Laboratory Safety Training


Laboratory Safety Training

Working in a science lab presents many hazards to the individuals conducting the work as well as others who may be in the same space. Common categories of hazards include chemical, biological, radiological, and laser. 

Special training is provided for PSU staff, faculty, and/or students working in laboratories. 

Chemistry Safety Training

Employees that are new to working in a research lab that utilizes chemistry techniques, or who are in need of an annual lab safety refresher, should sign up for the Working Safely in the Lab, which is taught by PSU's Chemistry Department. 

Undergraduate Lab Safety Training

Undergraduate students who will be working in any research lab should take the Undergraduate Laboratory Safety Training, which is available on D2L. Students may register for the training under the self-registration tab. 

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

For more information on who is required to take this annual training and how to access the training, please visit the Bloodborne Pathogens Program page. Oregon employees with exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) are covered under Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OR-OSHA), OAR 437-002-1910.1030, Bloodborne Pathogens.

Formaldehyde Safety Training

If you are planning to work with or are already working with formaldehyde, formalin or paraformaldehyde, you will need to take and successfully pass the annual formaldehyde training. More info on this training and how you can be registered can be found on the Formaldehyde Resources page.

Hydrofluoric Acid Training

If you are planning to work with or are already working with hydrofluoric acid (HF), you will need to take and successfully pass the annual HF training. More info on this training and how you can be registered can be found on the Hydrofluoric Acid Use at PSU page.