Lab Safety Training Resources

All laboratory personnel must complete the annual lab safety training to ensure lab and chemical safety protocols adhered to in their work area.  They also need to be informed of actions to be taken to protect themselves during normal operations and emergency situations.  Training topics include the recognition and mitigation of laboratory hazards; the use of engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment; working safely with chemicals, the use of SDS, procedures for disposing of hazardous chemical waste, and fire safety precautions for the laboratory.  

The trainings are available on CSU Learn for employees and on CSU Bridge for students. The links are below:

  • Laboratory Safety for employees-  To access this training, go to CSU Learn. Once logged in, select CSU Learn on the left-hand side of the screen. Once CSU Learn is opened, open search icon (spyglass symbol)on the upper right side of the screen and search for Laboratory Safety – Cal/OSHA. The training should last approximately 22 minutes with a test at the end.  
  • Laboratory Safety for students- To access this training, go to CSU Bridge. Once logged in, go to the search icon (spyglass symbol) on the upper right side of the screen and search for Laboratory Safety – Cal/OSHA. Select the “Courses” icon to see the training link and open link to complete the course. The training should last approximately 22 minutes with a test at the end.

Once training is completed, a certificate of training must be provided to EHS via email at rmehs@calstatela.edu.

If there are any issues accessing the site, lab personnel may contact rmehs@calstatela.edu. Lab PIs are required to provide their training certificate to EHS personnel during site assessment.