Laboratory Safety Training

The University of Nevada, Reno Environmental Health & Safety Department provides training both online and in-person on topics relevant to laboratory workers and supervisors. These courses satisfy some of the requirements set forth by federal, state, and local regulations as well as the University Administrative Manual. In the spring of 2017, the traditional laboratory safety training workshop offered by EH&S was changed to include a supplemental hands-on training course. These practical training sessions are held in the EH&S Safety Training for Academic Research or "STAR" Lab, located in the Applied Research Facility, room 301. Click here to learn more about the STAR Lab.

At minimum, laboratory personnel should attend the following in-person EH&S training courses upon initial assignment:

  • Laboratory Safety Classroom Training (annual refresher available online)
  • Laboratory Safety Hands-On Training (research and tenure-track faculty exempt)
  • Laboratory Biosafety Training (if working with biological agents)

Research faculty and tenure-track academic faculty are exempt from the hands-on portion of the training only but are still strongly encouraged to attend. All other classes of laboratory workers (i.e. post-doctoral researchers, staff researchers, volunteers, letter-of-appointment employees, classified staff, graduate assistants, and student workers) are required to attend. (Note: Those individuals who attended Laboratory Safety Training prior to January 2017 need not attend the hands-on course.) All laboratory workers and supervisors (including all types of faculty) must attend the classroom portion of the course. Click here for additional laboratory personnel training requirements.

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