UConn Health Compliance Related Training Requirements (List 4)

This resource is designed to assist you with identifying mandatory training requirements within each work area. It provides only a brief description of the general requirements. For additional details related to which training you may be required to complete, speak to your supervisor and/or the specific training content owner(s) listed below.

Last Updated on: 7/1/19

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Environmental, Health & Safety Related Trainings
Training Description Population Covered Frequency Platform Regulation /Policy Content Owner Contact Info
Laboratory Safety Training Covers an overview of basic lab safety, Hazard Communication, PPE compliance, chemical safety, spill response, GHS, waste management, and biosafety. New employees (based on title)

PIs

Upon initial assignment

PIs are required to take the IBC/DURC/Biosafety training through the CITI training website every three years.

In-person

& Video

OSHA's Laboratory Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450)

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29CFR1910.1200)

http://content.research.uconn.edu /pdf/uch/rcs/ehs/CHP2016.pdf

EHS 860-679-2723
Radiation Safety Training For personnel working with radioactive materials in research laboratories and/or using a gammacell Irradiator. Those working with radioactive materials Once for Initial.  Annual Refresher if required by the Radiation Safety Officer. In-person The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) regulations EHS 860-679-2250
Irradiator Training Irradiator training requires an in-person, one-on-one training on the use of this unit.  Individual must also have completed Initial Radiation Safety training. Employees who need to use a gammacell irradiator Once, unless refresher is required by the Radiation Safety Officer. In-person The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) regulations EHS 860-679-2250
Dangerous Goods Shipping Training Anyone shipping packages containing hazardous material Refresher required every 3 years. In-person U.S. Department of Transportation, International Air Transport Association EHS 860-679-2250
Laser Safety Training Employees who use Class IIIb or Class IV Lasers in research or clinical activities Once In-person OSHA, ANSI Z136.1 American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers EHS 860-679-2250
Institutional Biosafety Training Online training from Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) https://www.citiprogram.org/ Basic Course required for everyone listed on IBC registration application prior to initial IBC approval. Basic course - Once. Refresher course - Every 3 years. In-person http://osp.od.nih.gov/office-biotechnology-activities/biosafety/nih-guidelines EHS 860-679-2250
Globally Harmonized System Education on the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of chemical labeling and revised format of Material Safety Data Sheets, now known as a Safety Data Sheet For personnel who handle chemicals or administer drugs Initial only, no refresher required. Online Laboratory Safety Training, there is no dedicated policy EHS
Tuberculosis / TB Respirator Training and Fit Testing The requirements of the UConn Health’s TB/Respirator Program involve employee training, medical evaluation and fit testing annually as mandated by OSHA. Employees entering TB respiratory isolation room Training sessions are scheduled upon request. Contact EHS for more information Contact EHS for more information EHS 860-679-2723