Laboratory Orientation Checklist
Minors Conducting Research or Working in a Lab
Minors under the age of 13 may not be present in a laboratory, unless they are touring or visiting a laboratory pursuant to the requirements in the Harvard University Minors in Labs Policy.
Minors age 13-17 are allowed in a laboratory setting when they are participating in a Harvard academic program, provided that:
- They have written consent from their parent or guardian.
- They have received general lab safety training from Harvard’s Environmental Health and Safety Office (EH&S) which has been documented through their addition to the EH&S Training Management System Roster.
- They have been trained in the specific hazards to which they may be exposed in the laboratory and they agree to strictly adhere to the laboratory-specific requirements concerning Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”)
- They are at all times under the direct supervision of a qualified adult designated for this responsibility.
Non-Harvard Personnel Using Harvard Research Laboratory Facilities
Any individual without a Harvard Appointment (e.g. visiting scholar or collaborator) that intends to use CCB research laboratory facilities must read, sign, and return the above form to the CCB Safety Office before their work begins.
Please read the Acknowledgement of Risk and Release Information.
Prescription Safety Glasses
The CCB Department will pay for the purchase of one pair of prescription safety glasses for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, undergraduates, and research staff/associates performing work in one of our Research Laboratories. Individuals are responsible for eye examinations, prescription changes, and for replacing lost or broken glasses at their own expense.