Chemical Hygiene Training

How to play safe in a research laboratory
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (236 ratings)
2,822 students
51min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Learn basic chemical hygiene knowledge.
Know how to protect themselves in the laboratory.
How to read safety data sheet, GHS pictograms
How to label, store chemicals.
How to handle laboratory emergencies.


  • To better understand this MOOC, high school level chemistry knowledge is required.
  • You also need a computer that has access to internet.


This is a training MOOC for chemical hygiene. The primary goal is to provide domain knowledge to the audience. These domain knowledge includes how to read safety data sheet, how to recognize specific labels et al. The second goal is to provide some kind of skills or correct responses in different scenarios. These skills will be like how to properly label containers with chemicals, how to properly deal with a leak in laboratory and what is the suitable reaction to a fire in laboratory.

Who this course is for:

  • New student that will join a synthetic laboratory , or anyone interested in organic chemistry.


Sheldon Gu
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 236 Reviews
  • 2,822 Students
  • 1 Course

Sheldon obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 2010 at Case Western Reserve University. Currently works as a synthetic chemist to synthesize various small molecules as potential drug candidates. Some of Sheldon's research works have been published on peer reviewed journals, like Journal of American Chemical Society, Journal of Organic Chemistry.

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