Online Laboratory Safety Training

The LSU web based training package for laboratory safety works in conjunction with the EHS Assistant (environmental management database) to meet the regulatory based training requirements. The assigned training and due dates can be seen by PI’s from the main EHS Assistant Screen.  E-mail reminders are sent out on a monthly basis.


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The Training Matrix provides a general guide for selection of required training. Please note, that not every training course is required for every person. The Laboratory Assessment Tool (LAT) is used to assign the required on-line training based on the hazards in your lab.  All laboratory personnel are required to take the general safety training.  If you work in an area that has biologicals, chemicals, or physical processes, then you are laboratory worker and must take the general training.  Computer-only-work is exempt from the training. If you have the potential to work with hazardous chemicals, you need to take the additional chemical safety training.  If you work with biological materials, you must take the basic bio-safety training.  If you work in a BL2 or BL3 lab there is an additional training required which will be assigned by your research director.

All training needs to be repeated on a yearly basis.

All lab workers (including undergrad students) must take the general laboratory safety modules:

  • Basic Laboratory Safety Training
  • Hazard Communication
  • Emergency Response Training

All lab workers that create or handle Hazardous Materials must take:

  • Hazardous Waste Training

All lab workers that handle gas cylinders are required to take:

  • Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety Training

Chemists and Chemical Engineers are required to take the chemical safety modules:

  • Chemical Safety

All biological lab workers are required to take:

  • Basic Bio-safety

Anybody with potential for exposure to Blood or Blood-borne Pathogens must take:

  • Blood-borne Pathogens

Additional biological training is required for BL2  work:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Bio Security
  • Biosafety Cabinets

Anybody working with rDNA?

  • NIH Guidelines

The respiratory protection modules are needed for BL3 work:

  • N95 Use
  • PAPR Use