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Complete Safety Training Print

All users are required to take online 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.

Facility Safety Training Required for ALL Users

Users must register with the ALS to obtain an LBNL ID number before they can complete safety training courses.

Choose the non-LDAP login and enter you LBNL ID number to begin.


*Note for NSLS Users:  Active NSLS users who have up-to-date safety training, NSLS Safety Module;  may take the brief ALS 1010 instead of the complete ALS 1001. 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.


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


Beamline-Specific Training

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.