Environmental Health and Safety

Laboratory Training Requirements

The University requires safety training for laboratory employees to insure that they are adequately informed about physical and health hazards present within the laboratory and methods for minimizing the risks of exposure. “Laboratory employees” include faculty, staff, and employed students who work in a laboratory setting. For this document the term “laboratory employees” applies as well to graduate and post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists who work in laboratories. Required training is determined by job duties of the laboratory employee and the specific hazards within the lab.

Your Training History

You can verify what classes you have taken through TXClass (EID required) and choose “Training History.”

Required Training for all Laboratory Employees

Additional Courses

To assist lab departments with maintaining training requirements, EHS offers these additional courses:

Responsibilities of PI/Lab Supervisors

PIs/lab supervisors are required to insure all their employees receive proper training, and to provide Site-Specific Hazard Communication training to “laboratory employees” and students in individual instruction courses. PIs/lab supervisors are responsible for ensuring that all training is properly documented and that individuals working in their labs do not engage in activities for which they have not been trained.

EHS Course Schedules and Enrollment

Schedules for courses provided by EHS are available through TXClass (EID required). Lab employees can enroll in courses online. Individuals without access to the Internet can call EHS at 512-471-3511 for course enrollment information.

For More Information

Laboratory Safety Manual, UT Hazard Communication Program (PDF), or call EHS at 512-471-3511.

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