The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) offers many safety education opportunities, covering chemical, biological, and radioactive materials. Emergency preparedness training, such as Active Threat Response and CPR training are regularly offered through the UW Police Department.
The Principle Investigator for each lab is responsible for ensuring safety education on lab specific hazards is provided. While this may be accomplished online or in person with a lab manager, post-doc, or qualified grad student, it is the PI’s responsibility to ensure that all training is completed and documented before exposure to lab specific hazards.
College of Engineering Intro to Research Safety Training: This is an introductory safety course for anyone in the College of Engineering who will be doing research in COE laboratories.
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CoE Carbon Fiber (ACS) Handling & Machining Safety Training: Required for any person working with Carbon Fiber (ACS) materials in the College of Engineering.
CoE Electrical Safety Training: Recommended for all lab researchers in the College of Engineering.
CoE Battery Safety and Disposal Training: Recommended for all lab researchers in the College of Engineering.
Compressed Gas Cylinder Training: This interactive course covers how to work safely with compressed gas cylinders. Topics include storage, transport, the parts of cylinders and regulators, air monitoring, and the hazards of specific types of gases (e.g. flammable, pyrophoric, corrosive, toxic).
Dry Ice Awareness Training: Dry ice poses unique hazards to those who may work with or around it. These training slides will review hazards and ways to minimize them.
Performing a Risk Assessment: This course covers experimental hazards, the “what if” approach, probabilities, and the hierarchy of controls. Participants will choose at least one risk assessment to complete from a given list of procedures. Participants may also choose to submit a risk assessment for an experiment conducted in their own laboratory and receive feedback about it from EH&S.
Compressed Gas Piping for Research Operations: This course covers many aspects of using compressed gases safely in research labs. From common problems with manifolds, pipe supports, and connections to transferring gases and selecting/installing appropriate tubing. Training for 2023 has been completed, next training will occur August 2024. Please check back for updates.
Chemical Safety Training with EHS
BioSafety Training with EHS
Radiation and Laser Safety Training with EHS
Fire Extinguisher Training: In-person training outlining the most common types of extinguishers, selection of proper fire extinguisher and proper fire extinguisher usage. Includes live-fire hands-on demonstration. Held near the Fountain across from Engineering Hall.
Dates: Contact COE Safety to assist with scheduling.
The CoE Safety Office can assist in creating lab or topic specific training as needed.
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