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10 – Hour Laboratory Safety Class
This course is classroom training, team taught by a group of university safety professionals and includes topics such as general safety principles, building emergency, waste disposal, spill response, chemical reactivity, fire codes, electrical safety, chemical fume hoods, PPE, compressed gases, the OSHA Lab Standard, hazard communication, OHSA Bloodborne Pathogens, biosafety, and chemical security. This training is recommended for all new Principal Investigators, laboratory managers and research laboratory personnel. If you have received a Certificate of Completion from the 10-Hour Laboratory Safety Class you have met the following online laboratory safety requirements:
  • Laboratory Standard (CFR 1910.1450)
  • Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (Initial) – Refresher training still required on an annual basis if working with human source material
  • Building Emergency Training – Beginning with the Fall 2012 10-Hour Laboratory Safety Class

This course is held in room 700B, 1314 Kinnear Road. For more information on upcoming dates or to register for this course please log in to Buckeye Learn and search for Lab Safety Course (10-hour).
Environmental Affairs
Asbestos Awareness – This training provides employees who may come into contact with asbestos a basic introduction to the follow topic areas; asbestos types, properties and uses, health effects, potential locations of asbestos on campus and responsibilities. This is an EHS recommended online training.

Asbestos Management in Projects –This course is designed to assist you with compliance with state and federal regulations to successfully manage asbestos hazards during construction projects. You will also learn how asbestos containing materials were used, how those materials are hazardous, and the liabilities that the University has as the building owner and owner of this hazardous material.

Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination- This training assists employees to recognize suspicious activities that contribute to stormwater pollution. Topics include spotting illegal dumping or discharge. This training is recommended for any driver, police officer, maintenance worker or deliver personnel whose job requires travel throughout campus.

Municipal Storm Water Pollution Prevention - This training discussed the differences between storm and sanitary sewer systems and provides janitorial, maintenance and landscape employees with basic knowledge and practices that must be practiced to prevent stormwater pollution. Although this training is intended for municipal facilities, it is applicable to our university because of our size and Ohio EPA Permit requirements. This training is required on an annual basis.

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) – This training provides individuals who handle oil detailed information on appropriate spill prevention methods and spill control measures for a facility. This training is offered online and is required on an annual basis.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Everyday Best Management Practices - This training provides a general overview of stormwater regulations and operational best management practices associated industrial and government sites. Our Columbus, Newark, Lima Campuses and the OSU Airport are each under a state stormwater permit. However, to minimize our university’s impact on the aquatic environment, all employees, students, and volunteers should participate in this training and apply applicable BMPs to their everyday lives.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention for Construction Sites - This training is intended for our construction personnel to recognize potential sources for stormwater pollution from construction sites and activities. This training is offered on line and is required for construction inspectors on an annual basis.

Universal Waste – This training provides individuals handling universal waste (i.e. light tubes, ballasts, batteries) detailed information on proper handling and disposal procedures. This is an EHS recommended training and is in video format.