STAR-LITE, an On-Line Lab Training Program Offered by NIH

Safe Techniques Advance Research - Laboratory Interactive Training Environment (STAR-LITE) targets students in the laboratory.

In an effort to increase safety awareness and motivate students to work safely in the laboratory, STAR-LITE was developed by The Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). DOHS has designed an interactive computer-based laboratory safety training program for high school students and undergraduate university students. The program incorporates common features seen in today's video games, i.e., selection of an individualized character; first-person views; and three-dimensional graphics. This method of instruction integrates visualization of consequences, e.g., slips/trips/falls, inhalation of chemical hazards, spills of biohazardous liquids, development of critical-thinking proficiencies, and application of problem-solving skills.

Lab Safety Training Program
Source: National Institutes of Health