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Biology Core Facilities

Laboratory Safety

ALL STUDENTS AND FACULTY STAFF MUST READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE DOCUMENTS:

* CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN (CHP)

* MANUAL: Safety in Academic Laboratories (SACL)

*Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th for Stem Cell Biology

What do you do (faculty, staff and supervisors)?

1. Provide training using resources like the Chemical Hygiene plan, the Safety in Academic Laboratories manual (see above), established laboratory protocol, or any other resource that may be available (there is a copy of Prudent Practices in the Laboratory in the Core). General training is periodicall offered by Environmental Health and Safety.
2. Document the training. You may use the above form (Primary Training form) or any method detailing the training provided.
3. Provide a copy of the form to be placed in the Department office alongside the Departmental IIPP.

* PRIMARY TRAINING FORM.

*TRAINING FORM FOR LABORATORY COURSES

Background

"It is the commitment of Humboldt State University to maintain a safe and
healthful environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Based on
principles of occupational safety, industrial hygiene, academic excellence, and
fiscal responsibility, the University will promote comprehensive injury and illness
prevention, and hazardous materials management programs. University operations
shall be conducted in compliance with applicable regulations and accepted
practices for health, safety and environmental protection."
-Humboldt State University Injury and Illness Prevention Program

Regular training is critical to maintaining a safe laboratory. Under the Injury and Illness Prevention Program supervisors are responsible for ensuring that their employees have been trained in safe work procedures and for documenting the safety training received while employed. Training can occur on an individual or group, formal or informal basis, and should be provided to:  new employees; employees given new job assignments for which training has not previously been received; and when new or previously unrecognized hazards become evident for which employees are not trained. Since it is recognized by campus that we are "to maintain a safe healthful environment for...students, faculty, and visitors", we will make every effort to ensure appropriate training and documentation for these groups.

For additional information see: https://www.humboldt.edu/hazmat/ .

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