EHS Training Offerings
Please note that clicking any of the course links below will redirect you away from the EHS website to the EHS Training Database where you can view training descriptions and register for scheduled training lessons. Registration is required.
Reminder: Laboratory Safety and Chemical Waste Management, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Asbestos courses require annual retraining. After completion of these courses, you will receive annual automated reminders to help you stay in compliance.
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- Biological Health & Safety
- Chemical Health & Safety
- Occupational Health & Safety
- Radiation Safety
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Train the Trainer Resources
Lab-Based Training Checklists
- Lab-Based Training Form - Radiation Safety
- Lab-Based Training Form - Laser Safety
- Lab-Based Training Form - Analytical X-ray Equipment Safety
Q: I am new at UConn. How do I know which safety training I need? OR, I was told to call EHS to find out what safety training I should sign up for?
A: Please speak with your PI/Supervisor and refer to the following tools: the Workplace Hazard Assessment for your area and the Employee Safety Training Assessment. EHS staff can also be consulted for assistance.
Initial Laboratory Safety & Chemical Waste Management10:00am
Friday, February 28th, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Storrs Campus Chemistry Building - Room A203INTENDED AUDIENCE: New faculty, staff, students, visiting researchers and other individuals working in UConn laboratories where hazardous chemicals are used or stored
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course reviews the requirements of the OSHA Laboratory Standard and the University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan, the health and physical hazards of chemicals, and appropriate work practices, standard operating procedures, controls, and emergency procedures used to protect employees from hazards in laboratories. Attendance at the initial classroom training is a prerequisite for the annual retraining through HuskyCT. For more information, contact Brent Lewchik (860-486-4927)
Bloodborne Pathogens (Initial)9:30am
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storrs Campus EHS Building Room 118INTENDED AUDIENCE: New hire employees and current employees whose department has determined that they are occupationally exposed to human blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials in their work environment.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class fulfills the training requirement of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard, 29CFR 1910.1030. Attendance at this Initial classroom setting is the prerequisite for annual retraining. For more information about this course, contact David Cavallaro (860-486-3180)
Thursday, March 5th, 2020
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Storrs Campus EHS Building Room 118INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any UCONN employee who conducts renovations, demolitions, or performs maintenance on University buildings, including all maintenance and custodial personnel. Also, any employees who may be expected to buff or strip floor tile in buildings built prior to 1981. This is a mandatory, annual training as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Asbestos Awareness classes are held on the first Thursday of every month.
Topics in the training include, but are not limited to, history of asbestos use, health effects, controls, locations and recognition of asbestos-containing materials, and UCONN policies concerning asbestos. For more information about this course, contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)
Biological Safety in Animal Research10:00am
Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Storrs Campus EHS Building Room 118INTENDED AUDIENCE: Personnel who work with research animals on approved protocols.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics discussed include principles/concepts of biosafety, agent classes and safety levels, engineering controls, personal protective equipment, work practices, biological agent use and transport information and biological waste management issues. For more information about this course, contact Bill Field (860-486-1376)
Biosafety General Training9:00am
Thursday, March 19th, 2020
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storrs Campus EHS Building Room 118INTENDED AUDIENCE: Research and clinical laboratory personnel who work with biological agents and materials. Any member of the University community may attend.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics discussed include principles/concepts of biosafety, biological agent use, agent classification and safety levels, engineering controls, personal protective equipment, work practices, biomedical waste definitions, transport information and biosecurity. For more information about this course, contact David Cavallaro (860-486-3180)
You must register for all EHS training lessons to ensure adequate space and availability. Courses with no participants registered may be cancelled. Walk-in attendance for cancelled classes will not be possible. Walk-in participants for courses that have filled may not be able to complete/participate in some training courses.
- EHS HuskyCT online training requires pre-registration. After using link above to register, please allow up to two business days for HuskyCT access.
- To register for EHS courses, you will need your official UConn NetID.
- SAMPLE NetID: abc00000 (must be 3 letters followed by 5 numbers)
- To find your NetID go to: https://netid.uconn.edu.
- If you are a visitor without a NetID, please contact EHS for training registration support.
For assistance please call 6-3613.
If you require an accommodation to participate in these events, please contact Shawna Lesseur at least one week in advance of the training you plan to attend.