Fume Hood Use (In Person)

Description:

Fume hood in-person 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

Register:

For groups of 10 or more. Schedule in-person training by contacting Todd Yanke : Todd.Yanke@wisc.edu .

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

Chemical Safety Training for Non-lab Personnel

Description:

This course provides information about chemistry and chemicals for non-laboratory personnel. This course is intended for housing, dining, custodial and other facilities staff. Anyone though is welcome to take this online course; please encourage anyone who wants to learn more about chemicals to explore this course. This course is comprised of four modules. Fundamentals of Chemicals covers chemistry basics such as matter, atoms, pH, solubility, etc. In Acids and Bases we discuss what the pH scale means and the hazards associated with corrosive chemicals. Flammable Liquids covers flash point and how to safely work with flammables, and Toxic Substances covers different classifications of toxins, short-term and long-term exposure to chemicals, and specific toxins including lead and asbestos.

Audience

This course is intended for housing, dining, custodial and other facilities staff.

Prerequisite:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/A3H6R8

Chemical Safety Training (In-person)

Description:

IN-PERSON CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19

This in-person course teaches you how to work safely in the laboratory with hazardous materials in accordance with the OSHA Lab Standard. The course is available to all lab employees.

Audience

Everyone who works with chemicals

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
Every five years
Register:

Register online through OHRD. For groups of 15 or more, schedule in-person training by contacting Nils Gibson.

Chemical Safety Training (online)

Description:

This self-paced course satisfies the basic training requirement of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Laboratory Standard. After viewing each module, successfully completing the 5 required self-checks, and passing the final quiz, you may request to have a completion certificate emailed to you.

Audience

Everyone who works with chemicals

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
Every five years
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/34RGCL