CEC Safety Training

All Miami University CEC students must

  • Complete the University's Lab Safety Training and be familiar with other safety procedures/guidelines. 
  • Complete a CEC safety quiz.

CEC Safety Quiz

Miami University Laboratory Safety Training / Procedures

Miami University's Lab Safety Training at a glance

Physical Hazards:

  • Electrical Hazards with LOTO (Lock-out Tag-out) Standard.
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders.
  • Cryogenic Materials
  • Glassware

Radiological Hazards

  • Biological Hazards:
  • Biological Safety Levels
  • Sharps
  • Animals

Chemical Hazards:

  • Labeling Systems: NFPA fire diamond and HMIS label.

Limiting exposure to hazards:

  • Work Habits: Transport, Storage, and Working with acids.
  • Engineering Control:Chemical Fume Hoods, Biological Safety Cabinets, and Clean Bench
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Waste Management

Emergency response for the following emergencies:

  • Spills
  • Fire
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Injury

Reporting of an emergency.

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Procedure to Vacate a Lab

Actions need to be taken place prior to the departure of a laboratory worker (faculty, staff, or student) from any chemical laboratory.

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Radiation Safety

Faculty, staff, and students working with Radioactive Materials (RAM) or Radiation Generating Equipment (RGE) at Miami University must complete initial radiation safety training. The initial radiation safety training has the following components: A set of Radiation Basics modules with an accompanying test. Participants must successfully pass the Radiations Basics Test before attending the Radioactive Materials Safety Class.

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Radiation Safety Training

Chemical Safety

All students, faculty, and staff who handle, or generate, chemical wastes should undergo chemical waste training and a certificate can be printed for anyone that completes the training.

Chemical Waste Management Guide

Chemwatch Link to obtain SDSs

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Miami University's Chemical Hygiene Plan

The CHP establishes guidelines for the handling and storage of chemicals, for procedures that involve heavy and/or sensitive equipment, and for general work practices in laboratories where chemicals are used or stored. The CHP was developed under the Occupational Safety and Health Administrations (OSHA) Lab Standard. The development of Miami’s CHP was also informed by Ohio state law and generally accepted industry standards.

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