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

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

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

Hazard Communication Training (In Person)

Description:

his 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.

Audience

Everyone who works with chemicals

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/OHRDCatalogPortal/Default.aspx?TK=5314

Hazardous Chemical Shipping/Transportation Training

Description:

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.

Audience

Anyone who ships or transports hazardous chemicals

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
Every three years for DOT; Every two years for IATA
Register:

Contact Nils Gibson Nils.Gibson@wisc.edu to register.