Laboratory Safety Training Checklist for Tufts University
The research, teaching and clinical laboratories at Tufts University are staffed by individuals with diverse backgrounds in academic preparation and experience in the laboratory environment. It is essential that all laboratory staff share a common understanding of the Tufts policies and procedures as well as of legal requirements that control the design and conduct of laboratory experiments. Depending on the tasks an individual is expected to perform, a new laboratory staff member may be required to complete 13 safety training courses in order to work in a Tufts laboratory! In addition, some policies and regulations require refresher training for current laboratory staff, again depending on the tasks performed.
This checklist is designed to simplify and clarify the current laboratory safety training requirements for new and current Tufts laboratory staff members. Responsibility for laboratory safety lies within you and your supervisor. Please discuss these training requirements with your supervisor.