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Laboratory Safety

Safety Guidelines for Teaching Lab Activities

Safety Training

All Graduate Teaching Assistants must complete the General Laboratory Safety online training, through Environmental Health and Safety.

All Microbiology GTAs are required to complete the following online training:

GTAs assigned to an immunology lab must complete the above training and Bloodborne Pathogens training.  Please see your immunology lab supervisor, for more details.


Waste Disposal

All laboratory waste must be disposed of properly, to avoid injury and environmental contamination.  Refer to "How do I handle laboratory waste?", to find appropriate disposal methods for different types of laboratory waste.


Laboratory Accidents

In the event of a laboratory incident causing an injury, make sure the student gets proper medical attention.  Then, complete the Incident Report Form and send it to the Teaching Labs Operations Manager.

Incident Report Form