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Environmental Health & Safety Training Course Descriptions

Unless otherwise specified, all classes take place in EHS 118 at Horsebarn Hill Road (directions and parking info).

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Click on the course title to view schedule and register. For assistance call 486-3613.

IATA (International Air Transport Association)
Ancillary Radiation Training
Animal Biosafety Considerations Working with Rodents or Rabbits in a BSL-1 Setting - HuskyCT
Asbestos Awareness
Asbestos Awareness (Refresher Husky CT)
Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Class III
Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Class III (Refresher)
Asbestos Site Inspector
Asbestos Site Inspector (Refresher)
Back Safety & Injury Prevention - Custodial Workers
Back Safety & Injury Prevention - Tradeworkers
Biological Safety Considerations in Farm Animal Research & Production (HuskyCT)
Biological Safety Considerations in Research With Fish or Amphibians in the Field or the Lab (HuskyCT)
Biological Safety Considerations: Human Subjects (HuskyCT)
Biological Safety in Animal Research
Biological Safety in Field Research - BIRDS (HuskyCt)
Biosafety - General Training
Biosafety - General Training (HuskyCT)
Biosafety Awareness (Husky CT)
Bloodborne Pathogens (Initial)
Bloodborne Pathogens (Retraining HuskyCT)
Bloodborne Pathogens (Retraining)
Bridge, Crane & Rigging Class
Clean Air Device Training (HuskyCT)
Confined Space
Electrical Safety Awareness
Electrical Safety Awareness--Dining Services
Electrical Safety Awareness--Dining Services (HuskyCT)
Electrical Safety Training for Qualified Persons
EPA Worker Protection Standard (Handler)
EPA Worker Protection Standard (Worker)
Ergonomics for Researchers and Lab Workers
Excavation Awareness
Fall Protection Awareness
Groundskeeping Safety
Hand and Portable Power Tool Safety
Hazard Communication: Right to Understand
Hazard Communication: Right to Understand (HuskyCT)
Hearing Conservation Training
Hearing Conservation Training (HuskyCT)
Initial Lab Safety & Chemical Waste Management
Lab Safety and Chemical Waste Management (Retraining HuskyCT)
Laser Safety (HuskyCT)
Laser Safety Lab Based Training Checklist
Lead Paint Awareness
Lift Truck Evaluator Training
Lift Truck Operator Safety Training
Lockout/Tagout
Machine Guarding Awareness Training
Material Handling & Storage Safety
Meat Cutting Band Saw Safety Training
Mold Awareness
Office Ergonomics
Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment (HuskyCT)
Radiation Safety (Refresher)
Radiation Safety for Non-Users (Initial)
Radiation Safety for Users (Initial)
Radiation Safety Lab Based Training Checklist
RCRA / DOT Training
Respiratory Protection & Fit Testing (REQUIRES prior written Medical Approval) any questions call EH&S 486-3613
Respiratory Protection - Voluntary Use of Dust Masks (Husky CT)
Shipping and Transportation of Biological Agents
Winch Safety
X-Ray Safety Lab Based Training Checklist
X-Ray Safety Training (HuskyCT)

 

IATA (International Air Transport Association)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This course is intended for any staff working at UConn, in an area in which the individual will be responsible for the shipping and/or receiving of hazardous chemicals and/or dangerous goods. This training needs to be completed prior to assignment working in such areas.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course fulfills the requirements of receivers and shippers of hazardous materials in accordance with 49 CFR 172.704 (a) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations accordance with IATA 1.5.2 . This course is administered by an outside company. Please forward all training certificates for this course to EHS. For more information about this course, contact Shanelle Deveaux (860-486-2691)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Ancillary Radiation Training

INTENDED AUDIENCE: House-keeping staff, animal caretakers, Facilities personnel, UCPD, UCFD, etc.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This training is required for Non-Laboratory Workers annually who may be required to enter a radioactive materials laboratory as part of their routine duties at the University of Connecticut

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Animal Biosafety Considerations Working with Rodents or Rabbits in a BSL-1 Setting - HuskyCT

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Laboratory personnel who work with rodents and/or rabbits in a research setting or teaching lab at Biosafety Level 1 only.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics discussed include principles of biosafety, regulatory concerns, biosafety levels, engineering controls, personal protection equipment, work practices, biological waste management issues, zoonosis and animal allergy concerns. For more information about this course, contact Bill Field (860-486-1376)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Asbestos Awareness (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any UCONN employee who conducts renovations, demolitions, or performs 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. This is a mandatory, annual training as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Asbestos Awareness classes are held on the first Thursday of every month.
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. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-04-06 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118
Wednesday 2017-04-12 2:00 - 4:00 PM EHS 118
Wednesday 2017-05-03 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-06-01 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-07-06 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-08-03 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-09-07 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-10-05 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-11-02 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-12-07 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Asbestos Awareness (Refresher Husky CT) (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any UCONN employee who conducts renovations, demolitions, or performs maintenance on University buildings, including all maintenance and custodial personnel. It is for any maintenance and custodial employee that may come in contact with asbestos containing materials in the course of their job. Also, any employees who may be expected to buff or strip floor tile in buildings built prior to 1981. This is a mandatory, annual training as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The HUSKYCT online course is a refresher available to anyone that has previously attended the training taught in the classroom setting. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

The date above signifies the first day of the two 8 hour training.

Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Class III

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Class III is an Initial class which consists of 16 hours split into two 8 hour days. The date for registration indicates the first day of the two consecutive 8 hour course days. Class is provided by EPA accredited instructors. Please contact EHS for more information.

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Class III (Refresher)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Class is provided by EPA accredited instructors. Prerequisite is the EPA 16 hour Asbestos Operations & Maintenance certification course taken within the last 2 years (to the date). Please contact EHS for more information.

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Asbestos Site Inspector

INTENDED AUDIENCE: The date above signifies the first day of the two 8 hour training.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Asbestos Site Inspector Course is an Initial class which consists of 24 hours split into three 8 hour days. The date for registration indicates the first day of the three consecutive 8 hour course days. Class is provided by EPA accredited instructors. Please contact EHS for more information.

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Asbestos Site Inspector (Refresher)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Class is provided by EPA accredited instructors. Prerequisite is the EPA 24 hour Inspector certification course taken within the last 2 years (to the date). Please contact EHS for more information.

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Back Safety & Injury Prevention - Custodial Workers

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is designed to help Custodial Employees recognize and prevent the risk factors in their workplace that can lead to back and other musculoskeletal injuries. Topics covered include working postures; material handling and lifting techniques; selection, placement, and use of tools and materials; recognizing potential hazards and early symptoms; and other environmental factors, on and off the job, that may affect worker comfort and productivity. For more information about this course, contact Terri Dominguez (860-486-0981)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Back Safety & Injury Prevention - Tradeworkers

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is designed to help Tradeworker Employees recognize and prevent the risk factors in their workplace that can lead to back and other musculoskeletal injuries. Topics covered include working postures; material handling and lifting techniques; selection, placement, and use of tools and materials; recognizing potential hazards and early symptoms; and other environmental factors, on and off the job, that may affect worker comfort and productivity. For more information about this course, contact Terri Dominguez (860-486-0981)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Biological Safety Considerations in Farm Animal Research & Production (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This HuskyCT on-line training is intended only for Barn Staff or Agricultural Workers. This training is NOT intended for laboratory workers.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics discussed include: Principles/concepts of biosafety, biosafety safety levels, engineering controls, personal protection equipment, work practices, biological waste management issues, and zoonotic concerns when working with farm animals. For more information about this course, contact Bill Field (860-486-1376)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Biological Safety Considerations in Research With Fish or Amphibians in the Field or the Lab (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Staff, students and volunteers working with fish or amphibians in the field or in the lab on approved protocols.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics discussed include: Principles of biosafety, regulatory considerations, biosafety levels, engineering controls, work practices, personal protective equipment, and zoonotic concerns working with fish or amphibians in field research or in the laboratory. Contact Bill Field (860-486-1376)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Biological Safety Considerations: Human Subjects (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Faculty, staff and students who conduct research with human subjects but do not collect blood or tissue samples. For example, studies involving EEG or similar devices; studies that collect saliva samples.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics in this awareness training include syringe disposal requirements, cleaning and disinfecting equipment, personal protective equipment and general safety practices.

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Contact Bill Field at 486-3613 to request department specific sessions (groups of 10 or more persons).

Biological Safety in Animal Research

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Laboratory personnel who work with research animals.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics discussed include principles/concepts of biosafety, agent classes and safety levels, engineering controls, personal protection equipment, work practices, biological agent use and transport information and biological waste management issues. For more information about this course, contact Bill Field (860-486-1376)

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday 2017-04-04 2:00 - 4:00 PM EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-05-09 2:00 - 4:00 PM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-06-08 10:00 am - 12:00 NOON EHS 118

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Biological Safety in Field Research - BIRDS (HuskyCt)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Staff, students and volunteers working with wild birds in the field on approved protocols.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics discussed include: Principles of biosafety, regulatory considerations, biosafety levels, engineering controls, work practices, personal protective equipment, and zoonotic concerns working with wild birds in field research. Contact Bill Field (860-486-1376)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-12 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Contact David Cavallaro at 486-3613 to request department specific sessions (groups of 10 or more persons).

Biosafety - General Training

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Research and clinical laboratory personnel who work with biological agents and materials. Any member of the University community may attend.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics discussed include principles/concepts of biosafety, biological agent use, agent classification and safety levels, engineering controls, personal protection equipment, work practices, biomedical waste definitions, transport information and biosecurity. For more information about this course, contact David Cavallaro (860-486-3180)

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday 2017-04-11 1:30 - 3:30 pm EHS 118
Thursday 2017-04-27 1:30 - 3:30 pm EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-05-16 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-06-22 1:30 - 3:30 pm EHS 118
Wednesday 2017-07-12 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118

 

Biosafety - General Training (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Research and clinical laboratory personnel who work with biological agents and materials. Any member of the University community may attend.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics discussed include principles/concepts of biosafety, biological agent use, agent classification and safety levels, engineering controls, personal protection equipment, work practices, biomedical waste definitions, transport information and biosecurity. For more information about this course,contact David Cavallaro (860-486-3180)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Biosafety Awareness (Husky CT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Department of Residential Life, Resident Assistants.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The class provides information about potential biological hazards present in residence halls. Topics include: identifying a biological hazard, exposure reduction strategies, engineering controls, work practices and RA responsibilities relating to biological hazards. For more information about this course, contact David Cavallaro (860-486-2436)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Contact Elaina Hancock at 486-2436 to request department specific sessions (groups of 10 or more persons).

Bloodborne Pathogens (Initial)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: New hire clinical or research laboratory employees and current employees whose department has determined that they are occupationally exposed to human blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials in their work environment.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class fulfills the training requirement of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard, 29CFR 1910.1030.Topics covered include epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne pathogens, exposure reduction strategies, engineering controls, personal protective equipment, work practices and others required by the standard. Attendance at this Initial classroom setting is the prerequisite for annual retraining. For more information about this course, contact Elaina Hancock (860-486-2436)

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday 2017-03-28 9:00 - 10:30 AM EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-04-25 1:30 - 3:00 PM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-05-25 9:00 - 10:30 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-06-15 1:30 - 3:00 PM EHS 118
Wednesday 2017-07-05 1:30 - 3:00 PM EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-08-15 9:00 - 10:30 AM EHS 118

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Bloodborne Pathogens (Retraining HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Current occupationally exposed clinical or research employees who wish to fulfill their annual bloodborne pathogens retraining requirements.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: Bloodborne Pathogens Initial and/or previous annual retraining. This class fulfills the annual training requirement of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard, 29CFR 1910.1030.Topics covered include epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne pathogens, exposure reduction strategies, engineering controls, personal protective equipment, work practices and others required by the standard. For more information about this course, contact David Cavallaro (860-486-3180)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Contact David Cavallaro at 486-3613 to request department specific sessions (groups of 10 or more persons).

Bloodborne Pathogens (Retraining)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Current occupationally exposed clinical or research employees who wish to fulfill their annual bloodborne pathogens retraining requirements.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: Bloodborne Pathogens Initial and/or previous annual retraining. This class fulfills the annual training requirement of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard, 29CFR 1910.1030.Topics covered include epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne pathogens, exposure reduction strategies, engineering controls, personal protective equipment, work practices and others required by the standard. This training is also available as a web based course; see Bloodborne Pathogens Retraining HuskyCT. For more information about this course, contact David Cavallaro (860-486-3180)

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-04-20 2:00 - 3:00 PM EHS Training Room 118
Wednesday 2017-05-10 9:00 - 10:00 AM EHS 118
Wednesday 2017-06-07 2:00 - 3:00 PM EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-08-01 9:00 - 10:00 AM EHS 118

 

Please contact EH&S (6-3613) to schedule a class.

Bridge, Crane & Rigging Class

COURSE DESCRIPTION: For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Clean Air Device Training (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Anyone who uses clean air devices including tissue culture hoods and clean benches.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learn about the classes and categories of devices and their appropriate uses in a research environment. For more information about this course, contact Elaina Hancock (860-486-2436)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Confined Space (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee who enters or works within confined spaces such as manholes, tunnels, vaults, and tanks. CONN-OSHA and University policy require that employees whose duties require them to work in or around permit-required confined spaces receive appropriate confined space training prior to engaging in the work. Refer to the University Confined Space Policy for the definition of a Permit-required Confined Space and Department and Supervisor responsibilities under the policy. This is mandatory training as required by the Connecticut Department of Labor's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics in the training include, but are not limited to, the definition and recognition of a permit-required confined space, the hazards associated with working in confined spaces, safe entry procedures, notification requirements, duties and responsibilities, rescue procedures, and working with outside contractors. (3.5 Hours) For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Wednesday 2017-03-29 12:30 - 4:00 PM Central Utility Plant Classroom -- 240 Glenbrook Road
Wednesday 2017-04-05 8:30 am - 12:00 noon Central Utility Plant Classroom -- 240 Glenbrook Road
Wednesday 2017-05-03 8:00 - 12:00 noon Central Utility Plant Classroom -- 240 Glenbrook Road
Wednesday 2017-07-26 8:30 am - 12:00 noon Central Utility Plant Classroom -- 240 Glenbrook Road
Wednesday 2017-10-04 8:30 am - 12:00 noon Central Utility Plant Classroom -- 240 Glenbrook Road

 

Electrical Safety Awareness

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Electrical Unqualified Persons 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, are required to receive Electrical Safety Awareness Training for unqualified persons.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday 2017-04-11 10:00 am - 12:00 NOON EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-07-11 10:00 am - 12:00 NOON EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-10-10 10:00 am - 12:00 NOON EHS 118

 

Electrical Safety Awareness--Dining Services

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Dining Services Student Managers and other designated staff

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A customized Train-the-Trainer Program for Dining Services Student Managers and other designated staff to conduct OSHA safety training. Topics include Electrical Safety and Lockout/Tagout. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Electrical Safety Awareness--Dining Services (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Dining Services Student Managers and other designated staff

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A customized Train-the-Trainer Program for Dining Services Student Managers and other designated staff to conduct OSHA safety training. Topics include Electrical Safety and Lockout/Tagout. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Electrical Safety Training for Qualified Persons

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Electrical Qualified Employees who work on or near exposed energized parts must receive Electrical Safety Awareness Training for Qualified Persons, provided by UConn EH&S. Any worker who in the course of their job, is 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.) is required to receive this as part of training requirements outlined in the UConn Electrical Safety Policy.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-03-31 9:30 - 1:00 PM West Hartford Campus / Facilities OPS. Building Conference R
Tuesday 2017-04-18 8:30 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-07-18 8:30 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-10-17 8:30 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118

 

EPA Worker Protection Standard (Handler)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any full or part-time faculty, staff or student employee who comes 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.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) requires workers and pesticide handlers to be trained in the hazards of and safe work practices for working with pesticides or pesticide-contaminated plants, soils, etc. Training in the WPS is valid for one year; thereafter, retraining is required. contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

EPA Worker Protection Standard (Worker)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Anyone who does 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 thrity days.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) requires workers and pesticide handlers to be trained in the hazards of and safe work practices for working with pesticides or pesticide-contaminated plants, soils, etc. Training in the WPS is valid for one year; thereafter, retraining is required.contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Ergonomics for Researchers and Lab Workers

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Researchers and Laboratory Workers

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Excavation Awareness

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee who is involved in excavation operations using mechanized equipment, and/or those working in or near excavations 4 feet or deeper. This is mandatory training as required by the Connecticut Department of Labor's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics covered in the training include regulations, competent person responsibilities, hazards, soil classifications, protective systems, sloping, shoring, inspections and emergency response. (2 hours) For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Wednesday 2017-06-21 9:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Wednesday 2017-09-20 9:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118

 

Fall Protection Awareness

INTENDED AUDIENCE: University employees who use ladders, scaffold, work on roofs, or work on surfaces above the normal levels designed for occupancy.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics in the training include, but are not limited to regulations, hazard recognition, solutions, working rules, fall arrest forces on the body, fall protection equipment, and rescue. (3.5 hours) For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-04-27 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EHS 118
Thursday 2017-07-27 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EHS 118
Thursday 2017-10-26 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EHS 118
Thursday 2018-01-25 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EHS 118

 

Groundskeeping Safety

COURSE DESCRIPTION: For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Hand and Portable Power Tool Safety

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This class is designed to help tradeworker employees recognize and prevent risk factors when using hand and power tools to accomplish everyday tasks.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics covered include proper use and maintenance of hand tools, and the safe use of electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, liquid fuel and powder-actuated tools. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Hazard Communication: Right to Understand

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee working in a non-laboratory setting (training for laboratory employees is available through the Chemical Safety Section). OSHA requires that employers provide employees with information and training on hazardous chemicals in their workplaces.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Note: Generally, this program does NOT cover office workers or other employee groups whose jobs are not likely to involve chemical handling or use. Content of this course includes the new labeling and Safety Data Sheet requirements under the New Hazard Communication Standard which aligns with the UN's Global Harmonizing Standard. Training on these new elements is due by December 1, 2013. See the University's Hazard Communication Policy or for more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday 2017-05-09 10:00 - 11:30 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-06-08 2:00 - 3:30 PM EHS 118

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Hazard Communication: Right to Understand (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee working in a non-laboratory setting (training for laboratory employees is available through the Chemical Safety Section). OSHA requires that employers provide employees with information and training on hazardous chemicals in their workplaces.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Note: Generally, this program does NOT cover office workers or other employee groups whose jobs are not likely to involve chemical handling or use. Content of this course includes the new labeling and Safety Data Sheet requirements under the New Hazard Communication Standard which aligns with the UN's Global Harmonizing Standard. Training on these new elements is due by December 1, 2013. See the University's Hazard Communication Policy or for more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Hearing Conservation Training (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Intended Audience: Any faculty, staff or student University employee working in a documented loud environment exceeding the OSHA Action Level. OSHA requires that employers provide training annually when employees are over-exposed to noise and are entered in the University's Hearing Conservation Program. This course supplements the training provided by the mobile test van vendor and can be used by employees in the time period prior to receiving a baseline audiogram and whenever re-training is necessary.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Course Description: The topics of the course include how noise affects hearing, details about the University's Hearing Conservation Program, the purpose of audiometric testing, and types, use and care of personal protective equipment. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982).

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Hearing Conservation Training (HuskyCT) (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Hearing Conservation (STATE MANDATED TRAINING) Intended Audience: Any faculty, staff or student University employee working in a documented loud environment exceeding the OSHA Action Level. OSHA requires that employers provide training annually when employees are over-exposed to noise and are entered in the University's Hearing Conservation Program. This course supplements the training provided by the mobile test van vendor and can be used by employees in the time period prior to receiving a baseline audiogram and whenever re-training is necessary.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Course Description: The topics of the course include how noise affects hearing, details about the University's Hearing Conservation Program, the purpose of audiometric testing, and types, use and care of personal protective equipment. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982).

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Initial Lab Safety & Chemical Waste Management

INTENDED AUDIENCE: The course must be completed by faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, visiting researchers, undergraduate students and other individuals prior to working in UConn laboratories where hazardous chemicals are used or stored.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course reviews the contents of the OSHA Laboratory Standard, the details of the Chemical Hygiene Plan, the physical and health hazards of chemicals in the work area and appropriate work practices, standard operating procedures and emergency procedures used to protect employees from hazards in laboratories. For more information about this course, contact Brent Lewchik (860-486-4927)

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday 2017-04-18 2:30 - 4:00 PM 3107 Horsebarn Hill Road - Bio 4 Building Room 102/103
Wednesday 2017-04-26 10:00 - 11:30 AM EHS 118 - 3102 Horsebarn Hill Road
Thursday 2017-05-18 2:00 - 3:30 PM EHS 118 - 3102 Horsebarn Hill Road

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Lab Safety and Chemical Waste Management (Retraining HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: INTENDED AUDIENCE: The course must be completed by faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, visiting researchers, undergraduate students and other individuals who have successfully completed the initial lab safety or lab safety retraining course requirement within the last year in order to continue working in UConn laboratories where hazardous chemicals are used or stored. Individuals that fail to maintain the mandatory training requirement every year must sit through the initial training again.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is designed to keep employees up-to-date with changes to federal and state regulations and University policies and procedures. It details the OSHA Laboratory Standard, the Chemical Hygiene Plan, the physical and health hazards of chemicals and appropriate work practices, standard operating procedures and emergency procedures used to protect employees from hazards in laboratories. For more information about this course, contact Brent Lewchik (860-486-4927)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Laser Safety (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: The laser safety on-line training course is required for all Class 3b or Class 4 laser users including the Primary Laser Researcher or laser supervisor. Questions regarding training applicability should be directed to Amy Courchesne (860-486-5399) More detail is provided upon accessing the HuskyCT training.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The laser safety training reviews the basic principles of laser safety including the identification, evaluation, and control of potential hazards. Some of the principles included in the laser safety on-line course are the following:

  • an introduction to laser safety.
  • exposure limits.
  • laser registration and permits.
  • hazards and safety requirements.
  • laser classifications.
  • laser warning signs.
  • emergency procedures.

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Laser Safety Lab Based Training Checklist

INTENDED AUDIENCE: The laser safety lab-based training is considered part of the laser user initial training requirements and must be completed prior to work with Class 3B or Class 4 lasers or working in a class 3B or 4 laboratory.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The laser safety lab-based training includes a review of the laser safety policies and procedures specific to the Class 3B or Class 4 laser users and non-users. The training is conducted in the laser laboratory by the primary laser researcher (laser supervisor). The signed completed form must be mailed to Environmental Health & Safety U-4097. For more information about this course, contact Amy Courchesne (860-486-5399)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Lead Paint Awareness (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any UCONN employee who conducts painting, renovation and/or demolition operations must attend this training. This training covers hand sanding and scraping of paint as well as light demolition of paint-bearing building materials, regardless of lead content. This training does not qualify as lead abatement training for HUD-associated work. Lead paint abatement work involving residences with children under six years of age must be conducted by state-certified lead abatement personnel.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics in the training include, but are not limited to, history of lead use, health effects, pertinent OSHA regulations, workplace controls, personal protective equipment and UCONN policies concerning lead. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-05-18 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-08-17 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-11-16 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM EHS 118

 

Lift Truck Evaluator Training (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-04-20 11:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2017-07-20 11:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2017-10-19 11:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118

 

Lift Truck Operator Safety Training (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: For all individuals who operate fork lift trucks or powered pallet jacks at UConn, (even infrequently). Additionally, it is required for individuals who have the responsibility as authorized evaluators, (those who have knowledge and experience to train and evaluate operators in proper hands-on use of departmental lift trucks- usually they are lead persons, supervisors or managers in departments where lift trucks are used). Each department that uses lift trucks is required by OSHA to evaluate all operators, at least every three years.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The OSHA standard identifies specific training and skill evaluation procedures that must be followed when employees operate powered industrial trucks. The first two hours of the this formal classroom training provides technical information and outlines proper work practices necessary for the safe use of Powered industrial trucks, (e.g., forklifts, and power pallet jacks) and is required for all operators. The last hour of the course is specifically for managers, supervisors or lead persons, who oversee in-house practical training and perform on-the-job evaluations for the drivers at their facility. This portion provides training on the University's program requirements, as well as the required documentation necessary to maintain regulatory compliance and provide for the safe use of powered industrial trucks at your facility. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-04-20 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-07-20 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118

 

Lockout/Tagout (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee who services or maintains machines or equipment must receive training as an Authorized Employee. In addition, employees who operate or use machines or equipment on which servicing or maintenance is performed under lockout/tagout, or who works in an area in which such servicing or maintenance takes place must receive training as Affected employees. For further clarification of training requirements please refer to the University's Lockout Tagout Policy or contact us at 6-3613. This is mandatory training as required by the Connecticut Department of Labor's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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. (2 hours) For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday 2017-04-04 9:00 - 11:30 AM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-07-13 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2017-10-12 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2018-01-11 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2018-04-12 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2018-07-12 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2018-10-11 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon EHS 118

 

Machine Guarding Awareness Training

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This class is designed to help tradeworker employees recognize when and where machine guarding is required while working with machinery.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics covered include, the type of mechanisms that require guarding, the different types of guarding available, and how to guard specific types of machinery. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Material Handling & Storage Safety

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This class is designed to help tradesworker employees recognize and prevent risk factors when moving materials in the workplace.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics covered include, musculoskeletal disorders, ergonomic risk factors, material handling methods, specialized equipment, use of hoists, slings and lifting chains. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Meat Cutting Band Saw Safety Training

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course explains the special features found on meat band saws, blade types and their uses as well as machine guarding specific to these machines. Additionally, it covers 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

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Mold Awareness

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Maintenance and Custodial employees who may come in contact with mold and may be required to clean up or remove small amounts of mold-contaminated building materials in the course of their work.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics covered include mold basics; health effects; building impacts; regulations and guidelines; mold prevention and control; water and mold response and reporting; mold cleanup and removal techniques; safety precautions and activities to avoid. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Office Ergonomics

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This workshop is designed to help employees recognize the factors involved in creating a safe and comfortable computer workstation. Topics covered include working postures, selection and placement of workstation components, recognizing potential hazards and early symptoms, and other environmental factors, on and off the job, that may affect worker comfort and productivity. For more information about this course, contact Terri Dominguez (860-486-0981)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Personal Protective Equipment (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee 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). OSHA requires that employers provide training when employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when performing their jobs or tasks.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The topics of the course include the proper selection, use, maintenance, and limitations of personal protective equipment (PPE). It includes a description of the Workplace Hazard Assessment, an assessment that 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. See Workplace Hazard Assessment for information about the assessments. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-03-30 10:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2017-05-11 10:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2017-08-10 10:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118
Thursday 2017-11-09 10:00 am - 12:00 noon EHS 118

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Personal Protective Equipment (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee working in a non-laboratory setting (Laboratory employees will receive a general overview of personal protective equipment through the Chemical Safety Section). OSHA requires that employers provide training when employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when performing their jobs or tasks.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The topics of the course include the proper selection, use, maintenance, and limitations of personal protective equipment (PPE). It includes a description of the Workplace Hazard Assessment, an assessment that 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. See Workplace Hazard Assessment for information about the assessments. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Radiation Safety (Refresher)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: The radiation safety refresher course applies to the following: Users: The refresher training is required for radioactive materials users who have completed the initial training. The refresher training class will be conducted on-site with laboratory personnel and scheduled through the Radiation Safety Office. Users are required to attend one refresher training session prior to each protocol renewal. The Radiation Safety Office will inform the Licensed Investigator when refresher training is needed for laboratory personnel. This course does not apply to non-users working in a radioactive materials laboratory.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: User Refresher Training: This course includes a review of pertinent radiation safety policies and procedures, information, and program updates and changes and varies on an annual basis. Non-Laboratory Workers: This course includes an overview of the University of Connecticut radiation safety program, basic radiation principles, and radiation safety practices and information specific to job-related duties. For more information about this course, contact Amy Courchesne (860-486-5399) NOTE: Course registration is not required -- EHS will contact to schedule, as required.

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Radiation Safety for Non-Users (Initial)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This course is required for all individuals who work in a radioactive materials laboratory but do not handle radioactive materials. Such individuals are classified as "non-users" and are required to attend this course prior to working in a radioactive materials laboratory, or enter a radioactive materials laboratory un-escorted. This course does not apply to x-ray or laser laboratories or non- laboratory workers. Questions regarding training applicability should be directed to the Radiation Safety Officer, Amy Courchesne (860-486-5399)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course covers the University of Connecticut Radiation Safety Program. Topics include: radiation protection principles, signs and labels, security, and emergency procedures. For more information about this course, contact Amy Courchesne (860-486-5399).

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-04-06 12:00 - 2:00 PM EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-05-23 8:30 - 10:30 am EHS 118

 

Radiation Safety for Users (Initial)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This course is required for all individuals who work directly with radioactive materials in a laboratory. Such individuals are classified as "users" and are required to attend this course prior to working in a radioactive materials laboratory. This course does not apply to x-ray or laser laboratories or non- laboratory workers. Questions regarding training applicability should be directed to the Radiation Safety Officer, Amy Courchesne (860-486-5399)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course covers the University of Connecticut Radiation Safety Program. Topics include: radiation protection principles, signs and labels, security, emergency procedures, radionuclide materials ordering process (Kuali), handling of radioactive material, storage, waste, security, documentation, and monitoring policies and procedures required for users of radioactive materials. For more information about this course, contact Amy Courchesne (860-486-5399)

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-04-06 12:00 - 4:00 PM EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-05-23 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EHS 118

 

Radiation Safety Lab Based Training Checklist

INTENDED AUDIENCE: The radiation safety lab-based training is required for all users and non-users in radioactive materials laboratories prior to working in the laboratory. This training is not applicable to x-ray equipment or laser users.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The radiation safety lab-based training includes a 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. The training is conducted in the radioactive materials laboratory by the Licensed Investigator. The signed completed forms must be mailed to Environmental Health & Safety U-4097. For more information about this course, contact Amy Courchesne (860-486-5399)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

RCRA / DOT Training

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

Respiratory Protection & Fit Testing (REQUIRES prior written Medical Approval) any questions call EH&S 486-3613

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any UCONN employee who is assigned the use of a respirator by their employer, supervisor, or EH&S, or is told that they must wear the respirator as a condition of the job or operation must attend annual respiratory training and fit testing. Filtering facepiece respirators, such as N95 dust masks, are considered respirators and are included in this requirement. This is mandatory training as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Written Medical Approval is a prerequisite for this course.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics include, but are not limited to, selection, use, maintenance, storage, limitation, and UCONN policies. Fit testing of respirators to ensure proper fit is conducted at the end of the session.

  • Annual Respiratory Protection training and fit testing classes will be offered monthly.
  • Prior to registering for a class, written medical approval must be obtained from Student Health Services.
  • Registrants must read and follow these instructions prior to scheduling and attending training: Preparatory Instructions for Respiratory Training
  • Individuals who have not received written medical approval or have not followed the pre-training instructions noted above, will not be permitted to attend the respiratory protection training course.
For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday 2017-04-25 9:00 - 11:00 AM EHS 118
Wednesday 2017-05-17 10:00 am - 12:00 NOON EHS 118
Wednesday 2017-06-14 1:00 - 3:00 PM EHS 118

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

Respiratory Protection - Voluntary Use of Dust Masks (Husky CT) (STATE MANDATED TRAINING)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Respiratory Protection - Voluntary Use of Dust Masks (Husky CT) is available for any member of the University community. Medical evaluations and fit testing are not required for voluntary use of filtering dust masks

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Any UCONN employee who chooses to wear a dust mask for comfort purposes only must complete this short training program on-line. Topics of this training include descriptions of voluntary versus mandatory uses of respirators, uses and limitations of filtering facepiece respirators, and details on the University's Respirator Program are available through this on-line training. Employees will review OSHA's 1910.134 Appendix D, Mandatory Information for Employees Using Respirators When Not Required. This training for the voluntary use of dust masks is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online

 

Contact David Cavallaro at 486-3180 to request department specific sessions (groups of 10 or more persons).

Shipping and Transportation of Biological Agents

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Anyone shipping biological materials. These materials include microorganisms, genetic elements, tissue samples and biological products.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class will prepare you to classify, package, label and document your biological materials shipments according to Department of Transportation and IATA Dangerous Goods regulations. This class also provides information about shipping your samples with dry ice. Training must be completed every two years or when regulations change. For more information about this course, contact David Cavallaro (860-486-3180)

Day Date Time Location
Thursday 2017-04-13 10:00 am - 12:00 NOON EHS 118
Wednesday 2017-05-10 2:00 - 4:00 PM EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-06-06 10:00 am - 12:00 NOON EHS 118
Wednesday 2017-08-09 10:00 am - 12:00 NOON EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-09-12 2:00 - 4:00 PM EHS 118
Thursday 2017-10-12 10:00 am - 12:00 NOON EHS 118
Wednesday 2017-11-01 2:00 - 4:00 PM EHS 118
Tuesday 2017-12-05 10:00 am - 12:00 NOON EHS 118

 

Winch Safety

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This class is designed to instruct employees how to properly use powered winching devices mounted in vehicles, trailers or as portable units.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The topics covered include, winch components, winch and winching mechanics, winching hazards and precautions, rigging, do's and don'ts, and potential operational problems. This class includes a hands-on practical employing safe work practices learned in the class. For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

X-Ray Safety Lab Based Training Checklist

INTENDED AUDIENCE: The x-ray safety lab-based training must be completed prior to work with x-ray diffraction or spectrographic equipment, or working in an analytical x-ray equipment laboratory.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The 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. The training is conducted in the x-ray laboratory by the x-ray equipment supervisor. The signed completed forms must be mailed to Environmental Health & Safety U-4097. For more information about this course, contact Amy Courchesne (860-486-5399)

Day Date Time Location

There are no classes scheduled. Contact EHS for availability.

 

HuskyCT on-line training requires pre-registration - click on the class title to "Sign-On" and allow up to 2 business days for HuskyCT access. The date above signifies the last date allowed to complete training for this session. Please allow up to 2 days for your EHS history to be updated upon completion of your on-line training.

X-Ray Safety Training (HuskyCT)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: The x-ray safety on-line training course is required for all individuals who plan to use x-ray diffraction or spectrographic equipment prior to working with the equipment.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The x-ray safety on-line course includes: identification of radiation hazards associated with the use of the x-ray equipment; significance of the various radiation warning, safety devices and interlocks incorporated into the equipment, or the reasons they have not been installed on certain pieces of equipment and the extra precautions required in such cases; proper operating procedures for the equipment; recognition of the symptoms of an acute localized exposure; and proper procedures for reporting an actual or suspected exposure. For more information about this course, contact Amy Courchesne (860-486-5399)

Day Date Time Location
Friday 2017-05-05 SPRING 2017 HuskyCT - online