Site specific training is documented annually

In addition to the completion of EHS required training courses, the principal investigator or supervisor must ensure that all lab personnel receive site-specific training. This training includes information specific to their job duties, precautions to prevent exposures, and exposure response procedures. In addition, lab personnel are to be given information about immune competence and conditions that could predispose them to infection, as appropriate.


  • Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th Edition. MSU Biosafety Manual- Appendix K-Site Specific Training Checklist
  • MSU Chemical Hygiene Plan. Section 1.5.
  • MSU Bloodborne Exposure Control Plan- Appendix E-Bloodborne Pathogens Site-Specific Training Checklist
  • MSU Bloodborne Exposure Control Plan- Appendix F-Supervisor’s Guide for Bloodborne Pathogens Site-Specific Training Checklist

Corrective actions:

Site-specific training must be documented and maintained by the unit/P.I./supervisor and be available to representatives of EHS, the CHO (Chemical Hygiene Officer) members of the CHS (Chemical Hygiene Subcommittee) or other regulatory officials upon request.

Checklists must be completed within 30 days of initial training, after a procedural change, when new tasks are assigned, and annually for everyone working in the laboratory including the P.I. Retention for site-specific training checklists is now three (3) years.

The site-specific training form is available on the MSU EHS website.