Lab Health & Safety
In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1 then alert Public Safety at x8-2222
Forms and Resources
Research and Laboratory Safety (RLS) provides training to NYU Students, Staff and Faculty, as required by local, state or federal law.
A list of upcoming training events can be found by clicking on the training button.
Note: Initial Lab Safety Training, Initial Hazardous Safety Training, and Bloodborne Pathogen Training is available online through the BioRAFT platform.
Students enrolled in teaching labs are also required to self-register into the "Tandon Teaching Labs" group in BioRAFT in addition to completing the required training.
Instructions on how to self-register into a lab/group.
If you need to attend a training session and it is not listed, please contact Environmental Health and Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org for a schedule.
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.
What safety training do I need to take?
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.
How do I dispose of laboratory waste?
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.
How can I make arrangements for a waste pick-up?
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I find labels for containers of waste?
How do I dispose of laboratory equipment?
Equipment must be decontaminated prior to coordinating a pick-up by the recycling team. For more information, please visit: Laboratory Waste