Skip to main content



All students involved in research at UHD will be required to have safety training every semester they are involved in research.  Students will be required to enroll in a 0-unit Safety and Compliance course (NS 3099) through the NS office in N813. This will be true whether the student is doing research for units, as part of a paid program or even if they are volunteering.  Students will be required to complete safety training as part of the Safety and Compliance course.  Faculty and staff will be required to complete training specific to their area in accordance with state and federal guidelines.  The PI is responsible for ensuring all staff and students are properly trained in the use of hazardous chemicals and equipment in the laboratory that is not covered in basic safety training.  In these cases the PI must coordinate with the CSO about laboratory training which must include:

  • Detection methods and observations that may be used to detect the presence or release of hazardous chemicals.  Examples of detection methods include visual appearance, odor and an understanding of chemical monitoring devices.
  • Physical and health hazards of the chemical.
  • Work practices, PPE, and emergency procedures to be used to ensure that the employee can protect him/herself from overexposure to hazardous chemicals.

All laboratory workers must also be informed of the location and availability of the following:

  • Location and information on how to read Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs).
  • Reference material on chemical safety, including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs).
  • Permissible exposure limits (PELs) for OSHA regulated substances.
  • Signs and symptoms associated with exposure to the hazardous chemicals found in UHD labs.


All staff and student training shall be documented as to date, time, location, instructors name and what information was covered. Staff training records shall be maintained by EHS.​


Back to Chemical, Biological and Field Safety Guidelines/Forms 

Last updated 11/13/2019 3:23 AM