From: David Roberts <droberts**At_Symbol_Here**DEPAUW.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab Safety training for Undergrads
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 09:27:49 -0400
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
So I'm guessing this is just for undergrads who are taking lab classes for credit?
For us (small, undergrad only liberal arts college), we have the faculty do a powerpoint presentation on lab check-in day. I made the presentations, tailored to each lab (we run about 8-10 different chem classes, and so we have a different powerpoint for each one - highlighting the hazards they may come across in that particular class). By the time they graduate, they have seen all of them at least once.
Plus we do train undergrad research students (summer students that is). That is done in a full day thing led by myself.
For all, we just log who is there (I have a database that I use, but that can be done many ways) and what powerpoint they saw (name of the file, who presented it).
Does that help?
This topic probably has come up before, but I am interested in how other colleges & universities address UG lab safety training. This would not be for UGs in research labs, who may be getting a stipend or credit.
1. Do they attend the same training offered by EH&S for all lab workers? 2. Do their names get entered in the same database? 3. Does your institution offer a full day introductory lab safety seminar? 4. Does your institution offer a one credit course for UGs in lab safety?
Thanks for the responses. Let me know if you are a large school or small college- that may impact answers.
-Stefan Wawzyniecki, CIH, CHMM
University of Connecticut
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