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RMSO Training|Risk Management and Safety

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Risk Management & Safety
Dept. 4305
Wyoming Hall 102
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
RMSO Main Office
Phone: (307) 766-3277
Fax: (307) 766-6116
RMMC Building
Phone: (307) 766-3696
Fax: (307) 766-3699
Safety: It's My Job

Risk Management and Safety offers training throughout the year. An alphabetical listing of the current courses is below. Some  are presented on-line. There are no registration fees for any of the courses offered by RMSO.



The majority of these classes are required for anyone who is reasonably expected to be exposed to hazards in the course of their employment or studies. This includes faculty, post-docs, undergraduate and graduate students, part-time employees, and work-study students.


To register for any of these classes:

  1. Register by selecting the REGISTER link next to the course listed on this page (below).
  2. If a class is not currently being offered, contact
  3. Written instructions for registering on-line can be found in this document.
  4. Call Risk Management & Safety at 766-3277 for assistance.

RMSO Training Descriptions


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Title of Training

Description of Training


Asbestos Awareness

Health effects, locations of asbestos, materials, damage and deterioration, and emergencies. Read an Asbestos Fact Sheet here.


Back Injury Prevention

Covers: common back injuries; the importance of proper posture;  how to reduce the hazard of back injury; proper lifting techniques;  practical strengthening exercises by a medical professional.


Biosafety Training for Research (CITI Training) Instructions for enrolling in training for investigators, staff and students handling biohazards in research, provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). REGISTER

Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens, the Standard, exposure control plan, transmission, potentially infectious materials, and methods to reduce exposure, vaccination, exposure procedures, signs and labels.


Bloodborne Pathogens for UW Custodians

For Custodians: Bloodborne pathogens, the Standard, exposure control plan, transmission, potentially infectious materials, and methods to reduce exposure, vaccination, exposure procedures, signs and labels.


Bloodborne Pathogens for UW Law Enforcement

For Law Enforcement: Bloodborne pathogens, the Standard, exposure control plan, transmission, potentially infectious materials, and methods to reduce exposure, vaccination, exposure procedures, signs and labels.


Chemical Handling Safety – Basic Principles

Online course shows you how to identify certain chemical hazards, handle chemicals safely, and respond to chemical emergencies.


Chemical Handling Safety - Benzene  

 Online course focuses on how, when, and where people could be exposed to benzene. The course explains what benzene is, who is at risk of exposure, and how they are exposed. The course also outlines how to work safely around this hazardous material.



Chemical Handling Safety: Corrosives

Online course describes how to recognize corrosive materials and, how to handle and use them safely.


Chemical Handling Safety – Flammables

Online course describes flammables and how they can start and feed fires. It also explains how to handle and store flammables safely, and how to respond in an emergency involving flammables.


(Chemical Handling Safety) - "Small Spills and Leaks"

Online course is designed to help understand the basic concepts of safely handling a small spill or leak, including the six primary steps involved. The program does not speak about laboratories specifically, but the program does pertain to laboratory spills.


Chemical Handling Safety – Solvents

Online course covers solvent identification and safe handling.


Compressed Gas Safety Awareness

Online course describes different types of compressed gases, the importance of labeling, and details how to store and handle compressed gas cylinders safely.  This course complies with federal OSHA regulations as well as California OSHA (Cal-OSHA) regulations.


CPR and AED Awareness Training: The Chain of Survival

Online course explains each step in the Chain of Survival and shows the importance of becoming certified to be a link in the survival chain at your facility. This class does not certify you in CPR & AED.


Defensive Driving

Prevent needless accidents on the road. Gives viewers a front-seat view of how distractions on the road affect driver concentration and cause accidents. It cites statistics, explains what actually happens when drivers are distracted and emphasizes the safety message more effectively.


Driven to Distraction

Driven to Distraction is a course about the everyday distractions we allow to enter our vehicles. The course will show how making the right choices behind the wheel may save a life - maybe even your own.


Eye Protection: See the Whole Picture

An on-line course instructing how to select and wear the proper eye protection for the job.


Fire Prevention & Extinguisher Training

Lecture course includes selection and use of the correct fire extinguisher for the type of material that is on fire. Includes hands-on extinguisher practice.


Fire Safety and Evacuation Drills, OSHA

Online course explains in detail how various elements contribute to a fire, the different types of fire, fire prevention measures, safe work practices and housekeeping and emergency response to fire.


Fire Safety and Portable Fire Extinguishers: Protecting People and Property

Online course explains the elements needed to start a fire and the various classes of fire.  It identifies the various types of portable fire extinguishers and how to properly use them on the right types of fires.  Most importantly, it identifies ways to evaluate whether or not to fight a fire.


Forklift Training (OSHA)

Industrial power lift trucks (i.e., forklifts) are specialized pieces of equipment that require “qualified” operators to be trained every three years.  Topics include: 1) Parts of a Lift Truck, 2) Operation, 3) Traveling and Maneuvering, 4) Load Handling, 5) Environmental Considerations and 6) Hands-on Practice. NOTE: Minimum class enrollment is 10 persons.


Formaldehyde Training Required for anyone who works with formaldehyde solutions greater than one percent. This class reviews the properties, uses, exposure limits, health effects, standards, controls, personal protective equipment and disposal related to working with formaldehyde. REGISTER

Hazard Communication (OSHA) and United Nations GHS 

Lecture course for workplace chemical safety (Hazard Communication) for all employees, and the Global Harmonized System (GHS), includes: Physical, health and environmental hazards, inventories, Safety Data Sheets (SDS's), labels & labeling, hierarchy of controls, personal protective equipment (PPE), training requirements and responsibilities of UW, departments and the employee.


HazCom: In Sync with GHS

Online course covers the six classes of hazards; the components of labels with pictograms; the 16 sections of Safety Data Sheets; and how all of this information will be communicated to you by your employer. Course is for faculty, staff and part-time employees who have had Hazard Communication (HazCom) Chemical Workplace Safety.


Hazard Communication (HazCom) Chemical Workplace Safety  

Online course informs employees about the hazards of various chemicals to which they may be exposed in the workplace and covers the physical and health hazards faced by them. It also discusses exposure limits, material safety data sheets, and labels employees need to be familiar with. UW Faculty, staff and part-time employees taking this class are required to take HazCom: In Sync with GHS.


Hazardous Materials Shipping (D.O.T.)

Security Awareness, Identification & Classification , Shipping Papers, Packaging , Labeling/Marking, Placards,  and Emergency Response. Read a training bulletin on Hazardous Materials Shipping here.


Hazardous Materials Shipping Refresher (D.O.T.)

D.O.T. Hazardous Materials Shipping training refresher. Required every 2 years


Hazardous Waste Generator

Regulations for disposal of hazardous waste,  UW program and procedures for disposing of hazardous waste. Refresher required every 3 years. Part of Laboratory Safety Series. Read more about hazardous waste disposal here.


Hot Work Permit Program Hot work includes burning, welding, or a similar operation capable of initiating fires or explosions. REGISTER

Lab & Fume Hood Safety

Online course gives a detailed explanation about the safety measures to be followed while working in a laboratory. It covers: the Chemical Hygiene Plan; hazards that are present in the lab; how information about the chemicals you use can be found on the labels or in the SDS; engineering controls like laboratory hoods; safe work practices; and emergencies.


Laboratory Safety - Chemical Hygiene (OSHA Lab Safety)


 Lecture course covers chemical safety in the laboratory; general chemical safety; responsibilities; and liabilities. Refresher required every 3 years. Part of Laboratory Safety Series.



Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Waste Review

Lecture course 1-hour review of Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Waste practices. Meets the Chemical Hygiene 3-year review requirement.


Laboratory Safety Series (OSHA)

Includes Safety Orientation, Hazardous Waste Generator and Chemical Hygiene. You must attend all three to get credit. Read how laboratory safety training can prevent accidents here.


Laboratory Safety - Pre-Service Teachers 

Online course Lab Safety for Schools discusses the hazards of performing lab experiments and emphasizes ways to protect oneself from them. The program focuses on the importance of appropriate lab behavior, wearing and using safety equipment, handling lab equipment and materials correctly, and reacting appropriately during an emergency. UW Faculty, staff and students taking this class are required to take HazCom: In Sync with GHS.


Laser Safety

Safety issues concerning various types of lasers, the hazards they pose, and the damage they can do if not used properly. It also explains laser classification, engineering and administrative controls.

Lockout / Tagout

Lockout / tagout involves the control of hazardous sources of energy during maintenance activities.  The training will cover OSHA requirements, general lockout tagout procedures and hands on exercise.

Nuclear Gauge (Sealed Source) Safety

Overview of the UW program, radiation basics, regulations, the acquisition and use of sealed radioactive sources and nuclear gauges.


Office Ergonomics

Factors to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in office work. Signs and symptoms, risk factors, lighting & moving, heights, and awareness.


OSHA Chemical Hygiene - Laboratory Safety


Online course OSHA Chemical Hygiene – UW Laboratory Safety: UW Faculty, staff, students and part-time employees taking this class are required to take HazCom: In Sync with GHS.


Permit Confined Space Training

Permit Space program requirements, hazard identification, Entry Permits, Hazard controls, Atmospheric testing, Ventilation, PPE, Communications, Rescue, and Duties of the Entry Team, Attendant, Entrant, and Entry Supervisor.


Pesticide Safety Training

Required for A&S Greenhouse complex workers. Satisfies requirements for EPA Worker Protection Standard Training.  Does not provide training in pesticide application.


Radiation Safety

Overview of the UW program, radiation basics, regulations, the acquisition and use of radioactive materials


Respiratory Protection

Human respiratory system, types of respirators, respirator & cartridge selection, fit check, inspection, storage, medical surveillance and work area surveillance.


Safety Orientation for UW Employees

Workplace safety responsibilities of UW and employees, common hazards for all employees, accident prevention and reporting, role of EHS. Part of Laboratory Safety Series.


Slips, Trips and Falls

Taking the Right Steps: Explains in detail that slips, trips and falls can be a major cause of injuries and suggests preventative measures you can take to keep your work site safe.


Summer Employee Safety Orientation

Overview of campus safety and health hazards, including: chemical, biological, physical, and vehicle safety. A good safety attitude is discussed, and emergency procedures if an accidents occur on the job.


X-ray Safety

Overview of the UW X-ray program; radiation basics; regulations; the acquisition and safe use of x-rays in research and on humans.


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