With thousands of research institutes and industrial biotechnology companies doing business in San Diego, there is now a demand for specifically trained Laboratory Safety Technicians to enter the job market. The EHSM department and industry partners have created robust coursework to meet the needs of laboratory-specific regulations, including hazardous materials and waste management, HAZWOPER certification, and biological, chemical, and radiological regulatory compliance specific to a laboratory setting. Graduates will obtain positions in the laboratory setting as safety technicians, hazardous-waste technicians, environmental technicians, and occupational safety and health technicians.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- Identify and interpret Federal, State and local regulations related to Environmental Health and Safety Management in a laboratory setting.
- Perform laboratory hazard recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, biological and physical hazards.
- Properly manage EHS programs in a laboratory setting by providing employee training, program audits, and conducting site inspections.
|EHSM-130||Environmental/Occupational Health Effects of Hazardous Materials||3|
|EHSM-140||Laboratory Safety Management||4|
|EHSM-150||Hazardous Waste Management Applications||4|
|EHSM-200||Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) Applications||4|
|Select one of the following:||1-4|
|Cooperative Work Experience|
|EHS Field Applications|
Certificate of Achievement
Students who complete the requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Laboratory Safety Technician. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.