Environmental Health & Safety

Training

Environmental Health and Safety offers a variety of training programs, both mandatory and voluntary, for faculty, staff, and students.  Below is a description of these training programs, along with the intended audience and how frequently the training must be renewed.  

Effective May 2, 2015, all EH&S online training is available through Learn@Work, the University’s new learning management system. The best way to access the training is by logging in to Learn@Work and reviewing the training assignments on your Me Page. From there, you will also be able to print certificates of completion for any training completed within Learn@Work. Please note that EH&S does not require you to print certificates as proof of training. If you work in a lab or clinic, you must complete Appendix 2 in your lab or clinic Blue Book each time you complete the annual EH&S training (live or online) in addition to recording completion of your lab- or clinic-specific training. Please note that EH&S does not have access to lab or clinic rosters and is unable to provide this training completion information for you.

If you need to access training that has not been assigned to you through Learn@Work, please use the links below. For more information on Learn@Work, please see the Learn@Work User Training Guide.
 
Each individual is responsible for completing his or her own training. Individuals must not share their wustl key information or other login credentials to allow someone else to complete the training on their behalf.

MANDATORY TRAINING

 Training

 Description

 Audience

 Frequency

General Administrative Office safety training

This is basic safety awareness information required for all new WU faculty and staff under U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) "General Conditions" regulatory requirements

Also covers basic ergonomics, injury/illness response, and emergency preparedness.

Those who work only in an office/administrative setting.

At hire, every 3 years thereafter

Laboratory safety training (initial)

Covers laboratory biological, chemical, and general safety training.  Includes hazardous waste disposal, injury/illness response, DOT security training, and emergency preparedness.

All laboratory workers who do not also work in a clinical setting.

At hire

Laboratory safety training (refresher)

Abbreviated laboratory safety training covering hot topics, recent changes, and injury/illness response.

All laboratory workers who do not also work in a clinical setting.

Annually

Clinic safety training (initial)

Covers OSHA bloodborne pathogens training, Tb awareness, and general clinic safety.  Includes proper waste disposal, injury/illness response, and emergency preparedness.

All clinic workers with direct patient contact.

At hire

Clinic safety training (refresher) Abbreviated clinic safety training covering hot topics, recent changes, bloodborne pathogens, and injury/illness response. All clinic workers with direct patient contact.

Annually

Lab supplement for clinicians

Includes topics (e.g. hazardous chemical waste disposal and DOT security awareness) not addressed by clinical safety training.

All clinic workers with direct patient contact who also work in a research laboratory.

At hire, annually thereafter

Infectious materials shipping – clinical

This training is required prior to shipment of any laboratory specimens, clinic samples, blood, body fluids, or potentially infectious material, or samples preserved on dry ice.  (For shipments by common
carrier or by air)

 

Any clinical personnel who need to ship potentially infectious materials
or dry ice.

Every 2 years

Infectious materials shipping - laboratory

This training is required prior to shipment of any laboratory specimens, clinic samples, blood, body fluids, or potentially infectious material, or samples preserved on dry ice.  (For shipments by common
carrier or by air)

Any laboratory personnel who need to ship potentially infectious materials
or dry ice.

Every 2 years

 DOWNLOAD TRAINING SLIDES

Laboratory safety training: Onscreen or Printer-Friendly

Clinic safety training: Onscreen or Printer-Friendly

 

 

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