The Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP) is committed to providing a safe environment. Together with the Environment, Health, and Safety Office, we promote environmentally responsible practices, reduce our environmental impact, and protect the community's health and safety within our workspaces.
There are requirements, including prior training, for everyone in the department — faculty, staff and students, — who participate in workspace activities or has contact with potentially hazardous materials or activities.
Your laboratory has an EHS representative who can guide you through the training process. If you don't know your EHS rep, contact the LMP EHS coordinator Dan Herrick for more information.
You should begin your EHS training by completing the Training Needs Assessment. This will generate training requirements based on your research activities. Most of the required training is provided by EHS both online and in a classroom setting. However, the Chemical Hygiene Plan signature and LMP specific Chemical Hygiene Training are provided by LMP staff. See the instructions below to complete these training requirements. If you have any questions about your training, please contact your EHS rep or Dan Kallin.
MIT requires training before beginning work with any potentially hazardous materials or activities in an MIT laboratory. All principal investigators, graduate students, UROP students, postdocs, and other researchers working in a laboratory must complete a training needs assessment (TNA). Go to TNA.
Chemical Hygiene Plan: Researchers and lab supervisors are required to read this plan. They must certify that they have read the plan by completing and signing the online form or sending an email to the coordinator Dan Herrick. The Chemical Hygiene Plan had relatively minor changes for 2011. Web links were changed to reflect the new EH&S Web site. Also of note, however, Dr. Brian Anthony has agreed to serve as the Chemical Hygiene Officer for the LMP going forward. Previous readers can click here for a summary of the changes only.
EHS reps: Create your own training or use the above document as guidance.Email firstname.lastname@example.org with trainee names and date of completion.
Seek instruction from experienced shop or lab staff before using any power tools or machines at MIT.
Please review the following guidelines if you are conducting research with nanoparticles.
For a more complete discussion of the risks and precautions, please see the EHS information at:
Principal Investigator or Laboratory Supervisor