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
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- Occupational Health & 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.
Biological Safety in Animal Research10:00am
Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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)
Asbestos Coordinator/Competent Person Refresher8:00am
Friday, September 20th, 2019
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Storrs Campus EHS Building Room 118INTENDED AUDIENCE: Employees that have previously completed EPA-accredited courses in Asbestos Inspection and/or Asbestos Operations and Maintenance/Class III training.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is an annual refresher course for all individuals that have previously attended the Asbestos Site Inspector course and/or the Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Class III course within the last 2 years. This annual refresher is required, per the University's Asbestos Management Plan, for all individuals who are designated as Asbestos Coordinators or Competent Persons. For more information about this course contact Valerie Brangan (860-486-2982)
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Storrs Campus Central Utility Plant Classroom -- 240 Glenbrook RoadINTENDED AUDIENCE: Any University employee who is involved in excavation operations using mechanized equipment, and/or those working in or near excavations 4 feet or deeper. This is mandatory training as required by the Connecticut Department of Labor's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics covered in the training include regulations, competent person responsibilities, hazards, soil classifications, protective systems, sloping, shoring, inspections and emergency response. (2 hours) For more information about this course, contact Rich Kula (860-486-3190)
Contact Information: 6-3613More
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
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)
Bloodborne Pathogens (Initial)2:00pm
Monday, October 7th, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
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)
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.