Undergraduate Research – Laboratory Safety

Lab Safety Training BEFORE Beginning Research

  • Students are advised to sign up for training well in advance of enrollment deadlines.
  • Students are now REQUIRED to submit a hard copy of their lab training certificates when submitting contracts to enroll in 99, 196, 198, 199 research in engineering, medicine, life sciences and physical science)

All students, volunteers, and staff members must receive the proper training BEFORE they begin working in the laboratory. The following information outlines minimum training requirements and additional resources:

  • The “Laboratory Safety Fundamentals” class is required for all students, volunteers, and staff in laboratories. The classroom course has been replaced with an Online Training Course.  To access the new online course, please visit worksafe.ucla.edu.  After signing in to Worksafe, select “Course Catalog” and then “Online Course Catalog” and find   LAB-LSFC-OL “Lab Safety Fundamentals” on the list of courses.
  • The “Laboratory Safety for Principle Investigators/Laboratory Supervisors” class is required for all PIs with laboratories. This class was specifically designed for faculty and supervisors in laboratory settings. Please see the EH&S training schedule for class dates and enrollment instructions.

EH&S Training and Outreach staff are also available by calling 310-794-5328 to answer questions you may have.

If you have any questions or comments regarding laboratory safety, please contact the EH&S Hotline at 310-825-9797 or via email at laboratorysafety@ehs.ucla.edu