OSHA Bloodborne Disease Training
Initial Training Every employee potentially exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious material (as described by the UConn Health’s Exposure Control Plan) must complete this training prior to accomplishing any task presenting such a potential exposure risk. These exposure determinations are made by the supervisor. For new employees, the initial UConn Health Bloodborne Pathogen Training is completed as part of UConn Health’s New Employee Orientation. Once this initial requirement has been met, completion of an annual Refresher Session (part of SABA) is mandatory. Researchers may opt to take the Annual Bloodborne Pathogen Training PowerPoint presentation (http://research.uchc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1137/2015/07/bloodborne_pathogens-2016.pptx) on our website. Please review the slides and print/sign and date the certificate at the end of the presentation and send to Environmental Health and Safety MC 1514.
WARNING: Employees must not perform tasks with potential exposures to human blood and other potentially infectious materials until they have completed the initial training. Contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office (x2723) if assistance is needed. Back to Top
Laboratory Safety Training
Lab Safety Training is held once a month. All sessions start promptly. All persons (faculty, staff and students) working in a laboratory must complete this course.
|December 2017||21||1 – 3 p.m.||L-5053 Conference Room|
|January 2018||18||1 – 3 p.m.||L-5053 Conference Room|
|February||15||1 – 3 p.m.||L-5053 Conference Room|
|March||15||1 – 3 p.m.||L-5053 Conference Room|
|April||19||1 – 3 p.m.||L-5053 Conference Room|
|May||17||1 – 3 p.m.||L-5053 Conference Room|
|June||21||1 – 3 p.m.||L-5053 Conference Room|
|July||19||1 – 3 p.m.||L-5053 Conference Room|
|August||16||1 – 3 p.m.||L-5053 Conference Room|
|September||20||1 – 3 p.m.||L-5053 Conference Room|
|October||18||1 – 3 p.m.||L-5053 Conference Room|
|November||15||1 – 3 p.m.||L-5053 Conference Room|
|December||20||1 – 3 p.m.||L-5053 Conference Room|
If you handle chemicals or administer drugs, a new OSHA regulation requires that you complete education on the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of chemical labeling and revised format of MSDS, now known as a Safety Data Sheet, by December 1, 2013. Environmental Health and Safety is coordinating this effort. A schedule for October sessions is included below. Sessions for 2nd and 3rd shift and November will be published soon. All Research personnel must attend in-person. Clinical personnel in Pharmacy, Lab Medicine (main campus), as well as Facilities Department housekeepers and custodians, and Materials Management must attend in-person. Other clinical personnel and Facilities building trades will receive a SABA assignment or alternate education plan. Call x2723 for additional information. *Please Note: No pre-registration is required.
1 Hour Session
Please call Environmental Health and Safety (x2723) for individualized training.
Employees must have fully completed all requirements of this training prior to being allowed to enter a TB respiratory isolation room. New and existing employees identified as needing to enter a respiratory isolation room must complete this UConn Health Program. The requirements of the UConn Health’s TB/Respirator Program involve employee training, medical evaluation and fit testing annually as mandated by OSHA. Training sessions are scheduled upon request.