Minors in UALR Laboratories – 701.26

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Minors in UALR Laboratories
Policy Number: 701.26
Effective Date: February 11, 2010


Persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from working in UALR laboratories as students, volunteers, or trainees except under the following conditions:

  1. The minor is employed by the University and has completed applicable training in safe laboratory procedures as specified by the Environmental Health and Safety Committee;
  2. The minor is enrolled in a University course with a laboratory component;
  3. The minor is participating in University-sponsored program and has received documented laboratory-specific training in safe laboratory procedures adult supervision at all times
    a signed assent and parental consent form on file for each laboratory activity.

Except for individuals in categories 1 and 2 above, minors may not participate in any laboratory activities involving:

  1. biosafety Level 2 containment or higher;
  2. primate (including human) blood, fluids, or tissues;
  3. living vertebrate animals;
  4. human subjects
  5. ionizing or non-ionizing radiation
  6. high voltage equipment

Principle Investigators and/or Lab Supervisors must submit documents to the Environmental Health and Safety Committee for review and approval. Submittals include but are not limited to:

  • Description of experiments to be conducted
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Chemical and material lists
  • Training modules provided

Upon receipt and review of these documents, PIs/Supervisors will be notified within 48 hours on the status of approval.

Minors in Labs Registration Form

Source: Environmental Health and Safety
Approved By: Environmental Health and Safety Committee, Feb. 11, 2010
Custodian: EHS Committee