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Safety Training for Researchers

See required safety training for UC San Diego researchers.

Responsibilities

Individual principal investigators and supervisors must identify job-specific hazards and make sure their employees attend safety training appropriate for their work. Keep all training records for a minimum of 3 years.

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Principal investigators

New PI Orientation

Required for new or visiting PIs before they may operate any lab facility, or direct or supervise any employees within any lab facility.

  • Contact the Research Assistance Program to schedule a New PI Orientation: ehsrap@ucsd.edu, (858) 822-6886

Supervisor Safety

While not required, this 40-minute eCourse thoroughly details the PI's liabilities and responsibilities as an employee supervisor.

ALL laboratory workers are required to complete the 2 web-based courses below to meet UC San Diego's basic lab safety training requirement.

UC Laboratory Safety Fundamentals

Required before beginning work in a UCSD laboratory facility, with refresher training required every 3 years. This eCourse introduces staff to fundamentals of laboratory and chemical safety, general safety, and their rights and responsibilities.

Annual Laboratory Hazards Training

Required before beginning work in a UCSD laboratory facility, with refresher training required annually. This eCourse covers hazardous materials handling, waste disposal, and emergency response.

Use-Specific Training

Additional safety training requirements apply for work with regulated and high-hazard materials, human subjects, and research animals.

Area Safety Coordinators

New Laboratory Worker Checklist

Every UCSD researcher must complete a New Laboratory Worker Checklist detailing specific safety training required for your laboratory assignment.

UC Laboratory Safety Fundamentals

Required before beginning work in a UCSD laboratory facility, with refresher training required every 3 years. This eCourse introduces staff to fundamentals of laboratory and chemical safety, general safety, and their rights and responsibilities.

Completion of this course meets the federal Hazard Communication Standard requirement training on Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) label elements and new Safety Data Sheets format.

Annual Laboratory Hazards Training

Required before beginning work in a UCSD laboratory facility, with refresher training required annually. This eCourse covers hazardous materials handling, waste disposal, and emergency response.

Area Safety Coordinator Orientation

Recommended for those who oversee safety and compliance in a UCSD research facility. This one-on-one training is presented upon request.

  • Contact the Research Assistance Program to schedule ASC Orientation: ehsrap@ucsd.edu, (858) 822-6886

Laboratory Hazard Assessment & Lab Specific PPE Training

Each laboratory is required to complete a hazard assessment of research activities to determine what personal protective equipment (PPE) is required. Each new lab member must be trained on the details of this hazard assessment.

  • Have your PI send you a copy of the completed Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) from the Chemical Hazard Use Application.
  • Review the PDF document attached to the email you receive; then click on the links to certify you received Hazard Assessment training.

Laboratory Ergonomics

Recommended for researchers whose work involves prolonged periods of pipetting, microscopy work, dissection, or other repetitive procedures. Instructor-led training is available upon request.

Use-Specific Training

Additional safety training requirements apply for work with regulated and high-hazard materials, human subjects, and research animals.

Laboratory personnel

New Laboratory Worker Checklist

Every UCSD researcher must complete a New Laboratory Worker Checklist detailing specific safety training required for your laboratory assignment.

UC Laboratory Safety Fundamentals

Required before beginning work in a UCSD laboratory facility, with refresher training required every 3 years. This eCourse introduces staff to fundamentals of laboratory and chemical safety, general safety, and their rights and responsibilities.

Completion of this course meets the federal Hazard Communication Standard requirement training on Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) label elements and new Safety Data Sheets format.

Annual Laboratory Hazards Training

Required before beginning work in a UCSD laboratory facility, with refresher training required annually. This eCourse covers hazardous materials handling, waste disposal, and emergency response.

Laboratory Hazard Assessment & Lab Specific PPE Training

Each laboratory is required to complete a hazard assessment of research activities to determine what personal protective equipment (PPE) is required. Each new lab member must be trained on the details of this hazard assessment.

  • Have your PI send you a copy of the completed Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) from the Chemical Hazard Use Application.
  • Review the PDF document attached to the email you receive; then click on the links to certify you received Hazard Assessment training.

Laboratory Ergonomics

Recommended for researchers whose work involves prolonged periods of pipetting, microscopy work, dissection, or other repetitive procedures. Instructor-led training is available upon request.

Use-Specific Training

Additional safety training requirements apply for work with regulated and high-hazard materials, human subjects, and research animals.

Non-UCSD students and staff

Volunteers, visiting scholars, and any other affiliate without a UCSD email address and Business Systems (Single Sign-On) Affiliate account must complete steps 1 and 2 below in order to meet UCSD's training requirements.

1. Register for an Affiliate ID account:

  • To register, contact your Department Security Administrator (DSA).
  • Use DSA Search to lookup your DSA by UCSD email address (use the address of a current lab member).

2. Email the Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Research Assistance Program:

  • Email the EH&S Research Assistance Program, ehsrap@ucsd.edu, to be added to the EH&S database. Include this information:
    • Your full name
    • Your PI's name
    • Your Affiliate Single Sign-On account login (typically starts with AFF-)

When you have an Affiliate ID and UCSD email account, and have been added to the EH&S database, you are ready to take the laboratory safety training below.

New Laboratory Worker Checklist

Every UCSD researcher must complete a New Laboratory Worker Checklist detailing specific safety training required for your laboratory assignment.

UC Laboratory Safety Fundamentals

Required before beginning work in a UCSD laboratory facility, with refresher training required every 3 years. This eCourse introduces staff to fundamentals of laboratory and chemical safety, general safety, and their rights and responsibilities.

Completion of this course meets the federal Hazard Communication Standard requirement training on Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) label elements and new Safety Data Sheets format.

Annual Laboratory Hazards Training

Required before beginning work in a UCSD laboratory facility, with refresher training required annually. This eCourse covers hazardous materials handling, waste disposal, and emergency response.

Laboratory Hazard Assessment & Lab Specific PPE Training

Each laboratory is required to complete a hazard assessment of research activities to determine what personal protective equipment (PPE) is required. Each new lab member must be trained on the details of this hazard assessment.

  • Have your PI send you a copy of the completed Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) from the Chemical Hazard Use Application.
  • Review the PDF document attached to the email you receive; then click on the links to certify you received Hazard Assessment training.

Laboratory Ergonomics

Recommended for researchers whose work involves prolonged periods of pipetting, microscopy work, dissection, or other repetitive procedures. Instructor-led training is available upon request.

Use-Specific Training

Additional safety training requirements apply for work with regulated and high-hazard materials, human subjects, and research animals.

Videos

Videos are a valuable supplement, but are not intended to replace formal instruction or a safety training program.

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