Lab Safety Training (Online)
All University of Minnesota staff, faculty, and students that work in laboratories or research areas are required, by law, to receive training about related safety issues and practices (mandated by both the federal Laboratory Safety Standard and the Minnesota Right to Know Act). New Employee Safety Training is the combination of three online tutorials designed to provide new employees, faculty and students their required safety training.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety also provides an in-person version of this training, 5 times per year, called Laboratory Safety Training.
To fulfill the New Employee Research Safety Training requirement using the online version of the training, a researcher must complete:
- Introduction to Research Safety (enrollment key = RESSAFETY)
- Chemical Safety (enrollment key = CHEMSAFETY)
- Chemical Waste Management (enrollment key = CHEMWASTE)
After completing these three tutorials, a researcher will know the general safety practices and protocols needed to be safe and compliant in the laboratory or research field.
Note: If a researcher works with any form of:
- human blood;
- human body fluids (such as spinal fluid, synovial fluid, vaginal fluid, sperm);
- and/or infectious agents (such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, rickettsia)
he or she will also need to complete the online module: Preventing Employee Exposure to Bloodborne and Other Pathogens.
Students and Non-University Affiliates
To access training content, follow the instructions provided here.
If you have problems registering or logging in, please contact the ULearn Support Team at 612-626-0057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.