Chemical Engineering Safety

Safety Committee

  •  Daniel Gribble
  • Melissa Marsing
  • Gabriela Nagy (Chair)
  • Montgomery Smith
  • Dhushyanth Viswanath

To view the minutes from the Chemical Engineering Safety Committee meetings, please contact Dr. Gabriela Nagy in Forney G051.

Training

ChE Safety Awareness Training

ChE Initial Safety Awareness Training is required for all new employees including faculty, staff, research associates, students and visiting researchers. Initial safety training is tailored for each individual’s role in the department. For the Fall 2022 semester the in person training sessions, which are part of the initial training, are offered on the first and third Friday of the month in FRNY 2142 on the following dates and times: 

Date 9/02 9/16 10/07 10/21 11/04 11/18 12/02 12/16
Time 10:30 am 1:30 pm 10:30 am 1:30 pm 10:30 am 1:30 pm 10:30 am 1:30 pm

 

Safety training requirements for lab-based research in ChE

  1. Complete the “Purdue - University Lab Safety Fundamentals” online training course with Vivid Learning Systems (https://purdue.vividlms.com/). You need to complete all required sections including quizzes, and take the test. Save a copy of the “Record of Completion” Certificate received upon completion of the course.
  2. Read the Lab Specific Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) for the lab(s) you’ll work in, and complete the Lab Specific CHP Certification (page 81 in the Purdue CHP template). Save a PDF copy
  3. Have lab specific safety training, including training on all relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with the lab safety officer of the group.
  4. Have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training with the safety officer (or PI) for the lab you’ll work in. This needs to be documented by completing the PPE Certification of Training Form
  5. Complete any specialized training, as identified by your PI/Research Supervisor.
  6. Review the Building Emergency Plan (BEP) for FRNY Building
  7. Attend an in-person training session with the ChE Safety Committee Chair, currently Dr. Gabriela Nagy. Check above for latest dates and location.

Complete the ChE Safety training sign-in sheet to log the completion of your safety training. You will need the following documents:

  • “Record of Completion” Certificate received upon completion of “Purdue - Lab Safety Fundamentals” online training course
  • PDF copy of the signed Lab Specific CHP Certification

Safety training requirements for office workers and non-lab based (computational) research in ChE

  1. Complete the Hazard Communication Awareness Training online module and log the completion of training or REM’s website. Save a PDF copy of the automatic email received as proof of completion
  2. Review the Building Emergency Plan (BEP) for FRNY Building
  3. Attend an in-person training session with the ChE Safety Committee Chair, currently Dr. Gabriela Nagy. Check above for latest dates and location.

Complete the ChE Safety training sign-in sheet to log the completion of your safety training. You will need the following documents:

  • PDF copy of the email received as proof of completion of Hazard Communication Awareness online training

Safety training requirements for undergraduate student researchers

  • Undergraduate student researchers please consult this document to learn more about the safety training you need to complete before starting research in our School.

ChE Annual Safety Refresher Training 

Annual Safety Refresher Training is required during the month of February each year for all employees including faculty, staff, research associates, graduate students and visiting researchers. Complete the following training modules, as applicable, and log the completion of training:

  1. Complete the  ChE specific Annual Safety Refresher Training module (including the quiz) relevant for your role in the School and save a PDF copy of the email received upon completion of training. 
  2. Complete the Lab Specific Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) training by reviewing your lab’s CHP and all relevant SOPs (if applicable).
  3. Review the Building Emergency Plan (BEP) for FRNY Building

Complete the  ChE Safety training sign-in sheet to log your training.  

Log your training after you complete all the steps above; you will need the following documents:

Safety Policies Specific to Forney Hall

  • Safety Policies Specific to FRNY Building
    These policies are in addition to the safety rules applicable at University level and to those found in the Purdue Chemical Hygiene Plan. More stringent rules, for a specific work area, may be put in place by our Faculty.

Laboratory Safety Requirements

Emergency Preparedness

Accidents Do Happen at Universities

Workplace Injury Information

Safety Resources

Safety Updates