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.

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  • 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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  • Autoclave Use Training

    Intended for

    Researchers

    Proctored by
    Required frequency

    one time

    Where

    Online

    More information

    This is an optional training for research personnel who would like to learn the basics of using an autoclave.

     

    This training is available by logging into BioRAFT with your CU Identikey credentials.

    colorado.bioraft.com (click below to log into BioRAFT)

    Once logged into BioRAFT, click on “Training” and “Course Directory”. Under Biological Safety, find “Autoclave Use Training” and click “Launch Course”.

    If you do not have an Identikey, contact us at ehsbio@colorado.edu for assistance.

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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.

     

    This training is available by logging into BioRAFT with your CU Identikey credentials.

    colorado.bioraft.com (click button below to log into BioRAFT)

    Once logged into BioRAFT, click on “Training” and “Course Directory”. Under Biological Safety, find “General Biosfaety Training” and click “Launch Course”.

    If you do not have an Identikey, contact us at ehsbio@colorado.edu for assistance.

     

     

     

     

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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 take your training online at our BioRAFT website.

     

    ONLINE INITIAL TRAINING

    Please visit the following link to go through the online powerpoint and complete the training exam:

    https://colorado.bioraft.com/rafttraining/course/482

     

    CLASSROOM INITIAL TRAINING

    Please click the button below to sign up for one of our upcoming training sessions:

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  • Lab Safety & Hazardous Waste Generation (Refresher)

    Intended for

    Researchers

    Required frequency

    Annually

    Where

    Online

    More information

    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.

     

     Please click below to use our NEW and improved online training and exam located on BioRAFT:

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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 (field researchers, please contact cher.masini@colorado.edu or sandra.sonoda@colorado.edu to schedule training)

    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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  • Radiation Safety Training for Sealed Source Users

    Intended for

    Researchers

    Proctored by
    Required frequency

    Prior to work with radioactive material and every three years thereafter

    Where

    Online

    More information

    All users of ionizing radiation at the University of Colorado are required to complete Radiation Safety Training prior to working with any radioactive materials. Refresher training is required every three years.

    This training is available by logging into BioRAFT with your CU Identikey credentials.

    colorado.bioraft.com (click button below to log into BioRAFT)

    Once logged into BioRAFT, click on “Training” and “Course Directory”. Under Radiation Safety, find “Radiation Safety Training for Sealed Source Users” and click “Launch Course”.

    If you do not have an Identikey, contact us at radsafety@colorado.edu for assistance.

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  • Radiation Safety Training for Unsealed Radioisotope Users

    Intended for

    Researchers

    Proctored by
    Required frequency

    Prior to work with unsealed radioactive materials and every three years thereafter

    Where

    Online

    More information

    All 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.

    This training is available by logging into BioRAFT with your CU Identikey credentials.

    colorado.bioraft.com (click button below to log on to BioRAFT)

    Once logged into BioRAFT, click on “Training” and “Course Directory”. Under Radiation Safety, find “Radiation Safety Training for Unsealed Isotope Users” and click “Launch Course”.

    If you do not have an Identikey, contact us at radsafety@colorado.edu for assistance.

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  • Radiation Safety Training for X-Ray Machine Users

    Intended for

    Researchers

    Proctored by
    Required frequency

    Prior to work with X-ray machines and every three years thereafter

    Where

    Online

    More information

    All users of ionizing radiation at the University of Colorado are required to complete Radiation Safety Training prior to working with radiation producing machines. Refresher training is required every three years.

    This training is available by logging into BioRAFT with your CU Identikey credentials.

    colorado.bioraft.com (click button below to log into BioRAFT)

    Once logged into BioRAFT, click on “Training” and “Course Directory”. Under Radiation Safety, find “Radiation Safety Training for X-ray Machine Users” and click “Launch Course”.

    If you do not have an Identikey, contact us at radsafety@colorado.edu for assistance.

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  • Sealed Source Training for Physics labs

    Intended for

    Students, Undergrads

    Proctored by
    Required frequency

    Prior to work with radioactive material and every three years thereafter

    Where

    Online (CAPA)

    More information

    Sealed Sources

    Radiation Safety training information for Physics labs utilizing sealed sources.

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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.

     

    This training is available by logging into BioRAFT with your CU Identikey credentials.

    colorado.bioraft.com (click below to log into BioRAFT)

    Once logged into BioRAFT, click on “Training” and “Course Directory”. Under Biological Safety, find “Shipping Biological Materials” and click “Launch Course”.

    If you do not have an Identikey, contact us at ehsbio@colorado.edu for assistance.

     

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