Lab Health & Safety | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Lab Health & Safety

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General FAQs

All laboratory personnel including research faculty, clinical faculty, post-docs, TAs, PhD students, and technicians are required to obtain an FDNY C-14 Certificate of Fitness for Supervising Non-Production Chemical Laboratories (C-14). The C-14 Certificate of Fitness can be obtained by completing the EHS BioRAFT training session “Introduction to Certificate of Fitness (C-14)” and passing a written exam or qualifying for an exam exemption on the basis of education or experience.

All researchers are required to attend various safety trainings and refresher trainings depending on your work and exposure risks. NYU Environmental Health and Safety sponsors these trainings either in person or online via BioRAFT. Online trainings and registration for in-person trainings can be found in the Course Directory under the Trainings section of BioRAFT. You may check your training requirements and compliance at any time in the Compliance section of BioRAFT. BioRAFT is found in NYU Home. You may find the training schedule on the EHS Training Website.

Laboratories generate many different types of waste including regulated medical waste also known as biohazardous waste, sharps, hazardous chemical waste, non-hazardous waste, broken glass, and old equipment and computers. Each type of waste is collected and treated according to the particular hazards it poses by Triumvirate, a specialty hazardous waste removal company. For more information, please visit: Waste Disposal.

Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) must be packaged, boxed up, and taped by the user (PI, researcher) and labeled with the lab name and room number before being brought over to the waste storage room. 

Hazardous Waste- Please submit a request via: Waste Pickup Request Form or contact EHS at 212-998-1450 or to arrange for a hazardous waste pick-up.

Universal Waste- Fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, and batteries are picked up by CBS. Please submit a request via Waste Pickup Request Form for a pick-up. For additional information, please contact EHS at 212-998-1450 or

Templates for Avery labels can be found on our website at: Waste Labels

Equipment must be decontaminated prior to coordinating a pick-up by the recycling team. For more information, please visit: Laboratory Waste


Environmental Health and Safety provides training to NYU Students, Staff and Faculty, as required by local, state or federal law. Below is a list of scheduled in-person training sessions. Descriptions of the training follows the listing.

NOTE: In accordance with President Hamilton's email concerning NYU classes being temporarily moved to online delivery, EHS has cancelled the scheduled in-person training. In-person training will resume once regular in-person classes resume. Until that time, Introduction to Lab Safety, Hazardous Waste and BBP training is available online through the BioRaft platform.  


Biosafety Requirements

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Senior Research Lab Safety Officer