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.

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Cage Wash and Autoclave Safety

Description:

This on-line course emphasizes the general principles of Cage Wash & Autoclave Safety for the animal care staff working in animal facilities that uses a cage washer and autoclave for cleaning and disinfecting animal cages, bedding/waste and other animal related equipment.

Additional cage wash escape training can be provided at your facility by the Animal Research Safety team as per requested. Please contact Animal Research Safety.

Audience

Animal Care Staff

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/TKP4CR

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

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

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

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

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

DOT Shipper’s training

Description:

DOT Shipper’s training is offered on an as-needed basis to those who will need to ship radioactive materials. Most such shipping is completed by ORS staff, however there are a few groups outside of ORS who require this training.

You will be instructed how to access the quiz during the course. A score of 80% is required to pass

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:

Contact radiationsafety@wisc.edu.

EHS Facility Training 101: Biocontainment Equipment

Description:

UW-Madison facilities supervision and staff that provides service and maintenance for building with biocontainment facilities should take this training course to ensure safety of all campus staff and research programs.

Objectives of this training:

  • Learn the concept of directional airflow
  • Identify lab and fan system components that are typically used on equipment that serves containment spaces
  • Learn to recognize the signage that identifies critical equipment
  • Identify how and who to contact when you need to perform work on a system
  • Learn the communication steps taken during the work request process
Audience

Facilities, services, maintenance staff working in biocontainment facility buildings

Prerequisite:
None
Renewal:
None
Register:
https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/DBH67L

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