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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).
Occupational Health and Safety
3M Air-Mate High Efficiency Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Training – This training module provides the user with an understanding of the components of a PAPR system, intended use, preparation, donning, troubleshooting, cleaning and proper storage techniques associated with the PAPR system. The training complies with OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection Standards.

Arc Flash – This training provides an overview of the OSU Arc Flash Safety Program. Topics include arc flash prevention, labels, flash hazard analysis, NFPA boundary zones, and personal protective equipment (PPE). This is an EHS recommended online training for employees performing any type of electrical work where an arc flash hazard exists. (NOTE: this online training course is meant for awareness purposes and does not meet any certification requirements.)

Building Emergency Action Plan, OSU-BEAP – This training provides an overview of the University wide plan describing what to do in the event of an emergency. Topics covered include evacuation plans, severe weather emergencies, fires, bomb threats, utility outages and workplace violence. This is a one-time, online training, required for all OSU employees.

Confined Space Entry - This training provides a general overview of the OSU Environmental Health & Safety’s Confined Space Entry Program. Additionally this training will provide the user with an understanding of the responsibilities of various OSU departments when employees enter confined spaces, knowledge of the numerous hazards which may exist in a confined space, capable of recognizing what makes an area a “permit” or “non-permit” required confined space, and the requirements for rescue and emergency services during confined space entry. The user will also know how to obtain a permit for entering a confined space and how to complete the permit at the conclusion of this training.

CPR, AED, First Aid and Water Safety – The OSU Department of Recreational Sports offers American Red Cross Safety Training Courses for students, staff and the general public. These courses provide the skills necessary to create a safe work, school and home environment. The courses offered include CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), AED (Automated External Defibrillator), First Aid and other water-related safety courses. More information, pricing and registration can be found at OSU Recreational Sports Safety Training Courses.

DOT Dry Ice - This training module applies to shipments containing dry ice as the sole hazardous material in the package. Any person preparing packages containing dry ice must be properly trained to ensure safe shipment. Topics include regulatory oversight, hazardous materials definitions, training requirements, classification/identification, packaging, marking/labeling, documentation/shipping papers, and recordkeeping of dry ice shipments.

DOT General Awareness - This training module is provided to assist OSU faculty and staff who may be involved with shipment or receipt of Department of Transportation classified Hazardous Materials. Shippers of Hazardous Materials are required to complete additional training in conjunction with this General Awareness Training program.

DOT Safety and Security - This training module is provided to assist OSU faculty and staff safely handle any packages that may contain Department of Transportation classified Hazardous Materials. The module will cover safety and security principles such as ensuring emergency response information is provided with each HAZMAT shipment, safe package handling and storage practices, security measures of HAZMAT shipments, recognizing security threats, and applicability of DOT security plans.

Elevated Work (Aerial Lifts / Scaffolding / Ladders) – The elevated work training program has been developed to provide safety related information and procedures in order to eliminate or minimize injuries as a result of improper use. Elevated work involves any work conducted above a substrate. Equipment used to vertically elevate a worker above the substrate includes, but is not limited to, aerial devices (i.e. scissor lifts, aerial lifts, boom buckets), scaffolding and ladders. The Elevated Work training program is developed and maintained to provide safety related information to users of these devices and minimize injuries as a result of improper use. This program covers all Ohio State University (OSU) departmental personnel including staff and contractors utilizing equipment to perform elevated work on OSU property.

Filtering Facepiece Respirator Training – This training module provides the user of filtering facepiece respirators with the requirements and procedures that must be followed before entering the OSU Respiratory Protection Program. Additionally, the user will learn the degree of filtering, type of filtering, preparation, donning, positive and negative pressure checks, when disposal is necessary and method of disposal and maintenance/storage techniques associated with the filtering facepiece respirators. The training complies with OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection Standards.

Fire Extinguisher Training – This training module is designed for all OSU employees in order to understand how to properly fight a fire using a fire extinguisher. This module also includes information on the fire tetrahedron, types of fires, different types of fire extinguishers, fire extinguisher use, and the rules for fighting fires.

First Responder Training – This training provides a general overview of the OSU Environmental Health & Safety emergency response team for chemical, biological and radiological emergencies. Additionally this training will provide hazardous material emergency awareness information for responding to a chemical, biological or radiological spill or release; information on typical personal protective equipment needed during these responses; and specifically responding to research intensive facilities. This training is developed with the first responder in mind, such as police and/or fire prevention personnel.

Forklift Safety Program Training - This training provides forklift operators the information required under OSHA regulations for classroom training. Topics covered include fundamental differences in types of forklifts; the differences between forklifts and vehicles; pre-use inspections; hazards and safety precautions to take when handling loads; safety precautions to take when operating a forklift; and identifying potential workplace hazards associated with forklift operation. Forklift operators are required to complete this training along with a practical examination to be authorized to operate a forklift.

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) – As of January 2015 this training information has been blended into both the Laboratory Standard Training and the Hazard Communications Training modules. Personnel needing to complete GHS training will need to retake either one of these two modules. GHS topic areas include background information, label elements, hazard pictograms, signal words, hazard statements, and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format. This is a one-time training, offered both online and in the classroom, required for all OSU employees.

Hazard Communication (CFR 1910.1200) – This training provides an overview of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard as it relates to occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This is a one-time training, offered both online and in the classroom, required for all OSU employees.

Hearing Conservation (CFR 1910.95) – This training provides an overview of the OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure Standard and the OSU Hearing Conservation Program. Topics include basic noise and hearing information, appropriate personal protective equipment and audiometric testing. This training is available both online and in the classroom and is required annually for employees enrolled in the Hearing Conservation Program.

Hand and Power Tool Safety – This training provides and introduction to hand and power tool safety. Topics include potential hazards, injury prevention, proper tool selection, transportation and maintenance and appropriate PPE. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who use hand and power tools.

Heat and Cold Stress – This training program provides an introduction to heat and cold stress. Topic areas include the definition of heat and cold stress, types of illness caused by heat and cold stress and prevention. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work in extreme temperatures.

Hot Work – This training program provides an introduction to hot work and hot work permitting. Topic areas include the definition of hot work, operations that warrant the need for a hot work permit and specialized hot work precautions. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees performing construction and maintenance activities that present a potential fire hazard to the people and property of OSU.

Legionella Awareness - This training module provides OSU employees information on what Legionella is, where it can be found, and the adverse health effects it may produce. This module will also provide information on prevention and control methods for reducing the risk of being exposed to Legionella.

Lockout / Tagout (CFR 1910.147) – This training provides an overview of the OSHA Lockout / Tagout standard. Topics include types of energy, lockout procedures and devices, authorized and affected employees and the OSU Control of Hazardous Energy Policy. This is required classroom training for employees who service and maintain energized equipment, that must be taken upon initial assignment and when new equipment is introduced.

Nanotechnology – This training provides an overview of the OSU Nanotechnology Safety Program. Topics covered include nanoparticle origins, hazards, exposure routes, precautions/control methods, spill procedures, and waste disposal. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees involved with any type of nanoparticle research that should be taken upon initial assignment.

OSHA Coordinator Training – All OSU departments (administrative units) are responsible for identifying and assigning safety (compliance) responsibilities to an OSHA Coordinator (safety representative) within their unit. This training program will aid administrative units (OSHA Coordinators) so they can quickly determine which standards apply to them, employee responsibilities, responsibilities of the administrative unit, and resources available to help with compliance.

Permit Required Confined Space Entry (CFR 1910.146) – This training provides an overview of the OSHA Confined Space Entry Standard. Topics covered include types of confined spaces, entry form, position assignments, required equipment, potential dangers, emergency response and the OSU Confined Space Program Policy. This is required classroom training for employees involved with confined space entry, that must be taken upon initial assignment.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – This training provides a basic overview of the OSHA PPE Standard (CFR 1910.132). Topics include hazard assessments, exposures, engineering controls, administrative controls and types of PPE. This training is required for all employees who use PPE and is offered as both online and classroom training. It is required upon initial assignment and whenever new PPE is introduced.

Pesticide Applicator Training and Licensing – OSU employees who apply pesticides as part of their job are required to either obtain a Commercial Applicator License through appropriate training and testing or work under the supervision of a Licensed Applicator as a Trained Service Person. Commercial Applicator License Training is available, for a fee, through the Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program which is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Trained Service Person Training can be obtained by reading the Trained Service Person Manual (OSU Bulletin 863) or by receiving equivalent training from his/her supervisor.

Respiratory Protection - This training provides an understanding of various types of respirators and their protection levels; the requirements for Voluntary Use of Respirators; the requirements of the OSU Respiratory Protection Program; the proper procedures for maintenance, storage, cleaning and inspection of respirators; proper donning and doffing procedures; and the proper use and limitations of your respirator. This training applies to any OSU employee required to wear a respirator as part of their job duties and covers all types of respirators and must be completed before wearing a respirator.

Tractor Safety - The Tractor Operator training module is designed for OSU personnel who will be using tractors on campus for any purpose. Objectives included in this training include understanding the purpose of a tractor, the characteristics of a tractor, recognizing hazard groups, tractor stability, identifying controls/instrumentation, and safe use of a tractor. The program was designed by the OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
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