Research/Biosafety Training

These courses focus on promoting a safe work environment by ensuring regulatory compliance of laboratory equipment, hazardous chemicals and infectious biological agents.

Laboratory Manager Safety Training

Class overview

This training provides laboratory supervisors with the information necessary to successfully manage a safe and healthy work environment. Topic areas include responsibilities, personnel training, research protocols and safety plans, waste segregation and disposal, laboratory inspection program and equipment maintenance. 

Who is this class for?

This is recommended training for lab supervisors.

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Laboratory Standard (CFR 1910.1450)

Class overview

This training gives an overview of the OSHA Laboratory Standard and occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in research laboratories. 

Who is this class for?

It is a one-time, required online training for all employees engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals. 

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Bloodborne Pathogen - Initial

Class overview

This training is an introduction to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, sharps safety, common bloodborne pathogens and the University Exposure Control Plan. 

Who is this class for?

This training 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).

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Bloodborne Pathogen - Refresher

Class overview

This training is an introduction to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, sharps safety, common bloodborne pathogens and the University Exposure Control Plan.

Who is this class for?

This training 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).

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Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2)

Class overview

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. 

Who is this class for?

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. 

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Biosafety Cabinets

Class overview

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. 

Who is this class for?

This is recommended training for individuals who use a biosafety cabinet (BSC) for their research experiments.

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Chemical Safety

Class overview

This training provides an overview of the basic principles of Chemical Safety. Topics covered include chemical procurement, storage, transportation, manipulation and disposal.

Who is this class for?

This is recommended training for employees who work with chemicals on a routine basis.

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Chemical Spill Clean-Up

Class overview

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.

Who is this class for?

This is recommended training for all employees working with hazardous chemicals.

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Compressed Gas Cylinders (CGC)

Class overview

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. 

Who is this class for?

This is recommended training for employees who work with compressed gas cylinders.

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Cryogenic Materials

Class overview

This training provides an introduction to cryogenic liquids. Topic areas include cryogenic liquid properties, types, applications, hazards, use, handling, storage, PPE and first aid.

Who is this class for?

This is recommended training for employees who work with cryogenic materials.

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Cyanide Safety 

Class overview

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.

Who is this class for?

This is recommended training for employees who work with cyanide.

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Electrical Safety

Class overview

This training provides an introduction of basic electrical safety principles. Topics covered include hazards, health effects, PPE and safe work practices. 

Who is this class for?

This is recommended training for employees who work with electricity on a routine basis.

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Formaldehyde Standard (CFR 1910.1048) 

Class overview

Topics covered include formaldehyde use, acute and chronic health effects, overview of the OSHA Formaldehyde Standard, exposure limits and safe work practices.

Who is this class for?

Employees who are exposed to formaldehyde at or above 0.10ppm must take this online training program.

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Fume Hood Safety

Class overview

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.

Who is this class for?

This is recommended training for employees who work with hazardous chemicals in chemical fume hoods.

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Hydrofluoric Acid Safety

Class overview

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. 

Who is this class for?

This is recommended training for employees who work with hydrofluoric acid.

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Infectious Waste Disposal

Class overview

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.

Who is this class for?

This training is provided for employees who handle, dispose of and package infectious waste.

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Lentiviral Vectors Safety

Class overview

The training provides an overview of safety considerations and hazard precautions for handling lentiviral vectors. 

Who is this class for?

This training is required by the Institutional Biosafety Committee for all Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators and study team listed on IBC protocols involving lentivirus submitted for review and approval after January 1, 2015.

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Local Exhaust Ventilation

Overview

This training provides an overview of the basic principles of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) use. Topics covered include types, uses, operation and maintenance of LEV's.

Who is this class for?

This is recommended training for employees who work with Local Exhaust Ventilation on a routine basis.

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Autoclave Safety

Class overview

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. 

Who is this class for?

This is recommended training for employees who use an autoclave.

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Toxicology

Class overview

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. 

Who is this class for?

This is an EHS recommended online training for any employees working with a toxin or who has an interest in toxicology.

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UV Safety

Class overview

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.

Who is this class for?

This is recommended training for employees working with UV radiation.

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