Employee and Supervisor Responsibilities
Employees have the responsibility to follow safety procedures, including wearing proper safety equipment and completing appropriate training. Employees must also recognize and correct hazards (when possible) or report hazards to the appropriate supervisor.
For more information see Individual Responsibilities.
Supervisor, Manager, and Principal Investigator Responsibilities
Supervisors must ensure the safety of work assignments and workspaces, assign safety training related to hazards, provide safety procedures and equipment, correct identified hazards (where practicable), look into the causes of incidents and take action to prevent similar incidents, and discuss safety in regular meetings and performance reviews.
For more information, see Manager Responsibilities.
Assigning safety training:
- Supervisors and managers can use the Safety Training Assessment & Records Tool (also called START) as a starting point to determine the minimum safety training required for their staff and/or lab members.
- Principal Investigators (PIs) may visit the Required Safety and Compliance Training for Researchers website to determine what is generally required for job tasks. PIs are also welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions about required safety trainings for laboratories.