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Obtaining PPE

Mandatory Trainings

BEFORE PPE is issued, anyone working in a UCM laboratory must complete the Lab Safety Fundamentals (Certification). If you are having trouble accessing training, fill out the following form

I'm a new lab member. How do I obtain PPE?

Each new lab member must follow the process outlined below to obtain free PPE through UC Merced's PPE store.

The process begins with the principal investigator (PI) adding the new lab member to the lab group using the online Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT). The LHAT is designed to aid in identifying hazards specific to each lab and make suggestions regarding the types of PPE required to mitigate the identified hazards. After a new lab member is entered into the LHAT system, he or she must do the following:

  1. Login to LHAT, review, and acknowledge the hazard assessment.
  2. Complete the online PPE Safety training in the 'Next Steps' section of the LHAT, including a short quiz.
  3. Ensure that the Lab Safety Fundamentals certification is complete and not expired.
  4. Make an appointment with EH&S to be fitted and obtain PPE. Click here to request a 30-minute PPE fitting appointment.  Students, faculty, and staff will be fitted by APPOINTMENT ONLY (all appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance).

Visit EH&S in SE 2 room 110 building during your scheduled appointment time.

*Trainings are available as eCourse in the UC Learning Center.