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All users are required to take safety training before they may begin work at the ALS. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator and the Experimental Lead to ensure that all members of the team receive proper safety training before an experiment begins.

Special consideration is available for NSLS users who have completed, and are up-to-date with, their safety training, NSLS Safety Module;  they may take a brief equivalency course ALS 1010: Site-Specific Safety at the ALS in lieu of the complete safety training  in ALS 1001: Safety at the ALS. These users must present documentation upon arrival at the ALS showing that  they have completed NSLS Safety Module; see Acceptable NSLS Safety Documentation for examples.

Most training is available online. Please use the non-LDAP login and enter your badge number as your Employee ID. If you do not yet have a badge, you may leave that field blank.

Facility Safety Training Required for ALL Users
(choose the non-LDAP login)


Special Training Required for Some Users

Additional online training courses for specific hazards and/or equipment are available for ALS users. This training is experiment-specific and will be prescribed from the review of your ESS. Some of this training may be provided by Berkeley Lab and be available on-line. See the chart below for listing of the more common courses.


Laser Safety

Required if a User will be working with a Class 3B/4 laser

EHS 0302

Safety Training for Crystallography Users

Specialized training on how to use the hutches and working with cryogens

ALS 1007

Work in the User Chemistry Lab

More detailed information on working with chemicals and waste generation

EHS 0623

Work with Nano Materials

More detailed information on working with nano materials

EHS 0344

Work in the User Biology Labs

More detailed information on working with biological materials and generating bio-wastes

EHS 0739

EHS 0730

Rad Materials

Required if working with moderate levels of radiological materials

EHS 0471


In addition to these standardized courses, you will also receive beamline-specific training. Since there are a variety of beamlines at the ALS, there are many ways in which this is given and documented. Consult your beamline contacts when scheduling your beam time to get more information.