Required Training and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Laboratory Safety Training

Every student and anyone wishing to work in a laboratory in the Department of Chemical Engineering must complete the required Laboratory Safety Training (Initial) Program offered by Penn State Environmental Health and Safety. Environmental Health and Safety training courses are accessible through the University’s Learning Resource Network

To complete the training, visit and select the training option under the Quick Links menu. You will need to log in with your Penn State user ID and password.

All lab participants must complete the laboratory safety refresher course each January.

After completing the course—whether for the first time or as a refresher—you will be provided with a certificate. Please print two copies of this certificate—one to file with your group’s Lab Safety Notebook and one for Roger Dunlap, 310 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building.

Required PPE in Experimental Labs

All occupants of experimental labs must adhere to the following rules:

  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times.
  • Gloves must be worn while working in the lab and removed prior to leaving the lab.
  • Lab coats must be worn inside the lab.
  • Closed-toed shoes must be worn inside of the lab.
  • Additional PPE could be required on specific experiments—know your hazards.


The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering, established in 1948, is recognized as one of the largest and most influential chemical engineering departments in the nation.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry.

Department of Chemical Engineering

121 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2574