1. Safety Training and Risk Assessment
Before being granted access to any laboratory facility, you must first do the following:
- Download the Quick Safety Guide in SPMS and read it.
- Watch the SPMS safety video.
If you cannot see the video, click here to view it on YouTube.
- Complete the Basic Safety Training, Risk Management and Job Specific online training courses
- For faculty and staff, the courses can be accessed via Workday. Click on "Learning" and "Topics", then select "Health & Safety".
- For students, the courses can be accessed via NTULearn. Click on the "Courses" tab, followed by "Safety Training Topics".
- The Basic Safety Training course should cover Fire Safety, Electrical Safety, Slip, Trip and Fall (STF), Manual Lifting, and Office Ergonomics.
- The Risk Management course should consist of two modules, "Risk Management Core" and "Risk Management for Workplace".
- The Job specific online safety courses are shown in the table below (see SPMS Safety Training Matrix). Complete the courses relevant for your work.
- After passing each required module, take a screenshot. Email your screenshots to email@example.com.
Handle or work with biological agents Handle or work with chemicals Handle hydrofluoric acid Operate high power laser equipment Operate X-ray machine or handle radioactive materials Basic Biosafety Training course modules 1 Basic guide for handling chemicals Safe use of hydrofluoric acid NIR training: Introduction to NIR and local regulations IR training: Introduction to IR and local regulations Basic Biosafety Training course modules 2 Understanding GHS NIR training: Laser Safety Training IR training: Hazards and monitoring Understanding SDS IR training: Protection & Spill response Fume cupboard Safe handling of compressed gas cylinders
- Complete your Workplace Risk Assessment. Once you receive approval of the risk assessment, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete and submit the following lab access request forms, depending on where you will be working:
2. Collect your PPE
Check in with your supervisor (RO or PI) on what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you need, and where to collect them. Ask also for any other specific safety requirements that you need to know.
After this, once your lab access request is granted, you are all set to go. Remember to observe the safety rules; if in doubt, ask your supervisor or colleagues. Stay safe and work safe!