fundamentals of lab safety
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Fundamentals of Laboratory Safety


The course introduces clinical and public health laboratory professionals to the hazards they may encounter while working in a clinical or public health laboratory, ways to mitigate risks, and the proper response to incidents.


This basic-level course is for all laboratory staff at clinical and public health laboratories.


Course content is closed captioned, where applicable, and optimized for a screen reader.


At the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Recognize laboratory hazards and identify safety resources.
  • Describe how risk assessment and control measures are used to mitigate risks.
  • Recognize incidents and near misses in the laboratory and how to report them.
Continuing Education (CE)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

P.A.C.E. ® number: 288-013-23