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Training Programs

Environmental Health and Safety offers a variety of safety training programs for faculty, staff and students. If you have any questions about safety training or tracking, please contact the Training Coordinator Stephen Endres at

 The BU Training year runs from August 1 to July 31 for most topics.

Laboratory Safety Training

Once per year, all laboratory users must attend Laboratory Safety Training. These trainings are typically 1.5-2 hours in length and take place in August and September. Lab safety training includes the following topics:

  • Fires and Fire alarms
  • Hazard Communication (Right to Know)
  • Lab Safety Equipment 
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Fume Hood Use    
  • Hazardous Waste Removal and Disposal
  • Compressed Gas Use

 NOTE: Undergrads are not required to receive this training from EH&S unless they are on a research protocol (Biosafety, IACUC, Radiation Safety, IRB, StemCell).

Any student conducting research under certain NIH grants should take advantage of all EH&S Training opportunities to fulfill their 8 hours of RCR training.

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

We currently use the CITI training platform as our preferred training method for working safely with biological hazards. You can view the instructions for logging into CITI and access the training HERE.


Topic-Specific Online Training Program

We are pleased to introduce a new program for administering small, topic-specific training modules using the MyCourses by Blackboard platform.

Topics include:

  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Chemical Storage and Segregation
  • Chemical Spill Cleanup
  • Working with corrosives 
  • Working with compressed gases
  • Dangers of Piranha solution
  • Hydrofluric Acid Safety
  • Peroxide Forming Compounds

 We encourage all lab occupants to complete the first three modules as well as any others that apply to your lab environment.

Please see the website below for information:



Call the EH&S main office for more information at 7-2211

Last Updated: 2/25/20