Training

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On the first day of work, prior to commencement of work activities involving hazardous materials (chemical, biological and radioactive material), all new lab workers are required to receive Lab Specific Safety training. This lab specific training does not need to be performed all at the same time. Emergency procedures and general lab safety procedures must be covered when the new worker starts. Other items can be covered when the new worker begins that procedure. There are several mandatory training requirements that must be met by laboratory workers. It is the laboratory supervisor, Principal Investigator and Department Chair's responsibility to ensure that everyone in their area has met these requirements. Environmental Health and Safety provides the training in several ways: open sessions; departmental training and on-line training. The training attendance is recorded in the staff's PeopleSoft record.

New lab worker training checklist

Safety training may also be required to fulfill grant applications (NIH or IBC requirements).

EH&S offers training courses on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Taking the courses on-line provides the same "credit" that you get when you attend the "live" classroom version. The on-line course can also be used to review the course material after you have taken the live class, or to take the annual refresher course, when required. Additional information on accessing these courses can be found here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/online-training.shtml

Training Summary

If you work….. Then you need….. Which is repeated…..
In a lab with chemicals Lab Safety Chemical Hazards
ELS 002
(available live and Blackboard)
Only one training at the time of initial assignment to the lab. Specific lab hazards must be reviewed by the Supervisor prior to working in the lab and when the potential exposures change.
Hazardous Waste Training
ENV 001
(available live and Blackboard)
Prior to or at the time of assignment to the lab.
Formaldehyde Safety (if you work with formaldehyde)
ELS 009
(available Blackboard)
Annually
Nitric Acid Safety & Security (if you work with nitric acid) ELS 024
(available Blackboard)
Annually
In a lab with biological materials at Biosafety Level 1 Lab Safety Biological Hazards
ELS 003
(available live)
Prior to working with biological material.
Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) Training
ENV 005
(available live and Blackboard)
Prior to or at the time of assignment to the lab.
In a lab working with biological materials at Biosafety Level 2 or above Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) Training
ENV 005
(available live and Blackboard)
Prior to or at the time of assignment to the lab.
ELS 003 (available live)
ELS 020 Biosafety Refresher (available Blackboard)
Prior to working with biological material.
Annually
In a lab with radioactive materials Radiation Safety Orientation
ERS 001(available live)
Annual Refresher
ERS 002 (available Blackboard)
Prior to working with radioactive material and annually.
With the potential for exposure to human blood, tissue or body fluids Bloodborne Pathogens
EOS 004
(available live and Blackboard)
Annually
Work with or manage hazardous waste and/or Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) means you:
  1. decide if a material is a hazardous waste/RMW or not
  2. add hazardous waste/RMW into accumulation containers
  3. transport hazardous waste/RMW from the lab to another location
  4. inspect hazardous waste/RMW storage areas
  5. respond to spills involving hazardous waste/RMW
Hazardous Waste Management
ENV 001
AND/OR
Regulated Medical Waste Management
ENV 005
(available live
and Blackboard)
Prior to or at the time of assignment to the lab.
If you handle, offer for transport, or transport hazardous materials including infectious/diagnostic specimens Shipping Dangerous Goods
EOS 016
(available live)
Every 2 years
Work with or mentor High School students.
This course is also recommended for TAs for Undergraduate Lab classes.
Laboratory Safety Supervisor
ELS 017
(available live and Blackboard)
Annually
If you work in a machine shop on campus or with power tools (lathe, drill press, etc.) Machine Shop Safety
EOS 029
(available Blackboard)
Upon initial assignment and repeated every 5 years (students).

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