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No-cost lab safety training session in July

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The Office of Regulatory Compliance and Safety at Mississippi State University is offering an interactive, hands-on training course on general laboratory safety.

"Introduction to Laboratory Safety" is a three-hour seminar for laboratory users of all experience levels. The goal of the course is to provide an introduction to the basics of laboratory safety so that laboratory users can identify and reduce/eliminate the risk of exposure to chemical and physical hazards.

Topics covered in the course include proper laboratory attire, personal protective equipment (PPE), work practice controls, chemical classifications and segregation, use of MSDS, labeling, and hazards of common laboratory equipment.

The Office of Research and Economic Development and the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine are committed to providing a safe working environment for all laboratory personnel and students. All personnel are encouraged to attend this free training. A certificate of attendance will be awarded after successful completion of the course.

All MSU employees and students are welcome to participate in the course. A minimum of six attendees must be enrolled to hold the class. Training sessions and locations are:

Tuesday, July 17, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 001 Swalm Chemical Engineering

Thursday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 001 Swalm Chemical Engineering

If you are interested in attending, please follow the steps listed below to
register.

1. Click this link: http://orc.msstate.edu/quicklinks/training.php

2. Under Currently Scheduled Live Classes, click on 'Enroll in Live Training Now'.

3. You will need to enter your NetID and password to access the "Enroll in a Course" page.

4. Click the title for the date you wish to register, and then click "Yes" to
enroll, or "No" to be returned to the enrollment page.

To request a department-specific training, another training date, or if you have
any questions, please contact Erin Kiess at ekiess@research.msstate.edu or 662-325-8543.

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