Laboratory Safety Training

1 hour(s) (TimeBoost® option available as directed by employer)
Cost: $45 per person

Do You Need to Take the Laboratory Safety Training Course?

Laboratory Safety training must be completed by all employees working in a laboratory facility. Both initial training and annual refresher training is required by OSHA for workers, lab technicians, and supervisors as well as faculty, staff, and students.

Training includes the detection of hazardous materials in the workplace, the hazards associated with each, and the measures employees can take to protect themselves.

Laboratories that conduct research and development and related analytical work are subject to the requirements of the Laboratory standard, regardless of whether or not they are used only to support manufacturing. A Laboratory is a facility where the "laboratory use of hazardous chemicals" occurs. It is a workplace where relatively small quantities of hazardous chemicals are used on a non-production basis.

Why Choose NET for Laboratory Safety Training?

Our Laboratory Safety course is designed around your schedule. Use HAZWOPER On Mobile to work from any device and start and stop the course as you wish while your progress saves right where you left off.

  • Immediately download an e-certificate upon completion of the course while we send you a wallet card by mail.
  • The Laboratory Safety course counts as continuing education units (CEUs). This course is accepted for .167 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and .1 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
  • Take advantage of U.S.-based support throughout the course by phone or email.
"We enjoyed the content and delivery of your training." S. Maide, U.S. EPA

Course Features

The Laboratory Safety course consists of a full-length video that is enhanced by audio narration of award-winning content and 15 interactive animations. An OSHA Study Timer allows you to log in and out as you wish while tracking your time and progress and helping you navigate through a series of self-grading quizzes and a final exam.

This 1-hour course counts as a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and is accessible for up to 1 year after registering.

Group discounts are available for groups of 3 or more people.

Course Content

This course works in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1450 regulations and explains the safe laboratory practices used to minimize the risk of spills and exposures of chemical or biological agents and the hazards that are present within a laboratory environment.

Course material includes the following modules:

  1. OSHA Overview and Chemical Hygiene Plan
  2. Hazard Prevention
  3. Bloodborne Pathogens
  4. Radiation
  5. Chemical Hazards
  6. Other Hazards
  7. Engineering Controls
  8. Personal Protective Equipment
  9. Storage of Chemicals
  10. Spills

This course is eligible for .1 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

Physical and On Site Requirements

The Laboratory Safety course is an online class with no physical or on-site requirements.

The course has no prerequisites.


What are the requirements for lab safety training?

  1. Employee training shall include:
    1. Methods and observations that may be used to detect the presence or release of a hazardous chemical (such as monitoring conducted by the employer, continuous monitoring devices, visual appearance or odor of hazardous chemicals when being released, etc.);
    2. The physical and health hazards of chemicals in the work area; and
    3. The measures employees can take to protect themselves from these hazards, including specific procedures the employer has implemented to protect employees from exposure to hazardous chemicals, such as appropriate work practices, emergency procedures, and personal protective equipment to be used.
  2. The employee shall be trained on the applicable details of the employer’s written Chemical Hygiene Plan.