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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
Research Safety
Laboratory Standard (CFR 1910.1450) – This training gives an overview of the OSHA Laboratory Standard and occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in research laboratories. It is a one-time, required online training for all employees engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals.

Bloodborne Pathogen (CFR 1910.1030) Annual & Refresher – This training is an introduction to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, sharps safety, common bloodborne pathogens and the University Exposure Control Plan. This training is offered online and is required annually for all employees who are at risk for occupational exposure to human blood, body fluids, cell lines or other potentially infectious material (as defined by the OSHA standard).

Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) – This training is a one-time, required online training program for all individuals working in a BSL2 laboratory, even if they do not handle Risk Group 2 biohazards. Everyone working in a BSL2 laboratory should be aware of the potential risks that may be encountered in the lab. The training gives a basic introduction to hazard awareness, facility requirements, personal protective equipment and practices and procedures necessary for working in a BSL2 laboratory.

Athletic Bloodborne Pathogen – This training provides an overview of how the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (CFR 1910.1030), sharps safety, common bloodborne pathogens and the Athletics Department Exposure Control Plan relate to intercollegiate and recreational athletics. It is offered online and required annually for all Athletic Department employees who are at risk of occupational exposure to human blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious material (as defined by the OSHA standard).

Biosafety Cabinets – This training provides individuals who use a biosafety cabinet (BSC) for their research experiments an introduction to BSCs, including the classes and types of BSCs, safe work practices and required field certification tests. This is an EHS recommended online training.

Chemical Safety – This training provides an overview of the basic principles of Chemical Safety. Topics covered include chemical procurement, storage, transportation, manipulation and disposal. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with chemicals on a routine basis.

Chemical Spill Clean-Up – This training program provides an introduction to chemical spill clean-up procedures. Topic areas include the definition of a hazardous chemical, spill types, spill preparedness, clean-up guidelines and procedures, first aid, responsibilities, and PPE guidelines. This is an EHS recommended online training for all employees working with hazardous chemicals.

Compressed Gas Cylinders (CGC) – This training provides an overview of the hazards associated with compressed gas cylinders, including oxygen and hydrogen gas cylinders. Other topic areas include components of a cylinder; safe handling, storage, transport and use of a CGC; liquefied gas safety; and inspecting and testing. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with compressed gas cylinders.

Cryogenic Liquids – This training provides an introduction to cryogenic liquids. Topic areas include cryogenic liquid properties, types, applications, hazards, use, handling, storage, PPE and first aid. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with cryogenic materials.

Cyanide Safety – This training provides an introduction to working safely with cyanide. Topic areas include definitions, forms of cyanide, reactivity, handling and use, PPE, exposure limits and symptoms of exposure, specific cyanogenic materials and proper waste disposal. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with cyanide.

Electrical Safety – This training provides an introduction of basic electrical safety principles. Topics covered include hazards, health effects, PPE and safe work practices. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with electricity on a routine basis.

Formaldehyde Standard (CFR1910.1048) – Employees who are exposed to formaldehyde at or above 0.10ppm must take this online training program. Topics covered include formaldehyde use, acute and chronic health effects, overview of the OSHA Formaldehyde Standard, exposure limits and safe work practices.

Fume Hood Safety – This training provides an introduction to types of chemical fume hoods (CFH), including conventional and low flow, and CFH components. Training also covers safe work practices, positioning of equipment within a CFH, airflow monitors, certification of equipment and decommissioning. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with hazardous chemicals in chemical fume hoods.

Hydrofluoric Acid Safety – This training provides a basic introduction to hydrofluoric acid safety. Topic areas include definitions, hazards, exposure effects, exposure limits, handling and use, PPE and first aid. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with hydrofluoric acid.

Infectious Waste Disposal – This training is provided for employees who handle, dispose of and package infectious waste. The training provides a general overview of infectious waste handling and disposal procedures, as well as definitions, generator responsibilities, waste treatment regulations and spill clean-up procedures. This is an EHS recommended online training.

Safe and Effective Use of Autoclaves – This training provides an introduction to autoclave safety. Topics include types of autoclaves, do’s and don’ts of use, appropriate PPE, recordkeeping and proper procedures for running an autoclave. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who use an autoclave.

Toxicology – This training provides a basic overview of toxicology. Topic areas include the definition of a toxin, risk, the dose/response relationship, exposure limits, routes of entry, acute vs. chronic exposures and toxin classifications. This is an EHS recommended online training for any employees working with a toxin or who has an interest in toxicology.

UV Safety – This training provides a basic introduction to ultraviolet (UV) hazards. Topic areas include the definition of ultraviolet radiation, effects of exposure, treatment, types of UV rays, control measures, appropriate PPE, laboratory uses of UV and required signage. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees working with UV radiation.
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