Training


EH&S Research-Related Training

Contact EH&S at 352-392-1591 for further information

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.

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 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?
Sakai currently – moving to UF_EHS852 in MyTraining 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_ILT 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