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Chemistry Department Safety Training

The Chemistry Department arranges for the initial training of all new Chemistry graduate students at the beginning of the fall semester.

Mandatory courses for First year Graduate students:

ELS 002   Chemical Hazards Training Workshop  
ELS 003   Biological Hazards  
ENV001 Hazardous Waste Management Training Workshop 
EFS 001, EFS 003   Fire Safety/Fire Extinguisher Demo and Practice


Annual Training for Students, Research Staff, and Faculty:


  ELS 002 ENV 001 ELS 003/ELS 020 ELS 024
Faculty X X If you work with and/or handle biologicals  If you work with nitric acid
Students X X   If you work with and/or handle biologicals If you work with nitric acid 
Research Staff X X   If you work with and/or handle biologicals   If you work with nitric acid


Net ID user name and password to access Blackboard (available through your SOLAR account).The above mentioned courses are available on:
To complete the on-line course, you will need:

  1. ENROLL in the on-line course to view the material. There is no fee to enroll in these classes.
  2. Successfully complete the quiz.

To access the courses:


1.  Go to 5.  Click the arrow button to the right of the desired course ID, and then select <Enroll>.
2.  Click <User Login> and enter your NetID username and password 6.   Click <Submit> and <OK> to complete your self-enrollment

3.  Click on the top tab <Courses> 7.   Follow the directions in " How to complete this course" on the left navigation bar within the course.
4.  Click <Environmental Health and Safety> in the Course Catalog 8.   Complete the " Satisfaction Survey" on the left navigation bar when you've completed the course.

Employee SOLAR accounts will be updated (For Employees - Learning and Development section) to include successful completion of the course. Everyone should print the "My Grades" page in the Blackboard course to document completion. A copy of the grade sheet should be given to Dr.Sandhya Muralidharan and to the lab safety officer. If you get an error message when you try to access the training presentation or the quiz, go back to the Course Catalog, and "Enroll" (Step 5.) Use the Blackboard help handout (see attachment) to guide you.

Contact Sandhya Muralidharan ( or 63 2-9672) if you have any questions about accessing these on-line courses.