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Required Training

Fume Hood Safety

This online course will train you about good fume hood work practices, including planning experiments for the fume hood; preparing, operating, and maintaining the fume hood; and understanding features and work practices for specific fume hoods.

Who is required to take this training?

Not required but recommended for scientists, researchers, teaching assistants, and others who use a fume hood in their education or work.

Summary of the requirement

Use of a containment device like a fume hood is an essential control measure to reduce staff exposure to hazardous chemicals. Training on the operation of the fume hood in a lab is a required part of the Chemical Hygiene Plan. This training includes both safe operation and safe work practices for three common types of fume hoods used at the University.

Related policies and regulation

Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories