Safety Training

Everyone (students, faculty, researchers) must be familiar with the chemical hygiene plan (CHP) that covers their particular work place. The CHP has been customized for each laboratory, so they are not interchangeable. They include safety, housekeeping and standard operating procedures. The principal investigator for each cluster of laboratories is responsible to see that the CHP is understood by everyone that works in the laboratory space. If you are not familiar with the CHP, ask the PI or designated representative to see it.

The CHP requires specific training in safety procedures and equipment operation. See the CHP book, PI or representative to find out which equipment and processes require specialized training. The CHP must contain documentation of your training before you are eligible to use the equipment or process. EHS CHP Guidelines.


U of M Department of Environment, Health & Safety, EHS: Training at the University of Michigan (U-M) is a critical element for ensuring personnel safety.  Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) offers online training presentations, instructor-led training, and customized training. Safety training resources can be found at:

Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, LNF
  •          To become an authorized equipment user in the LNF, you must first go through equipment-specific training. 
  •          LNF Laboratory Training Manual:

University of Michigan Walter E. Wilson Student Team Project Center  provides students with dedicated space and facilities for student teams to find creative solutions to a variety of problems. All users must complete basic safety training as well as SOP and CHP training specific to their work in the Center.

GSI Orientation Training provides general information on lab safety during our "Being a Successful Lab Instructor" workshop (~4 slides). These slides highlight resources and some quick lab safety videos.  It highlights the GSI guidebook which has information on lab safety in it during the opening plenary. An OSEH representative reviews the lab safety information in the guidebook once/year. (Tershia Pinder-Grover 2/14/14).  

Lisa Stowe, CIH, OSEH & Dennis Grimard, Ph.D., LNF drafted guidelines for GSI laboratory safety training.  (see attachment below)
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Thomas Armstrong,
May 14, 2015, 6:02 AM