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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

May 1, 2014              2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           Memorial Union Room 354

Refresher: Prudent Practices in the Laboratory and Hazardous Waste Management

April 22, 2014                2:30 pm – 4:00 pm       Memorial Union Room 318

BIOSAFETY

Bloodborne Pathogens and Biosafety

TBD

CITI Training (URI Research Office)

On-line

GENERAL SAFETY

Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know

April 29, 2014              10:00 am – 11:30 am        Memorial Union Room 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.

April 29, 2014                1:00 pm – 2:00 pm           CBLS Room 452

May 20, 2014                 10:00 am – 11:00 am         Building 44 Training Room

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:

May 1, 2014              2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           Memorial Union Room 354

June 4, 2014             10:00 am – 11:30 am       Memorial Union Room 354

July 10, 2014            10:00 am – 11:30 am       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:

April 22, 2014                2:30 pm – 4:00 pm       Memorial Union Room 318

May 21, 2014                  2:30 pm – 4:00 pm       Memorial Union Room 318

June 19, 2014                 1:30 pm – 3:00 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:

TBD


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: Stacey Snow

Dates/Times:

April 29, 2014              10:00 am – 11:30 am        Memorial Union Room 318

May 22, 2014               10:00 am – 11:30 am        Memorial Union Room 318

June 25, 2014              10:00 am – 11:30 am        Memorial Union Room 318

July 17, 2014                10:00 am – 11:30 am        Memorial Union Room 318

Emergency Numbers
On campus: 2121
Off campus: 874-2121
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About Us

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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