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Standard Safety Training Requirements

  • Introduction to Laboratory Safety – Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) (two options)
  • 11020: Hazard Communication Training – EHS
  • 2113364: Shop and Tool Safety - EHS
  • Hazard Communication Training Record
    • “Work Area Specific Training” (bottom portion) is given onsite by PI or lab manager of the research lab.

LASER SAFETY TRAINING

Any person who operates or works with a laser must complete the “General Laser Safety” online training. This training must be completed every two years. Specific laser training must also be given by the laser permit holder. Complete the "General Laser Safety" online training.

BIOSAFETY LEVEL 2 (BSL-2) TRAINING

Any person working in a BSL-2 laboratory must complete the following trainings and tasks:

  • BSL-2 online training (course #211486)
  • Online Bloodborne Pathogen training
    • Employees:
      • Research Personnel on IBC Permit: Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Research Personnel – BOHP (course #2114036)
      • Operations Personnel: Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Operations Personnel – BOHP (course #2114037)
    • Students and Visitors:
      • Research Personnel on IBC Permit: Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Research Personnel – BOHP (course #2114036)
      • Visitors: Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Visitors – BOHP (course #2113539)
      • Contact bohp@tamu.edu for the training password
  • Effective Use of Class II Biological Safety Cabinets - Biosafety (course #2111531)
  • Cryotank Users: Working Safety with Cryogenics - EHS (course #211228)
  • Complete the Biosafety Occupational Health Program Questionnaire
  • Shared BSL2 labs only:
    • Sign the shared lab safety binder located in each lab in which access is gained.

 If you will be doing BSL2 work in the lab, you and the lab you intend to use must be included on your PI’s IBC permit.

Visit the Research Compliance and Biosafety website for more information.

 

Online courses may be accessed by visiting:

A Lab and Office Access Request Form must be filled out with the PI’s signature. Forms can be requested and returned, along with all safety training transcripts, to bmen-facilities@tamu.edu in order to gain key or card swipe access to the labs. If needing to use shared lab equipment, training must be completed for gaining access. Visit the department's Shared Equipment website for the equipment list, fees and details on scheduling training.

Visit the Biomedical Engineering Safety website for details and documents.