Laboratory and Scientific Research Safety Training

Laboratory Safety Compliance

All non-Engineering lab personnel, including Principal Investigators, are required to view the Lab Safety Training Video prior to working in the lab and at least annually thereafter. Once viewed, be sure to complete the certification of completion.

Engineering Lab Safety

Persons working in Engineering labs are required to view the Engineering Lab Safety Training Video prior to working in the lab and at least annually thereafter. Once viewed, be sure to complete the certification of completion.

Laboratory Biosafety Training

All lab personnel, including Principal Investigators, working with BSL-1 or BSL-2 biohazards are required to view the Laboratory Biosafety Training Video prior to working in the lab and at least annually thereafter. Once viewed, be sure to complete the certification of completion.

Bloodborne Pathogen and Exposure Control Plan

Individuals enrolled in the Wake Forest University Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan are required to complete this training prior to commencing duties where there is a potential for exposure.

*If you need additional assistance or have questions after completing the training, please contact EHS at 336.758.EHAS (3427) or at wfuehs@nullwfu.edu.

Biohazard Shipper Training – Department of Transportation

Individuals responsible for packaging, labeling, or shipping biohazardous materials are required to be trained once every three years. This includes biohazardous waste and biohazardous samples.

*Competency must be shown by completing the quiz after watching the video.

Pyrophoric Chemical Safety

Required training for persons using pyrophoric chemicals in laboratories.  In addition, it is the two attached bulletins must be read prior to using pyrophorics, and the PI or designee must confirm competency.

Respiratory Protection Training

Based on potentials for respiratory hazards, this comprehensive standard was developed to protect Wake Forest University employees who may be required to wear respirators during the course of their work.

This training video must be reviewed and certified prior to using a respirator. All respirator users must first enroll in the WFU Respiratory Protection Program and receive medical clearance. This includes individuals requesting to use N-95 mask.

Medical Clearance

Required medical clearance to wear a respirator is handled through the EHS Department.  Call Bridget Marrs at x3427 for information.  Remember, you may not wear a respirator until medically cleared.

If you decide to wear a respirator that is not required for your work environment, you must first complete the Voluntary Use Form and return to the EHS Department.

The following documents describe proper technique to don the respirator you have been assigned.