Environmental Health & Safety

University of Colorado Boulder

Training

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Safety Through Education

Participate in training and help keep CU-Boulder safe.

We’re committed to helping you maintain the highest level of safety. We offer safety training for researchers and lab personnel, Facilities Management, Housing & Dining, building proctors, and more.

Titles Details

  • Asbestos Abatement Training for IH’s and GAC’s

    Intended for

    GAC's, IH's

    Required frequency

    Once

    Where

    Online

    More information

    This training is intended for IH’s and GAC’s to ensure that each consultant is aware of recent changes and what Facilities Management and EH&S expects while working on campus.There will be more involvement on project closeouts, and we will teach each IH and GAC their role in the project process.

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  • Asbestos and Lead Operations and Maintenance

    Intended for

    Facilities Operations

    Required frequency

    Annually

    Where

    1000 Regent Dr.

    More information

    This training is intended for operations staff who could potentially impact asbestos or lead-containing building materials.

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  • Basic Radiation Safety Training

    Intended for

    Researchers

    Proctored by
    Required frequency

    Prior to work with unsealed radioactive materials

    Where

    1000 Regent Dr.

    More information

    All new users of unsealed ionizing radiation at the University of Colorado are required to complete Basic Radiation Safety training prior to working with any radioactive materials. The initial course must be completed at the Environmental Health and Safety Center (room 115). The training is computer based and takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

    All training sessions take place in at Environmental Health & Safety in Room 115.

    If you have already completed this training, you’re required to complete the Unsealed Radioisotope Users Refresher quiz every three years.

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  • EHS-101 Project Process and EH&S Involvement

    Intended for

    Facilities Operations

    Required frequency

    Once

    Where

    EHSC 220

    More information

    The purpose of this training is to provide an overview of the EH&S process in regards to projects and to let Facilities Management employees know what services we can provide. The training is intended for PMs, PCs, engineers, and anyone else who wants to know about how EH&S is (or can be) involved in projects.

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  • EHS-101: Asbestos Competent Person

    Intended for

    Facilities Operations

    Required frequency

    Annually

    Where

    EHSC 220

    More information

    This training is intended for Facilities Management Operations supervisors who intend to generate their own ECDs, ensuring that ACM will not be impacted during projects.

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  • General Biosafety Training

    Intended for

    Researchers

    Proctored by
    Required frequency

    Every 3 years

    Where

    Online

    More information

    ***NEW!! The biosafety group has streamlined its training, and now covers all information (except for shipping biological materials) in one training module.***

    This training course is required for anyone working with biological materials and listed as a member of a lab with an active IBC application. This course covers a general biosafety overview, including information on blood borne pathogens, recombinant DNA, biosafety cabinets, and ABSL-1/ABSL-2. If you are responsible for shipping biological materials, you will also be required to complete a separate training.

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  • Lab Safety & Hazardous Waste Generation (Initial Training)

    Intended for

    Hazardous Waste Generators, Researchers

    Required frequency

    Annually

    Where

    Environmental Health and Safety Center, 1000 Regent Drive, Room 220, Boulder, CO 80309

    More information

    If you are NEW to a lab or an individual who generates or handles hazardous materials/waste, you are required by federal, state, local and CU Boulder policy to receive formal classroom or computer-based training as well as on-the-job instruction. Initial instruction and annual refresher training is required for all hazardous waste generators. To avoid safety and compliance problems, this needs to be done as soon as possible after beginning work in the lab and MUST take place within 6 months of beginning work with hazardous material/waste.

    It is strongly recommended that all new lab personnel attempt to attend an initial generator training classroom session. If you are unable to attend one of the classroom sessions, you can go over a PowerPoint presentation and take a quiz to insure you have learned all the necessary information. Please email Quiz results or any questions to ChemSafety@Colorado.edu.

    SELF-TRAINING INSTRUCTIONS

    1) Download and Review the Haz-Waste Generator Training Presentation

    2) Download and complete the Haz-Waste Generator Training Quiz

    3) Email the completed exam to ChemSafety@Colorado.edu.

    If you have ALREADY TAKEN this course and it’s time to take your annual refresher quiz, you can take it online.

     

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  • Lab Safety & Hazardous Waste Generation (Refresher)

    Intended for

    Researchers

    Required frequency

    Annually

    Where

    Online

    More information

    This refresher quiz is ONLY for those who have already completed the Lab Safety Hazardous Waste Generatorion INITIAL training. If you are due for your annual refresher training, please take this quiz.

    Persons who generate or handle hazardous material/waste, or manage people who do, are required by federal, state, and local regulations and CU Boulder policy to receive formal classroom or computer-based training as well as on-the-job instruction. Initial instruction and annual refresher training is required for all hazardous waste generators. To avoid safety and compliance problems, this needs to be done as soon as possible after beginning work in the lab and MUST take place within 6 months of beginning work with hazardous material/waste.

    If you do not have a CU Identikey, then you will need to take the old online quiz found HERE

    THE ONLINE REFRESHER QUIZ CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THE INITIAL TRAINING

     Please click below to use our NEW and improved online refresher quiz:

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  • Laser Safety Training

    Intended for

    Researchers using Class 3b and 4 lasers at the University of Colorado - Boulder

    Proctored by
    Required frequency

    As needed.

    Where

    Online

    More information

    Users of Class 3b and 4 lasers at the University of Colorado may use the Laser Safety training and Laser Safety Handbook to become familiar with current good-practice guidelines for laser use and safety.

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  • Occupational Health & Safety Training for Animal Researchers

    Intended for

    Animal Users

    Required frequency

    Once

    Where

    See Schedule

    More information

    Occupational Health & Safety Training for Animal Researchers

    Overview: The federal Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) requires all institutions conducting animal research to provide occupational health and safety support for all of its animal researchers and staff. The Occupational Health & Safety Program at CU Boulder is designed primarily to detect and prevent animal-related health hazards and injuries associated with animal research-related activities. The requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Program are based on the guidelines in the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.  These requirements include training on the following subjects: personal hygiene, laboratory animal allergies, zoonotic disease, physical, biological, and chemical hazards, and field safety.  This 45 minute in-person training will satisfy that requirement and provide researchers with the opportunity have questions about the animal program at CU Boulder answered.

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  • Sealed Source Users Instruction

    Intended for

    Researchers

    Proctored by
    Required frequency

    Once every three years

    Where

    Online

    More information

    Sealed sources are radioactive materials sealed inside metal or plastic and can take many different forms.  All forms share some type of encapsulation that prevents their radioactive contents from leaking or dispersing under normal use.  All users of sealed sources of radiation at the University of Colorado are required to complete sealed source specific training users prior to working with sources and every three years thereafter.

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  • Shipping Biological Materials

    Intended for

    Researchers

    Proctored by
    Required frequency

    Once every 2 years or when regulations change

    Where

    Online

    More information

    The purpose of this training module is to familiarize the Principal Investigator and lab personnel with the regulations, different shipping categories; and proper labeling and packaging of biological materials. The information in the slides will provide just an overview. The links in the slides and the support resources and packing instructions listed below will provide the necessary shipping details. After completing this training module, please complete the Shipping Biological Materials quiz and submit it for grading.

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  • Unsealed Radioisotope Users Refresher

    Intended for

    Researchers

    Proctored by
    Required frequency

    Once every 3 years

    Where

    Online

    More information

    All users of unsealed radioactive materials at the University of Colorado must complete this Radiation Safety Refresher Training every three years. New users must complete the Unsealed Radioisotope Users Instruction before taking this refresher.

    Feel free to use the Radiation Safety Handbook and waste information on the main page to aid you in taking the quiz.

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  • X-Ray Machine Users Instruction

    Intended for

    Researchers

    Proctored by
    Required frequency

    Once every 3 years

    Where

    Online

    More information

    X-rays Machines generate ionizing radiation only when energized.  Users of X-ray Machines at the University of Colorado are required to complete x-ray specific training prior to working with x-ray machines and every three years thereafter.

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