EHS Training

Lab Specific Training

All DMSE personnel working in laboratory spaces are required to take Lab Specific Chemical Hygiene Training. This training is typically provided by the lab's EHS representative, but may be given by the PI or other designated lab person. As part of this training new personnel read the DMSE Chemical Hygiene Plan.

All personnel must also complete a Lab Specific Chemical Hygiene Training refresher at a minimum of once per year. See the lab EHS Representative for more information.

EHS Training

The central EHS Office provides a number of required and recommended courses available to DMSE personnel.

DMSE requires all personnel to complete General Chemical Hygiene and Managing Hazardous Waste training prior to working. Managing Hazaroudous Waste training is required annually. This training will be provided by EHS to Sophomores and new graduate students in live classroom form early in Fall Term; others wishing to take those classes may do so on a space-available basis. Persons who do not take classroom versions of the training will have to complete the on-line version.

Additional training to be conducted is determined by completing the EHS Training Needs assessment in the MIT Learning Center.

Both the worker and the PI or EHS rep must sign a the key form stipulating that specific lab training has been provided and agreed to, and that the worker has read the DMSE Chemical Hygiene and Safety Manual. This must be done before a lab key will be issued or lab access will be granted.

Emergency Preparedness Training

All DMSE personnel are expected to complete Emergency Preparedness training. This can be taken online at on our EPP training page or provided in-person by the DMSE EHS Coordinator, Mary Lindstrom

Work with Human Materials

Work with human subjects and materials at MIT is controlled by the Committee on the Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects (COUHES). Visit the COUHES website for details on regulatory requirements and training.