OSHA regulations require that anyone working at the University who is working with hazardous substances and equipment (e.g., chemicals, biologicals, radioactive materials, etc.) must receive appropriate training. Everyone working at the University must receive Fire Safety Training and must attend a New Employee Orientation session. Supervisors, Managers, Faculty Advisors and Principal Investigators are responsible for the health, safety, and training of employees and students engaged in activities under their supervision. There are EHRS classroom general training sessions, on-line safety trainings and safety discussion guides available on various topics to help comply with this training requirement.
However, Department Heads, Managers, Laboratory Supervisors and Principal Investigators are responsible for providing and documenting area-specific and laboratory-specific trainings on the hazardous materials, chemicals and equipment used or stored in the area. Training must also be updated periodically and whenever new hazards or procedures are introduced. Training and information provided must incude the hazards posed by the substances and equipment, safe handling procedures and precautions, proper use and selection of personal protective equipment and clothing, and proper waste storage, disposal and emergency procedures.
There are other OSHA, Federal, State and City Regulations that require training on additional hazards. (i.e., electrical hazards, lock-out/tag-out, equipment and tools, wearing respirators, personal protective equipment, asbestos awareness, safe lifting etc.) Please contact the EHRS Department if you need information on any safety topic. (Above examples are not all inclusive)
At times, blackboard on-line training or a safety discussion guide may be completed in lieu of attending an available classroom training session. (See the below list of available on-line trainings or safety discussion guides) Please contact us if additional training materials are needed.
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