General lab safety training session coming up Thursday

Environmental Health and Safety at Mississippi State University is offering an interactive, hands-on training course on general laboratory safety. Introduction to Laboratory Safety is a three-hour seminar for lab users of all experience levels.

The goal of the course is to provide an introduction to the basics of laboratory safety so that laboratory users can identify and reduce/eliminate the risk of exposure to chemical and physical hazards. Topics covered in the course include proper laboratory attire, personal protective equipment (PPE), work practice controls, chemical classifications and segregation, and MSDS/SDS.

All MSU employees and students are welcome to participate in the course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded after successful completion of the course. A minimum of six attendees must be enrolled to hold the class. Additional training dates will be added throughout the summer and fall.

Upcoming sessions are set for:

-- Thursday, May 15, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Mitchell Memorial Library, Presentation Room

-- Wednesday, June 4, 1:30-4:30 p.m., IGBB Conference Room

Also, a session on "Hazard Communication" will be held on May 22 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the IGBB Conference room. More information about this opportunity and all lab safety training sessions can be found at

If you are interested in attending a session, please follow the steps listed below to register.

-- Visit

-- You will need to enter your netID and password to access the "Enroll in a Course" page.

-- Click the title for the date you wish to register, and then click "Yes" to enroll, or "No" to be returned to the enrollment page.

To request a department-specific training, another training date, or if you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Erin Kiess at or 662-325-8543.

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