CBS Refresher Lab Safety Training. Please sign the session roster sheets. This training session will be recorded in Peoplesoft. (the sheets are available as you enter. Sign at your name.) If you are not on the list, write your name LEGIBLY and please include your Employee ID number.
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Refresher Lab Safety Training
Please sign the session roster sheets. This training session will be recorded in Peoplesoft. (the sheets are available as you enter. Sign at your name.) If you are not on the list, write your name LEGIBLY and please include your Employee ID number.
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
6-155 Jackson Hall
This sessions covers Lab Safety, Chemical Safety and Chemical Waste Management
Refresher Training Only!
Required for All
All University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students that work in or supervise individuals working in laboratories are required by law to receive training regarding safety issues and practices in their work place. Training is mandated by both the federal Laboratory Safety Standard and the Minnesota Employee Right to Know Act and is required upon hire, at refresher intervals (at least annually), and whenever a new procedure is introduced.
Environmental Health and Safety (DEHS) provides basic safety training for new faculty, staff, and students. Three web-based tutorials that are mandatory for all lab workers are available athttp://www.dehs.umn.edu/training_newlabsafety.htm
Encouraged for All
Each Principal Investigator and/or laboratory supervisor is responsible for ensuring that employees are provided with training addressing specific hazards (chemical, physical, and biological) in their laboratory or work area. Training must address the specific hazards of the procedure and personal protective equipment available to reduce the potential risk of exposure to the particular hazard. Training must be provided at the time of an employee's initial work assignment and prior to assignments involving any new potentially hazardous situations. Refresher training must be provided annually.
Inspections by the County, AAALAC, EPA, DEHS and your departmental RSO have indicated some improvements but we still have some problems.
Chapter 3, section 2 of the University of Minnesota Lab Safety Plan
Forms available at the U of M forms library
Contact your Department RSO
To autoclave liquid waste, place liquid in beaker or flask, not in autoclave bag.
Autoclaved liquid culture waste can be sewered unless hazardous chemical waste is present. If hazardous chemical waste is present follow procedures in the Hazardous Chemical Waste Management Guidebook at http://www.dehs.umn.edu/hazwaste_chemwaste_umn_cwmgbk_sec2.htm.
Do not sewer melted agar as it will congeal and clog the plumbing.