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Welcome to General Lab Safety Training

Course Objectives

During this course you will learn to perform Laboratory Hazard assessments and create standard operating procedures, where to find information on chemical hazards and protective measures, and to implement laboratory and chemical safety practices. You will also learn to manage your laboratory chemical waste, and to prepare for and respond to an emergency.

You will need to view all of the course material in order to receive credit. Access to the final exam will be given once the coursework is complete.

The coursework includes three (3) modules:

  • Getting Started
  • Chemical Hazards and Protective Measures
    • Chemical Hygiene Plan
    • Hazard Assessments
    • Safety Data Sheets
    • GHS Container Labels
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
    • Laboratory and Chemical Safety Practices
    • Laboratory Waste Management


What's Next?

Please click Next to progress to the next module.



Drake Public Safety
     emergency 811

Drake Public Safety, 
    non-emergency - 515-271-2222

- Des Moines police, fire, ambulance,
     emergency - 911
-  Des Moines police,
     non-emergency 9-283-4811
- American Republic Student 
  Health Center  
- Employee Assistance Program
Title IX

(These contacts are all relative to being dialed on campus)


Emergency Procedures

Emergency Procedures Manual