Safety Education Requirements

  • Biosafety Training: Biannual
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    Biosafety training is offered via the EHS Online Training Program and staff presentation. This training is required for all persons working in labs with biological materials.

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Annual
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    This training is offered via the EHS Online Training Program and staff presentation. This training is required for persons covered by OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. It requires initial training prior to exposure and annually thereafter.

  • Chemical Hygiene Training: Annual
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    This training can be offered by staff presentation or by the researcher’s supervisor or principal investigatr. It is also offered via the EHS Online Training Program. This training is required for all persons working in research laboratories. This training should cover the specific hazards and required protective measures for the chemicals used by a researcher. Initial training is required prior to working with hazardous chemicals and whenever a new process, experiment or chemical is introduced or at least annually. Go to Chemical Hygiene Plan Training for more information.

  • Chemical Waste Training: Annual
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    This training is offered in multiple formats; including the EHS Online Training Program, PowerPoint, and staff presentation. This training is required for persons who generate chemical waste. It requires initial training prior to generating waste and annually thereafter.

  • Confined Space Training: Periodic
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    This training is provided by Environmental Health and Safety staff presentation. Persons entering or attending a confined space entry must be trained prior to participation. Refresher training should be provided annually.

  • CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator(AED), and First Aid:
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    These training courses are provided by Environmental Health and Safety staff presentation.

    • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Training: Biannual
      Those persons trained in the use of the AED through AHA are certified for a two year period. This is a four hour class that teaches participants how to use the AED. Use of the AED, in combination with CPR greatly increases an adult cardiac arrest victim's change of survival. Recertification is recommended.
    • CPR Training: Biannual
      Those persons trained in CPR through AHA are certified for a two year period. This is a four to six hour class, depending on discipline that trains a participant in Adult, Child and Infant CPR and Chocking. Recertification is recommended.
    • First Aid Training: Biannual
      Those persons trained in First Aid through AHA are certified for a two year period. This is an eight hour class that trains an individual in basic first aid. Recertification is recommended.
     
  • Dry Ice Shipping Training: Biannual
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    This training is offered in the EHS Online Training Program. This training is required for all persons who want to ship materials on dry ice.

  • Ergonomics at the Computer Workstation: Elective
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    A self-paced computer training program called ErgoSmart is offered at ErgoSmart Software. Training is also offered by staff presentation upon request. This training is designed to reduce the risk of repetitive motion disorders for workers who spend 2+ hours per day at the computer.

  • Fume Hood Training: Initial
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    This training is offered in multiple formats; including PowerPoint for use in department presentations, and by Environmental Health & Safetystaff presentation. This course is recommended for all personnel and students who will use a fume hood or other specialized laboratory ventilation.

  • Hydrofluoric Acid Refresher Training: Annual
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    This training is offered in the EHS Online Training Program and by Environmental Health and Safety staff presentation. This training is required for all persons who are using Hydrofluoric Acid.

  • Laser Safety Training: Initial
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    This training is offered by Environmental Health and Safety staff presentation. This training is required for all workers prior to the use of Class 3B and 4 lasers.

  • New Employee Orientation: Initial
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    This training is offered in multiple formats; including Powerpoint, and by Environmental Health & Safety staff presentation. This introduction to safety is available to all new members of the campus community to introduce them to the University safety program.

  • New Graduate Student Orientation: Initial
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    This training is offered in multiple formats; including the EHS Online Training Program,Powerpoint for use in department presentations, and by Environmental Health & Safety staff presentation. This introduction to safety is required for all new graduate students and is available to all new members of the campus community to introduce them to the University safety program.

  • Powered Industrial Trucks Safety Training: Initial and Refresher Every 3 Years
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    In accordance with the OSHA standard, all personnel who utilize powered industrial trucks must receive initial safety training prior to the use of the equipment and periodic refresher safety training every three years. Certain incidents require immediate retraining. These incidents are:

    • The operator has been observed to operate the vehicle in an unsafe manner.
    • The operator has been involved in an accident or near-miss incident.
    • The operator has received an evaluation that reveals that the operator is not operating the truck safely.
    • The operator is assigned to drive a different type of truck.
    • A condition in the workplace changes in a manner that could affect safe operation of the truck.

    Initial and refresher training is provided by Occupatioanl Health and Safety and includes:

    • Classroom instruction on the proper use of forklifts, man-lifts, and pallet trucks
    • Viewing a training DVD which explains the proper lifting capacity, dangers of improper use, completing inspections, providing hazard communication and choosing the right industrial truck for the task
    • Performance evaluation of each operator on the use of a forklift and pallet lift truck to assess the operator's ability to maneuver a load around obstacles in a safe manner.
     
  • Radiation Safety Training: Annual
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    This training is offered by Environmental Health & Safety staff presentation. Initial Radiation Safety Training is required prior to the use of radioactive materials and annually thereafter.

  • Recombinant DNA Research Training: Initial and Refresher Every 3 Years
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    This training is offered through the EHS Online Training Program and staff presentation. This training is required for anyone working on a Recombinant DNA project that is covered under the NIH guidelines.

  • Respirator Training: Annual
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    This training is offered by Environmental Health & Safety staff presentation. This training is required for all persons wearing respiratory protection. The training is done initially accompanied by respirator fit testing. Refresher training should be performed annually.

  • Right-To-Know Training: Annual
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    This training is offered in multiple formats; including the EHS Online Training Program, Powerpoint, and by Environmental Health & Safety staff presentation. Right-to-Know training is offered in two levels; Right-to-Know Basic which covers non-laboratory workers and students who do not work with chemical waste and Right-to-Know Advanced training for those students who make decisions and work with chemical waste.

  • X-Ray Device Safety Training: Initial
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    This training is offered by Environmental Health & Safety staff presentation. This training is required for all workers prior to the use of devices that produce x-rays.

For training information or availability please review the Department of Environmental Health & Safety Training Schedule, contact DEHS, or call 831-8475.