Mandatory lab safety classes offered
All Fulton School of Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Physics, School of Life Sciences, Solid State Science, and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences employees who work in a campus biology or chemical laboratory must either complete introductory sessions of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) lab-fire-bio safety classes and hazardous waste management courses, or take yearly refresher courses.
As a regular requirement to the responsibilities of the position, these workers are required to attend training every year. Each year, EH&S offers special training days for these departments prior to the fall semester.
The fire safety and prevention courses are designed for all employees who work in buildings where portable fire extinguishers are available for use; the laboratory safety training courses are offered each year for those who perform any laboratory operations within academic, clinical or research laboratories where hazardous chemicals are present; the Biosafety courses are designed for employees who work with known infectious agents or in research laboratories (this course satisfies the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens training requirement as well the biosafety requirement; and the hazardous waste management course is designed for those laboratory workers who generate (place waste into a hazardous waste container) any chemical/biological/radiological waste from research or laboratory operations. This course also is offered on Blackboard.
EH&S also will offer the "Driving on the Mall" course and "Defensive Driving" course for those who may need these specialized training programs. The courses are scheduled for Aug. 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 and 18.
There also will be a compressed gas safety course offered from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 14, in Memorial Union room 230.
For more information, contact John Crozier in the Fulton School at (480) 965-8498, Mike Long in the School of Life Sciences at (480) 965-0339, Robert Scavetta in Chemistry and Biochemistry at (480) 965-5492 or Bruce Layton in EH&S at (480) 965-9440.
For employees in other departments, EH&S offers training courses at all four campuses that are available throughout the year. Those courses can be viewed online at http://uabf.asu.edu/ehs_training" target="_blank">http://uabf.asu.edu/ehs_training.