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.
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
January 22, 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 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
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
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
January 21, 2015 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Memorial Union Room 318
February 5, 2015 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Memorial Union Room 354
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.
January 20, 2015 10:00 am -11:30 am CBLS 452
January 29, 2015 10:00 am -11:30 am 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
Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know
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.
Shop Safety (Machine Shop, Lockout/Tagout, Electrical, Confined Space Entry, etc)