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Course Title:
Laboratory Safety Training

Course Description:
Laboratory Safety Training is a 3-hour classroom session presented by the University Chemical Hygiene Officer or Laboratory Safety Specialist and covers key elements of the University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan and laboratory safety including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • Hazard Communication
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Reactive Chemicals
  • General Storage Guidelines
  • General Guidelines for Working With Chemicals
  • Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Introduction to First Aid
  • Fire Safety
  • Accident and Injury Reporting
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Discussion Topics

Who Must Attend?
Laboratory Safety Training is required for any individual working (paid or unpaid) in a Brown University laboratory. This includes, but is not limited to, Faculty, Graduate
Students, Undergraduate Students, Staff, and Visitors. A list of individuals who have already completed this training is available through the Office of Environmental Health & Safety and can be obtained by contacting the Laboratory Safety Specialist at 863-7697.

When Must Initial Training be Completed?
Initial Laboratory Safety Training is required within 3 months of initial assignment to a laboratory. During that three month period an individual may work in a laboratory
(without having first attended the training) provided that;

  • They are approved for work by the Laboratory Supervisor,
  • Supervised at all times,
  • And have read the Brown University Chemical Hygiene Plan & Laboratory Safety Manual in its entirety.

How Often Must I Attend a Refresher Course?
Laboratory Safety Training is required every 5 years, as duties change, or as recommended by the University Chemical Hygiene Officer.

Trainer Contact Information:
Laboratory Safety Specialist at 401-863-7697

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Last updated on 12/01/2006