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EH&S Research-Related Training

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08/12/15:  EH&S has created a list of training related to research and compliance.  In cooperation with UF’s Office of Research, the information below connects work activities with training offered by EH&S.  If the answer is “Yes” to any of the questions below, please follow the guidance as noted.

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For Instructor-Led Training (ILT), a direct link to the myTraining course is provided.  You must then register for a scheduled class.  A login in required.

COURSE CODE    TITLE    AUDIENCE    FREQUENCY    REQUIRED?    FORMAT    LENGTH   
BIOLOGICAL SAFETY   
Do you work with human blood, human blood components, human primary cells, unfixed cells and tissues from humans?   
Do you work with fluids and/or tissues considered to be Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) under the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard?   
Do you work with non-human primate blood, body fluids, specimens, primary cells, unfixed tissues ?   
UF_EHS850G_OLT    Bloodborne Pathogen Training    UF employees, students, and affiliates who handle this type of material in a non-clinical setting    Initial & Annual    Mandatory    Online    45 minutes   
Do you generate or handle waste containing or contaminated with human pathogens, human / primate blood, blood products, tissues, cultures, cells, or other potentially infectious material (OPIM)?   
Do you generate biomedical waste, biological waste, “red bag” waste, clinical waste?   
Do you use red “sharps boxes”, dispose of needles, scalpels, or lancets?   
UF_EHS851_OLT    Biomedical Waste Training    UF employees, students, and affiliates who handle this type of material.    Initial & Annual    Mandatory    Online    30 minutes   
Do you work with Risk Group 3 (RG3) Biological Materials
(see http://www.absa.org/riskgroups/ or http://osp.od.nih.gov/sites/default/files/NIH_Guidelines.html#_Toc351276298 for examples)   
Contact EH&S Biosafety    BSL3 Training    Research staff working at BSL3    Initial & Annual    Mandatory    In person    Variable   
Do you work with Select Agent Organisms and Toxins, listed at http://www.selectagents.gov/ ?   
Contact EH&S Biosafety    Select agent introduction, biosafety, security, incident response training    Research staff working with non-exempt select agents    Initial & Annual    Mandatory    In person    Variable   
Do you have contact with or work with animals as part of your work?   
Do you enter UF animal facilities?   
NA – Read Animal Contact Program Handbook    UF Animal Contact Program Handbook    UF staff, students, affiliates with animal contact or who enter UF animal facilities    One-time    Mandatory    Web page    NA   
Do you use an autoclave?   
Contact EH&S Biosafety    Autoclave Training    Research staff using autoclaves    Initial    Recommended    In person    Variable   
Do you ship infectious materials, biological material, genetically modified organisms, plant pathogens, cultures, dry ice, tissues in preservatives/chemicals ?   
Do you ship biological materials outside the US?   
Contact EH&S for enrollment in Canvas OLT    Shipping and Transport of Biological Materials    UF employees, students, and affiliates who handle this type of material.    Initial & Every 2 years    Mandatory    Online    2 hrs   
HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT   
Are you the Principal Investigator or are you the person responsible for Managing Hazardous Waste in your lab?   
UF_EHS809_ILT    Hazardous Waste Management    All employees who generate or manage hazardous waste in labs and satellite areas on UF’s main campus as well as at IFAS Research and Education Centers    Initial & annual    Mandatory    Instructor-led    1 hr   
Does your laboratory store and/or use chemical products (both laboratory reagents and common use items)?   
Does your laboratory generate any chemical waste or have unused, unwanted chemical products?   
Does  your laboratory generate pharmaceutical waste or have unused, unwanted pharmaceutical products?   
Does your laboratory use mercury containing devices (thermometers, manometers, mercury switches, etc.)?   
Does your laboratory use any rechargeable/storage batteries?   
UF_EHS809_OLT    Hazardous Waste Management for Laboratory Workers    All lab workers who work with any type of chemical    Initial & annual    Mandatory    Online    1 hr   
Do you generate radioactive waste as part of your research activities?   
UF_EHS830    Radiation Safety Short Course    Individuals generating radioactive waste, working with radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment    Initial    Mandatory    Instructor-led    8 day Short Course   
Do you ship chemical substances, toxic substances ?   
Contact Hazardous Materials Management    Shipping chemicals    individuals needing to ship hazardous chemicals or chemical reagents    Prior to shipment    Mandatory    In person    Variable   
Do you do underwater diving for scientific research?   
Contact the UF Dive Safety Officer    Diver-in-Training, or Scientific Diver    Those requiring dive certification    Varies    Mandatory    In person    Variable   
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY   
Do you work in hot conditions where heat stress may be a factor?   
UF_EHS819_OLT    Heat Stress Training    All workers w/ potential for heat stress issues    One time    Recommended    Online    20 min   
Do you mix, load, apply or otherwise handle Toxicity Class I and/or cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides as part of your research?   
NA    Pesticide Safety Training    Those mixing, loading, applying or otherwise handling (except in original, unopened containers) Toxicity Class I and/or cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides    Annual    Mandatory    Done by Dept – results provided to EH&S    Variable   
Do you or will you wear a loose-fitting respirator, PAPR, or N-95 respirator?   
UF_EHS846_OLT    Respiratory Protection: N95    Individuals required to wear an N95 respirator or loose fitting/PAPR as part of their job duties    Initially and annually    Mandatory    Online    20 min   
Do you or will you wear a tight-fitting respirator?   
UF_EHS843_OLT    Respiratory Protection: Tight Fit    Those required to wear a tight-fitting respirator as part of their job duties    Initially and annually    Mandatory    Online    20 min   
LABORATORY SAFETY   
Do you use chemicals in the laboratory?   
UF_EHS861_OLT    Chemical Hygiene Plan for Laboratory Staff    All in labs or research areas handling or using chemicals    Initially    Mandatory    Online    20 min   
Are you the PI of a laboratory that uses chemicals?   
UF_EHS860_OLT    Chemical Hygiene Plan for PIs    PIs of labs or research areas handling or using chemicals    Initially    Mandatory    Online    20 min   
Will your research involve DEA Controlled Substances?   
Contact Laboratory Safety    DEA Controlled substances training    PIs of labs or research areas needing to use DEA controlled drugs or substances    Initially    Mandatory    In person    variable   
RADIATION SAFETY   
Do you use Class 3B and 4 lasers or laser systems in your work?   
UF_EHS833_OLT    Laser Safety    Those working with Class 3B and 4 lasers or laser systems in research    Initial    Mandatory    Online    1 hr   
Do you use other types of lasers or laser systems in your work?   
Contact the UF Radiation Safety Officer    Laser Safety    Those working with lasers or laser systems in research    Initial    Recommended    In person    Variable   
Do you use ionizing radiation, radioisotopes, or radionuclides for your research?   
Do you use radiation producing equipment, an irradiator, or x-ray equipment for your work?   
UF_EHS830    Radiation Safety Short Course    Individuals working with radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment    Initial    Mandatory    Instructor-led (on line shortly)    8 day Short Course   
Do you ship, transport, or receive radioactive materials, radioactive waste, radioisotopes, or radionuclides?   
Contact the UF Radiation Safety Officer    NA    NA    NA    Mandatory    NA    NA   

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