Two specific UVA policies define the Chemical Safety Training requirements for select University faculty, staff, and students.

ID: SEC-003 - Chemical Safety and Waste Training

ID: SEC-005 - Hazardous (Chemical) Waste Collection and Disposal

Required Training

University faculty, staff, and students who are required to complete Chemical Safety Training must complete at least one of the following training modules (or have properly documented completion of analogous training) in order to be considered in compliance with University policy.

Chemical Safety and Waste Training for Research Personnel & Students
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Required training for Research Personnel & Students who work in a laboratory/area where chemicals are used, or who generate Hazardous (Chemical) Waste.
Chemical Safety and Waste Training for Non-Research Personnel
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Required training for Non-Research Personnel who work in a laboratory/area where chemicals are used, or who generate Hazardous (Chemical) Waste.
Chemical Safety Training for Support Staff
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Required training for persons who do NOT handle chemicals, but who may be accidentally exposed to chemicals where they work.

In addition to training, all persons working with Hazardous Chemicals should be well acquainted with UVA’s Chemical Hygiene Plan word | pdf.

UVA’s Chemical Hygiene Plan includes University protocols and information for working safely with chemicals and instructions for the safe handling and collection of Hazardous (Chemical) Waste.

Managers & Supervisors may also provide you with specialized training for using particular chemicals or chemical products, and where appropriate, how to use personal protective equipment (PPE). If you have any questions about a chemical or about your personal protective equipment you should contact your Lab Manager/Supervisor or contact EHS at 434-982-4911.

Recommended Training

UVA personnel who assign projects and have oversight responsibilities in work areas are encouraged to assign persons to complete these module as appropriate.

UVA-specific Recommended Training

UVA personnel who assign projects and have oversight responsibilities in work areas are encouraged to assign persons to complete these module as appropriate.

Shop & Studio - Safety Orientation
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Recommended training for students who perform hands-on projects such as: building and fabrication, and will use potentially hazardous equipment and machinery. This training will enhance awareness of risks in these types of working environments and precautionary measures to avoid injuries.
PPE - Glove Selection
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Recommended training for persons who utilize laboratory, studio and/or shop spaces where there is the potential for hand injuries due to chemical and/or physical hazards. Training includes guidance on how to choose the appropriate glove for your application, and best practices when using gloves.
PPE - Physical Hazards
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Recommended training for persons who utilize laboratory, studio and/or shop spaces where there is the potential for injury due to physical hazards. Training provides an awareness of various physical hazards, safe work practices, and preventative measures to mitigate the risk of injury.
Chemical Safety - Chemical Storage: A General Guideline
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Recommended training for persons who work with chemicals and/or manage the storage of chemicals. Training includes guidance on how to properly segregate incompatible chemicals and locations for proper storage.
Chemical Safety - Compressed Gas Cylinder and Regulator Safety
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Recommended training for persons who work with compressed gas cylinders. Training includes guidance on: how to store, move and secure cylinders properly, choosing and attaching the appropriate regulators for the gas type, and checking for gas leaks after regulator attachment.
Chemical Safety - Housekeeping Practice in Research Labs
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Recommended training for persons using laboratory space. Training emphasizes the importance of good housekeeping practice and the implications to overall safety when an area is poorly maintained. Advice is given on how to properly maintain laboratory space.

UVA Biomedical Engineering, Professor Guilford, has graciously made these equipment training videos available. Comments from Professor Guilford: - "We produced the following two videos, and required students to take a quiz over the material before beginning work in the shop. Not only did their quiz grade count toward their course grade, but they were prohibited from working in our shops until they got a score of >70%. We found that student knowledge and safety compliance increased noticeably with these videos compared to in-person demonstrations to groups of students".

Woodworking safety
Metalworking safety

Non-UVA Recommended Training

Dow Lab Safety Academy

 
 
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