Annual Refresher Laser Safety Training

Description:

This mandatory annual  refresher course covers a variety of laser safety topics on a rotating basis and is intended for personnel who have been previously certified to work with research lasers and laser systems on the UW-Madison campus. It is an online module followed by a short quiz. A score of 80% is required to pass.

Audience

Class 3B and 4 laser users

Prerequisite:
Laser Safety Training
Renewal:
Annual
Register:
https://go.wisc.edu/3c67c8

Ultraviolet (UV) Light Safety Training

Description:

Ultraviolet (UV) light safety training is recommended for anyone who will be working with or around the UV sources at Campus. This UV safety course is developed by the Office of Radiation Safety and covers the basic science of UV,  the potential hazards associated, and the safety precautions to take while working with these sources.

Audience

Anyone

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/A4DJML

ABSL-2 training

Description:

Animal biosafety level 2 or ABSL-2, is required for work involving agents that pose moderate hazards to people, animals, or the environment. This level requires addition training and supervision, restricted access to facilities and labs, and the use of containment equipment to conduct research with infectious agents. Employees will learn about the differences between ABSL-1 and ABSL-2 and the requirements for working with hazardous pathogens.

Audience

This course is intended for animal care workers and laboratory staff that work in ABSL-2 facilities.

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/CJPXJ9

Compressed Gas & Anesthetics for Animal Users

Description:

This course is intended for animal users that perform anesthesia or sedation. This course covers compressed gas usage and proper storage, and precautions when using isoflurane or ether.

Audience

People working with animals who will perform sedation or anesthesia

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/46MWFB

Animal Allergens

Description:

Allergies can be a significant health hazard for animal care workers. This course explains the process by which allergies develop. In addition, employees will learn how to identify the symptoms associated with allergy development and who to contact in the event that treatment or symptom management is needed. This course is meant to supplement “Safety for Personnel with Animal Contact”.

Audience

This course is intended for animal care workers and laboratory staff that are regularly exposed to potential allergens.

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/GW3ETA

Implementing a Hazard Communication Plan at Your Facility

Description:

Employees who work with chemicals need to have the tools and knowledge to work with those chemicals safely. This short training is for supervisors, facility managers, and others who need to develop a hazard communication plan for their work site. The main components of a hazard communication plan that are discussed here include chemical/product inventories, safety data sheets, labeling products, training, and facility visits.

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
Every five years
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/KLHLKD

How to Dispose of Common Items at Your Facility

Description:

This short training is for facilities personnel who need to dispose of common items such as batteries, light bulbs, ballasts, and various types of oil.

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/RXYN7W

Agricultural Safety Training

Description:

Content in this online course offers an introduction to the UW Madison Safety Department and an overview of occupational health and safety topics including animal contact safety, zoonoses, physical hazards, sharps, ergonomics, hazards associated with a farm setting, and personal protective equipment.

Notes: This course is one of three requirements for personnel with animal contact.  If you have not already, you will also need to complete the UW Animal User Certification with the Research Animal Resources Center (RARC) and the Animal Contact Risk Questionnaire with UHS Occupational Medicine.

Audience

This course is one of three requirements for personnel with animal contact who are working in an agricultural environment.

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
Every five years
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/999PAK

Performing a Risk Assessment

Description:

It is important that everyone who conducts research knows how to identify the risks of an experiment and develop a plan to reduce those risks. This course covers experimental hazards, the “what if” approach, probabilities, and the hierarchy of controls. Participants in this highly interactive course will choose at least one risk assessment to complete from a given list of procedures. Participants may also choose to submit a risk assessment for an experiment conducted in their own laboratory and receive feedback about it from EH&S.

 

Audience

Anyone who conducts laboratory or field research

Prerequisite:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/HLY9WF

Compressed Gas Cylinders

Description:

This interactive course covers how to work safely with compressed gas cylinders. Topics include storage, transport, the parts of cylinders and regulators, air monitoring, and the hazards of specific types of gases (e.g. flammable, pyrophoric, corrosive, toxic).

Audience

Anyone who works with or near compressed gas cylinders

Prerequisite:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/46RE8L