Safety Training

Safety Training is assigned by the PI or Lab Manager via the CU Lab Assessment Tool and Chemical Hygiene Plan (LATCH). Before you are allowed to begin working with chemicals in a laboratory OR with any shop equipment (including the Rock Mechanics Lab) on the Lamont campus, you must complete the requisite Safety Training.  Furthermore, before beginning any work in the lab or workshop, you must have the permission of the Lab Principle Investigator (PI) or the Shop Supervisor to work in that lab / workshop AND review with the PI or Shop Supervisor the “Lab Specific Safety Work Procedures” or “Tool Specific Procedures.” Click the links below for further information:

What Training is Required

The initial Safety Training courses should be a live training session; these are held each month at either the Morningside or Medical Center campuses. LDEO also offers on-site training, typically in June and September. A schedule will be sent out to the community when available. See list of criteria to determine which training is necessary. (NOTE: Interns must take the live training.)​

Research Compliance & Training

The Research Compliance Training Finder is an interactive tool that identifies which research compliance trainings an individual may be required to take. Using a series of research-related questions, the Finder creates a personalized training chart of required and recommended trainings, complete with links to the trainings and the responsible offices. The identified trainings can be added to your Rascal Training To-do List.

Training Schedules

If you attend any safety training courses on either the Morningside or Medical Center campuses, promptly email Cathy Troutman in the LDEO Safety Office stating which courses you attend, along with the date of the course and campus location, so that she can ensure that you receive proper credit in RASCAL.


New employees and long-term visitors who have missed the monthly training must take the course(s) online in RASCAL before they can do any work in the lab. Depending on your past laboratory experience, you may then seek permission from the LDEO Safety Office as to whether you must still attend the next scheduled live training. (Again, Interns MUST take the live training).