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Environmental Health and Safety

Chemical & Lab Safety Training

The Chemical and Lab Safety Office provides general lab safety awareness training in a classroom setting. Hazard-specific training may be requested as needed. 

Training Opportunities and Requirements

The following table includes a list of the current and upcoming chemical and lab safety training courses available. Check the training schedule to see when the course is offered next. 

Course Name Required to Complete Training Frequency Course Offering
Introduction to Chemical and Lab Safety Personnel working in a laboratory, and/or conducting experiments involving chemical that presents hazards such as toxicity and other health hazards, flammability, reactivity and others.   4 years  Classroom 
Hazardous Waste Laboratory personnel performing work that generate hazardous chemical waste

(Initial in-person training; annual refresher online) 

Classroom (first time)

Online (refresher)

Lab Safety Training for Area Campus Supplemental training for lab personnel who work in the laboratory and students who perform experiments as part of their course work. This training is in addition to hands-on lab-specific training provided by their supervisor. Every 2 years for Lab personnel, every start of the semester for students.  View Powerpoint and take Quiz to get a certificate
HF (Hydroflouric acid) Safety   Laboratory personnel conducting experiments involving HF 2 years Classroom and on-site
Request by calling 803-777-7650 
Handling of Compressed gases   Laboratory personnel conducting experiments involving compressed gases   2 years Coming in 2019
Planning and providing Lab-specific safety training   Principal Investigator and lab managers who provide daily oversight for lab group members   4 years Coming in 2019