Basic lab safety trainings are required by EPA, Oregon DEQ, and OSHA regulations for anyone that works in a laboratory setting at OSU. Some of the general courses listed below must be retaken every year and others, every three years after the initial trainings are taken. Reminders are usually sent by EHS.

Additional lab safety training, such as animal handling, Bloodborne pathogens and laboratory biosafety trainings for those working in BSL2 facilities are required trainings if you are assigned research in these areas. They are not part of the mandatory general training links that are listed below.

The PI or their designated Lab Manager will have laboratory specific safety and equipment training for you to go through before you start your research project in their lab. Note: You will need your OSU ID card and your campus email address to complete the safety trainings and to submit the departmental acknowledgement form.

Visiting Scientists: Some visiting scientists may not be issued an OSU ID card but will still need to have basic safety training in order to work in a laboratory. 

Mandatory General Laboratory Safety Trainings  

Resource Links

University Safety Resources: Environmental Health and Safety

Autoclave Training: Val Elias, Nash 324;

Personal Training Record link:

EH&S Safety Training Calendar: