From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Frequency of Lab Safety Training
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 21:47:34 +0000
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<particularly academic institutions, to see how often you require lab safety training?>


Initial on-line Laboratory Safety training is required of everyone - faculty, grad students, undergrads, post-docs, visiting scholars, staff - who will work in a laboratory setting.  3 year refresher is required and automated through the learning management system.


Lab-specific training - which would include the lab's safety plan and spill response, the Department Injury Illness Prevention Plan and Emergency Action Plan - is required annually.  The labs are free to develop their own flavor of lab-specific training.


Hope this helps,



Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety

University of California, Davis





Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."




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