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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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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:

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

May 13, 2015                10:00 am – 11:30 am        Memorial Union  Room 318

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:

January 20, 2015          2:00 pm -3:30 pm           Memorial Union Room 318

February 19, 2015         2:00 pm -3:30 pm           Memorial Union Room 318

March 11, 2015           10:00 am- 11:30 am           Memorial Union Room 318

April 14,  2015                2:00 pm -3:30 pm          Memorial Union Room 318

May 13,  2015                 2:00 pm -3:30 pm          Memorial Union Room 318


BIOSAFETY

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:

Classes will be taught in summer 2015.

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

March 19, 2015           10:00 am -11:30 am       Pharmacy Room 130

March 20, 2015           10:00 am -11:30 am       Pharmacy Room 130

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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.

Dates/Times:

TBD

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CITI Training (URI Research Office)

On-line

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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: TBD

Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know

Dates/Times:

TBD

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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

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Nanotechnology Safety

Upon request

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

Upon request

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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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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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