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Sign up for mandatory lab-fire-bio safety classes

July 28, 2011

All employees who work in a campus lab – as part of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Physics, School of Life Sciences, Solid State Science, College of Technology & Innovation, Department of Applied Sciences and Math, or the Morrison School of Agribusiness – must either complete introductory sessions of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) lab-fire-bio safety classes and hazardous waste management courses or take annual 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 before the fall semester begins.

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.

The Hazardous Waste Management course being offered by EH&S 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 Driving on the Mall, Defensive Driving, and Office Safety courses for those who may need these specialized training programs.

The courses are scheduled for August 10, 11, 12, and 15, 16, 17.

Registration is available online.

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 as well.