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Lab Safety Manual

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Minors in the Lab

Minors (18 years or younger) may not work in laboratories unsupervised. Parent or guardian permission is strongly recommended for minors working in laboratory settings where inherent hazards exist. Work with (or access to) the following hazards requires documentation of parent/guardian approval:

  1. Radioisotopes
  2. Carcinogens
  3. Select Agents
  4. Controlled substances and other narcotics
  5. Explosives or highly reactive materials
  6. Nanoparticles (where aerosolization is possible)
  7. Class 3-4 lasers
  8. Live animals in the laboratory setting
  9. Infectious materials, human pathogens, zoonotic agents