UB - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Chemical and Biological Engineering

Safety Training
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Right To Know Training: Every departmental employee is required (by New York State Law) to attend a right to know training session once per year. This training is intended to make you generally aware of potential chemical and safety hazards in the workplace. This training is administered by U. B.'s Environment, Health & Safety Services (EHS).

Chemical Laboratory Safety Training: Before being permitted to perform experiments in any laboratory, one must receive Chemical Laboratory Safety Training. This training is required once per year for all faculty, post-docs and graduate students. It is normally combined with the Right To Know Training and offered by the department each fall. It is also offered regularly by EHS for those who miss the annual department offering.

Biological Laboratory Safety Training: Before being permitted to perform experiments in any biological laboratory, one must additionally receive Biological Laboratory Safety Training. This training is required once per year for all faculty, post-docs and graduate students. It is normally offered by the department each fall.

Laboratory-Specific Training: The Chemical Laboratory Safety Training and Biological Laboratory Safety Training seminars offered by the department are necessarily general in nature. Anyone working in a laboratory must also receive specific training by the person in charge of that lab, usually the person's faculty advisor. The purpose of this training is to identify specific hazards associated with the experiments to be performed. Such training should also be received before any new kind of experimentation is undertaken. If an operation is particularly hazardous, a safety review should be arranged through the Department Safety Committee. This training should be documented and included in the Chemical Hygiene Plan for the lab in question.

Hazardous Waste Training: Before being permitted to perform experiments in any laboratory, each person must receive training in how to handle and dispose of hazardous and bio-hazardous wastes. This training is administered by U. B.'s Environment, Health & Safety Services (EHS). It is normally incorporated into the Chemical Laboratory Safety Training and Biological Laboratory Safety Training seminars offered annually by the department.

Fire Training: Anyone working in a laboratory is encouraged to attend a fire training session once per year, if offered.

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