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, their laboratory spaces and equipment, 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, 6th Edition.
  • MSU Biosafety and Security 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 completed every 365 days for all lab members, including the PI

  • New lab members must have it within 30 days of starting
  • It addresses hazards and protective measures/equipment specific to the work in that specific lab
  • If work/tasks change, training needs to be updated before the 365 days
  • It will be housed with all other training in Ability LMS.
  • Retain for 3 years after an employee has left

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