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CSTEM Student Access and Safety Training

Student Access and Safety Training

Any student that will be provided access to CSTEM instructional research space(s) is required to go through Student Access and Safety Training, whether Onity key access is being requested or not. The Student Access and Safety Training is conducted by the Laboratory Technician(s). The training typically takes 30-40 minutes to complete and content may vary. For instance, a student working solely in a computer lab will receive different training than a student conducting research in a chemistry lab. The information below provides detailed information on the process for requesting and obtaining student access to the labs in the CSTEM.

Safety Training Modules

Computer Lab Safety Training

Field Lab Safety Training

Lab Safety Training

Robotics Tool Safety Training

Process for Requesting and Obtaining Student Access to Labs

Outlined on the following page is the process that will be adhered to for faculty members wishing to request that student(s) be granted access to instructional research spaces.  This is being implemented for both consistency and to ensure that the sponsoring faculty member(s) are invested in and assume responsibility for the student(s) working independently under his/her direction.  Please keep in mind that requesting access does not guarantee access.  Only students that are conducting research or creative activities under the direction of a faculty member will be considered for swipe key access.

Process for Requesting Access

  1. Faculty member meets with student and determines if access is appropriate and necessary.
  2. Faculty member and student complete the Student Access Request Form.
  3. Faculty member discusses the request with his/her department chair for approval. If approved chair will sign the student access form.
  4. Student access form is submitted to laboratory technician.
  5. Student schedules and attends appropriate training session.  These sessions will be designed and conducted by laboratory technician(s) Ms. Jennifer Sirbaugh.
  6. Ms. Sirbaugh submits the verification of training to accompany the request form to the CSTEM Dean, Dr. Bob Warburton.
  7. Approval or denial of request is sent to student, faculty member and appropriate department chair.

Important Points to Note:

  1. While not required it is recommended that the faculty member review expectations of use and behavior with students.  Students found to abuse the privilege will have their access revoked and may face discipline outlined in the Student Handbook.
  2. All students are expected to abide by the policies outlined in the Student Handbook and failure to do so will result in revocation of access.  This would include producing identification as requested by a member of the CSTEM faculty or staff, or members of the University Police.
  3. Lab safety and securing are to be practiced at all times.
  4. Faculty members are required to provide contact information and assume the responsibility for the students.  If the faculty member is not on campus and in the building where the student is working the faculty member must identify another faculty member willing to accept the responsibility for the student(s) in the lab.  If a faculty member is not available the students must leave the laboratory.

Any student found to be working without a supervising faculty member present in the building will have his/her lab access revoked as will all other students working with that faculty member.

Please provide completed forms to Ms. Jennifer Sirbaugh before training or have students bring the completed forms with them to their scheduled training. This will improve the overall access request process. It is the requesting person’s responsibility to ensure that the forms are completed.