Laboratory Safety Training

Laboratory employees must complete online training that corresponds to the types of work they will be conducting during research activities. These courses are available through HR Self-Service and/or ICON. Workers who do not have a University of Iowa HawkID must contact EHS to request a guest ID in order to access these courses.

General Training

Requirment Frequency
  • Lab Chemical Safety - W008CM 
    • Required for personnel who handle chemicals. Complete the site-specific form.


  • PPE Awareness for Labs - W157CM
    • Required for personnel who handle chemical, hazardous materials or engage in any hazardous operations. 


  • Biohazardous Waste - W524HZ 
    • Required for personnel who generate or handle biohazardous waste, including gloves that go into red tubs. 


  • Hazardous Waste for Labs - W07HAZ
    • Required for at least one person/lab/year in labs that generate hazardous chemical waste



Research - Specific Training

  • Basic Biological Safety Training - W004BO
    • Required for personnel who handle any biological materials
  • Advanced Biological Safety - W005BO
    • ​​​​​​​Required for personnel who handle any Risk Group 2 agent
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)