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Safety Training

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General Lab Safety

Electrical Safety for Labs

Take Online Training
FOR All University personnel who work with electricity in research laboratories.

This online training provides an awareness of basic electrical safety concepts involving household-level voltages (240 & below) that should be followed in laboratories to avoid electrical shock, damage to sensitive equipment, and the ignition of combustible materials. The training is NOT intended to cover high voltage operations.

Estimated Length
10 minutes
Frequency
Once

Prerequisities

None

General Laboratory Safety Training

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FOR This training is REQUIRED by all laboratory personnel (Principal Investigators, graduate students, post-docs, technicians, etc.) who work in University research laboratories.

This online training provides information regarding standard laboratory safety guidelines, laboratory signs and labels, personal protective equipment, working with biological/chemical/radiological materials, waste disposal, and emergency preparedness.

Estimated Length
30 minutes
Frequency
Once
Needs be taken prior to working with biological/chemical/radiological materials or within the first month of working in the laboratory.

Prerequisities

None

Biological Safety

Safe Handling of Human Cell Lines/Materials in a Research Laboratory

Register for Live Training Take Online Training
FOR All University researchers and laboratory staff who work with human cell lines and other human-origin materials. Employees must take the live version for their initial training. An online refresher version is available to meet the annual training requirement for employees who have already taken the initial live training course.

Choose your PI as the "Unit Head", if you are a PI choose yourself as the "Unit Head". This training provides information about regulations, an explanation of bloodborne diseases and how they are transmitted, procedures and equipment that prevent exposure, hazards and precautions for human cell culture work, Biosafety Level 2 requirements, and medical follow-up if exposure occurs.

Estimated Length
60 minutes
Frequency
Every 12 months
Online training requires prior attendance of live training. Completing the online training will not fulfill your training requirement if you have not attended the live training.

Prerequisities

Understanding Biosafety

Take Online Training
FOR Required training for University personnel who work at Biosafety Level 2, but applicable to all personnel working with biohazards or recombinant DNA.

This online training presents the basic concepts of biosafety, focusing primarily on planning safe experiments. Topics include: risk assessment, containment, biosafety levels, waste disposal, and emergency preparedness.

Estimated Length
30 minutes
Frequency
Once
Online training is REQUIRED prior to initiating work at Biosafety Level 2.

Prerequisities

Chemical Safety

Chemical Management for Laboratories

Take Online Training
FOR This live training is recommended for all University laboratory personnel.

This online training covers information on the OSHA Laboratory Standard which requires the development of a Laboratory Safety Plan specific for each workplace, how chemicals can affect you, ways to prevent or reduce potential exposure, proper storage, waste management, and emergency response.

Estimated Length
90 minutes
Frequency
Once
All sections must be completed to fulfill the training requirement.

Prerequisities

Hydrofluoric Acid Training

Take Online Training
FOR All campus laboratory staff and students using or planning to use hydrofluoric acid or hydrofluoric acid-containing solutions.

This online training provides information on the safe use of hydrofluoric acid. Topics include: health hazards, symptoms of exposure, first aid and medical treatment, exposure control measures, personal protective equipment, campus policies related to HF and emergency response procedures.

Estimated Length
30 minutes
Frequency
Once

Prerequisities

Hazardous Materials Transport

Awareness Training for the Transport of Hazardous Materials

Take Online Training
FOR All University personnel who ship or receive hazardous materials.

This online training provides a general understanding of hazardous material transportation regulations and how to apply them. Topics include: how to identify hazardous materials, emergency response, security awareness, and training compliance. Completion of the training does NOT meet all requirements for shipping hazardous materials.

Estimated Length
30 minutes
Frequency
Every 24 months

Prerequisities

None

Transportation of Infectious Substances, Category B

Take Online Training
FOR All University personnel who ship Category B infectious materials (including regulated medical waste).

This online training provides information on how to properly ship infectious substances that qualify as Category B material. Topics include: classifying biological materials, selecting proper shipping names, selecting approved packaging materials, marking and labeling packages, and completing all required documentation. NOTE: To become certified to ship Category B infectious materials, you must notify BSS via e-mail that you have completed this training (and the prerequisite training) and provide the following information: name of the principal investigator, title and approval date of Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) registration, list of Category B materials expected to be shipped within the next 2 years, and list of anticipated shipping destinations.

Estimated Length
60 minutes
Frequency
Every 24 months
To become certified to ship Category B infectious materials, you must notify DRS via e-mail that you have completed this training (and the prerequisite training) and provide the following information: name of the principal investigator, title and approval date of Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) registration, list of Category B materials expected to be shipped within the next 2 years, and list of anticipated shipping destinations.

Prerequisities

Hazardous Waste

Chemical Waste Requirements Training

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FOR This training is REQUIRED for all University personnel who generate, store, and request pickups of chemical waste on campus.

This online training provides an explanation of requirements for collecting, storing, and disposing of chemical waste. Topics include: proper disposal procedures, storage requirements, safe handling procedures, and emergency preparedness. Successful completion of this course is REQUIRED in order to request a chemical waste pickup by DRS.

Estimated Length
45 minutes
Frequency
Once

Prerequisities

Laser Safety

General Laser Safety

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FOR This training or comparable training is required for all University personnel who work with or around lasers.

This online training provides information about the classification of lasers, potential hazards associated with lasers, and ways to control the hazards. Topics include: hazard awareness, engineered controls, procedural controls, personal protective equipment, and emergency response.

Estimated Length
20 minutes
Frequency
Every 12 months
Documentation of training is required.

Prerequisities

Radiation Safety

Analytical X-ray Safety

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FOR This training or comparable training is REQUIRED for all University personnel who work with or around analytical x-ray machines.

This online training provides information about the operation of analytical x-ray machines, the health effects of radiation exposure, and how to reduce exposure. Topics include: hazard awareness, engineered controls, procedural controls, personal protective equipment, and emergency response.

Estimated Length
20 minutes
Frequency
Every 12 months
Documentation of training is required.

Prerequisities

Radiation Safety Awareness Training

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FOR This training or comparable training is REQUIRED for all University personnel who occasionally visit posted radioactive materials locations. This training is not for individuals who work with radioactive materials.

This online training is for people whose duties require them to enter areas where radiation sources are used but who do not use radiation sources themselves. It provides the basic information necessary to identify radiation areas and protect oneself. Topics include: what are radioactive materials, identifying radioactive materials locations, and preventing radioactive contamination.

Estimated Length
10 minutes
Frequency
Every 12 months
Documentation of training is required.

Prerequisities

None

Radiation Safety Update

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FOR All University personnel who work with or around radioactive materials and who have already taken the Radioactive Materials Safety course.

This online training provides an update on the campus radiation safety program for experienced users. Topics include: contamination surveys, the radiation safety web site, ordering radioactive materials, and radioactive waste.

Estimated Length
10 minutes
Frequency
Every 12 months
This training should be taken as an annual refresher AFTER taking the radioactive materials safety course.

Prerequisities

Radioactive Materials Safety Training

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FOR This training or comparable training is REQUIRED for all University personnel who work with or around radioactive materials.

This online training covers information about regulations, potential hazards of radiation exposure, controlling hazards, and minimizing radiation exposure. Other topics include: the nature of radioactivity, health effects of radiation exposure, how to reduce radiation exposure, and administrative aspects of the campus radiation safety program.

Estimated Length
20 minutes
Frequency
Once
Documentation of training is required.

Prerequisities

Non-Laboratory Personnel Safety

Hazard Communication

Take Online Training
FOR All non-laboratory University personnel prior to their work with hazardous chemicals.

This training provides information on the OSHA regulation, how chemicals enter into the body, how to protect yourself from the chemicals you use, how to use (Material) Safety Data Sheets, how to manage chemical waste, and emergency response.

Estimated Length
30 minutes
Frequency
Once
After the initial training, units will train employees on new products as they are introduced to the work area.

Prerequisities

None

Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

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FOR All non-laboratory University personnel with reasonably anticipated occupational exposure to human blood or other potentially infectious materials. Employees must take the live version for their initial training. Units with occupationally-exposed personnel provide live training by individuals who have been trained by DRS. An online refresher version is available to meet the annual training requirement for employees who have already taken an initial live training course.

This training provides information about regulations, an explanation of bloodborne diseases and how that are transmitted, procedures and equipment that prevent exposure, and medical follow-up if exposure occurs.

Estimated Length
45 minutes
Frequency
Every 12 months
Completing the online training without the live training will not fulfill the training requirement.

Prerequisities

None