, investigators, and the United States government in regard to dual use agents personnel who work with any of the fifteen select agents defined as "dual use" by the United States government EH&S required; available online
Fire Extinguisher Training principles of portable fire extinguisher selection and use; includes hands-on exercise personnel who are expected to use fire extinguishers EH&S required, with required annual refresher
Formaldehyde Training summary of formaldehyde toxicity and health effects, principles of safe work procedures, and applicable regulatory requirements personnel who have exposure to formaldehyde (any form) in anatomy, histology, and pathology laboratories; this training is not applicable to other research, teaching, and testing laboratories EH&S required, with required annual refresher; available online
Irradiator User Training introduction to irradiator safety and safe working procedures of the irradiator unit personnel who use a gamma irradiator EH&S required
Laboratory Biosafety Training principles of laboratory biosafety personnel who work with microbial agents, rDNA, cultured cells, human tissue or body fluids; Laboratory Safety Training must also be taken EH&S required
Laboratory Safety Refresher refresher course to be taken after initial Laboratory Safety Training course personnel who require laboratory safety training EH&S required annually after initial Laboratory Safety Course; available online
Laboratory Safety Classroom Training principles of laboratory chemical safety, waste management, small spill cleanup, and ventilation personnel who work in laboratories, stockrooms, or storerooms possessing chemical or biological agents; those who work with biological materials must also take Laboratory Biosafety Training EH&S required, with refresher annually
Laboratory Safety Hands-On Training a practical application of knowledge gained during the classroom portion of the course personnel who work in laboratories, stockrooms, or storerooms possessing chemical or biological agents; research faculty and tenure-track academic facult are exempt from hands-on portion EH&S required
Laboratory-Specific Training supplements general laboratory safety training with specific training on biological and chemical agents, physical hazards, emergency response, and associated procedures, for each particular laboratory personnel who work in laboratories, stockrooms, or storerooms possessing chemical or biological agents, or physical hazards principal investigator or other designated laboratory personnel required, with continued training as new hazards are introduced
Laboratory Supervisor Safety Responsibilities prepared in conjunction with HR to inform supervisors of their safety and personnel responsibilities; provided in a series of in-person seminars in spring of 2014 supervisors of personnel who work in laboratories, stockrooms, or storerooms or perform field work that exposes them to chemical or biological agents or any other occupational hazards EH&S/HR required; available online
Laser Safety Training basic laser concepts, the laser classification, the biological effects of laser, and the laser safety and control measures personnel working with Class 3B and Class 4 lasers EH&S required
NIH Guidelines Compliance Training covers the training requirements set forth by the National Institutes of Health Office of Biotechnology Activities for anyone who performs laboratory techniques using recombinant DNA laboratory personnel who perform techniques using recombinant DNA EH&S required; available online
Nuclear Gauge Safety Training discusses the radiation and radioactivity associated with the nuclear gauge, the biological effects of exposure to radiation, the potential radiation exposure from the gauge use, the concepts and practices of radiation protection, and the risks associated with exposure to radiation personnel who work with nuclear gauges EH&S required
Prion Research Information and Procedures supplements bloodborne pathogens training for those that could potentially be exposed to human prion diseases personnel who work with human cadavers, remains, or tissues (especially if unfixed); serves as a supplement to the annually-required bloodborne pathogens training EH&S required; available online
Radiation Safety Training radiation types and characteristics, radiation detection, safe use of radiation, biological affects of radiation, methods to minimize radiation exposure, and responsibilities of radiation users personnel who work with radiation or work around radiation sources EH&S required, with required annual refresher
Radioactive Material Transportation provides information and instructions for shipping documents preparation, the packaging of radioactive material for shipping, the potential radiation levels during the transportation and their risks, the expected behavior during the transportation, the unpacking upon arriving at the destination, and the handling of emergencies personnel who transport radioactive materials to their field locations by public roads EH&S required
Respiratory Protection Training selection and use of respiratory protection, respirator fit-testing, and associated regulatory requirements personnel who require respiratory protection to control inhalation of airborne hazards EH&S provides training and respirator fit-test; medical evaluation also required required, with required annual refresher and fit-test
Select Agent Training biosafety, security, emergency response related to select agent possession and use, and applicable regulatory requirements personnel approved by the CDC or USDA to have access to select agent and toxins EH&S required, with required annual refresher
X-Ray Safety Training class provides basic information on x-ray radiation, the biological effects of exposure to radiation, the concepts and practices of x-ray protection, and the risks associated with exposure to radiation personnel who work with or near x-ray devices EH&S required