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Biological Safety Training

Biomedical Waste Training

The Florida Department of Health, F.A.C. 64E-16, requires any personnel who works in a Biological Safety Level 2 laboratory or in a laboratory which generates any solid or liquid waste presenting a threat of infection to humans to have Biomedical Waste Training.

This training is given along with the Bloodborne Pathogen Training.

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Bloodborne Pathogen Training

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Anyone who may have an occupational exposure to human blood, body fluid, tissues or human cell lines must receive this training, as required by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.

This training is given along with the Biomedical Waste training.

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Biosafety Level 2 and Above Laboratory Training

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This training is available online

All laboratory personnel who will be working in or who will have access to a Biological Safety Level 2 (BSL-2), Biological Safety Level 3 (BSL-3), or an Animal Biological Safety Level 2 (ABSL-2) laboratory must receive general training for working in these biosafety level laboratory facilities. This training is based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Guidelines for Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 4th Edition.

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Chemical Safety Training

Hazard Communication/Right-to-Know Training

Employers must provide information and training to their employees about the hazardous chemicals to which they may be exposed in the workplace.

Laboratory employees are required to receive this training on an annual basis, while other employees receive it on a biennial schedule.

This training is required by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.

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Hazardous Waste Awareness Training

The Refresher for this training is available online.

This training is required on an annual basis for anyone who generates or has the potential to generate hazardous waste. Hazardous Waste Awareness Training is mandated under EPA regulation 40 CFR 265.

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Fire Safety Training

Fire Safety Training

All employees of the University shall receive this training.

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Industrial Hygiene Training

Asbestos Awareness Training

Anyone in the Facilities O&M or Building Services Departments that may work with or around Asbestos-Containing Building Materials (ACBM) should attend this course on an annual basis to learn of the multiple locations of potential asbestos health hazards that exist at FSU.

This training is a requirement of OSHA's Hazard Communication Program and the Asbestos Standard.

It is typically scheduled to last two hours.

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Asbestos Awareness Training for Building Occupants

This training is available online

This training is intended to provide a general overview of asbestos containing materials, associated hazards and how FSU manages those materials to ensure building occupants are not exposed to asbestos fibers.


Laboratory Safety Training

Lab Manager Safety Presentation and Discussion

This presentation provides an overview of all EH&S laboratory support and lab safety issues - including

In addition to obtaining information about safety and compliance related to the above issues, participants are encouraged to discuss safety concerns and provide ideas for achieving safety and compliance goals. Please contact the Laboratory Safety Office at 644-8916 for information.


Laboratory Safety Training

Any employee working in a laboratory setting shall annually receive this training.

This training is covered by OSHA's Laboratory Safety Standard.

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Lab Safety for your Research

An EH&S staff person will come to your laboratory or department to address questions specific to your research protocols. We will review with you the use of chemicals and biohazardous and radioactive materials in your laboratory, and discuss how you can protect yourself and members of your lab from exposures; how to handle spills; appropriate disposal of wastes; chemical storage issues; and answer any questions you might have. Please contact the Laboratory Safety Office at 644-8916 for information.


Anesthetic Gas Safety Training

This training is available online.

Halothane and isoflurane are used as anesthetics for research animals undergoing various medical procedures. During the procedures, small amounts of these gases may leak from the vaporizer equipment in surgical suites, potentially exposing researchers performing surgeries and other procedures. It is important that researchers are aware of the risks associated with potential exposure to these anesthetic gases. The Anesthetic Gas Safety Training is mandated for all researchers administering halothane or isoflurane to research animals outside of the fume hood.

One-time training is required by Environmental Health and Safety, Laboratory Animal Resources, and the Animal Care and Use Committee.


Radiation Safety Training

Radiation Safety Short Course

Anyone working with or around radioactive materials or radiation producing devices should attend this course.

It is offered at least once a semester. Sessions are typically scheduled to last two hours per week for three weeks.

Session 1

Licensing and Regulatory Matters

Principles of Ionizing Radiation and Radiation Physics

Session 2

Radiation Dosimetry

Biological Effects of Radiation

Session 3

Laboratory Radiation Safety & Emergency Procedures

Radiation Detection Instrumentation


Red Cross Training

Red Cross Training

EH&S offers initial and annual refresher courses for several American Red Cross courses. Classes are open to all University employees to learn about responding to an emergency situation, CPR, and providing first aid. Class time and length varies depending on the course. A minimum of 10 participants are required to conduct a class.

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Workers' Compensation Training

Back Injury Prevention Training

This class will introduce the concept of ergonomics and examine how back injuries happen. Additionally, techniques and methods of preventing injuries to your back will be taught.

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