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Training is an extremely important aspect of your safety here at Rutgers University. For more information, select the training type below:

 

Laboratory Safety Training (including Rutgers Health Sciences)
Facilities, Dining, Housing and Trades Safety Training
Radiation Safety (including Rutgers Health Sciences)
X-Ray Safety (including Rutgers Health Sciences)
Biological Safety Training (including Rutgers Health Sciences)

Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Laboratory Personnel

Art Safety Training
IATA Dangerous Goods Training (Shipping Hazardous Materials)

Forklift Operator's Training

Manlift / Aerial Lift / Bucket Truck Operator Training

Laser Safety

Confined Space

Respiratory Protection

SPCC Training

Stormwater Training

 

 

Laboratory Safety Training

NJ Right-to-Know / Hazardous Communication / Chemical Hygiene/RCRA

Required annually for all employees (includes faculty, staff, visiting professors, post-docs, graduate students, TAs, GAs, paid and unpaid undergraduate students, high school students, volunteers, etc.) who work in laboratories where chemicals are used.

These training sessions are considered initial, however they satisfy the requirements of refresher training as well. Employees that routinely handle chemicals are required to attend training annually in order to comply with the NJ Right-To-Know law and PEOSHA's Hazardous Communication law.

All new employees MUST attend a classroom training session.

Registration is now required for all Initial Laboratory Safety Trainings. Please select the link directly below and check the dates and register for your training course.

Check here for dates and registration

Refresher training can either be taken as a classroom session or online (only for individuals who have previously completed the Initial Laboratory Training session). The online training is available here:

Laboratory Safety Online Refresher

 

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Facilities, Dining, Housing and Trades New Employee Awareness Training

NJ Right-to-Know, Asbestos Awareness, Confined Space Awareness, Mold Awareness, Lockout-Tagout Awareness, Personal Protective Equipment, HazComm)

Required annually for all employees who work with or around chemicals (e.g. custodians, maintenance employees, etc.).

Date
July 25, 2013
August 20, 2013
September 18, 2013
October 17, 2013
November 19, 2013
December 11, 2013

All training sessions begin at 9 AM in the REHS Training Center - 27 Road 1, Building 4086, Livingston Campus.

Call REHS @ 848-445-2550 if you have questions or need directions.

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Radiation Safety

Initial

New Rutgers University and RWJ/UMDNJ employees who will be working with radioactive materials in the laboratory must attend an Initial Radiation Safety Orientation prior to beginning work with radioactive materials. This classroom course is approximately three and a half hours in length, with a brief examination at the conclusion.


Refresher

Radiation Safety Refresher is required annually for all Rutgers University and RWJ/UMDNJ employees who have successfully completed the Initial Orientation. The course reviews fundamental concepts, policies and procedures.


Check here for dates, registration and access to the online refresher


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X-Ray Safety

This training is for anyone who plans to use x-ray producing devices at Rutgers University or Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Piscataway/New Brunswick campuses. This training is supplemental to the hands-on training you will receive by the authoree in charge of the unit. You will be required to take a short quiz at the end of this training. If you pass, you will be directed to the online badge application. If you do not pass, please review the training again and re-take the quiz.  Required initially only.

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Biological Safety Training

Laboratory employees and students planning to work with biohazardous materials (i.e. bacteria, viruses, cell culture, parasites, fungi, prions, etc.) must attend Biological Safety Training prior to beginning work with the biological agent(s). This classroom course is approximately one hour in length, and it is intended to supplement the hands-on training provided by the principal investigator or senior lab members.  Researchers using any human materials including well-established human cell lines must also attend Bloodborne Pathogens Training.


Check here to register for Biosafety Training

 

 

Art Safety Training

Required annually for all Art Department employees (includes faculty, staff, visiting professors, post-docs, graduate students, TAs, GAs, paid and unpaid undergraduate students, high school students, volunteers, etc.) who work in art studios where chemicals are used.

The online training is available here:

Art Safety Online Training

 

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Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Training for Laboratory Personnel

Laboratory employees and students who may have reasonably anticipated contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials (including established human cell lines) are required to attend BBP training annually in order to comply with the rules of the New Jersey Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Program (PEOSH).  This classroom course is approximately one hour in length.


Check here to register for Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Laboratories

 

Note:  Non-laboratory personnel should contact REHS to schedule BBP training.

 

 

IATA Dangerous Goods Training

Rutgers University personnel who ship diagnostic specimens or infectious substances utilizing a common carrier (e.g. FedEx) must attend initial IATA training and refresher training is required every two years. This course covers:
  • Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods General Awareness
  • U.S. DOT and IATA Regulations
  • Identifying materials as diagnostic/clinical specimens, biological products, or infectious substances
  • Packaging, labeling, documentation
  • Shipping with dry ice
Contact Mark Kelly to schedule a customized session for your department or any other shipping questions. (848) 445-2550

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Forklift Operator's Training

Call REHS to setup session.  Required initially upon hire or assignment, then at least once every three years, for all employees operating powered industrial trucks or forklifts.  Must complete classroom training, exam and a skills evaluation.

 

 

Manlift / Aerial Lift / Bucket Truck Operators Training

Call REHS to setup session.  Required initially upon hire or assignment, then at least once every three years, for all employees operating an aerial lift.  Must complete classroom training and a skills evaluation.

 

 

Laser Safety

Call REHS to setup session.  All authorized laser supervisors and operators using Class 3b and 4 open beam lasers are required to attend laser safety training sessions annually.

 

 

Confined Space

Call REHS to setup session.  All employees who may have the opportunity to enter confined spaces (e.g. Utilities).

 

 

Respiratory Protection

Call REHS to setup session.  All employees who are required to wear respiratory protection in the course of their work. You must also first receive medical clearance to wear a respirator and must be fit-tested.

 

 

SPCC Training

Call REHS to setup session.  For all Dining, Housing, and Facilities employees who manage petroleum products.


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Stormwater Training

Call REHS to setup session.  For all Rutgers University Community.

 

 

Directions to Initial and Refresher classroom courses

 

Contacts

Overall Program Management - Peter Skeels, or call (848) 445 - 2550
Radiation Safety Program Management - Patrick McDermott, or call (848) 455-2550
redball Biological Safety Program Management - Alex Ruiz, or call (848) 455-2550
 

 

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