UConn 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
Biosafety awareness Provides information about potential biological hazards present in non-laboratory workplaces. Staff and student employees potentially exposed to biological hazards in non-laboratory workplaces Once (then as needed) In Person University Health and Safety Policy

 

AAALAC

EHS 860-486-3613
Biosafety general training Biosafety in research and clinical laboratories. Employees, students, and others who work with biological agents and materials in in research and clinical laboratories Once (then as needed) In person

or

HuskyCT

 University Health and Safety Policy

IBC Policy

EHS 860-486-3613
Bloodborne Pathogens Initial This class fulfills the training requirement of the OSHA Blood borne Pathogens standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030. Employees determined to be occupationally exposed to human blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials in their work environment. Initial required once. Thereafter, Blood borne Pathogen Retraining is required annually In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Bloodborne Pathogens Retraining This class fulfills the annual re-training requirement of the OSHA Blood borne Pathogens standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030. Employees determined to be occupationally exposed to human blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials in their work environment. Annually (after completing the initial course -see above) In person

or

HuskyCT

University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Biological safety in Animal Research Biological safety in animal research--covers work with all research animals. Employees, students, and others who work with research animals on approved protocols Once (then as needed) In person

or

HuskyCT

University Health and Safety Policy

AAALAC

EHS 860-486-3613
Animal biosafety considerations working with rodents or rabbits in a BSL-1 setting Biological safety in animal research for working with rodents or rabbits in a BSL-1 setting Employees, students, and others who work with rodents and/or rabbits in a research setting or teaching lab at Biosafety Level 1 only. Once (then as needed) HuskyCT University Health and Safety Policy

AAALAC

EHS 860-486-3613
Biological safety considerations: field research with birds Biological safety in animal research for working with wild birds in the field. Employees, students, and others working with wild birds in the field on approved protocols. Once (then as needed) HuskyCT University Health and Safety Policy EHS 860-486-3613
Biological Safety Considerations: Farm Animal Research or Production Principles of biosafety, biosafety safety levels, engineering controls, personal protection equipment, work practices, biological waste management issues, and zoonotic concerns when working with farm animals Employees, students, and others working with farm animals as barn staff or agricultural workers. Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

AAALAC

EHS 860-486-3613
Biological safety considerations: human subjects research Biological safety in animal research for working with human subjects Employees, students, and others who conduct research with human subjects but do not collect blood or tissue samples. Once (then as needed) HuskyCT University Health and Safety Policy EHS 860-486-3613
Biological safety considerations: research with fish or amphibians Biological safety in animal research for working with fish or amphibians Employees, students, and others working with fish or amphibians in the field or in the lab on approved protocols. Once (then as needed) HuskyCT University Health and Safety Policy

 

EHS 860-486-3613
Shipping and transportation of biological agents How to classify, package, label and document your biological materials shipments according to DOT and IATA Dangerous Goods regulations. Employees shipping biological materials. Every 2 years In person University Health and Safety Policy EHS 860-486-3613
Employee Food Safety Training Basic Food Safety practices for use in University Food Service Establishments Student employees of UConn Dining Services. Once HuskyCT University Health and Safety Policy

CT DPH

EHS 860-486-3613
Initial lab safety and chemical waste management Review of the OSHA Laboratory Standard, the University Chemical Hygiene Plan, and standard operating procedures regarding chemical waste management. Employees, student researchers, and others working in UConn laboratories where hazardous chemicals are used or stored Once (followed by annual online retraining -see below) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA
EPA
CT DEEP

EHS 860-486-3613
Lab safety and chemical waste management - retraining Review of the OSHA Laboratory Standard, the University Chemical Hygiene Plan, and standard operating procedures regarding chemical waste management. Employees, student researchers, and others working in UConn laboratories where hazardous chemicals are used or stored who have completed in-person or online training within the last year. Annually after completing in-person Initial training (see above) HuskyCT University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA
EPA
CT DEEP

EHS 860-486-3613
Asbestos awareness Topics in the training include, but are not limited to, history of asbestos use, health effects, controls, locations and recognition of asbestos-containing materials, and UCONN policies concerning asbestos. Employees who conduct renovations, demolitions, or perform maintenance on University buildings, including all maintenance and custodial personnel. Also, any employees expected to buff or strip floor tile in buildings built prior to 1981. Once (followed by annual online retraining -see below) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA
EPA
CT DEEP

EHS 860-486-3613
Asbestos awareness refresher course The HUSKYCT online course is a refresher available to anyone that has previously attended the training taught in the classroom setting. Employees who conduct renovations, demolitions, or perform maintenance on University buildings, including all maintenance and custodial personnel. Also, any employees who may be expected to buff or strip floor tile in buildings built prior to 1981. Annually after completing in-person training HuskyCT University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA
EPA
CT DPH

EHS 860-486-3613
Asbestos coordinator/ competent person  A 2-day course covering asbestos regulatory requirements and roles, responsibilities, and procedures of UConn’s Asbestos Management Plan. Staff and contractors identified as Asbestos Coordinators or Asbestos Competent Persons under UConn’s Asbestos Management Plan Once, with annual refreshers (see below) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA
EPA

EHS 860-486-3613
Asbestos coordinator/ competent person refresher  A 4-hour refresher course covering asbestos regulatory requirements and roles, responsibilities, and procedures of the University’s Asbestos Management Plan. Staff and contractors who have previously attended the Asbestos Coordinator/Competent person, Asbestos Site Inspector course, and/or the Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Class III course within the last 2 years. Annually In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA
EPA

EHS 860-486-3613
Bridge crane and rigging class Covers safe work practices, inspection of cranes and hoists, sling angle factors, and other safety considerations and OSHA requirements. Employees who work with or around bridge cranes and rigging equipment. Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Confined spaces Topics include the definition and recognition of a permit-required confined space, associated hazards, safe entry procedures, notification requirements, duties and responsibilities, rescue procedures, and working with outside contractors. Employees who enter or work within confined spaces such as manholes, tunnels, vaults, and tanks. Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Crystalline silica awareness in construction Topics of the session include the health hazards associated with Respirable Crystalline Silica, tasks that could result in exposure, measures implemented to protect employees (engineering and work practice controls, personal protective equipment), and contents of the OSHA standard. Employees who conduct renovations, demolitions or perform maintenance on University buildings and exterior structures such as sidewalks and masonry, as well as those employees excavating and repairing utility systems. Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Crystalline silica awareness in industrial applications

(IN DEVELOPMENT)

Topics of the session include the health hazards associated with Respirable Crystalline Silica, tasks that could result in exposure, measures implemented to protect employees (engineering and work practice controls, personal protective equipment), and contents of the OSHA standard. Employees who work with silica in laboratories, fine arts, and other industrial settings. Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Electrical Safety for Qualified Persons Topics include shock, arc and blast hazards, NFPA electrical safety standard, approach boundaries, hazard analyses, dangerous stray voltage, faults, electrical testing, inspection, labeling, energized permits, selection, use and maintenance of PPE, use of NFPA tables. Employees who in the course of their job, are exposed to energized parts greater than 50 volts (e.g., opening electrical disconnect enclosures to test if a circuit is energized; performs electrical installations, etc.) Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Electrical Safety for Qualified Persons Topics include shock, arc and blast hazards, NFPA electrical safety standard, approach boundaries, hazard analyses, dangerous stray voltage, faults, electrical testing, inspection, labeling, energized permits, selection, use and maintenance of PPE, use of NFPA tables. Employees who in the course of their job, are exposed to energized parts greater than 50 volts (e.g., opening electrical disconnect enclosures to test if a circuit is energized; performs electrical installations, etc.) Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA
NFPA

EHS 860-486-3613
Electrical safety awareness Training covers electrical hazards and safe work practices when using power tools, servicing machines and equipment or performing maintenance and repair work. Employees whose job duties do not bring them close enough to the exposed parts of electrical circuits for a hazard to exist (operating at 50 volts or more), but use power tools, perform service on machines and equipment or perform maintenance and repair functions as part of their job. Once (then as needed) In person

(and HuskyCT coming soon)

University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA
NFPA

EHS 860-486-3613
EPA worker protection (Worker) Training covers the hazards of and safe work practices for working with pesticides or pesticide-contaminated plants, soils, etc. Employees who do not fall into the 'Handler' category, but enters or works in a field or greenhouse that has had a pesticide applied to it within the previous thirty days Annually In person University Health and Safety Policy

EPA

860-486-3613
EPA worker protection (Handler) Training covers the hazards of and safe work practices for working with pesticides or pesticide-contaminated plants, soils, etc. Employees who come into contact with pesticides in the production of agricultural plants on a farm, forest, orchard, nursery, or greenhouse must receive training. This includes anyone who handles or assists with agricultural pesticides (mixes, loads, applies, cleans, or repairs equipment); acts as flagger or crop advisor; or performs other tasks involving direct contact with pesticides. Research uses are not exempt. Landscaping, livestock, rights-of-way, pastures, and a few other uses are exempt. Annually In person University Health and Safety Policy

EPA

EHS 860-486-3613
Excavation awareness Topics include regulations, competent person responsibilities, hazards, soil classifications, protective systems, sloping, shoring, inspections and emergency response. Employees involved in excavation operations using mechanized equipment, and/or those working in or near excavations 4 feet or deeper. Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Fall protection I Topics include ladder selection, types and ratings, inspections, safe usage, and safety when working on/near loading docks. Employees who use ladders or work on or near loading docks. Once (then as needed) HuskyCT University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Fall protection 2 Topics include regulations, hazard recognition, solutions, working rules, fall arrest forces on the body, fall protection equipment, and rescue. Employees who use ladders, scaffolds, or aerial lifts; work on roofs; or work on surfaces above the normal levels designed for occupancy. Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Hazard Communication: Right to Understand Content includes OSHA labeling and Safety Data Sheet requirements, methods to recognize and evaluate chemical hazards, and to prevent and control employee exposure and other elements of UConn’s HazCom program. Employees working in a non-laboratory setting who work with chemicals.

Note: Generally, this program does NOT cover office workers or other employee groups whose jobs are not likely to involve chemical handling or use.

Once (then as needed) In person or HuskyCT University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Hazardous materials exhaust systems

(IN DEVELOPMENT)

Procedures to conduct maintenance within or on hazardous materials exhaust systems and what to do when working on a roof in proximity to exhaust stacks. Hazards, engineering and work practice controls, as well as personal protective equipment will be discussed. Employees who conduct maintenance and repair on hazardous materials exhaust systems or who access science building rooftops, or other buildings where hazardous material exhaust system stacks may be present. Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy EHS 860-486-3613
Hearing conservation training How noise affects hearing, details of UConn's Hearing Conservation Program, the purpose of audiometric testing, and types, use, and care of personal protective equipment. Employees working in a documented loud environment exceeding the OSHA Action Level. Annually In person or HuskyCT  University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA
EPA
CT DPH

EHS 860-486-3613
Lead paint awareness Hand sanding/scraping of paint and light demolition of paint-bearing building materials, regardless of lead content. Also, history of lead use, health effects, workplace controls, personal protective equipment and UCONN policies and OSHA regulations concerning lead. Employees who conduct painting, renovation, and/or demolition operations. Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Lift truck operator and evaluator safety training OSHA standard identifies specific training and skill evaluation procedures that must be followed when employees operate powered industrial trucks. Employees operating forklift trucks or powered pallet jacks. Also, employees who have responsibility as authorized evaluators must receive the Lift Truck Evaluator component of this training. Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Lockout/Tagout Topics in the training include, but are not limited to, hazards, regulations, types of lockout devices, orderly de-energizing and restart of machines and equipment, group lockouts, and working with outside contractors. Employees who service or maintain machines or equipment must receive training as Authorized employees.

Employees who operate or use machines or equipment on which servicing or maintenance is performed under lockout/tagout, or who work areas in which such servicing or maintenance takes place must receive training as Affected employees.

Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Meat cutting band saw training Review of the special features found on meat band saws, blade types and their uses as well as machine guarding specific to these machines. Additionally, the hazards associated with operating meat band saws and the procedures necessary for the lockout-tagout of saws whenever they are being cleaned or serviced. Employees who work with or around meat cutting band saws (primary affected departments: Animal Science and Pathobiology) Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Winch safety Topics include, winch/winching components, mechanics, hazards, precautions, potential operational problems, and a hands-on safe work practical. Employees who use powered winching devices mounted in vehicles, trailers or as portable units. Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Personal protective equipment Proper selection, use, maintenance, and limitations of personal protective equipment (PPE). Includes a description of the Workplace Hazard Assessment, which must be conducted by every supervisor or principal investigator within a shop or department, which identifies the hazards the employee is exposed to and the proper PPE to be used. Employees working in a non-laboratory setting (Laboratory employees will receive a general overview of personal protective equipment through the Lab Safety & Chemical Waste Management training course offered through the Chemical Safety Section). Once (then as needed) In person or HuskyCT University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Regulated building materials awareness

(IN DEVELOPMENT)

This class is designed to help maintenance and custodial employees recognize when regulated building materials, such as lead and PCBs, will be impacted during a job, the hazards associated with those materials, the procedures necessary to conduct repairs or maintenance, and how to deal with the waste generated from that effort. Employees who conduct renovations, demolitions or perform maintenance on University buildings. Once (then as needed) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EPA

CT DPH

CT DEEP

EHS 860-486-3613
Respiratory Protection and Fit Testing Topics include proper selection, use, maintenance and storage; limitations of use; OSHA requirements; and UConn policies. Fit testing of respirators to ensure proper fit is conducted at the end of the session. Employees who are assigned the use of a respirator by their supervisor or have been determined to require a respirator by EHS. Annual training, fit testing, and medical evaluations.         Note: medical evaluations for using dust masks are required every 3 yrs. In person

(Husky CT refresher in development)

University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Respiratory Protection and Fit Testing Topics include proper selection, use, maintenance and storage; limitations of use; OSHA requirements; and UConn policies. Fit testing of respirators to ensure proper fit is conducted at the end of the session. Employees who are assigned the use of a respirator by their supervisor or have been determined to require a respirator by EHS. Annual training, fit testing, and medical evaluations.         Note: medical evaluations for using dust masks are required every 3 yrs. In person

(Husky CT refresher in development)

University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Respiratory Protection—Voluntary Use of Dust Masks Topics include descriptions of voluntary versus mandatory uses of respirators, uses and limitations of filtering face piece respirators (dust masks), and details on the University's Respirator Program. Employees will review OSHA's 1910.134 Appendix D, Mandatory Information for Employees Using Respirators When Not Required Employees who choose to wear a dust mask for comfort purposes only.

(Note: If dust mask use is required per the employee’s supervisor or EHS, the employee must take Respiratory Protection and Fit Testing training—see above)

Once HuskyCT University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Laser safety Training covers the basic principles of laser safety including the identification, evaluation, and control of potential hazards. Topics include: an introduction to laser safety; exposure limits; laser registration and permits; hazards and safety requirements; laser classifications; laser warning signs; and emergency procedures. Employees, students, and others who plan to use Class 3b or Class 4 lasers including the Primary Laser Researcher or laser supervisor. Once, with refresher training every 3 years (see below) HuskyCT University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Laser Safety Refresher Includes a review of pertinent laser safety policies and procedures, relevant information, and program updates. The in-person refresher training seminars will be scheduled by EHS and conducted on campus. Employees, students, and others who use Class 3b or Class 4 lasers, including the Primary Laser Researcher or laser supervisor, who have completed the initial laser safety training (see above) Every 3 years once completing initial training (see above) In person

(HuskyCT in development)

University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Laser safety lab based training checklist Conducted by the PLR, includes a review of the laser safety policies and procedures specific to the Class 3B or Class 4 laser users and non-users who work in the laser lab. Employees, students, and others  who are laser users (operate Class 3B & 4 lasers) and non-users (work in a Class 3B or 4 laser lab but do not operate the lasers) Once (then as needed) In person by PLR University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Radiation safety ancillary training Covers UConn’s Radiation Safety Program including applicable radioactive materials, x-ray, and laser laboratory information. Topics include: radiation protection principles, signs and labels, security, and emergency procedures. The in-person refresher training seminars will be scheduled by EHS and conducted on campus. Employees, students, and other non-laboratory personnel who must enter and perform work in a radioactive materials, x-ray or laser laboratory but do not handle radioactive materials, nor operate x-ray or laser equipment. Annually In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Radiation Safety for Users This course covers the University of Connecticut Radiation Safety Program. Topics include: radiation protection principles, signs and labels, security, and emergency procedures. Users: Employees, students, and others who plan to work directly with or handle radioactive materials in a laboratory. Once, with refreshers (see below) In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Radiation Safety for Users (Refresher) Includes a review of pertinent radiation safety policies and procedures, information, and program updates and changes. The in-person refresher training will be scheduled by EHS and conducted on campus. Employees, students, and others who are LIs and radioactive materials Users and who have completed the initial radiation safety training. Annually. Attendance required at one refresher training session prior to each protocol renewal In person University Health and Safety Policy

OSHA

EHS 860-486-3613
Radiation Safety for Non-users This course covers the University of Connecticut Radiation Safety Program. Topics include: radiation protection principles, signs and labels, security, and emergency procedures. Non-Users: Employees, students, and others who work in a radioactive materials laboratory but do not handle radioactive materials. Once In person

(HuskyCT coming soon will replace in person)

University Health and Safety Policy

NRC

EHS 860-486-3613
Radiation safety lab-based training checklist Review of the radiation safety policies and procedures specific to the radioactive materials laboratory the individual will be working in. The lab-based training is considered part of the initial training required by Radiation Safety. Employees, students, and others who are identified as users and non-users in radioactive materials laboratories. Once (then as needed) In person

by LI

University Health and Safety Policy

NRC

EHS 860-486-3613
Radioactive material orders This course covers the proper procedures for procurement of radioactive material in the University’s HuskyBuy purchasing system. Topics include specific radioactive material ordering procedures in the University’s purchasing system and the basis for the requirements. Employees who are Licensed Investigators (LIs) or authorized radioactive material users designated by the LI or the RSO to order radioactive material. Once In person by RSO or designee University Health and Safety Policy

NRC

EHS 860-486-3613
X-ray safety training Identification of radiation hazards related to x-ray equipment; significance of the various radiation warnings, safety devices, and interlocks incorporated into the equipment or reasons they have not been installed on certain equipment and extra precautions required in such cases; operating procedures for equipment; recognition of the symptoms of an acute localized exposure; and proper procedures for reporting an actual or suspected exposure. Employees, students, and others who plan to use x-ray diffraction or spectrographic equipment prior to working with the equipment. Once HuskyCT University Health and Safety Policy

CT DEEP

EHS 860-486-3613
X-ray safety lab based training Includes a review of the x-ray safety policies and procedures specific to the analytical x-ray equipment users and non-users. Employees, students, and others who are analytical x-ray equipment users and non-users prior to working in an analytical x-ray diffraction or spectrographic equipment laboratory or prior to operating such equipment. Once (then as needed) In person by x-ray equipment supervisor University Health and Safety Policy

CT DEEP

EHS 860-486-3613