UCLA Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) provides various online and instructor-led safety classes, such as Biosafety, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire Extinguisher Training, Laboratory Safety, Hazardous Waste Management, and Radiation Safety. Depending on your research area you will need to take several of these courses, so consult with your research advisor to determine which ones are required for you. You will login and register for live courses or take online courses through the website WORKSAFE. In addition, you can browse through the listing of UCLA EH&S safety classes there to find additional training courses that can benefit your safety.

Minimum Training

At a minimum, all researchers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are required to complete the following essential training classes, except for undergraduate researchers who do not need to complete Fire Extinguisher Training.

  • Laboratory Safety Fundamentals
  • Laboratory Safety Fundamentals Annual Refresher
  • Fire Extinguisher Training

Wet Lab Training

Any researchers working in a wet lab should also complete this course:
» Hazardous Waste Management 

Safety Workshops by EHS

Researchers wanting a more in-depth look at laboratory safety should consider taking the live Safety Theory Workshops offered by EH&S. These advanced courses include:

  • Accidents, Near miss Incidents, and Risk Assessment
  • Advanced Safety Theory Workshop
  • Assessing Risk and Developing Mitigation Strategies
  • Everyday Laboratory Safety
  • Safety Leadership

Have Safety Concerns?

For further information on any health and safety related topic, please contact the EH&S Hotline at 310-825-9797.

Environment, Health and Safety general phone: (310) 825-5689
501 Westwood Plaza, Strathmore 4th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90095

EH&S has a convenient Training Matrix that recommends safety training modules based on research activities for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. It also includes the required training frequency.