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    Safety training

Please note: There are no training requirements if you are a computational/theoretical faculty member, post-doctorate, or graduate/undergraduate student, or a secretarial, clerical, or administrative employee.

For general information about laboratory and research safety, visit the Department of Environmental Health & Safety's website.

Lab-specific safety training

Initial and annual refresher lab specific safety training is required for faculty, staff, and students who work with and/or handle chemicals. This training is provided by Principal Investigators or their designees. Training requirements are available on the Department of Environmental Health & Safety website at https://dehs.umn.edu/41-training-requirements.The University also requires documentation that all laboratory personnel have received this training: fill out the Lab Specific Training Log.

Initial safety training

We are required to provide employees with initial safety training. You may satisfy your initial, new-to-the-lab safety training by viewing web-based tutorials and successfully completing a short quiz for each. These tutorials cover:

To access the tutorials, follow the links above and click in the lower left corner to register and begin the online training. You can also go to https://www.uhs.umn.edu/new-lab and scroll to the relevant modules. You will need to log in using your University of Minnesota (UMN) email address and password. Each tutorial concludes with a short quiz. Once you complete the training, the results are automatically stored in your UMN Training Record.

Topic specific online modules

If your group works with additional hazards, you are required to take the corresponding modules:

Low-flow fume hood safety

Low-flow fume hood safety presentation (fume hood orientation ppt), and orientation to proper use of your Kewaunee dynamic barrier low-flow fume hood (Kewaunee fume hood video). 


If you have any questions, contact Chuck Tomlinson or Anna Sitek.
Chuck Tomlinson
Department of Chemistry
139 Smith Hall

Anna Sitek
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
W-131 Boynton