REHS Training Calendar

Important Information

Based on the University mandate for online instruction until at least 2021, REHS has suspended all in-person classes for Laboratory Safety, Biosafety, Bloodborne Pathogens/Plants Safety training.

To meet our regulatory compliance and provide you with the necessary training to work in laboratories, all Laboratory Safety, Biosafety, Bloodborne Pathogens/Plants Safety training will be conducted on-line.

In order to complete the RU Laboratory Safety/Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogens/Plants training course, please do the following:

  • Log into
  • Scroll down to the "Online Training Links" section.
  • Click on the 'Laboratory Safety/Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogens/Plants Refresher' Link and begin your training.

Prior to using chemicals and beginning your lab activities, you must receive Hands On/Lab Specific training for your work given by your PI or lab supervisor. This includes reading and understanding the Chemical Hygiene Guide (CHG) or Laboratory Safety Manual, your lab SOPs, and the SDS for the chemical(s) you'll be expected to utilize. You must sign the acknowledgment form in your laboratory specific CHG prior to utilizing chemicals and lab's equipment ( Fourth Edition.pdf). All required PPE (at a minimum, gloves, safety glasses and a lab coat) must be worn at all times and you must fully understand the hazards of the chemicals that you are specifically working.

If you have any specific questions regarding the content of the training or have any additional questions or concerns, please contact REHS at 848-445-2550.

REHS will be posting the status of other health and safety training programs on our website, for immediate needs please contact REHS

Rutgers Courses
Art Safety -Any faculty or students involved in visual arts or set design and construction
Clinical Health & Safety -Required for all employees working in clinical areas.
IATA Category A -Required for all employees shipping Infectious Substances (Category A) such as HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, or specimens known to contain these agents.
IATA Category B -Required for all employees shipping Dry Ice, Exempt Specimens and Biological Substances (Category B)
Initial Radiation Safety -All employees and students on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses who handle radioactive materials.
Lab Safety -Call REHS to setup session for your group or department where your employees and students work in chemical only laboratories
Lab Safety/Biosafety/BBP -Required for all employees and students who work in laboratories where chemicals, unfixed human materials/cells/tissues, infectious agents, biological toxins, and/or recombinant DNA/synthetic nucleic acids are used.
Laser Safety Training -All students, faculty, and staff who use lasers in the laboratory
Maintenance Safety -All employees who work with or around chemicals (e.g. custodians, maintenance employees, etc.).
Refresher Radiation Safety -All employees and students who handle radioactive materials.
Respirator Training -All students, faculty, and staff who are required to wear respirators
Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences Employees (Legacy UMDNJ)
RBHS Radiation Safety Orientation -All employees and students on the RBHS/Newark campus who handle radioactive materials.
(Click on the name of the course to view training dates. Click on the Building Name for Directions)
Upcoming Training Events
    Date Time Location Room Campus
Online Trainings
The following online trainings are accessibile by logging into
  • COVID Health and Safety Awareness for Students
  • Online Art Safety Training
  • Online Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogens Refresher
  • Online BSL3 - Agent Specific Training
  • Online BSL3 - Personnel Suitability Training
  • Online BSL3 - Research Safety Training
  • Online Clinical Health and Safety Training
  • Online IATA Refresher - UN1845 Dry Ice, Exempt Human-Animal Specimens
  • Online IATA Refresher: Exempt Human-Animal Specimen / UN1845-Dry Ice / Materials of Trade
  • Online IATA Refresher: UN1845-Dry Ice / Materials of Trade
  • Online IATA Refresher: UN3373-Biological Substance, Category B / UN3245-Genetically Modified Micro-Organisms (GMMOs) AND Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) / Exempt Human-Animal Specimen / UN1845-Dry Ice / Materials of Trade
  • Online Initial Radiation Safety
  • Online Irradiator Training
  • Online Laboratory Safety Refresher
  • Online Materials of Trade
  • Online Plant and Plant-Related Research
  • Online RBHS Irradiator Training
  • Online Respirator-PAPR Training
  • Online Respiratory Protection Training
  • Online SPCC/Class C UST Operator Training
  • Online UBHC RTK-HAZCOM Training
  • Online Viral Vector Training
  • Online X-Ray Training
  • Radiation Refresher Safety
  • RTK HAZCOM for General Employees
  • Rutgers University - Return to Research COVID Health and Safety Awareness