Minors who participate in a program or activity that is sponsored or operated by NYU and is being conducted in NYU facilities may be required to complete additional Environmental Health and Safety Training prior to participating. This page will help you determine what type of activities are allowed and if the Minors that you supervise will require additional training. Please review the entire page.

Definitions

“Minor” means a person under the age of eighteen (18), participating in a program or activity that is being sponsored or operated by NYU in an NYU facility who is not enrolled in any degree granting programs at NYU.

“Supervisor” means any person who sponsors or engages in oversite of any Minor on campus.
 

Fire and Life Safety

All Supervisors and any unsupervised Minors, who will be participating in programs sponsored or operated by NYU which are being conducted in NYU facilities, are advised to complete EHS MOC 0050: FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY training. You can find this training on BioRaft under the NYU Home Page. You will need an NYU ID Card to access the NYU Home. Once the training is finished, please complete the Fire and Life Safety Training Record. The form can be accessed by clicking on the following link: Fire and Life Safety Training Record
 

Laboratories

All Minors are prohibited from working or conducting research in the following:

Minors may not work with, or be at risk of exposure to, infectious agents. In particular, minors must be isolated from the following biological hazards:

  • Biosafety Level (BSL2) or Biosafety Level (BSL3) pathogens
  • Primary human and non-human primate materials
  • Biological Select Agents or Toxins
  • Risk Group 2 recombinant materials and viral vector
  • Any laboratory or facility where select agents or explosives are used or stored.
  • Any Animal Care Services housing or procedure area/lab/facility. (Note that this does not apply to individual Principal Investigator animal research laboratories.)

Minors are prohibited from working with any of the following materials:

  • Radioactive materials or radiation (X-rays)
  • Acute Toxins

Minors are allowed to work or conduct research in laboratories/facilities (not listed above) if the following requirements are met in full:

  • The program or activity that the Minors are participating in has been registered with the Office of Youth Programs Compliance.
  • Hazard specific safety training is completed by the Supervisor with the Minor.
  • Personal protective equipment, specific to the hazard, is provided to the minor with instructions for use and disposal by the Supervisor.
  • The Minor is supervised at all times while in the facility and never left alone.
  • Hours of work comply with Federal Regulation 29 CFR 570.35.
     

Training Requirements

All Training courses are available online. You can find all trainings on BioRaft under the NYU Home Page. You will need an NYU ID Card to access NYU Home. Please complete the on-line assessment form should you be supervising Minors in labs and meet the listed guidelines. The form can be found by clicking on the following link:

EHS Assessment Form

EHS MOC 0001: BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS: Minors that are working in a Lab and who are working with blood or any other potentially infections materials (e.g. plasma, serum, unfixed human cell lines, etc.) are required to complete this online BBP course in addition to Lab Safety and Hazardous Materials Training.

EHS MOC 0010: HAZARDOUS WASTE: This on-line course is required if Hazardous Waste will be generated.

EHS MOC 0020: LAB SAFETY: All Minors engaged in Lab activities are required to complete EHS MOC 0020: LAB SAFETY training. In addition, they will need to complete EHS MOC 0010: HAZARDOUS WASTE Training.

Art Activities

Minors are allowed to work in art facilities if the following requirements are met in full:

  • The program or activity that the Minors are participating in has been registered with the Office of Youth Programs Compliance.
  • Hazard specific safety training is completed by the Supervisor with the minor.
  • Personal protective equipment, specific to the hazard, is provided to the Minor with instructions for use and disposal by the Supervisor.
  • The Minor is supervised at all times while in the facility and never left alone. Hours of work comply with Federal Regulation 29 CFR 570.35.
     

EHS MOC 0030: ART SAFETY: Minors who are engaged in Art Classes where they are using any Hazardous Materials, or materials that can produce Hazardous Waste, will need to complete the on-line Art Safety Training and Hazardous Waste Training. You can find this training on BioRaft under the NYU Home Page. You will need an NYU ID Card to access NYU Home. Examples of the types of materials used that might require completion of EHS MOC 0030: ART SAFETY, include:

Acids Adhesives Clay
Cleaners (Inorganic & Organic)
Concrete Dyes
Epoxy Resin & Hardeners
Fiberglass Resins & Hardeners Glazes
Metals & Metal Compounds
Minerals Paints
Photo Chemicals Pigments Plaster
Plastics & Adhesives
Plastics & Foams Sculpture Stones
Solder & Fluxes Solvents Welding Filler
Wood Preservatives Woods that are Toxic  

EHS MOC 0040: SHOP SAFETY: Minors who are using handheld tools or power tools will need to complete Shop Safety Training.

EHS MOC 0010: HAZARDOUS WASTE: This on-line course is required if Hazardous Waste will be generated.

Please complete the on-line assessment form should you be supervising Minors who are engaged in Art Activities and meet the listed guidelines. The form can be found by clicking on the following link:

EHS Assessment Form