Training is required for all individuals working in a laboratory (research or clinical; biological or chemical).

Basic Laboratory Safety

Required For

Any person who will be working in a laboratory (research or clinical; biological or chemical). This includes all Principal Investigators, employees, post-docs, graduate students, students and volunteers.

When

Training is required within 30 days of initiating work.

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In Person Training – Schedule

Online Training

Re-certification

Annual (OSHA, EPA, FDNY)

Laboratory Specific Safety Orientation

Required For

Any individual who will be working for the first time in a laboratory or existing personnel transferring to a new/different lab.

When

Training must be completed prior to starting work as a new lab member.

Access Instructions

  • The Laboratory Orientation Checklist is located in the Laboratory Safety Manual. You can also request a copy of the Orientation Checklist by emailing EH&S at AskEHS@mountsinai.org.
  • Reminder that this training is location and laboratory specific; it must be conducted in the lab by the supervisor or appointed laboratory designee.

Principles of Biosafety

Required For

All researchers.

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Re-certification or Refresher

Not Required.

Laboratory Hazardous Waste Management

Required For

All researchers.

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Re-certification

Annual

Certificate of Fitness: C-14

Available For

The Mount Sinai Laboratory Safety Committee requires all personnel that work in a laboratory to obtain a C-14 Certificate of Fitness.

What

The C-14 Certificate of Fitness is a permit required by the FDNY for the supervision of a non-production chemical laboratory. A C-14 holder must be present any time a laboratory is open and operational. If you, or anybody in your lab, are planning on working alone, working during off hours or on weekends, you will be required to obtain a C-14.

Access Instructions

Apply for the  – Certificate of Fitness for Non-Production Chemical Laboratories (C-14)

Questions

Contact AskEHS@mssm.edu

Re-certification

C-14’s must be renewed every 3 years.