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LAB SAFETY TRAINING 2016-2017

Lab safety training for laboratory users is now available. This is your annual refresher for the 2016-17 school year. This training is for people that have already completed Lab Safety for New Personnel. The link can be found here:

LAB SAFETY TRAINING 2016-2017

Lab Safety Training

There are several lab training modules available, depending on what kind of work you are doing in the lab

All lab workers that are not Radiation workers must also take the Radiation Safety Frequenter Orientation for Non-Radiation Workers and quiz (15 minutes). 

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 Research Compliance for questions on whether/when you or your students/employees have completed training.

GHS Hazard Communication Training

 If you have not previously taken this training, please do so in addition to this year's lab safety training. It is required for any employee that is in contact with chemicals.

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.

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Training

Thank you for your cooperation with this. Please contact John Baxter or Mary Duda with any questions.

Shipping Regulated Biological Materials and Dry Ice Course

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

Shipping Regulated Medical Waste (RMW)

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.

Regulated Medical Waste Training

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