SAFETY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. (please read the information below, then click on the appropriate Yes/No button at the bottom of this page to access the training modules)



All Chemistry employees (grad students, faculty, clerical,.... everybody who gets a paycheck) AND to Visiting Scholars, Post Docs, undergrads registered for research credit, plus anyone requesting a key for any Chemistry space in any building, safety training is required. You may obtain a "key permission slip" after you have provided the complete set of signed safety training forms to Paul Bower in WTHR 173.

There are two sets of Safety Training for our Department of Chemistry. One is for those who work in labs that do NOT use chemicals (IE Theory Group, some Educational Groups, Clerical Staff). Anyone who works in a lab that utilizes chemicals will require a more comprehensive training.



For GROUPS who use chemicals in their labs, and perform reactions and synthesis (i.e. laboratory use of chemicals), you will need the following Safety Training:

LSF = "Purdue - University Lab Safety Fundamentals 2021" --> This is a comprehensive training module from the REM website that is quite lengthy. After going through three modules, you are required to get a minimum score of 80% on the 49 question test at the end of the training module. This can be completed over several sessions, but do remember to "Save" the progress. The Huge LSF Version is only required the first year! Also during your first year, perform the Slips, Trips & Falls training, and the Office Ergonomics training modules.
During your 2nd+ year, you take the much shorter Lab Safety Refresher module. For all of the remaining safety modules, you only need to do the ones that are relevant to your specific Group. 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. Odds are that you won't need welding training, so please do not check that one!

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.

Most groups also have the CHPAC = Chemical Hygiene Plan Awareness Certification. This is specific for each supervisor, and requires that all are trained on the standard operating procedures (SOP's) for each process that they are operating in that lab.



For Groups that Never use chemicals in their labs, or only use chemicals in accordance to the original intent (no synthesizing), you will need the following Safety Training:

HazCom = Hazard Communications module from the REM website. There are actually two different HazCom training units, so only perform the one that fits your description. You should receive a confirmation email from REM shortly after it is completed.

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



To access the Training Modules, answer the simple question below.
 

This is Department of Chemistry policy only, not for other dept use only.

 

Does research in your lab (or the room that you perform your work) consist of the Laboratory Use of Chemicals?