Working in labs
Laboratory safety All students, staff and faculty are required to attend a laboratory safety training session prior to conducting research in a faculty laboratory. The training is offered three times a year—i.e., at the beginning of each semester and the summer. Ask your mentor for the time and location. There is also an online version available for those who are unable to attend the review course. To become certified, students must pass the test associated with the online course.
Certification and training in fire safety When a laboratory is open and running, New York City requires at least one of the occupants to be C-14 certified. To obtain certification, Barnard students must take a test in Brooklyn. To qualify you must have completed the following: (a) 21 credits in a science course, (b) 60 credits. To prepare for the test, we recommend that you either attend the review class or review the material online. When planning to take the test:
- Confirm that they are open and bring necessary materials by visiting the NYC Business site with information on the C-14 certification.
- Double check the requirements as the requirements change.
- Review the study guide and online materials.
- Fill out the A-20 form
- Bring two forms of identification and a letter of recommendation from your PI
Please note: the testing fee is $25. You may be reimbursed by Beyond Barnard. To this end, make sure you keep your receipt.
Traveling to the test site (NYC Fire Department (FDNY) Public Certification Unit, 9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor ,
Brooklyn, NY 11201. Phone: (718) 999-1988 firstname.lastname@example.org): (a) Take the 1 train to 59th (Columbus Circle) and transfer to the A train to Metro Tech/Jay Street; (b) use the Myrtle Promenade/Jay St. Metro Tech exit from the station; (3) walk east to the Flatbush Ave. entrance