Safety Training

2017 Lab Safety Training

Please plan to attend the general lab safety session on Tuesday, September 26. More information will be posted once available. The only required elective training is Biosafety Training (see below) which you can take online.

Biosafety Training

The UW requires Biosafety training for all incoming students in biomedical programs. This may be done online. Please plan to do this before Autumn Quarter courses begin. If the online training requires you to list a "supervisor" or some such, you may list Brian Giebel (bgiebel [ a t ] uw.edu; they will presumably want to email something stating you have completed this training).

Asbestos Safety Training

The UW requires all staff and students to complete asbestos training. This can be done online in a few minutes.

Radiation Safety Training

Most of you will end up needing to work with radioactive materials in the course of your thesis work. To become qualified to do so, you will have to undertake formal radiation safety training, and it is best to do that in your first year. Otherwise, you might well end up not being allowed to perform key experiments in your thesis research. Training is offered by Environmental Health; you should check their website for a schedule of courses offered.

On the other hand, if your thesis is very unlikely to include any experimental work (such as if it is to be entirely computational), then you might not need this training and do not have to take it now.

Additional Safety Training

The University of Washington takes safety training seriously and offers a large number of safety courses via Environmental Health. Please be sure to check in immediately with your PI when you begin a new rotation regarding any required training.