Required Laboratory Safety Training
Federal Law (OSHA) prohibits individuals working in labs without proper Safety Training. Penn State Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) requires the Laboratory Safety Training (Initial) for any individual seeking access to a lab.
Access to working in a Penn State laboratory includes:
- Four (4) online prerequisite training and one (1) 30 minute Classroom Session provided by a Safety Officer (a certificate for each prerequisite training must be given to the Safety Officer prior to the Classroom Session)
- A signed agreement by the Safety Officer and the Participant will be put on record after the Classroom Session
EXTERNAL USERS: If you have a scheduling conflict or special needs, please speak with your Lab or Staff Contact.
Steps to Get Started with Initial Prerequisite Laboratory Safety Training
NOTE: When accessing training on the EHS website, it is recommended that you use Chrome or Internet Explorer (DO NOT USE Firefox).
- Visit www.ehs.psu.edu and click on the "Training" Quick Link Found on the EHS homepage
- Sign in using your PSU or FPS* Access ID (xyz123) and password
- Click on "Laboratory Safety and Laboratory Hazard Communication" on the Courses by Category list
- Click on "Laboratory Safety Training (Initial)" link
- These links to the Laboratory Safety Training (Initial) are found in the course description:
- Training modules can be completed all together or individually as your schedule permits
- Print a screenshot (Ctrl+PrtScn) of each of the four (4) completion certificates and bring them to the 30-minute classroom session or email them to EHStraining@psu.edu
To learn more about obtaining a FPS (Friends of Penn State) Access ID, please visit www.fps.psu.edu.
A PDF of this information can be downloaded here: Laboratory Safety Training (Initial) (.pdf)
A Word Doc of this information can be downloaded here: Laboratory Safety Training (Initial) (.docx)
All Training Courses can be found on the Penn State EHS Website: www.ehs.psu.edu
We are always in need of safety monitors in laboratory areas. If you are interested in becoming a safety monitor, contact Mike Uchneat: