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Lab-fire safety classes mandated


July 26, 2007

All Fulton School of Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Physics and School of Life Sciences employees who work in a campus chemical laboratory must either complete introductory sessions of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) lab-fire 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.

Offered each year for those who regularly perform work in or are responsible for a laboratory, the fire safety and prevention courses are designed for employees who work in buildings where portable fire extinguishers are available for use.

The hazardous waste management course being offered by EH&S is designed for those laboratory workers who generate chemical waste from research or laboratory operations and are responsible for preparing hazardous waste for pickup. This course also is being offered on Blackboard for the first time.

The courses are scheduled for Aug. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. Registration is available online at www.asu.edu/uagc/EHS/trainingschedule_departmental.htm.

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, Alexis Browne in Chemistry and Biochemistry at (480) 965-6720 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 www.asu.edu/uagc/EHS/envirohealthsafety.htm.