A Safety Training Checklist serves to 1) outline each laboratory group’s required safety training and 2) provide documentation that demonstrates when and to whom training was provided. The checklist should include initial training received by laboratory personnel, as well as additional training for the purpose of updating previous information and covering new hazards, procedures, and policies. The basis for the checklist should be the required training listed below.
The following are the minimum training requirements for laboratory personnel:
Examples of Lab Specific Policies
Prior approval policy
A list or description of what processes require PI/supervisor’s approval.
Working after hours
Expectations and precautions for working after hours.
The communication chain for reporting laboratory accidents.
Food and Drink policy
Locations outside the laboratory where food and drink can be stored or consumed.
DRS provides a checklist template pre-populated with a list of DRS training courses and information. There is also space for hazard and lab-specific training/policies to be listed. Using the template is not required. However, it is required that the Principal Investigator/laboratory supervisor have documentation that lists and describes required training, and documents when and to whom training was provided.