Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Obtaining appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) is a web-based system intended to identify and communicate hazards present in a lab or research area. To obtain Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) staff must take PPE training. After the training is completed, a voucher will be provided that will provide instructions on where to pick up PPE. LHAT is to be used by all academic appointees, staff, students, and visitors to prevent workplace illnesses and injuries. Login to Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) at



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LHAT allows you to:

As a Principal Investigator (PI)

  • Identify or add lab workers into their lab group
  • Determine hazards that are present in the lab through guided questions
  • Communicate laboratory hazards to personnel through the LHAT
  • Identify the proper PPE to be used based on the hazard assessment

As Laboratory Personnel

  • Identify with a lab group
  • View potential hazards present in the lab through the assessment
  • Receive a list of proper PPE to be used in your lab setting
  • Receive training & demonstrate understanding of the training on the selected PPE for your lab


Recommended Browsers

LHAT makes use of recent standards in web development and includes HTML5 features which are not supported in Internet Explorer 8. We highly recommend using the latest version of one of the following browsers for the best experience in LHAT:

Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

Apple Safari

Google Chrome