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Center for Neuroscience - Health and Safety

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Center for Neuroscience Health and Safety Program

General Safety for Everyone


Print the Office, Lab and Vivarium Safety Checklist

Complete the Volunteer Form (if you are a volunteer)

Complete the Oath of Allegiance (if you are a volunteer)

Complete the CBS Network Security Policy (if you are a volunteer) PDF version

Required to pass the "Livescan" background check with Campus Police

Read the CNS Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

Read the Emergency Evacaution Plan

Read the Emergency Response Guide

Read the Job Safety Analysis for Office Workers

Read the Hazard Communication Program document

Read Safety Net #148- Office Safety and Training

Trained to perform specific office/lab duties and knows the associated hazards with each function

Know the location of the First Aid Kit

Know the location of the fire extinguishers and fire alarm pull stations

Know the accident and injury response reporting procedures

Has signed up for UC Davis "WarnMe" emergency notification system

Has completed online training course Lab Safety for Support Personnel - if applicable


Safety for Individuals Working In Labs


If there is exposure to animals (direct or indirect), has enrolled in the Occupational Health Surveillance System through Occupational Health Services

Sign up and take the online UC Laboratory Safety Fundamentals Course. This training is required initially with a refresher course once every three years.

Take the Laboratory Safety Training with Diane Hoffmann to fulfill local, county, state and federal requirements for general safety, basic laboratory safety, biosafety, bloodborne pathogens, medical waste, chemical safety, radiation compliance, ergonomics and active shooter

Take the UC Davis Biosafety Level 2 - online course to satisfy training for safe handling of infectious agents, medical waste and recombinant DNA constructs

Read the UC Davis Chemical Hygiene Plan located within the UC Davis Laboratory Safety Manual

Read the laboratory's "Laboratory Safety Plan" (optional) formerly called the "Chemical Hygiene Plan"

Read the chemical SOP's (control banded) if applicable

Read the "Emergency Chemical Spill Procedure" Safety Net #13

Know the location of the Emergency Chemical Spill kit in the lab

Know the location of the laboratory Chemical Inventory print out from the most recent Chemical Inventory Systems (CIS) update.

Know the location of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in the lab, and knows how to access SDS on line.

Know the location of the emergency eyewash and shower stations and has read the "Emergency Eyewash and Shower Testing," Safety Net #66

Read the Laboratory Waste Management "Quick Guide"

Read the UC Davis Medical Waste Management Plan

Read the Job Safety Analysis for Laboratory Workers

Know the location of laboratory specific standard operating procedures (SOP), protocols, solution preparation recipes, etc.

Take the online class Safe Use of Biological Safety Cabinets if applicable.

Take the online class Fume Hood Safety if applicable.

Take the online class Controlled Substances if applicable.

Take the Radiation Safety Class or Laser Safety Class if applicable.

Read the Job Safety Analysis for Field Researchers if applicable

Volunteers only (background checks for employees are initiated during the payroll process):

Complete a background check:

1. Download the Background Check Authorization Form

2. Submit the form to the CNS Safety Manager for authorization

3. Schedule an Appointment with the UCD Police Department

4. Bring the completed form with you to your appointment


Safety for Individuals Working with Vertebrate Animals


Take the online course Animal Care and Use 101 (ACU 101); give a copy of the training record to the Lab Manager

Document proper training in animal handling or aseptic technique; sign up for a class if necessary

Review the Hazard Analysis Tool to become familiar with zoonotic hazards associated with animals

Have the lab manager or PI initiate the online Risk Assessment/Health Surveillance for Occupational Health Services.

Read the animal use protocol and document that it has been read.

Has read the appropriate SOP's and related documentation for the specific tasks to be performed

Read the Job Safety Analysis for Animal Handlers

Safety for Individuals Working with Primates


Know the location of the Primate Exposure Kit

Complete the online course Zoonosis of Non-human Primates.

View the "Working Safely with Non-Human Primates" video

See our Working Safely with Animals web page for more information