Environmental Health and Safety
May 24, 2017: EHS and the Office of Research created a new Laboratory Guidance Sheet on best practices for handling sharps and pipette tips disposal. It differentiates the hazard categories of sharps and how to properly collect and dispose of each. Using these practices when conducting research using sharps or pipette tips reduces the risk of hazardous exposures. Additionally, EHS is providing a sharps disposal flow chart to serve as a visual guide for the collection and disposal of these items.
What training do I need?
Because we are frequently asked about our training courses and how to know which courses a particular person or job may need, we have prepared a matrix for supervisors to use as a guide in determining training. Based on answers to a list of questions, a training profile can be developed for each job. The matrix is intended as a starting point, and all of our general training must be accompanied by job/task-specific training from the supervisor or designee. Our website provides supplementary written materials on many topics, and we can provide supervisors with individual assistance upon request.
Training Needs Assessment Matrix >