Lab and Safety Course Modules

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 Initial Waste Handling Training. The initial waste handling 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 modules whereas employees within the laboratory spaces need to complete just the first six. Once again, initial waste handling training for Module 2: Waste Handling is done in-person and online refresher is required each semester thereafter. 

All Modules are now on Blackboard. After logging intoBlackboard you must self-enroll so please use the instructions below. 

How to Access Lab and Chem training Modules in Blackboard

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. Summer 2022 now available. Search "WASTE" in the Course Catalog. 

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 the "Recommended for all Employees" tab under Training to the left 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.

Initial Waste Handling Training

In-Person training required by any employee who might generate hazardous waste or supervise someone generating hazardous waste.

When attending in person at the Memorial Union please bring a lap top with if you are able so you may complete the online quiz.

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Badlands, Memorial Union

All employees who use hazardous chemicals in a laboratory, greenhouse, or field site must complete this initial in-person waste handling training. Online refresher training is required each semester an employee is working in lab thereafter. See Module 2: Waste Handling of lab and safety modules.

Please see Chemical Hygiene Plan and policy 166.1 concerning institutional laboratory and chemical safety or contact the Safety Office 701-231-7759 if you have questions. 

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