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UW Safety Office

Wyo Hall 262

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3277

Fax: (307) 766-6116

Email: uwehs@uwyo.edu

RMMC Building

Phone: (307) 766-3696

Fax: (307) 766-3699

Training

Safety Office

Safety Specialists offer 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 safety courses.


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, complete this form.
  3. Written instructions for registering on-line can be found in this document.
  4. Call Safety at 766-3277 for assistance.

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.

REGISTER

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

REGISTER

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.

REGISTER

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.

REGISTER

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.

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Workplace Chemical Safety Hazard Communication"

LECTURE COURSE – UW required course on Right-to-Know Legislation for workplaces. Which covers and includes the standard, chemical 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. Changes due to United Nations “Globally Harmonized System”, GHS. The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals.

REGISTER

Workplace Chemical Safety Hazard Communication"

ONLINE COURSE - UW required course on Right-to-Know Legislation for workplaces. Which covers and includes the standard, chemical 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. Changes due to United Nations “Globally Harmonized System”, GHS. The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals.

REGISTER

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.

REGISTER

Hot Work Permit Program

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

REGISTER

 

Laboratory Safety “Chemical Hygiene & GHS/OSHA” (Laramie Main Campus Lab Safety)

LECTURE COURSE - UW required course on Right-to-Know Legislation for laboratories. Which covers the standard, chemical safety in the laboratory; general chemical safety; responsibilities; and liabilities. Changes due to United Nations Globally Harmonized System, GHS. The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals. Refresher required every 3 years.

REGISTER

Laboratory Safety, Hazardous Waste and Biosafety Review

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

REGISTER

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.

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.

REGISTER

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.

REGISTER

Nuclear Gauge (Sealed Source) Safety

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

REGISTER

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.

REGISTER

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.

REGISTER

Radiation Safety

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

REGISTER

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.

REGISTER

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.

REGISTER


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UW Safety Office

Wyo Hall 262

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3277

Fax: (307) 766-6116

Email: uwehs@uwyo.edu

RMMC Building

Phone: (307) 766-3696

Fax: (307) 766-3699

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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