The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to supporting campus-wide laboratory safety. Laboratory safety is the responsibility of all University personnel involved in research. These personnel include those directly involved in conducting research as well as the University functions that support them. Everyone must do their part to ensure the safety at University laboratories. Our hope is to develop and foster a culture of safety, not only to prevent accidents, but to aid in our completing world-class research with integrity and professionalism. We are committed to ensuring that our research community has the knowledge and tools necessary to carry out their research safely.
To ensure our safety goals are met, the University requires all researchers, staff and visitors to UTD laboratories to complete lab safety training commensurate with any risks or hazards associated with their involvement in University labs. These requirements apply to any individual who may be exposed to hazardous materials or equipment, including but not limited to, the following personnel who may perform laboratory functions:
The Office of Research Compliance and Environmental Health & Safety provide general lab safety training that is a general supplement to lab-specific training. In addition to general safety training, Principal Investigators/Lab Supervisors must ensure their lab workers are trained on hazards and procedures that are specific to their labs.
General courses offered include both online- and classroom-based instruction and cover both general research policies and procedures related to laboratory safety. Most courses are required for research compliance by Principal Investigators and lab personnel involved in research at the University of Texas at Dallas. Specific requirements based on laboratory activity are listed below.
Training courses are offered under the following programs:
Training courses are access through the BioRAFT system. For guidelines on how to use the system, please click here.
The University of Texas at Dallas has compiled a training matrix that describes the requirements for training and the associated training modules. The Laboratory Safety Training Matrix describes the minimum safety training requirements for all personnel who work in UTD laboratories. Safety training requirements are determined by the tasks, materials and equipment associated with each laboratory. All required training courses are assigned lab personnel through the Research Laboratory Management System based on lab assignment. View the Laboratory Safety Training Matrix .
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Senior Director of Research Compliance
Research Compliance Training Manager