Training

Education being a key component to any safety program, EH&S conducts mandatory safety training for all laboratory staff members, Principal Investigators, visiting researchers, and students on a routine basis. Refresher training sessions (e.g., Biosafety, Blood Borne Pathogens, Radiation Safety) are also provided on an annual basis.  The training session schedule and course descriptions are provided below.

Additional training sessions and refreshers are scheduled specifically for staff such as Housekeeping, Facilities, and Public Safety.

Course

Course Description
   
Laboratory Safety

This course is required for all laboratory personnel. This training course includes the following topics:

  • General Laboratory Safety
  • Biological Safety, Bloodborne Pathogens, Biological Waste Management, Emergency Response
  • Radiological Safety Awareness
  • Emergency Preparedness/Emergency Action Plans
  • Life, Fire and Electrical Safety
  • Chemical Safety, Hazard Communication
  • Chemical Waste Management
Basic Radiation Safety

This course is for laboratory personnel who will use Radioactive Material (RAM), and: 

  • have never taken a Basic Radiation Safety class in the United States, which includes a written exam, or
  • cannot provide a copy of their training certificate

Lab personnel must attend prior to working with RAM unless the work is performed under the direct supervision of an Authorized User or Assistant Authorized User; or the individual has challenged the course and passed the exam with a minimum grade of 70%.

GU RAM Worker

This course is for laboratory personnel who use RAM: 

  • and have taken a previous Basic Radiation Safety class and have provided a copy of the training certificate to the Radiation Safety Office, or
  • have challenged the course and passed the exam with a minimum grade of 70%

Lab personnel must attend within one month of beginning work with RAM.

RAM Refresher

After attending the Basic Radiation Safety or GU RAM Worker class, all personnel must attend a refresher training at least once every 12 months. All Authorized Users must attend every 12 months or change their Authorization status to Inactive. 

Register for your required course by calling (202) 687- 4712 or online using the link to the left.

Basic Radiation Safety

Tuesday, January 10, 2017- 9:00am-12:3opm- LM-12 Preclinical Science

Monday, February 13, 2017- 9:00am-12:30pm-  LM-12 Preclinical Science

Wednesday, March 22, 2017- 9:00am-12:30pm-  LM-12 Preclinical Science

Monday, April 24, 2017- 9:00am-12:30pm-  LM-12 Preclinical Science

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 9:00am-12:30pm-  LM-12 Preclinical Science

GU RAM

Wedneday, January 11, 2017- 1:00pm-4:00pm- LM-12 Preclinical Science

Tuesday, February 14, 2017- 1:00pm-4:00pm- LM-12 Preclinical Science

Thursday, March 23, 2017- 1:00pm-4:00pm- LM-12 Preclinical Science

Monday, April 25, 2017- 1:00pm-4:00pm- LM-12 Preclinical Science

Wednesday, May 17, 2017- 1:00pm-4:00pm- LM-12 Preclinical Science

Laboratory/Blood Borne Pathogens Safety

Tuesday, January 10, 2017- 1:00pm-5:00pm- TRB Auditorium

Thursday, February 16, 2017- 1:00pm-5:00pm- TRB Auditorium

Wednesday, March 22, 2017- 1:00pm-5:00pm- LA-4 PCS

Monday, April 24, 2017- 1:00pm-5:00pm- SW-107 M-D

Tuesday,  May 16, 2017- 1:00pm-5:00pm- LA-4 PCS

RAM Refresher

Monday, February 13, 2017- 12:00pm- 1:00pm- TRB Auditorium

Monday, April 24, 2017- 12:00pm- 1:00pm- SW-107 M-D

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