Radiation Safety 101: Radiation Safety for Radiation Workers – Part 1

Description:

After successful completion of this two-part course, you will be a certified Radiation Worker at UW-Madison. Part 1 is a video designed to introduce Health Physics, the science of ionizing radiation. You will take a quiz and must score 80% or better to pass.

Part 2, held at 30 East Campus Mall, will cover practical aspects of our program and safe use of radionuclides in the laboratory. This 2-part training is mandatory for all radioactive materials users at UW–Madison.

Audience

Radiation Worker

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
Radiation Safety 102 – annual refresher training is required each year in October
Register:
https://go.wisc.edu/3lhcma

Workplace Safety

Description:

Workplace Safety is a umbrella course including modules such as Lockout/Tagout, Aerial Lift and other topics for operational staff.

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
Depends on modular topic
Register:

Contact karl.stelzer@wisc.edu for job-specific training.

Fire Extinguisher Refresher Training

Description:

This online training can be used as a refresher for those of you who have already taken the initial fire extinguisher training course.

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Prerequisite:
Initial Fire Extinguisher Training
Renewal:
Yearly
Register:

Users will automatically be registered for this Learn@UW course upon completion of the initial fire extinguisher training.

Sharps Training for Chemical Manipulations

Description:

In this online course you will learn how to safely handle needles and glassware, learn how to respond to a needle stick or cut from broken glass, and learn how to properly dispose sharps.

Audience

Everyone who uses sharps or needles when conducting chemical manipulations

Prerequisite:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/JX6J6B

Personal Protective Equipment Training

Description:

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training is a basic guide to common laboratory PPE and their uses.  This training will cover general recommendations for appropriate PPE, where to find lab procedure specific PPE requirements, when PPE should and should not be used, and knowing the different types of PPE and the hazards they protect against.  Since this is not a complete guide to all PPE used on hazards in your specific laboratory this training will help guide you to resources to make the right decision of your particular laboratory hazards.  After this training; you will have a better understanding of how to choose and use PPE, where to go to get information if you are unsure about PPE, and what hazards PPE will and will not protect against.

This training will is available for all UW-Madison employees.

Audience

Anyone interested in learning more about PPE

Prerequisite:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/33HHHJ

Lab Manager/Chemical Hygiene Officer Training

Description:

In this course the lab manager (or whoever has been assigned to be the laboratory safety person) will learn how to improve chemical safety in the lab, prepare the lab for a routine visit by the Office of Chemical Safety, learn how to develop required safety documents, and be able to download several resources. Some of the topics discussed include chemical storage, special chemicals (e.g. ethidium bromide, peroxide formers, HF), chemical hygiene plans, housekeeping, emergency equipment and compressed gases. Participants can pick and choose the information they want to view and will have the opportunity to interact with other laboratory chemical hygiene officers.

Audience

Lab Manager/Chemical Hygiene Officer

Prerequisite:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/W7F3PW

Hazard Communication (Online)

Description:

This course covers the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). You will learn about GHS pictograms and hazard classes and how to read chemical labels and safety data sheets. This course should be taken by anyone who works with chemicals.

Audience

Everyone who works with chemicals

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/JJHL3D

Fume Hood Use (Online)

Description:

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.

Audience

Everyone who uses a chemical fume hood

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
Every five years
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/BMEAH3

Disposing of Hazardous Chemicals

Description:

In this online course you will learn how to dispose of solvents, dry chemicals, lab trash and other materials such as chemotherapy waste, EPA-regulated chemicals and sharps. You will also learn how to request and prepare for a chemical pickup and how to order items from our chemical redistribution service.

Audience

Lab managers/chemical hygiene officers

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/DXH9JC

Cryogen Safety Training

Description:

This course covers how to safely work with cryogens such as liquid nitrogen. The course is divided into two sections. In the first section, we discuss the general hazards posed by cryogens, first aid for cryogenic burns, oxygen depletion hazards and how to transport cryogens. Everyone who works with cryogens should complete part 1. In the second section, we discuss how cryogens are stored, risks of pressure explosions and the hazards of non-inert cryogens. Part 2 should be completed by researchers who are responsible for the maintenance of cryogenic Dewars and cylinders and those who work with non-inert cryogens such as liquid oxygen.

Audience

Everyone who uses cryogenic liquids

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/4MJ4KR