Everyone planning to work with hazardous materials or processes must be adequately trained before beginning work. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that all personnel receive appropriate EH&S training and lab-specific training. Document lab-specific training with the signature of the persons giving and receiving the training, the date, and the topics covered. Information communicated in the training should include

  • A discussion of the Laboratory Safety Manual and how it applies to activities conducted in specific work areas
  • Laboratory-specific training on safety procedures and safe work practices
  • An explanation of the health hazards, signs, and symptoms of exposure to hazardous materials 
  • A description of personal protective equipment and laboratory safety devices that laboratory personnel can use to protect themselves from exposure

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