MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is committed to maintaining a safe environment by working cooperatively with the MIT Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office. The MIT EHS Office is responsible for the management and delivery of services that promote environmentally responsible practices at MIT, reduce MIT’s impact on the environment, and protect the health and safety of the community at the operational level.
Training is required before beginning work with any potentially hazardous materials in an MIT laboratory. Your EHS representative, who serves as the primary EHS contact in your lab, can guide you through the training process. If you do not know your EHS representative, contact your EHS coordinator for more information. You should begin your EHS training by completing a Training Needs Assessment. This process will generate training requirements based on your research activities. Many of the required courses are provided by EHS both online and in a classroom setting.
Depending on the requirements generated by your Training Needs Assessment, you may need to undergo some department-specific training. The instructions below are related to that training. If you have any questions, please contact either your EHS representative or EHS coordinators John Macfarlane or Steve Rudolph.
Chemical Hygiene Plan and Signature
Researchers and lab supervisors are required to read this plan and sign the acknowledgement page certifying that they have read it. Please complete this acknowledgement form after reading the plan.
Chemical Hygiene Plan (pdf)
Acknowledgement form (online form)
Lab Specific Chemical Hygiene Training
Building 1: Contact EHS coordinators Steve Rudolph.
Building 48: Lab-specific chemical hygiene training and information about managing hazardous waste is provided annually in September or by appointment. Contact EHS coordinator John MacFarlane for more information
EHS Representatives should attend EHS0760c-A: EHS Representative Orientation.
EHS on Atlas
Space registration, training reconciliation, inspections and training reports.
EHS reps can run a principal investigator (PI) training report by choosing Report 3: Report on all registered users under a PI or supervisor.