Graduate Student Safety Resources

 

Safety Orientation Symposium
Training Resources


This Hands-On and Interactive TWO DAY Safety Training Event was held for all Graduate Students in Engineering and Chemistry, presented by the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, Chemistry Department and UCR Environmental Health & Safety on September 23 - 24, 2019. Below are resources from the training event.

If you were fitted for your PPE at the event, please ensure you are assigned to a PI/Lab in LHAT, and have completed the training online in Assessment. PPE can be picked up at EH&S. Please call for times (951) 827-5528. 

Sessions held on Monday, September 23, 2019. 

Topic Training Materials
Dry Lab Hazard Assessment Best Practices
Video
Electrical Safety

Presentation
Video

Ergonomics for Computational Lab Handout
Video
Fire Extinguisher Online Training

 

Sessions held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

Topic Training Materials
Biosafety Handout
Video
Online Training
Chemical Safety Presentation
Video
Compressed Gas & Cryogen Safety Properties & Hazards of Compressed Gases Video 
Video
Online Training
Ergonomics for Research Handout
Video
Online Training
Fire Extinguishers Online Training
High Hazard Materials Presentation
Video
Lab Hazard Assessment Best Practices
Video
Laser Safety Presentation
Video
PPE Fitting Log into Assessment/LHAT

All students must complete the online training "Laboratory Safety Fundamentals" in the UCR Learning Center if working in a lab at UC. Any student working in a computational space at UCR should take "Safety Orientation".

 

Questions? Please reach out to your Department Laboratory Safety Officer or EH&S Training. Additional information is also available at http://ehs.ucr.edu/gradstudents 

Logging In:

The UCR Learning Center is the campus portal for online training. They have an extensive Support Site to answer many questions on access, duplicate profiles,browsers compatibility and more. If you are having trouble with the UC Learning Center, please start with this page to answer your questions. 

You must have a UCR NetID to log into the system. If you do not have a UCR NetID, please see the Support Page about Access.  

 
Initial (minimum) Training:

UC Policy requires that all staff, faculty, students and volunteers working in a research lab take the minimum training:

Laboratory Safety Fundamentals

This is a certification that includes many topics, and your training record will show these topics. Your Laboratory Safety Fundamentals certification will expire after 3 years, and then a refresher training becomes available. You may not receive an email reminding you of the expiration date, so please check your training records on an annual basis to ensure you are compliant. 

 
Getting your PPE

All researchers working in a lab must also be assigned to their PI/Lab Supervisor in the Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT). This certifies the hazards in your lab and assigns the proper PPE for the space you are working in. You will log in using your UCR NetID and password.  Complete the short PPE training in order to receive your PPE Voucher. Once you have the courcher, make an appointment with EH&S for your PPE Fitting. For a step by step guide to this process, please click here

 
Training Responsibility

Your PI/Lab Supervisor will determine the initial and ongoing training you should take. Once your initial training is determined and assigned, it is important to be aware of any expiration dates. There are several training topics that require annual recertification. Please check your Transcripts in the UCR  Learning Center for the expiration date. It is your responsibility to ensure you are current on your training certifications. Safety starts with you!

A sample of safety training with annual requirements:

Bloodborne Pathogens

Fire Extinguishers

Hazardous Waste Management

Grad Student Safety Orientation Symposium 2019