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Safety Trainings


Training is the cornerstone of any successful health and safety program and is the fundamental element of EH&S's commitment to ensuring Columbia University maintains and promotes a safe workplace. Many activities that take place in the course of research, academia and/or clinical care require specialized instruction on how these activities can be conducted safely and with minimal exposure to workplace hazards.

Every member of the University community engaged in laboratory operations is obligated to participate in the University’s safety training program.  This obligation may be established by a regulatory agency, a condition of a grant, a University policy, a departmental requirement or as a combination of two or more of these mandates.  Regardless of how your training requirements are established, safety training is an essential component of the University’s research safety program.

EH&S provides a wide range of safety training programs, presented in multiple formats and media for your convenience. EH&S’s training program is dynamic, highlighting newly identified hazards, hazard mitigation strategies and regulatory requirements in an effort to maintain pace with the ever evolving landscape of scientific research .  We encourage the Columbia research community to check this site regularly for new training offerings and program enhancements

Training Options

Please note: Lab specific/task based training is also required to be provided by your PI and/or senior level lab staff member.

If you have any questions about safety training, please contact for assistance.