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 Common Items at Your Facility

Description:

This short training is for facilities personnel who need to dispose 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

Ergonomics: A Guide to Setting Up Your Computer Workstation

Description:

In this Ergonomics training, you will learn how to improve comfort at your office and/or remote computer workstation. This interactive training is self-guided and walks you through different elements of a workspace and how to fit those elements to you.

Audience

Computer Users

Prerequisite:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/636BDX

Wildlife Safety

Description:

This course explores the hazards that are associated with performing research with wildlife in the field. The content includes zoonotic diseases, noxious plants, environmental concerns, and hazardous animals. This course covers hazards common to North America. References for researching international hazards are provided.

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
Every five years
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/F9J3BN