Training

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OSHA TRAINING:
Bloodborne Pathogens, Tuberculosis, Latex Allergy, and Biomedical Waste

Presenter: Sandra Chen, MSN, ARNP      Training Time: 1 hour
This session provides information on the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, primarily HIV and HBV. Learn how to protect against infection and procedures for post-exposure medical evaluation. Who should attend? Mandatory for all persons having potential occupational exposure to human blood or most human body fluids, unfixed human tissue, or laboratory or animal material contaminated with HIV or HBV.

To register for this webinar, please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 305-243-3267.


LABORATORY SAFETY / HAZARDOUS WASTE TRAINING WEBINAR

Presenter: Jairo Betancourt      Training Time: 90 min
This seminar discusses the different aspects of general laboratory safety, from the human behavior aspects to the best practices to handle hazardous agents. It discusses the process of risk assessment when handling hazardous chemicals, chemical waste, laboratory ventilation, chemical spill kits and the necessary safety and personnel protective equipment. It educates the audience in the compliance process with all applicable regulations, standards, and guidelines.

Who should attend? Anyone working in an academic or research laboratory.

To register for this webinar, please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 305-243-3269.

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BASIC FIRE SAFETY

Presenter: Christine Daley      Training Time: 1 hour
This session provides a basic understanding of general fire hazards, the safety precautions to take; How to use a fire extinguisher (Practical) and evacuation procedures.

Who should attend? Offered to all employees

To register for the Fire Safety CBL Module, please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 305-243-8443. Email Christine Daley at c.daley@miami.edu to schedule practical fire extinguisher training.


Shipping of Infectious Substances and Dangerous Goods (49CFR/IMDG/IATA) Webinar

Presenter: Jairo Betancourt      Training Time: 2 hours
This seminar will prepare the audience to properly pack, label, document, and complete the shipping process per IATA Dangerous Goods and US Department of Transportation regulations. It will specifically teach the shipping of biological agents as either Biological Agents Category B and/or Infectious Substances Affecting Humans. It will help you to differentiate between category A and B Infectious Agents and provide information on the entire shipping process.


This seminar is required for all employees involved in the shipment (by land, ocean, or air) of Infectious Substances or samples that contain potentially infectious material, such as blood, tissue, and human or animal body fluids as well as for those employees involved in the shipment of any substance or articles that may be considered dangerous (examples include chemicals, paints batteries, etc.)

To register for this webinar, please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 305-243-3269.

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BIOLOGICAL SAFETY WEBINAR

Presenter: Jairo Betancourt      Training Time: 90 min
This seminar presents the risk assessment process on how to work safely with infectious and potentially infectious agents while at the same time complying with existing regulations, standards, and guidelines. The analysis of all applicable agent specific risk factors is used to determine and assign risk groups and appropriate biosafety level to agents. The seminar will offer mechanisms to develop a risk management process through laboratory design, safety equipment and good laboratory practices.
Who should attend: All laboratory personnel working with infectious or potentially infectious material/agent(s).

To register for the webinar, please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 305-243-3269.

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BASIC LASER SAFETY

Presenter: Jairo Betancourt      Training Time: 2 hours
This session is designed to train all individuals associated with laser operations for research or medical use (surgery and/or treatment). It is offered in compliance with HRS, ANSI standards, OSHA regulations and with University Policy and Procedures.
Who should attend? Anyone associated with laser operations.

To schedule a training appointment, please call 305-243-3400.


ASBESTOS AWARENESS

Presenter: Raul Garcia-Casariego, CSP, CHMM      Training Time: 1 - 8 hours
Who should attend? Physical Plant and Telecommunications employees.

To schedule a training appointment, please call 305-243-3400.