Chemical Safety Training

Courses Offered

Chemical Safety training is available for self-registration through UW-Madison's OHRD site and by direct request to our instructors.

Chemical Safety Training

Chemical Safety Training

This in-person course teaches you how to work safely in the laboratory with hazardous materials in accordance with the OSHA Lab Standard. The course is available to all lab employees.

Format: In-person; register online through OHRD. For groups of 15 or more, schedule in-person training by contacting Nils Gibson.

Location: Varies

Prerequisite: None

Renewal: Every five years

Schedule:

May 25, 2017; 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Safety Building - 30 East Campus Mall [Register now]

May 31, 2017; 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Safety Building - 30 East Campus Mall [Register now]

June 13, 2017; 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Safety Building - 30 East Campus Mall [Register now]

June 19, 2017; 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Safety Building - 30 East Campus Mall [Register now]

June 23, 2017; 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Safety Building - 30 East Campus Mall [Register now]

June 28, 2017; 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Safety Building - 30 East Campus Mall [Register now]

July 6, 2017; 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Safety Building - 30 East Campus Mall [Register now]

July 11, 2017; 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Safety Building - 30 East Campus Mall [Register now]

July 20, 2017; 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Safety Building - 30 East Campus Mall [Register now]

July 26, 2017; 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Safety Building - 30 East Campus Mall [Register now]

August 9, 2017; 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Safety Building - 30 East Campus Mall [Register now]

August 15, 2017; 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Safety Building - 30 East Campus Mall [Register now]

August 25, 2017; 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Safety Building - 30 East Campus Mall [Register now]

 

 

Cryogen Safety Training (Online)

Cryogen Safety Online Training

The course will discuss specific hazards presented by cryogenic liquids and how to deal with and work safely while dealing with those hazards. Topics will include pressure build up and over-pressurization of containers and flammability of certain cryogens. Oxygen deficiency issues and the associated signage and precautions which need to be taken when entering a work area where cryogens are present. Safe work practices while working with extremely cold temperatures. What to do if there is an exposure to cryogenic liquid and treatment a worker should receive. How to move cryogens throughout a facility and precautions which should be taken when moving them from one floor to another if necessary. Lastly, preplanning and preparation will be discussed as a method of preventing incidents before they can occur.

Format: Self-register at any time using Learn@UW

Prerequisite: None

Renewal: None

Fume Hood Use (In-Person)

Fume Hood Use (In-Person)

Fume hood in-person training covers safe use of a fume hood, introduction to the components of a fume hood, alarms and warning, and repair and maintenance contact info. This training is available for all UW-Madison employees who use a fume hood or have one in their work area. 

Format: For groups of 10 or more. Schedule in-person training by contacting Todd Yanke Todd.Yanke@wisc.edu .

Prerequisite: None

Renewal: Every five years

Fume Hood Use (Online)

Fume Hood Use (Online)

Fume hood online training covers safe use of a fume hood, introduction to the components of a fume hood, alarms and warning, and repair and maintenance contact info. This training is available for all UW-Madison employees who use a fume hood or have one in their work area. 

Format: Self-register at any time using Learn@UW

Prerequisite: None

Renewal: Every five years

Hazardous Chemical Shipping/Transportation

Hazardous Chemical Shipping/Transportation Training

This in-person course teaches you how to properly prepare chemical shipments and how to load and unload chemical shipments. All employees that perform shipping must be trained on how to identify, mark/label and package hazardous chemicals, as well as security and emergency response information.

Format: In-person; Contact Nils Gibson Nils.Gibson@wisc.edu to register

Prerequisite: None

Renewal: Three years for DOT; Two years for IATA

Notes:
Our HazMat Shipping & Transportation page provides additional information on regulations.

Hazard Communication (In-Person)

Hazard Communication In-Person Training

With Globally Harmonized System Update!

This in-person class teaches you how to work safely with hazardous materials in a non-lab environment.

All departments on UW-Madison campus that work with or use hazardous chemicals in a non-laboratory environment (such as art studios, printing operations, custodial operations, etc.) must implement a Hazard Communication Program as per the Hazard Communication Standard, CFR 1910,1200 and Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

Format: In-person; register online through OHRD

Prerequisite: None

Renewal: None

Hazard Communication (Online)

Hazard Communication Online Training

With Globally Harmonized System Update!

During this video presentation you will learn the five basic elements of the Occupational Health & Safety (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard as well as the recent changes which aligned the Hazard Communication Standard with the United Nations (UN) Globally Harmonized Sysem of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). 

GHS is an internationally agreed upon system that standardizes chemical classification, labeling and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Presently, there are over 31 countries using GHS including the EU, China, Russia, Japan and New Zealand.

**Please Note: Internet Explorer 10 users may experience Learn@UW errors. To avoid issues, we recommend using a different browser such as Firefox, Chrome or Safari for your Learn@UW courses.

Format: Register online at any time through Learn@UW

Prerequisite: None

Renewal: None

Obtain Records

Training records for the courses Hazard Communication with Globally Harmonized System Online Training in Learn@UW can be obtained using the VCRGE Look Up Tool.

Please Note: Your record may not be visible in the Look Up Tool for up to 10 days after you have completed the course. This data transfer delay is beyond the control of the Chemical Safety Office.

Alternately, you may print the course quiz submission page to use as your training record. No training certificate will be sent to you. How to Obtain a Record of Training for Your Safety Course in Learn@UW (PDF).

Please contact the Chemical Safety Office for questions or to request additional training resources.

OHRD Help

Register for onsite training using the OHRD registration system.

1. Click on Environment, Health & Safety in the catalog.

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2. Choose a class from the available listing.

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3. After selecting the course, the description dialog will appear. This screen provides course name and basic information about the course. Press the "Login & Register" button.

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4. Select an Authorization Type and continue to register for the course.

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Learn@UW Help

To register and complete a Learn@UW online course, please follow these instructions:     

1. Login to Learn@UW at https://learnuw.wisc.edu with your UW NetID or a visitor login.

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2. From the right hand side of your screen, click the dropdown arrow next to Desire2Learn. Select Self-Registration from the list.

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3. Select the desired course from the list.

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4. After selecting the course, the Description dialog will appear. This screen provides course name and basic information about the course. Press the Register button.

4. On the Registration Form, enter your name and answer the required questions. When finished, click Submit.

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Gibson, Nils
Chemical Safety Specialist; Chemical Safety Training
Nils.Gibson@wisc.edu
608-225-9257


Vacant
Hazard Communication Coordinator; Hazard Communication Training
ehsit@fpm.wisc.edu
608-890-3993


Yanke, Todd
Lab Safety Coordinator; Fume Hood Use Training
Todd.Yanke@wisc.edu
608-890-0003