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Lab Training Checklist

Lab training checklist - Example

Winter Labs CBEC Labs 440

Rev. 1 1/1/2015  

New students entering the Winter lab should be trained in methods to properly deal with the following hazards:  


  • Name of lab safety officer  
  • Name of Chemical Hygiene Officer  
  • Chycomm  
  • CHP and Wiki  
  • Location of MSDS sheets and Chemical Inventory  
  • Dress code  
  • Contaminate clothing disposal policy  

Chemical Lab (main area in CBEC 440)

  •  Location of spill kits  
  • Location of first aid kits  
  • Location of eyewash and safety showers  
  • Location of fire extinguisher  
  • Emergency exit and evacuation routes  
  • Non-exit doors  
  • Designated carcinogen and toxic chemical areas.  
  • Chemical storage and waste locations  
  • General lab safety procedures for organic chemistry  
  • Safe use of anaerobic glove box, proper storage and handling of materials in the glove box.  
  • Safe use of anaerobic gas/vacuum manifold, proper handling of materials connected to the manifold.  
  • Proper storage and handling or organic and chlorinated organic waste.  
  • Proper storage and cleaning of organic glassware.  
  • Proper handling of carcinogenic materials, including cadmium based compounds.  
  • Proper handling of materials with unknown hazards, including nanomaterials.  
  • Proper storage and handling of teratogens, including formaldehyde.  
  • Safe handling of vacuum systems: rotary evaporator, vaccum oven, vaccum manifold.  Proper avoidance of sound hazard from sonication systems.  
  • Proper protection procedure for systems employing UV light, including UV lamps and fluorescence microscope.  
  • Safe handling procedures for cryo agents, including liquid nitrogen and dry ice.  Safe handling, storage and transportation of gas cylinders.  
  • Proper handling and storage of flammable and explosive chemicals.  
  • Proper procedures for operating ovens.  
  • Proper procedure for operating centrifuges.  

Bio Lab (440B)  

  • Proper storage and handling of Level 1 and 2 biohazards, including cultured cells, cultured animal tissue, and biomolecule solutions related to their culture.  
  • Safe procedures for operating an autoclave.  
  • Safe procedures for utilizing cryostorage, cryo dewer and -80 C freezer.  
  • Safe handling, storage and transportation of gas cylinders.  
  • Safe handling procedures for cultured animal cells and tissue.  
  • Safe handling of vacuum systems, including aspiration of biohazard solutions.  


 I certify that ____________________________(print)_was trained by me _____________________(print) and completed the above checklist on ___/___/____ (date).


____________________________________________(sign) trainer    


____________________________________________(sign) trainee