(Decommissioned) Minors in UALR Laboratories – LR 701.26

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Minors in UALR Laboratories
Policy Number: LR 701.26
Effective Date: February 11, 2010
Revised Dates: November 3, 2023
Most Recent Review Date: November 3, 2023


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, and
    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:

  1. Description of experiments to be conducted
  2. Standard operating procedures
  3. Chemical and material lists
  4. Training modules provided

Upon receipt and review of these documents, principal investigators and supervisors will be notified within 48 hours on the status of approval.

Minors in Labs Registration Form

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