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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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You must pre-register for all classes!

NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules

Research involving the use of recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids is regulated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines) detail safety practices and containment procedures for basic and clinical research where these materials are used, including the creation and use of organisms and viruses that contain recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules. This training will provide the information you need to understand individual responsibilities, effectively implement the NIH Guidelines, and develop procedures for safe handling of recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids.

Target Audience: Researchers using recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids.

Instructor: Dr. Ted Myatt

Date/Time:

TBA


COMPRESSED GAS & LIQUID NITROGEN SAFETY

Compressed Gas & Liquid Nitrogen Safety: Ralph Nigro, Airgas Specialty Gas Specialist

The new Airgas online ordering system: Beth Naser, Airgas eBusiness Manager

The gas safety class is required for all who work with compressed gases or liquid nitrogen, including summer research fellows. The online ordering module is required for those who are responsible for ordering.

LOCATION: Pharmacy Auditorium

Date/Time: TBA

Another session will be posted when the on-line ordering system becomes available.


LAB SAFETY

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:

May 23, 2016                1:30 pm – 3:00 pm        Pharmacy   Room 170


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:

April 7, 2016                       2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           Memorial Union Room 318

May 3, 2016                        2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           Memorial Union Room 318

June 15, 2016                     2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           Memorial Union Room 318

July 12, 2016                      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           Memorial Union Room 318


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS AND BIOSAFETY

This class has now been divided into 2 levels.

INITIAL: BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS AND BIOSAFETY

This class will introduce the University’s Biosafety Manual, the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and Exposure Control Plan and Biosafety SOPs.

Target Audience: For researchers who work with human-derived materials, including blood, tissues and cell cultures, and Biosafety-Level 2 agents.

Instructor: Connie Heird

Dates/Times:

May 24, 2016                10:00 am- 11:30 pm          Pharmacy   Room 130


REFRESHER: BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS AND BIOSAFETY

This class will cover the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and Exposure Control Plan (required annually by OSHA), as well as work practices and PPE used to work safely at Biosafety Levels 1 and 2. Incident response and emergency spill clean up protocols will also be reviewed.

Target Audience: Required for all employees and students who work in a laboratory setting with bloodborne pathogens and BSL-2 Agents and who have completed the initial class.

Instructor: Connie Heird

Dates/Times:

TBD

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ZOONOTIC DISEASES       NEW

This class is recommended for those who do fieldwork or work with animals and have risk for exposure to zoonotic diseases: ticks, mosquitoes, farm animals, fish, rodents, wild mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds or marine mammals.

Instructor: Dr. Gordon Brackee, URI attending veterinarian

Dates/Times:

February 4, 2016          1:30 pm – 3:00 pm            Memorial Union  Room 354


CONDUCTING FIELD RESEARCH SAFELY   NEW

Topics covered will include an introduction to the US Geological Survey Field Safety Manual, time management, personal safety, Zoonotic diseases including tick-borne diseases, risk assessments, field and campus emergencies including the “Run,Hide, Fight” emergency preparedness video, and weather (lightning,heat, cold)

Target Audience: This class is strongly recommended for everyone doing field research during the semester or over the summer and also provides useful information for hikers and backpackers.

Instructor: Connie Heird

Dates/Times:

TBD


CITI Training (URI Research Office)

On-line


GENERAL SAFETY


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: Nancy Paterson

Dates/Times:

December 15, 2015               10:00 am – 11:00 am       Memorial Union 318


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.

Instructor: Nancy Paterson

Dates/Times:

Upon Request


Working Safely with Nanomaterials

Instructor: Connie Heird

Dates/Times:

May 25, 2016                     10:00 am – 11:30 am       Pharmacy Room 130


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

Instructor: David Welsh

Upon request


 

COURSE HANDOUTS

Initial: Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Management

Lab Fire Safety Training

 


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On campus: 2121
Off campus: 874-2121
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Kingston, RI 02881
Emergency: 401.874.2121
Routine: 401.874.7993
Fax: 401.874-9069
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