Training requirements depend on the nature of work being done. Employees, students, and supervisors/Principal Investigators (PIs) should select training courses based on the types of hazards that may be encountered. Everyone must be properly trained before beginning their work, given new assignments or when new hazards are introduced.
Meeting safe work practices and training requirements at UCLA is a cooperative effort:
- Employees are responsible for performing their work in a safe and responsible manner. Knowledge of appropriate work practices and health and safety rules is essential.
- All laboratory personnel who work with or around hazardous materials are required to take the Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts class offered by EH&S, plus additional classes specific to the hazards of their laboratory. This requirement applies to visiting and/or part-time researchers. Laboratory safety training from other institutions or universities does not substitute for UCLA lab safety training. See the Lab Safety Training Matrix in the Related Information section to the right.
- Supervisors are responsible for providing and documenting the initial and continuing health and safety training necessary to allow employees to perform their work appropriately. Document training using Site-Specific Training Record form in the Related Information section to the right.
- Supervisors should provide frequent work observations of employees and promptly correct unsafe work habits.
- Stay up to date with regulatory requirements by signing up for UCLAWorkSafe, the EH&S mailing list. See the link in the Related Information section to the right.
Please contact EH&S with questions regarding safety training requirements or offerings.