Reproductive Hazards in Research

Description:

Reproductive Hazards in Research is intended to be a comprehensive course that identifies potential hazards in the research community for women, men, the developing fetus, and children at home. Extensive resources for reproductive hazards in a research setting can be difficult to elucidate, therefore, we hope this course is a valuable resource for potential side effects from exposure to biological, chemical, and radioactive hazards as well as method of prevention. This course also offers resources in the form of guidance documents and publications to identify more detailed and specific information.

Audience

This course is intended for anyone on campus who is a significant other, currently pregnant or considering becoming pregnant.

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/P7XJDD

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

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

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

Species Specific Safety Training

Description:

Content in this online course offers an overview of each species and the occupational health and safety hazards employees can expect when working with that species.  Users can select only the species relevant to their work or watch the entire training. Trainings are available for the following species: Mice and rats, Pigs, Fish, Cattle, Birds, Reptiles, Sheep and Goats, Horses, and Pocket Pets (Ferrets, Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Hedgehogs, Chinchillas)

Audience

Content in this online course offers an overview of each species and the occupational health and safety hazards employees can expect when working with that species.  Users can select only the species relevant to their work or watch the entire training. Trainings are available for the following species: Mice and rats, Pigs, Fish, Cattle, Birds, Reptiles, Sheep and Goats, Horses, and Pocket Pets (Ferrets, Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Hedgehogs, Chinchillas)

Once registered, this course will be continually available to you for any renewal or refresher training.

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/LYL7K8

Risk Communication in Animal Facilities

Description:

Content in this online course is designed for individuals exposing hazardous chemicals, biologicals, and radioactive materials to animals in an animal facility and how to properly notify the animal care and veterinary staff.

Audience

This course is required for anyone listed on an approved Animal Care and Use Protocol and optional for animal care staff working in animal facilities.

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
Every three years
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/83HNX9

Safety for Personnel with Animal Contact

Description:

*Formerly OH 101

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, allergies & asthma, ergonomics, medical concerns, immunizations, injury and exposure protocols, syringe use guidelines, 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.

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
Every five years for most modules; Every three years for the Risk Communication in Animal Facilities module
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/XNNH8X