MatSE requires yearly refresher training to keep our personnel's safety knowledge and awareness up-to-date. We strive to maintain safety and training standards that are practiced at the National Labs and in industry. The safety program at Penn State is evolving rapidly due to increased oversight of the University by OSHA. We aim to be ahead of the curve and make MatSE stand out in terms of the Department's commitment to safe working conditions for everyone in the building and well-maintained labs.
The goals of Safety Week and the yearly safety training programs in MATSE are to:
Prepare students, postdocs, and other researchers for the safety environment that they will experience outside of Penn State in their professional careers.
Continue to be vigilant about the housekeeping and hazards in MATSE labs.
Enable productive research without delays due to accidents or injuries.
Demonstrate to visitors and observers outside MATSE that Penn State takes safety seriously and that everyone in the Department has a stake in creating a safe working environment.
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Tuesday 9/4 1:15-2:15pm or Friday 9/7 9:00-10:00am
LABORATORY SAFETY TRAINING INITIAL (FORMERLY CHEMICAL AND HAZARDOUS WASTE HANDLING INITIAL)
MANDATORY for all incoming students that will be working in a lab with chemicals.
Tuesday 9/4 2:30-3:30pm or Friday 9/7 10:00-11:00am
LABORATORY SAFETY TRAINING REFRESHER (FORMERLY: CHEMICAL AND HAZARDOUS WASTE HANDLING REFRESHER)
MANDATORY for anyone who has previously had the Initial Training, and will require the
refresher training within the next 12 months.
Wednesday 9/5 9:30-10:30am
FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING with Steve Triebold (PSU Fire Marshall)
All are encouraged to attend.
Wednesday 9/5 10:30-11:30am
PSU POLICE-FIVE OUTS: SURVIVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER
All are encouraged to attend. A signup list will be maintained in the MatSE Department Safety Office. Please send an email to email@example.com secure a spot.
Wednesday 9/5 1:15-2:15pm
INTRODUCTION TO SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
MANDATORY for all non-laboratory personnel (other than undergraduates), meaning anyone that has desk in MatSE but does not work in a laboratory.
This training covers hazards that can occur in while working in a building with laboratories, even when you don't work in a laboratory environment.
Wednesday 9/5 2:30-3:30pm
LABORATORY SAFETY/OVERSEER TRAINING
Mandatory for all laboratory overseers
Thursday 9/6 1:00-4:00pm
CPR & AED TRAINING
Space is extremely limited. For reservations, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 9/7 11:00am -12:00pm
Learn proper techniques at your work station and in the lab to protect yourself against injury.
Friday 9/7 12:00-2:00pm GUEST SPEAKER
WILLIAM DRUMMER - R&D EH&S DELIVERY MANAGER FROM THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
Bill will give a presentation about best safety practices in industry, and discuss Dow's Safety Culture.
Since lunch will be provided, please RSVP by sending email to email@example.com