Health and safety classes
Certain job classifications require that you complete health
and safety classes. Most of these courses are held on the university campus and
offered by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety on an as-needed basis, at no
charge to you or your department. We also offer several online training options.
If you require a class that does not have sessions
scheduled and is not available online, please contact Sarah Ells at 928-523-3961 to arrange for a session.
Online Training Courses Offered:
Online Chemical Hygiene Training for Laboratory Employees:
Online Biosafety Training:
Online Automated Chemical Inventory Database (ACID) Training:
Online Hazard Communication 2012/GHS Training for Non-laboratory Employees:
Responsible Conduct of Research Training:
Online Field Safety Training:
Additional Online Trainings:
Classroom Training Courses Offered
The following is a list of classes offered by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety upon request:
Asbestos Awareness—A two-hour course required for university employees who may work in contact with or close proximity to asbestos debris during the course of their work, but who do not remove, disturb, or abate asbestos. This class reviews proper work practices, behaviors and activities to avoid, and how to participate in the asbestos program.
Autoclave Training—The proper use of autoclaves and how to conduct quality control procedures.
Basic Biosafety—One-time class required for employees working in areas classified as Biosafety Levels 1-3.
Biosafety Cabinet Hands-On—Strongly recommended for Biosafety Cabinet users, this class provides information on exposure prevention methods.
Bloodborne Pathogens Initial—Required for employees who can reasonably anticipate exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials during employment.
Bloodborne Pathogens Refresher—Required annually for any employee with reasonably-anticipated exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.
Carcinogens—Required for employees who use carcinogenic chemicals to review information on health hazards, methods of detection, and safety precautions.
Chemical Hygiene—Required for employees working in a laboratory, and contains information on regulatory requirements for training, hazard assessment, and exposure prevention. This course is often given concurrently with the Hazardous Waste Management and RCRA Hazardous Waste Management courses.
Compressed Gas Safety—Information on the proper use, storage, and safety precautions of using compressed gas.
Confined Space—Required for any employee who will enter confined spaces during employment. Class material contains information on definitions, classification, atmospheric testing, protective equipment, and regulatory requirements.
DOT Hazmat Shipping—Required every three years for employees shipping or receiving DOT-designated hazardous materials or dangerous goods.
Formaldehyde—Required for employees who use formaldehyde. This class contains information on health hazards, methods of detection, and safety precautions.
Functional Hazmat Shipping—Required every two years for employees packing or shipping hazardous materials or dangerous goods.
Communication 2012/GHS—Required by law for any employee who can reasonably
anticipate exposure to a hazardous chemical during employment.
Hazardous Waste Management—Required for any employee generating hazardous waste in a laboratory or non-laboratory environment.
Hearing Conservation—Required for employees who are exposed to noise at or above the OSHA action level. This class discusses types of hazardous noise and safety precautions.
IATA/ICOA Hazmat Shipping—Required every two years for employees shipping or receiving IATA-designated hazardous materials or dangerous goods.
Indoor Air Quality for Building Managers—Information for building managers, operations, and maintenance personnel on procedures and resources for IAQ issues.
Ionizing Radiation-Isotopes—Intended for ancillary personnel working in areas where isotopes are used or stored.
Ionizing Radiation-X-ray—Information about protective measures for employees working with or around X-ray producing equipment.
Job Safety Analysis—Information for supervisors on procedures for JSAs, and other resources.
Lockout/Tagout—Required for employees who will service or maintain machines
and equipment during which unexpected energization or release of stored energy
Non-Ionizing Radiation-Laser—Required for employees who work with Class IIIB or IV lasers.
RCRA Hazardous Waste Accumulation—Required for employees storing hazardous waste in a laboratory or non-laboratory environment.
Protection—Required for employees who will wear respiratory protection, and
contains information on respiratory hazards and respirator selection, fit, and
Select Agent Procedures—Required
annually for any employee working with select agents, and includes information
on safe handling and required procedures.
Security—Required annually for any employee working with select agent to
review security procedures for select agents.
Training Roles—Recommended for any employee in supervisory positions at the
university who wants to learn more about resources, required procedures, and
responsibilities with respect to health and safety.
If you have questions about which classes you need, check with your supervisor, or contact us.