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Safety Training & Classes

Open the Department of Chemistry SAFETY TRAINING RECORDS (Excel file updated 01/13/2023)

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 Huge LSF Version is only required the first year!  Also, during just your first year, also take the Slips, Trips & Falls training, and the Office Ergonomics training.  Afterwards (start of year 2+), you take the much shorter Lab Safety Refresher module, 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 REM

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 REM


Other chemical safety training small group meetings by request, email