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General Lab Safety Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA.


We Offer Three Types of Lab Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Lab Safety certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Lab Safety Training Course?

Our Lab Safety training course is built to OSHA’s standards. This class discusses topics including hazard identification, monitoring, hygiene plan, knowing your lab, safe practices, common hazards, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA. While this training encompasses many important safety standards, you will still need to familiarize yourself with any other federal, state, and local standards that apply to your specific workplace.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Lab Safety Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910.1450 – Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Labs
  • 29 CFR 1910.1200 – Hazcom
  • 29 CFR 1910.1030 – Bloodborne Pathogen
  • 29 CFR 1910.132 – PPE
  • 29 CFR 1910.133 – Eye and Face Protection
  • 29 CFR 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection
  • 29 CFR 1910.147 – Control of Hazardous Energy
  • 29 CFR 1910.7 – Definition and Requirements of Nationally Recognized Lab
  • 29 CFR 1910.151 (c) – Eye Wash Stations
  • OSH Act of 1970
  • 29 CFR 1926.21 – Training

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Lab Safety Training?

    OSHA doesn’t have a specific standard for lab safety training. However, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”

    Because of this requirement, employers have a legal and ethical obligation to develop and maintain a workplace that is free from hazards associated with lab safety. Employees have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety and well-being of all.

    Stay Informed On All Things Lab Safety

    Did You Know?

    Water expands nearly 10% more than its volume when frozen. (Source: Thought Co.)

    Bee stings are acidic while wasp stings are alkaline. (Source: Thought Co.)

    Over half a million people are employed in laboratories. (Source: OSHA)


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is one of the most important safety rules in a laboratory?

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    One of the first things you need to know in order to stay safe in a lab is where the safety equipment is and how to use it. This can include PPE, eye wash station, or a chemical fume hood.

    What are the five most common accidents in a laboratory?

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    The five most common safety hazards in a lab are chemical burns, heat burns, eye injuries, cuts from glassware, and inhaling dangerous gases. All of these can be prevented, though, with the proper PPE and safety procedures.

    Why shouldn’t you eat or drink in a laboratory?

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    Food and drinks, as well as cups, utensils, cosmetics, gum, and medicine are all strictly prohibited within laboratories, particularly in places where hazardous chemicals are stored. These items can become contaminated by chemicals or fumes, making them toxic and dangerous to consume.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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