University Police and Safety Office Training

Welcome to the University Police and Safety Office's training resource page. This page includes links to all the online training resources provided by our office. If there is a training title you are looking for and do not see here, please contact the Safety Office at 231-7759.

These online training courses are available for any employee that is not able to attend one of the sessions on campus. Most of the training courses on this page require you to log in with your NDSU username and password (the same as you use to log into an NDSU computer).

Employees and Supervisors can use NDSU's Track Training Application to review training compliance.

Laboratory Safety Course Modules (Login Required)

Online safety training for employees that work in laboratory spaces is contained in the following 7 modules. Anyone who might generate hazardous waste will be required to attend an in-person training session. The initial hazardous waste training for any new employee will be in-person. Refresher training will be required every semester thereafter and can be taken either online or in-person. A number of sessions will be offered in order to meet this obligation. If you would like us to provide this in a departmental group setting, please contact the Safety Office at 1-7759 to arrange.

Principal investigators and those in charge of laboratory operations need to complete all seven whereas employees within the laboratory spaces need to complete just the first six. Module 2 is required each semester for individuals working in a laboratory setting.

Module 1: Employee Right to Know - This module contains information about general laboratory safety issues and how to identify hazards in the workspace.

Module 2: Waste Handling Online Refresher - This module contains information on proper waste handling and is required each semester for all employees that generate hazardous waste. Spring 2021 semester now available.

Module 3: Fire and Electrical Safety - This module contains information on fire and electrical hazards and gives the worker information that will help them respond to dangerous situations.

Module 4: Radiation Safety Topics - This module contains basic radiation safety information and is designed to give a brief overview of this topic. Additional training requirements must be met if an employee will be actively working with radioactive material.

Module 5: Biohazard Topics - This module contains basic information on biohazards and biosafety awareness for those laboratories dealing with infectious substances. Additional training requirements must also be met for those employees who work with Bloodborne Pathogens or as part of a research team under approval of the Institutional Biosafety Committee. See the links elsewhere on this page for the Bloodborne Pathogen Training and/or the CITI Biosafety Training.

Module 6: Nanotechnology - This module contains basic information on nanoscale materials and the unique safety issues associated with working with and around these items. It forms a foundation that can be built upon through additional laboratory specific training.

Module 7: Principal Investigator/Supervisor - This module is designed to familiarize the Principal Investigator or Laboratory Supervisor with additional requirements and responsibilities associated with their role.

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