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Facilities & Research Policy: Required Training for Lab Personnel

Safety Training

The Department of Chemistry requires that all persons working in laboratories (employees and students) must take the following training courses:

  • Asbestos General Awareness (online)
  • Compressed Gas Safety (online)
  • Fire Extinguisher Training (online or in-person)
  • Fume Hood Training (online)
  • GHS-Globally Harmonized System (HazCom) (online)
  • Managing Laboratory Chemicals (online)

These trainings are provided by UW Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S). All online training should be completed within two weeks of receiving your keys. For classroom training, register for the next available course. If there is not a course available when you first look, we request that you continue to check back on the website and enroll when a course next becomes available. Both the online and in-person training fulfill the requirement, so you may choose the one you prefer.

  1. Go to http://www.ehs.washington.edu/psotrain/corsdesc.shtm
  2. Click on the name of the training you wish to complete
  3. Click “Start online” or “Register for Class”
  4. Log in with your UW NetID

An additional recommended training is:

  • First Aid/CPR certification

First Aid/CPR Training is offered by the Department on a regular basis, so there is no need for an individual to pay for the one offered by EH&S. For more information, please see the Director of Instructional & Laboratory Services (Eric Camp, BAG 303D, ericcamp@uw.edu).

Notes for online training certificate:

  • The UW campus mailbox number for the Department of Chemistry is 351700.
  • If your research supervisor or lab safety officer do not require the certificates of training, you may indicate Eric Camp as your supervisor (ericcamp@uw.edu).
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