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Training Schedules and Handouts

Here at the URI Environmental Health and Safety Department, we offer various seminars and training classes to educate people about waste management, lab safety, hazard communications, and more. A complete description of each course and the upcoming course dates and times appear below.  Please contact us if you would like to schedule a training for your department.

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Upcoming Classes  (additional classes are listed below)     

LAB SAFETY

Initial: Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Management

September 2, 2014         2:00 pm – 3:30 pm         Memorial Union  Room 354

October 2, 2014              2:00 pm – 3:30 pm         Memorial Union  Room 354

November 6, 2014        10:00 am – 11:30 am      Memorial Union  Room 354

December 9, 2014         10:00 am – 11:30 am      Memorial Union  Room 354

BIOSAFETY

Bloodborne Pathogens and Biosafety

September 4, 2014             1:45 pm-4:00 pm        Memorial Union Room 318

October 15, 2014                1:45 pm-4:00 pm         Memorial Union Room 318

October 16, 2014                 1:45 pm-4:00 pm        Memorial Union Room 318

CITI Training (URI Research Office)

On-line

GENERAL SAFETY

Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know

TBD

Fire Extinguisher Training

Note:  This training consists of a classroom lecture followed by hands-on training with a fire extinguisher training simulator.  The fire extinguisher training portion will be conducted outdoors, please dress appropriately.

TBD

Nanotechnology Safety

Upon request

Shop Safety (Machine Shop, Lockout/Tagout, Electrical, Confined Space Entry, etc)

Upon request

Process Safety Management Training

Upon request

COURSE HANDOUTS

Initial: Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Management

Lab Fire Safety Training


INITIAL: LAB SAFETY AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
This course is an introduction for new employees and students who work in a laboratory and use chemicals. It presents an overview of chemical and biological waste management, with a focus on protecting individuals and the environment from exposure to hazards. A comprehensive section on managing chemical risk in the lab is included. This course is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) and the University Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP).  (Previously titled Initial: Environmental Awareness and Hazardous Waste Management)

Target Audience: New employees and students who work in a laboratory and use chemicals.

Instructor: Connie Heird

Dates/Times:

September 2, 2014         2:00 pm – 3:30 pm         Memorial Union  Room 354

October 2, 2014              2:00 pm – 3:30 pm         Memorial Union  Room 354

November 6, 2014        10:00 am – 11:30 am      Memorial Union  Room 354

December 9, 2014         10:00 am – 11:30 am      Memorial Union  Room 354

January 20, 2015           2:00 pm – 3:30 pm         Memorial Union  Room 354

February 18, 2015          2:00 pm – 3:30 pm         Memorial Union  Room 354

March 12, 2015               10:00 am – 11:30 am      Memorial Union  Room 354

April 30, 2015                 10:00 am – 11:30 am      Memorial Union  Room 354

May 19, 2015                     2:00 pm – 3:30 pm        Memorial Union  Room 301

June 24, 2015                  10:00 am – 11:30 am      Memorial Union  Room 318

July 22, 2015                     2:00 pm – 3:30 pm        Memorial Union  Room 354


REFRESHER: PRUDENT PRACTICES IN THE LABORATORY AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
This course provides annual refresher training, presents prudent practices of good laboratory management, and reviews the principles of correct hazardous waste management. This course provides updated information and procedures each academic year as well as additional advanced topics to build on the information provided in the initial training. This training is required annually by EPA, RIDEM and the University CHP. (Previously titled Refresher: Prudent Practices and Laboratory Waste Management)

Target Audience: Required for all employees and students who work in a laboratory setting using chemicals and who have completed the initial class.

Instructor: Barbara Ray

Dates/Times:

September 11, 2014             2:00 pm-3:30 pm        Memorial Union Room 318

September 30, 2014           2:00 pm-3:30 pm        Memorial Union Room 318

October 8, 2014               10:30 am-12:00  pm       Memorial Union Room 318

November 6, 2014               2:00 pm-3:30 pm       Memorial Union Room 318

December 10, 2014               2:00 pm-3:30 pm     Memorial Union Room 318

 


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS AND BIOSAFETY

This training module is designed to provide a basic understanding of bloodborne pathogens, common modes of transmission, methods of prevention and other pertinent information.  This training also addresses the role of standard microbiological practices, biosafety practices, safe work practices, safety equipment, laboratory facilities and standard operating procedures in reducing the risk of developing a lab associated infection. This training is required annually by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Target Audience: Required for all employees and students who work in a laboratory setting using human blood or other potentially infectious materials, including cell cultures.  It is also required for those who work with animals and have occupational exposure to zoonotic diseases.

Instructor: Connie Heird

Dates/Times:

September 4, 2014             1:45 pm-4:00 pm        Memorial Union Room 318

October 15, 2014                1:45 pm-4:00 pm         Memorial Union Room 318

October 16, 2014                 1:45 pm-4:00 pm        Memorial Union Room 318


HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND RIGHT TO KNOW
You have a right to know about the hazardous substances you use or come in contact with at work. Understand the potential hazards of the chemicals around you and learn how to reduce the risks involved in working with hazardous substances. All employees who work near, around or with chemicals must be trained annually as required by the Rhode Island Department of Labor (RIDOL) Right to Know Law.

Target Audience: Required for all those who work or come into contact with hazardous chemicals in the course of their job outside of a laboratory setting. Examples are: Facilities Maintenance, Custodial Services, Dining Services, Printing Services

Instructor: TBD

Dates/Times:

TBD

Emergency Numbers
On campus: 2121
Off campus: 874-2121
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Environmental Health & Safety Office
177 Plains Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Emergency: 401.874.2121
Routine: 401.874.7993
Fax: 401.789-5126
Email: srm@etal.uri.edu
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