Laboratory Safety & Compliance

Graham Health Center
408 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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General Lab Safety (Laboratory Right to Know)


This course is required for all Oakland University individuals that work in or around the laboratories where hazardous work may be performed, and/or where hazardous materials are handled or stored. Individuals are required to take this course before working in the laboratory. The course details Oakland University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan and includes instructions and training in safe standard laboratory work practices, use of personal protective equipment, health and safety information for chemical hazard classes, MSDS, and toxicology overview. Training also reviews emergency preparedness and response procedures.


This course fulfills the general requirements under the MIOSHA Part 431 Rules for Hazardous Work in Laboratories and includes pertinent information regarding OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200 and the Michigan Right-to-Know Law.

In addition to the General Laboratory Safety training, Site Specific training is required and will be provided to individuals who will conduct or observe work with chemicals in the laboratory. It is to be conducted and documented by the Principal Investigator, laboratory supervisor, or a designee. It is designed to address the specific hazards that may be associated with specific work and the laboratory environment.

For additional information regarding safety classes that are offered to OU laboratory workers, visit our website at:  Training.