Complementary safety training

The complementary trainings are free and optional for the whole EPFL staff.


  • Reminder on basics in chemistry
  • Recognizing and managing some specific hazards and risks
  • Utility and essential points of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Preventing events/knowing how to choose safety equipment
  • Storing chemicals and waste safely

Target audience

The training is intended for people using chemicals at work and at home.

Program (*)

  • Static magnetic field. Units.
  • Main interactions of static magnetic field with the human body
  • Main dangers related to the magnetic field
  • Standards and regulations related to the level of exposure
  • EPFL: magnetic field measurements and safety rules
  • How can I work safely?

(*) We reserve the right to slightly change the program.

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To help the EPFL community minimize risks and prevent accidents when working with compressed gas, we offer a complementary gas safety training via the Moodle learning platform:

Gas safety training

The points covered in this safety training are:

  • Safety principles                               
  • Gas cylinders
  • Gas properties
  • How can we mitigate risk?
  • Gas cylinder storage
  • Fittings and threads
  • Gas distribution system: Cylinder change
  • Experimental setup safety
  • Gas detection
  • Take-home message

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