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Safety Training

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provides several training courses in an effort to improve safety and to ensure compliance with regulations related to safety, health and environmental protection.

In addition to training provided by EH&S, supervisors must provide job-specific training for new employees and provide recurring job-specific training for all personnel. Training should include:
  • Correct work procedures
  • Use of safety equipment
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Emergency procedures
  • The following courses are offered by EH&S.

  • Biological Safety
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Confined Space Safety
  • Driver Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • General Safety
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Laser Safety
  • Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) Emergency Preparedness
  • Lock Out - Tag Out Safety
  • Radiation Safety
  • Shipping Biological Materials Training

  • Biological Safety

    Biological Safety Training is required by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) for all personnel who work with potentially viable biological materials, including microorganisms (of any risk level); cells or cell lines; tissue cultures; recombinant DNA, organisms, or viruses; animal blood, body fluids, or tissues; or animals.  This is an introductory course on Biosafety that covers definitions of biological and biohazardous materials, current regulations and standards, the role of the IBC, risk groups, biosafety containment levels and controls, disposal, and other general biosafety principles and requirements.  For information please contact Taylor Kriete at 568-6586.
    Link to Biological Safety training presentation

     Online Biological Safety training available via KDS

    Bloodborne Pathogens

    The State of Louisiana Office of Risk Management (ORM) requires that all employees who can reasonably anticipate skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials as a result from the performance of occupational duties have initial and refresher bloodborne pathogens training. The frequency of employee training required is determined by the supervisor’s high or low risk exposure determination assessment. All new low risk employees (e.g., clerical, administrative and IT staff) will receive this training within 12 months of hire and require refresher training every five years. All new high risk employees (e.g., physicians, dentists, lab workers, custodial staff and plumbers) will receive this training within three months of hire and require refresher training annually. All employees who have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens will be provided with training on the epidemiology,symptoms, and transmission of bloodborne pathogen diseases. Annual and refresher training is available online via KDS via the Office of Compliance. For additional information please contact Taylor Kriete at 568-6586.

    Link to Bloodborne Pathogens High Risk training presentation

    Link to Bloodborne Pathogens Low Risk training presentation

     Online Bloodborne Pathogens training available via KDS

    Confined Space Safety

    A Confined Space is defined as any space that is large enough that an LSUHSC employee can enter and perform assigned work, has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and is not designed for continuous employee occupancy.  LSUHSC employees who may enter Confined Spaces must complete Confined Space Safety Training. The structure and objectives of this course are centered on the OSHA requirements outlined in 1910.146 Permit Required Spaces.  Completion of this course will enable employees to:

  • Identify and define what types of areas are Confined Spaces.
  • Distinguish the difference between a non-permit required and permit required Confined Space.
  • Understand the use and need for a Confined Space permit.
  • Identify the hazards commonly found in Confined Spaces, including atmospheric and physical.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the Confined Space personnel.
  • Understand basic emergency activities during a Confined Space emergency.

  • For information please contact Darren Burkett at 568-2324.
    Link to Confined Space training presentation

    Driver Safety

    Requirements for personnel who drive an LSUHSC vehicle or their own vehicle on official business are described in the Driver Qualification Process.  Driver Safety training is provided via KDS via the Office of Compliance.  If an employee does not have access to KDS, instructor-led classroom training is offered on a quarterly basis.  For information please contact Angelique Smith at 568-6588.

    Fall Protection

    Fall protection training provides a review of OSHA regulations to ensure all personnel who work in elevated areas are properly protected against falling.  For information please contact James Davis at 568-4952.
    Link to Fall Protection training presentation

    Link to Miller "Basics of Fall Protection" video

    General Safety

    The general safety training includes general safe work practices as well as instruction on hazard control procedures.  All employees are required to take this training, which provides information on safety responsibilities, general safety rules, fire safety, other possible hazards and emergency response.  For information please contact James Davis at 568-4852.
    Link to General Safety training presentation

    Laboratory Safety

    Laboratory Safety training will be available on KDS in the fourth quarter 2010.  It is mandatory for laboratory workers, technicians, student workers and graduate students that work in a lab environment.   For information please contact Taylor Kriete at 568-6586.
    Link to Lab Safety training presentation

    Laser Safety

    Laser Safety training is available on the EH&S Onsite Web Training page.  It is mandatory for laboratory workers, technicians, and graduate students that work on Class 3b or 4 lasers take this training..   For information please contact James Davis at 568-4952.
    Link to Laser Safety Presentation

     Online Laser Safety training available via EH&S

    Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) Emergency Preparedness

    The Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) Emergency Prepardness training assists researchers with preparation for the hurricane season. Topics include LIN safety/safe handling practices, transfilling, transport and dewar rally/depot locations. Those who are or will be involved in cryogenic preservation of research should review the training annually. For information please contact James Davis at 568-4952.
    Link to Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) Emergency Preparedness training presentation

    Lock Out - Tag Out Safety

    OSHA Regulation CFR29 - 1910.147 requires employers to provide employees who "service or maintain equipment or machines" training in the control of hazardous energy that could result in injury to the employee when unexpectedly released.  For information please contact Darren Burkett at 568-2324.
    Link to Lock Out-Tag Out training presentation

    Radiation Safety

    The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality requires all potential users of radioactive isotopes to attend a Radiation Safety class prior to working with these isotopes.Environmental Health and Safety offers a 3.5 hour class every quarter to all faculty, staff, and students. This class will inform the attendee on radiation safety fundamentals, isotope types, exposure limits, shielding requirements, waste procedures, radiation badge use and proper paperwork fulfillment. For information please contact James Davis at 568-4952.
    Link to Radiation Safety training presentation

    Shipping Biological Materials Training

    Shipping Biological Materials training is designed to aid personnel who ship biological materials. Certain biological materials are regulated under the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air Transit Authority (IATA) as dangerous goods and require specific packaging, labeling, and documentation. Prior to the shipment of biological materials, personnel must complete training which meets the requirements of DOT and IATA. For information please contact Taylor Kriete at 568-6586.
    Link to Shipping Biological Materials training presentation

     Online Shipping Biological Materials training available via EH&S

    Miscellaneous Training Presentations

    - DEQ Hazardous Waste training presentation

    - Fire Extinguisher Use training presentation