Laboratory Safety

Safety training is a vital component of an organization’s safety program, and basic orientation and safety training should be provided to every laboratory worker prior to their conducting work in the laboratory. 

Detailed training should be provided as duties change, and to inform of hazards and protocols specific to individual types of laboratory work. Refresher training should recur annually and reinforce lessons learned from experience.

EHS works with other offices in Safety and Risk Services and academic departments to facilitate laboratory safety training for students and employees. EHS provides content such as basic orientation guidelines, training templates, and web-based or in-person training opportunities. 

EHS upcoming trainings


Chemical Safety and Hazardous Waste Management Training: Matt Hendrickson, Chemical Safety Officer, 541-346-9299

General Laboratory Worker Safety Training: Luke Sitts, Laboratory Safety Officer, 541-346-2864

Biosafety and Controlled Substance Management Training: Hallie Hoskins, Biosafety Officer, 541-346-3476

Radiation and Laser Safety Training: Steve Stuckmeyer, Interim Environmental Health and Safety Director/Radiation Safety Officer, 541-346-3197