Lab workers who are OSU employees or students must take the comprehensive laboratory safety training via the Bridge LMS in order to receive credit for lab safety training.
Non-OSU lab workers (who do not have an ONID ID or OSU ID Number) will not have access to Bridge and will need to take the training below.
The video below provides only initial training on the key components of lab safety. Lab workers may need to complete additional training based on regulations for the materials and procedures in use by the lab. Environmental Health and Safety provides training and resources for a variety of laboratory safety issues, including radiation safety, chemical safety and biological safety.
You must document completion of the training and keep the documentation on file in the lab or department. Use this form to document the training. (Other documents are acceptable as long as they include name, title of training, trainer/format, and date.)
Supplemental video: "Experimenting with Danger". This external link will take you to a 24 minute video by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). This documentary provides an overview of challenges in laboratory safety at research universities, and includes review of fatalities at research labs at UCLA and Dartmouth and a lab explosion at Texas Tech University.