Resources and trainings are separated into the type of lab or hazards associated with each type of lab. Find the category that best matches your lab and associated hazards.

Trainings

Laboratory Safety (refresher)

Required annually for all laboratory personnel. Department or group specific training is encouraged and can [...]

Laboratory Safety (initial)

OSHA required training for anyone working in a chemical laboratory: including principle investigators, lab employees, [...]

Hantavirus Awareness

Required training for individuals that may be exposed to rodents or rodent excreta. This course [...]

Blood Borne Pathogen (BBP) Training

OSHA required training for all employees (part and full-time) when occupational exposure to blood or [...]

Biosafety Level II/III

Required training for employees prior to work in a BSL II/III laboratories. Includes Blood Borne [...]

Biosafety Level I

Recommended for individuals working in labs with defined and characterized strains of viable microorganisms not [...]

Animal Biosafety Level II/III

Required training for employees prior to work in a BSL II/III laboratory. BSL laboratory design, [...]

Resources

Formaldehyde

A common chemical used in many labs as a preservative and disinfectant. Also a strong irritant, skin sensitizer, and potential carcinogen. [...]

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

Exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials can pose a risk of infection with bloodborne pathogens such as the Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and HIV viruses. [...]

Biological Waste Guidelines & Procedures

Information regarding the classification of biological waste and how to dispose of it properly. [...]

Biological Spill Guidelines & Procedures

Suggested preparation to prevent and plan ahead for biological spills, and procedures for cleaning them. [...]

Anthrax

A diseased caused by exposure to bacterial spores, which is presently a concern as a biological weapons agent. [...]

Trainings

Respiratory Protection and Fit Test

OSHA required for employees that will be wearing respirators during the course of their work. [...]

OSHA Specific Health Hazard Training

OSHA required training for employees that use materials that have specific OSHA standards. Specific standards [...]

Lead Safety

OSHA required for employees exposed to lead during the course of their work. Chemical characteristics, [...]

Laboratory Safety (refresher)

Required annually for all laboratory personnel. Department or group specific training is encouraged and can [...]

Laboratory Safety (initial)

OSHA required training for anyone working in a chemical laboratory: including principle investigators, lab employees, [...]

Resources

Incompatible Chemicals

The following is a quick reference of incompatibilities for many chemicals commonly encountered in the [...]

Flammable Liquids Storage Guidelines

It is recommended that all flammable chemicals be kept in an [...]

Liquid Nitrogen

Liquid nitrogen is inert, colorless, odorless, non corrosive, nonflammable, and extremely cold. Nitrogen makes up [...]

Lab Safety Audit

Laboratory self-audits provide an opportunity for departments, faculty, staff and students to foster a culture [...]

Particularly Hazardous Chemicals

A particularly hazardous chemical is a chemical substance and associated laboratory operation, procedure, or activity [...]

Chemical Handling Rules

The following rules should be used for all work involving chemicals. Accidents and Spills: Eye [...]

Standard Operating Procedure FAQ

What is a Chemical Hygiene Plan and Standard Operating Procedures? OSHA recognized the need [...]

Guidelines for Preparing SOPs

  A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a set of written procedures explaining how [...]

Chemical Storage Guidelines

Storing chemicals in laboratories requires consideration of a number of health and safety factors. [...]

Chemical Spill Guidelines

In the event of a chemical spill, the individual(s) who caused the spill is responsible [...]

Chemical Hygiene Guidelines

The Chemical Hygiene Guidelines are designed to be used as a reference.  The guidelines [...]

Chemical Hygiene Plan

All laboratories which use chemicals are subject to the OSHA standard 29CFR1910:1450, titled “Occupational [...]

Respiratory Protection

When chemical or biological agents are being used and there is not another means of [...]

Lead

Lead is a common element found throughout the environment in many different sources. It poses [...]

Reproductive Hazards

Dealing with reproductive hazards in the workplace is an increasing concern. Chemical and biological [...]

Formaldehyde

A common chemical used in many labs as a preservative and disinfectant. Also a strong irritant, skin sensitizer, and potential carcinogen. [...]

Carcinogens

Carcinogens are hazardous chemical substances that cause cancer. Material safety data sheets (MSDS) are a [...]

Benzene

This chemical is used in many organic chemistry laboratories. It is also used as an [...]

Trainings

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)

OSHA required training for anyone working with/on hazardous energy sources. Identification of hazardous energy sources [...]

Laboratory Safety (refresher)

Required annually for all laboratory personnel. Department or group specific training is encouraged and can [...]

Laboratory Safety (initial)

OSHA required training for anyone working in a chemical laboratory: including principle investigators, lab employees, [...]

Electrical Safety Training

Required training for individuals that perform work on or near equipment or circuits which are [...]

Trainings

Laser Safety Training (initial)

Required orientation for lab staff who will work with Class 3B or 4 laser equipment. [...]

Laboratory Safety (refresher)

Required annually for all laboratory personnel. Department or group specific training is encouraged and can [...]

Laboratory Safety (initial)

OSHA required training for anyone working in a chemical laboratory: including principle investigators, lab employees, [...]

Resources

Laser Safety

LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers are devices [...]

Trainings

Respiratory Protection and Fit Test

OSHA required for employees that will be wearing respirators during the course of their work. [...]

Machine Shop Safety

This course is intended for individuals that use machine shop tools such as band saws, [...]

Laboratory Safety (refresher)

Required annually for all laboratory personnel. Department or group specific training is encouraged and can [...]

Laboratory Safety (initial)

OSHA required training for anyone working in a chemical laboratory: including principle investigators, lab employees, [...]

Resources

Respiratory Protection

When chemical or biological agents are being used and there is not another means of [...]

Trainings

Radiation Safety X-ray (refresher)

Required annual review for personnel (PI's and lab staff) who will continue work with X-ray [...]

Radiation Safety X-ray (initial)

Required orientation for lab staff who work with X-ray equipment. To request this training, please [...]

Radiation Safety Nuclear Gauge (refresher)

Required annual review for personnel who will continue work with nuclear gauges. To request this [...]

Radiation Safety Nuclear Gauge (initial)

Required orientation for personnel who will work with nuclear gauges. To request this training, please [...]

Radiation Safety Awareness

Required for staff who perform duties near licensed dispensable radioactive material, nuclear gauges, or X-ray [...]

Radiation Safety Authorized User Orientation

Required orientation for principal investigators who will work with licensed dispensable radioactive material and/or X-ray [...]

Radiation Safety (refresher)

Required annual review for personnel (PI's and lab staff) who will continue work with licensed [...]

Radiation Safety (initial)

Required orientation for lab staff who work with licensed dispensable radioactive material. To request this [...]

Resources

Radiological Safety

Utah State University is licensed to use radioactive materials and devices by Utah's Division of Waste [...]

Radiological Spill Guidelines

Promptly contact the Radiation Safety Officer if: 1 milli-Curie or more of radioactive material is [...]

Radiological Waste (Hazardous Waste)

Research is often made possible or enhanced by the use of radioisotopes. Some radiological waste [...]

Non-Ionizing Radiation and Radio Frequency (RF)

Non-ionizing electro-magnetic (EM) radiation lacks enough energy to remove tightly bound electrons from their orbits [...]

Resources

Radiological Waste (Hazardous Waste)

Research is often made possible or enhanced by the use of radioisotopes. Some radiological waste [...]

Recycling

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated that USU reuse or recycle materials whenever it [...]

Mercury Thermometer Replacement Program

Mercury thermometers are the single most common hazardous material emergency response incident on campus. If [...]

Hazardous Waste Storage Guidelines

All waste must be in a compatible container with a tight fitting lid. The EH&S [...]

Battery Recycling Program

All batteries contain heavy metals. Alkaline batteries contain corrosive liquids. All types and sizes of [...]

Biological Waste Guidelines & Procedures

Information regarding the classification of biological waste and how to dispose of it properly. [...]