THIS IS THE LAB SAFETY TRAINING FOR 2014
Over the past several years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been working towards aligning the hazard communication standards with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). According to OSHA, “This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Once implemented, the revised standard will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information in the workplace, making it safer for workers by providing easily understandable information on appropriate handling and safe use of hazardous chemicals.”
The labeling of chemicals has changed, significantly in some cases. Additionally, MSDSs are now called “Safety Data Sheets”, or SDSs, with updated and expanded sections. You may have already seen some chemicals with the updated labels.
Therefore, training is required by OSHA for everyone that is in contact with chemicals in the workplace. This includes laboratory personnel, administrators, Facilities Management employees, delivery personnel, etc. Anyone who enters a lab for any reason must complete this training.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is pleased to announce that Lab Safety Training is now available online. We hope you will find this a more convenient and efficient way to receive your training. Please be sure to take the quiz and press send on the email that pops up at the end of the quiz. This is the only proof we have that you did the training and passed the quiz.
There are several options for training at this time.
All lab workers that are not Radiation workers must also take the Radiation Safety Basic Education Video and quiz (15 minutes).
The letter explaining the new training is available for download.
CONTRACTORS: When the software prompts you for your NetID, please enter the company you work for.
Please contact Mary Duda or John Baxter with any questions related to the content of the training. Contact Mary Ritterbush for questions on whether/when you or your students/employees have completed training.
The training for shipping biological materials and/or dry ice is a part of the CITI training for Biosafety/Biosecurity offered through the Office of Research and Compliance.
This program consists of 9 modules. All modules are required for all investigators, staff and students who package and ship diagnostic materials, clinical human and animal specimens, human and animal pathogens, as well as other regulated biohazards. This is initial and biennial (every 2 years) training as required by the International Air Transport Association
Anyone that ships biohazardous (red bag) materials with Stericycle must take this training before they prepare anything for shipping or sign the manifest supplied by Stericycle. The training is required by the United States Department of Transportation and must be repeated every 24 months.
If you can't hear or understand the audio portion of the training, please click the "?" to see the captions.