Biosafety training is required for all individuals who work with or around biological materials. EH&S provides UCLA-specific biosafety training covering several topics, and training needs vary based on the biological agents employed and the tasks performed. Laboratory personnel are responsible for completing all required training and maintaining current training certifications.
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Two types of training required for individuals working with chemicals:
EH&S-Sponsored training - Individuals working with hazardous materials must complete Laboratory Safety Fundamentals before beginning laboratory activities. Principal Investigators must complete Lab Safety for PI’s and Lab Supervisors upon hire.
Lab-Specific Training - Consult your supervisor regarding training on hazardous activities specific to the work or research you will be conducting.
All educational, laboratory and research Laser Users, working with open beam lasers or embedded / enclosed laser systems with maximum power of 5mW or greater, must complete EH&S Laser Safety Fundamentals Training.
Principal Investigators and Personnel Owning or Responsible for: open beam lasers or embedded / enclosed laser systems with maximum power of 5mW or greater must complete EH&S Laser Safety Fundamentals Training.
Individuals who directly handle radioactive material or radiation-producing machines are referred to as occupational radiation workers and are required to complete radiation safety training. EH&S provides initial radiation safety training courses that introduce basic radiation safety principles, techniques, and requirements along with supplemental documents containing relevant safety and compliance information. Users of radioactive materials will be required to take the online course, then attend a classroom session. Only those who successfully complete both parts will be permitted to work with radioactive material. Users of radiation-producing machines will be required to take the online course,. Only those who successfully pass the course will be permitted to work with radiation-producing machines.
EH&S provides select shop/technical area safety training courses online, in the classroom, and upon request. You can access online training and sign up for classroom training by logging onto worksafe.ucla.edu. Site-specific and exposure-specific training are the responsibility of the Shop/Technical Area Supervisor or managing department. To determine which training is needed, consult the Shop Safety Training Matrix (or, if employed by Facilities Management or Housing & Hospitality Services, consult your specific Training Matrix).