Personal Protective Equipment & Training

Personal Protective Equipment

It is the laboratory supervisor's responsibility, with assistance from the University EHS Manager, as needed, to specify all necessary personal protective clothing for lab staff and students. The University is responsible for providing basic safety equipment such as First Aid Kits and fire extinguishers.

Check MSDS for appropriate personal protective equipment.


Laboratory safety training should be required for all employees of the department, including faculty, staff, and students who may work in a laboratory using hazardous chemicals or biological materials. This training should be received prior to the beginning of a laboratory assignment. The training program should include:

  1. Safety equipment and practices
  2. Emergency procedures
  3. Emergency equipment
  4. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  5. Hazardous Waste Disposal