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CHM 19700 Safety Intro

Lab Safety Requirements for 19700 students.

  1. "Purdue - Lab Safety Fundamentals" (LSF): The entire online training site has now switched over to the HSI Platform (Health and Safety Institute).  The huge LSF has been separated into several smaller units.  For 2024, all who work in labs are now required to perform the following set of training modules this year:

    University Laboratory Safety – Working Safely

    University Laboratory Safety – Analyzing Chemical Hazards

    University Laboratory Safety – Developing and Using Controls

    University Laboratory Safety – Analyzing Physical Hazards

    and get a screenshot showing the completion of these to Paul Bower, WTHR 173 OR email to so it can be recorded in BrightSpace gradebook.  Also perform the Office Ergonomics and the Slips, Trips and Falls modules.  These two modules are only done during your first year.

  2. Attend the 75-minute Chemical Hygeine Plan Live Training Presentation (CHP2) given by Paul Bower, our Department Safety Coordinator.  These will be offered during the early part of each semester, and also during the summer.  These are Group Presentations!

  3. Chemical lab supervisors (professors overseeing research that USES ANY CHEMICALS) are to have a group-specific Chemical Hygiene Plan.  You must read the CHP that is specific to your group, and submit the "CHPAC"  (Awareness Certification.)  There are some professors whose research does not include any chemical use (computational only, education theory...) and there is not a CHP requirement in those groups.

  4. Complete PPE online exercise. Complete training cert and submit to Paul B.

  5. Complete the online Building Emergency Plan training FOR THE BUILDING YOU'LL BE IN WHEN AT THE LAB. You may have done this and uploaded the training cert to Blackboard. Print a copy of the actual online BEP Certificate from the safety website (which includes knowing who your safety rep is, and where your emergency exit route is), and get it to Paul Bower, WTHR 173.

Completion of All safety modules must be completed before keys to BRWN/WTHR can be issued.  Not all 19700 researchers get keys, in fact most do not, as nobody is supposed to work alone with hazards, and if you have a key, it is for letting yourself in to do work that is extremely unlikely to hurt you.  Reading, writing...  No hazards.

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