Training

EH&S offers several different types of training for each of our service areas. These include onsite training through OHRD, online training through Learn@UW, video tutorials and written instruction manuals. If you don’t see the training you’re looking for, try FP&M’s training page. If you don’t know which course you should take, email us at trainings@ehs.wisc.edu and we’ll help you.

Search

This is an accordion element with a button that opens and closes the filters on mobile devices.

Filter results

Roles (choose all that apply)

Topics (choose all that apply)

Formats (choose all that apply)

55 results

This is an accordion element with a series of buttons that open and close related content panels.

Online In person

Asbestos Awareness

Description:

Comprehensive course to explain what asbestos is, the difference(s) between “friable” and “non-friable” asbestos, the health effects relating to contact, procedures for controlling and reporting asbestos exposure, and the identification of building materials containing asbestos.

This course is meant for anyone who does not perform abatement tasks, but occasionally works around asbestos.

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:

To schedule an appointment call Chris Heidel at (608) 575-3628.

Biosafety 102: Bloodborne Pathogens for Laboratory and Research

Description:

This training has been developed specifically for researchers working with potentially infectious human materials and meets the requirements for annual training in the Bloodborne Pathogens Program. This course relates the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard to biological research settings for those working with human blood, cells, tissue, and other potentially infectious material. This course is both the initial bloodborne pathogen training and the annual refresher.

Audience

Laboratory, research staff working with human-source materials

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
Annually
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/GE7D3T

Biosafety 105: Biosafety Cabinet Use

Description:

This course provides information on the function of a biological safety cabinet (BSC) and how to properly work within a BSC in order to protect you and prevent the release of materials into your laboratory. There is no renewal requirement for this training.

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

Audience

Laboratory, research staff working with BSCs

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/E4LRNL

Biosafety 106: Autoclave Use

Description:

The topics covered in this training module are related to the safe and effective use of autoclaves and include an introduction to autoclaves, items that should and should not be autoclaved, effective use, maintenance, efficacy testing, record keeping and injury response.

By the end of this module, you should be able to identify common terms, hazards, and better understand safe and effective autoclave use.

This information is NOT intended to be an operation procedure for any specific autoclave or for setting cycle parameters. Users should ALWAYS consult and become familiar with the manufacturer’s operation manual prior to use of the autoclave.

Audience

Laboratory, research staff working with Autoclaves

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/638NGP

Biosafety 107: Centrifuge Safety

Description:

The goal of this training is to provide general safety information intended to help research personnel recognize hazards associated with centrifuges. By the end of the training, you should be able to identify common terms, hazards, and better understand safe and effective centrifuge use.

Audience

Laboratory, research staff working with centrifuges

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/984AFB

Biosafety 205: Hazardous Materials Shipping – Infectious and Biological Substances

Description:

The Office of Biological Safety (OBS) provides a training program for shipping infectious substances and other biological materials with an emphasis on laboratories and research groups. This concentrated infectious & biological hazardous materials shipping training is offered as a service only to University of Wisconsin System and Campus employees, staff, faculty and students

Among the topics covered are: Federal regulatory definitions of infectious substances, patient specimens and biological products; use of the Dangerous Goods Table to locate proper shipping instructions; requirements for shipping biologicals with dry ice; proper packaging; and correct completion of the shipping documentation.

This course is required for INITIAL training certification as a hazardous materials shipper of biological and infectious substances.

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

Audience

Shippers of biological materials and dry ice

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

Biosafety 206: Bio HazMat Shipping Packaging Workshop

Description:

The Office of Biological Safety (OBS) provides a training program for shipping infectious substances and other biological materials with an emphasis on laboratories and research groups. This concentrated infectious & biological hazardous materials shipping training is offered as a service only to University of Wisconsin System and Campus employees, staff, faculty and students.

This course is a workshop session in which attendees will have hands-on training in packing, packaging and labeling infectious substance shipments.

This workshop is required along with Biosafety 205 for initial training certification through the OBS training program. This workshop is optional for refresher training but is not sufficient for renewal of a training certificate.

Notes:

  • For training certificate and renewal details, please see the HazMat Shipping and Transportation page.
  • Any Hazardous Materials Shipping Training program (here at OBS or through an external agency) provides compliant materials and information which are adequate for hazmat shipping certification. The training program will issue documentation to confirm training has been completed; this documentation must be supported by your employer’s consent that you are a certified hazmat shipping employee.
  • Federal law requires training in the regulations so your employer can certify you to ship hazmat. You and your employing department or laboratory group may choose training outside of UW.   For more information go to the US DOT HazMat Transportation Regulations webpage.
Prerequisite:
Biosafety 205
Renewal:
Every two years
Register:

In-person workshop; Registration and scheduling information is located on the Biosafety 205 & 207 course pages in Learn@UW

Biosafety 207: Bio HazMat Shipping Training Recertification

Description:

The Office of Biological Safety (OBS) provides a training program for shipping infectious substances and other biological materials with an emphasis on laboratories and research groups. This concentrated infectious & biological hazardous materials shipping training is offered as a service only to University of Wisconsin System and Campus employees, staff, faculty and students

Among the topics covered are: Federal regulatory definitions of infectious substances, patient specimens and biological products; use of the Dangerous Goods Table to locate proper shipping instructions; requirements for shipping biologicals with dry ice; proper packaging; and correct completion of the shipping documentation.

Required for RENWAL of training certification as a hazardous materials shipper of biological and infectious substances.

Notes:

  • For training certificate and renewal details, please see the HazMat Shipping and Transportation page.
  • If your previous training through OBS is more than 2 years, 3 months old, you are ineligible for recertification and will be asked to complete certification as a “New OBS Trainee”.
  • If you have been previously certified for hazardous materials shipping through another agency and want to renew certification through OBS, you will be asked to complete the OBS training as if you are a “new trainee”.
  • OBS offers concentrated infectious & biological hazardous materials shipping training as a service to UW employees, staff, faculty and students.
  • The certificate issued by OBS certifies completion of compliant training on a specific date by the employee; your individual employer (e.g. department, group, laboratory, manager, PI, etc.) may accept this training as adequate for your designation as a certified hazmat employee.  Each Hazmat employer is responsible for compliance with the requirements of DOT regulation 49CFR Part172.700 regardless of whether the training required by these regulations has been completed.
  • Any Hazardous Materials Shipping Training program (here at OBS or through an external agency) provides compliant materials and information which are adequate for hazmat shipping certification. The training program will issue documentation to confirm training has been completed; this documentation must be supported by your employer’s consent that you are a certified hazmat shipping employee.
  • Federal law requires training in the regulations so your employer can certify you to ship hazmat. You and your employing department or laboratory group may choose training outside of UW.   For more information go to the US DOT HazMat Transportation Regulations webpage.
Audience

Shippers of biological materials and dry ice

Prerequisite:
Biosafety 205 and Biosafety 206 within the last two years
Renewal:
Every two years
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/C7DF3A

Biosafety Required Training

Description:

The “Biosafety Required Training” course fulfills the biosafety training requirement for personnel listed on a biosafety protocol.

As of Dec. 2016, this course replaces Biosafety 101, 104, 201 to fulfill the Biosafety training requirement.

“Biosafety Required Training” course consists of 6 modules: Introduction to Biosafety Risk Assessment & Mitigation, NIH Guidelines & Research Oversight at UW-Madison, Biosafety Protocol Process, Procedural Risks & Mitigation, Exposure Response & Reportable Events, and Disinfection, Decontamination, & Biohazard Disposal.

Individuals whose Biosafety 101, 104, 201 training is up to date (taken within the last 5 years), do not need to complete the new required course at this time.

Individuals whose Biosafety 101, 104, 201 training has expired will renew their training using the new “Biosafety Required Training”.

Individuals who are new and have not yet completed online biosafety training will need to complete the new “Biosafety Required Training.”

Renewal Process: Review the course materials in Learn@UW and pass the quiz with a 70% or higher score. Self-registration is not required for renewal; this course will be available on your Learn@UW “My Home” page indefinitely for your renewal convenience.

Audience

Laboratory, research staff working with biological materials

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

Nothing found that matches the filters you selected.