New to the Lab

All new employees are required to take Introduction to Research Safety, prior to doing any work in the laboratory. In addition, your Lab Supervisor must train you on Lab-Specific Hazards before you begin any work.

Biosafety and Occupational Health

Course Title Audience Frequency Provider Department/Division Course Format Registration Information
Biological and Infectious Waste

Anyone who generates infectious or pathological waste as part of their duties.

Once prior to beginning work in the lab Biosafety and Occupational Health Online or in-person

Register for Biological and Infectious Waste.

Biological Safety Cabinets or Fume Hoods: Which One to Use? Once prior to beginning work in the lab Biosafety and Occupational Health Online

Online: Access online Biological Safety Cabinets or Fume Hoods: Which One to Use? training.

In-Person: In-person training and be arranged by contacting the Biosafety and Occupational Health Department.

Biological Safety in the Laboratory

Anyone performing research that requires IBC review

Once prior to beginning work in the lab Biosafety and Occupational Health Online

Register for Biological Safety in the Laboratory.

Bloodborne Pathogens: Advanced

Anyone that comes into contact with human blood, human cells, human tissue, human bodily fluids or other potentially infectious material. Sometimes required for building access.

Initially, Required annually if you work with infectious microorganisms, human blood, human body fluids, or human/primate cell lines Biosafety and Occupational Health Online

Register for Bloodborne Pathogens: Advanced.

Bloodborne Pathogens: Introduction

Anyone that comes into contact with human blood, human cells, human tissue, human bodily fluids or other potentially infectious material. Sometimes required for building access.

Initially, Annually Biosafety and Occupational Health Online

Register for the Bloodborne Pathogens: Introduction.

Decontamination

Anyone that works with infectious agents or biohazardous materials.

Once prior to beginning work in the lab Biosafety and Occupational Health Online or in-person

Online: Access online Decontamination training.

In-Person: In-person training and be arranged by contacting the Biosafety and Occupational Health Department.

Implementation of NIH Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acids Guidelines (EH8132)

All laboratory staff working with r/sNA must complete this course once.

Once prior to beginning work in the lab Biosafety and Occupational Health Online

Register for Implementation of NIH Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acids Guidelines.

Working with Toxins of Biological Origin in the Laboratory

Anyone performing biologically-derived toxins research in a U of M laboratory

Initially Biosafety and Occupational Health Online or in-person

Online: Register for Working With Toxins of Biological Origin in the Laboratory.

In-person: In-person training can be arranged by contacting the Biosafety and Occupational Health Department.

Lab and Research Safety

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals course has been incorporated into the Introduction to Research Safety course. The Introduction to Research Safety course now replaces the GHS requirement.

Course Title Audience Frequency Provider Department/Division Course Format Registration Information
Chemical Safety

Anyone performing research in a U of M laboratory

Initially Lab & Research Safety Online

Register for Chemical Safety Training.

Introduction to Research Safety

Anyone performing research in a U of M laboratory

Initially Lab & Research Safety Online

Register for Introduction to Research Safety Training.

Radiation Safety

Course Title Audience Frequency Provider Department/Division Course Format Registration Information
Radiation Safety for Radioactive Material Users

This training is required for individuals who are required to handle radioactive materials. In addition, all medical, dental, veterinary and research x-ray operators must complete this module for part of their radiation safety training.

Initially Radiation Safety Online

Register for Radiation Safety for Radioactive Material Users Training.

Radiation Safety Orientation

Employees working around or near other radiation research. Sometimes required for building access.

Initially Radiation Safety Online

Register for Radiation Safety Orientation.

Regulated Waste

Course Title Audience Frequency Provider Department/Division Course Format Registration Information
Chemical Waste Management

Anyone performing research in a U of M laboratory

No Regulated Waste Online

Register for Chemical Waste Management Training.

PI or Lab Manger

Course Title Audience Frequency Provider Department/Division Course Format Registration Information
Lab-Specific Training Annually PI or Lab Manager In-Person

Lab-Specific Training