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OSHA Training on: 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 305-243-3269.

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 educated 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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OFFICE ERGONOMICS TASK ANALYSIS

Presenter: Raul Garcia-Casariego, CSP, CHMM      Training Time: 1 hour
This session is designed to help supervisors assess ergonomic conditions in the office environment. Learn how to perform an office ergonomics task analysis that can reduce physical fatigue and stress and help employees work more effectively and comfortably.
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.

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

Presenter: Jairo Betancourt      Training Time: 2 hours
The seminar will prepare the audience to properly pack, label, document, and complete the whole 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 whole shipping process.
This seminar is required for all employees involved in the shipment (by highway, 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 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 as the way to work safely with infectious and potentially infectious agents while at the same time complying with existing regulation, 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 thru 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.
Call 305-243-3400 to schedule a training appointment.

ASBESTOS AWARENESS

Presenter: Raul Garcia-Casariego, CSP, CHMM      Training Time: 1 - 8 hours
Who should attend? Physical Plant and Telecommunications employees.
Call 305-243-3400 to schedule a training appointment.

BASIC FIRE SAFETY

Presenter: Christine Daley      Training Time: 1 hour
In this session participants will learn types of fires, how to use a fire extinguisher (practical), and evacuation procedures in case of fire or other emergency. Who should attend? Offered to all employees.
To register for Fire Safety CBL Module contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 305-243-3269.
Email Christine Daley at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to schedule practical fire extinguisher training.