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Safety Training & Classes

Open the Department of Chemistry SAFETY TRAINING RECORDS (Excel file updated 05/10/2024)

So, What Safety Training Do I Need? 

---> Go to the Chemistry Safety Training Webpage <---  to determine which Dept. of Chemistry & University Safety Training requirements apply to you.


Safety Training Modules that are done every year (by most of us):

"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, and are now all contained in the "Purdue - Lab Safety Fundamentals" module.  For the Spring of 2024, all who work in labs are now required to perform the following set of training modules this year (ALL located in the Purdue - Lab Safety Fundamentals):

Laboratory Safety

University Laboratory Safety – Working Safely

University Laboratory Safety – Developing and Using Controls

University Laboratory Safety – Analyzing Chemical Hazards

University Laboratory Safety – Analyzing Physical Hazards

1st-years are also required to take the Office Ergonomics Overview training.  Afterwards (start of year 2+), you only need to take the above five modules, plus any of the other Safety Modules that are Relevant to your specific Lab Group.  Your Supervisors Safety Rep can inform you of what is required, and also if it is a One-Time safety requirement.  Chrome is the recommended browser.

PPE = Personal Protection Equipment --> Read all topics that are relevant to the lab that you work in, and you only are required to read the training modules to those that apply to your needs.  --> Fillable PPE Certificate

BEP = Building Emergency Plan --> This training session lets you know what to do & where to go in case of emergencies. This includes fire evacuation, tornado warnings, shelter-in place procedures, and lockdown procedures.   -->  Fillable BEP Certificate



CHM 60500 -- A 7-Week Fall Safety Course required by several graduate degree programs, including those of Chemistry, MCMP, HSCI, and IPPH.

CHM 19700 -- Chemistry Freshman Honors Research.  Safety information and training requirements. 

CHM 49900 -- Special Assignments in Undergraduate Research (required to attend one CHP2 1-hour Live Safety Training session) 


Specialized Training Available from EHS

Laser Training has PowerPoint slides on fundamentals, effects on eye & skin, specular & diffuse reflection, non-beam hazards, laser classifications, control measures, common laser injuries, and responsibilities.  There is a test at the end of the module.  There is also a Laser Safety Retraining module that is separate from the Initial training.  Click on the words "Laser Training", & scroll down to access the Training modules.

Bloodborn Pathogens (BBP) has training the 3rd Thursday of the Month from 1:30-2:00 at PUSH B-41.

Radiation has training for Electron Capture Detectors, general radiation/Open sources, and Sealed sources.

Liquid Nitrogen has PowerPoint slides for safe handling, characteristics & hazards, PPE, exposure, containers, and safety procedures.

BioHazards has PowerPoint slides for PPE, waste handling, safety cabinets & laminar flow clean benches, biohazard spills, and security.

Additional Safety Training from EHS


Other chemical safety training small group meetings by request, email