Training

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Training

Training Resources Available Through Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety provides a wide range of safety training options to help ensure your safety and health in the workplace. This page details the online and in-person training courses available to UCCS students, employees and persons-of-interest. These training courses are offered to meet numerous regulations and/or as a resource to encourage health and safety for all University community members.

Please note: Volunteers, non-paid interns, and other non-employee lab members are required to take all the necessary training that regular university employees must take. If you do not have access to Canvas, please contact cnorton@uccs.edu for alternatives.

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  • Description

    Training on the hazards (chemical, physical, etc.) they will encounter in the work area.  Training on proper waste management within the laboratory.  There are a variety of trainings offered focused on the different environments:

    • Initial Lab Safety
    • Refresher for PIs & Researchers
    • Refresher for TA's & Instructors
    • Anatomy and Physiology Lab 

    Who Should Attend

    All university employees, students and Person of Interest (POIs) who operate within a physical laboratory in which they may encounter hazardous materials or equipment.  This training applies to paid and unpaid (volunteers) conducting activities in the labs.


    Training Frequency

    Initially and annually thereafter.

    Length of Course

    2 hours 

    Training Provided

    Provided by in person (August of each year) or online in Canvas at any time.

  • Description

    Training on working with biological hazards in a clinical or laboratory environment.  Training on proper biological waste management.  There are various trainings available depending upon the type of clinical or laboratory operations being under taken:

    • Biosafety
    • Blood borne pathogens
    • Biosafety Cabinet
    • Shipping Biological Materials
    • Recombinant DNA
    • Animal Biosafety

    Who Should Attend

    All university employees, students and Person of Interest (POIs) who who may encounter biological hazard in either a laboratory or clinical environment..  This training applies to paid and unpaid (volunteers) conducting activities in the labs.


    Training Frequency

    Initially and every 3 years.

    Length of Course

    1 hour 

    Training Provided

    Provided online in Canvas at any time.

  • Description

    This course is designed to provide employees with general awareness training for compliance with 49 CFR 172 - shipping of Hazardous Materials..


    Who Should Attend

    Individuals on campus who ship hazardous materials including dry ice and biological samples


    Training Frequency

    Initial and every 3 years

    Length of Course

    1 1/2 to 2 hours

    Training Provided

    Please contact EHS  (719.255.3212 or cnorton@uccs.edu)to discuss your shipping needs so we can help to determine the appropriate level of training that you may require.

  • Description

    This is a series of brief videos developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) that introduce definitions and aspects of Export Controls that are commonly encountered in academic settings.


    Who Should Attend

    Any UCCS student or staff member involved in research who desires to have a better understanding of Dual Use of Research Chemicals and Export Control.


    Training Frequency

    none specified

    Length of Course

    Each video runs, on average, for approximately 5 minutes.

    Training Provided

    DURC-Export Control Training Videos

  • Description

    This course is designed to enable employees to identify the different classes of fires and to know what to do in case of a fire. This class includes hands-on use of an extinguisher in fighting a small fire.

    Contents:

    • OSHA Fire Protection 1910.157 (portable fire extinguishers)
    • Introduction to fire protection
    • Fire hazards
    • Preparing for fire emergency action
    • The ingredients of a fire
    • Classes of fires
    • Fire extinguishers types and uses

    Who Should Attend

    All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study, working in UCCS buildings or work areas.


    Training Frequency

    Initial (may be repeated annually)

    Length of Course

    1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on audience size and questions

    Training Provided

    EHS provides this training. Call (719) 255-3201 or email Ron Honn to request more information or to sign up for this training

  • Description

    This training will include information about waste identification, container labeling, and waste storage. This training shall also include emergency procedures, emergency system, and a review of the hazardous materials regulatory requirements set forth by EPA, OSHA and CDPHE. This training is also included in the Lab Safety Training.


    Who Should Attend

    All university employees, students and Person of Interest (POIs) who generate  hazardous waste.


    Training Frequency

    Initially and annually thereafter.

    Length of Course

    1 hours 

    Training Provided

    Online in Canvas.

  • Description

    Employers are required to provide training on hazard communication as well as other topics based on the employee's potential for exposure. Students who are engaged in clinicals and/or un-paid internships are often left out of these trainings.  EHS has attempted to provide a broad overview of hazard communication and blood borne pathogen training for students engaged in clinicals and/or un-paid internships.

    Additional Resources

    Ethylene Oxide Gas

    Formaldehyde

    Gels and Creams

    Glutaraldehyde

    Hazardous Drugs

    OSHA Quick Start Health Care

    Worker Safety in Hospitals

    OSHA's Hospital eTool

    OSHA's Hazard Identification Training Tool

    OSHA's Safety and Health Topics - Healthcare


    Who Should Attend

    Students or staff who are involved in providing clinical healthcare


    Training Frequency

    Initial and every 3 years

    Length of Course

    1 1/2 to 2 hours

    Training Provided

    The courses you need to take are:

    EHS - HIPAA

    EHS - Hazard Comm Bloodborne Pathogen Trng - Health Care Students

  • Description

    A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is the breaking down of a job into its component steps and then evaluating each step, looking for hazards. Each hazard is then corrected or a method of worker protection (safe practice or PPE) is identified. Additional requirements for worker training, certification, authorization, etc., may also be identified for the process or job. The final product is a written document….a standard of safe operation for a particular job. A Job Hazard Analysis is one component of the university’s commitment to employee safety and health.

    Additional Resources

    Job Hazard Analysis Training Guide Form

    UCCS JHA Template

    Laboratory Hazard Assessment Checklist

    Hazard Control Measures

    Common Hazard Descriptions


    Who Should Attend

    Students or staff who would like to learn to evaluate the hazards associated with any process or operation of a specific piece of equipment


    Training Frequency

    Initial and every 3 years

    Length of Course

    1 1/2 to 2 hours

    Training Provided

    Training can be provided in person or online in Canvas

  • Description

    Provides basic overview of laser safety, signage, guarding and precautions to be utilized with lasers.


    Who Should Attend

    All university employees, students and Person of Interest (POIs) who who utilize lasers on campus.  This training applies to paid and unpaid (volunteers) conducting activities in the labs.


    Training Frequency

    Initially and every 3 years.

    Length of Course

    1 hour 

    Training Provided

    Provided online in Canvas at any time. - Laser Safety 

  • EHS provides a variety of safety trainings specific to various equipment and/or work environments

     

  • A variety of online videos which cover various laboratory safety topics.

  • Description

    This training will include information about waste identification, container labeling, and waste storage. This training shall also include emergency procedures, emergency system, and a review of the hazardous materials regulatory requirements set forth by EPA, OSHA and CDPHE.

    Your instructor will have set a deadline for you to have completed this training. After that deadline, you will not be able to utilize the photo lab in Columbine until you complete this training.


    Who Should Attend

    Any UCCS student or staff member utilizing the on-campus dark rooms.


    Training Frequency

    Once

    Length of Course

    30 minutes

    Training Provided

    Photo Lab Safety

  • Description

    This training will include information about safe use, storage and general management of chemicals related to pool operations. This training shall also include emergency procedures, emergency system, and a review of the hazardous materials regulatory requirements set forth by EPA, OSHA and CDPHE.


    Who Should Attend

    Any UCCS student or staff member involved in pool operations on the UCCS campus


    Training Frequency

    Initial and every 3 years

    Length of Course

    1 1/2 to 2 hours

    Training Provided

    Training is only available online in Canvas. Pool Safety

  • EHS can work with your organization to develop environmental, health & safety training which is appropriate to your operations. If you are interested in discussing your training needs with an EHS representative - call 255-3212 or email.

    In addition, the SkillSoft - CU Learning Center training system also offers on-line training for individuals who may want to learn more about a specific topic.

    SkillSoft - CU Learning Center

    To access EHS courses on SkillSoft:

    1. Logon to the MyUCCS Portal
    2. Click on "Skillsoft"
    3. Click the specific campus you want to review training for. The technical information in many of these courses are good although the specific operational pieces may vary from campus to campus.
    4. If you know the name of the training you would like, utilize the search bar at the top.
    5. For generic training - select "Library" in the upper left hand corner
    6. Under Skillport - select "Compliance"
    7. Select the "Environmental Health & Safety" Folder
    8. Select the appropriate course from the list provided or use the search button to look for specific topic
    9. You must complete and submit the quiz to receive credit for the course.
    10. This will take you to generic courses developed to address a wide range of topics - pick "Health & Safety" or "Environmental"