While the Department of Environment Health and Safety (EHS) encourages and supports educational programs for youths on campus, special care must be taken to ensure the safety of minors entering the laboratory spaces. Any employee who brings a minor into a lab space must have the necessary approvals and consents which includes proper training and parental consent. Please contact Cory Smith or Breanne Puff for more information on required EHS trainings for minors.
University Risk Management has developed documents to assist employees interested in bringing minors into the laboratory. These include a checklist and guidelines that outline supervisor responsibilities.
Guidelines for Minors.pdf
Please visit University Risk Management for more information and for current consent forms.
Because minors may be more susceptible to toxic agents and chemicals and may be less aware of the risks and hazards present in the lab environment they require more supervision. Minors are also limited in what activities they can perform; further details outlining restrictions can be found in the University of Colorado Denver policy Minors in Laboratories and Animal Facilities.pdf