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Safety Training Schedules - Morningside

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) offers monthly safety classroom training sessions as required for laboratory personnel. Individuals who have not yet received the initial training are asked to attend. Lab personnel requiring refresher training have the option of attending a classroom session or going on-line which includes a post-test administered by RASCAL @ https://www.rascal.columbia.edu. Please note unless indicated you do not need to sign up or register for a safety training course.

* Refresher training is available web based via RASCAL@ http://www.rascal.columbia.edu

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    Laboratory Safety/Chemical Hygiene/Hazardous Waste/Laboratory Fire Safety Training

    University personnel working with chemicals must attend an initial training session and refresher* training every two years thereafter. University personnel responsible for hazardous chemical waste generation, storage and disposal may alternatively call EH&S at 854-8749 to schedule a customized training session.

    Date 
    Time
    Location 
    August 26, 2016
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Pupin Room 329
    September 16, 2016
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    NWC Building room 501
    October 21, 2016
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    TBD
    November 18, 2016
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    NWC Building room 501
    December 16, 2016
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    TBD


    Bloodborne Pathogen & Biosafety Training

    Laboratory staff working with microorganisms (including recombinant DNA work) and any unfixed human or animal tissue must attend an initial training session and annual refresher* training thereafter.

    August 26, 2016
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Pupin room 329
    September 16, 2016
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    NWC Building room 501
    October 21, 2016
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    NTBD
    November 18, 2016
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    NWC Building room 501
    December 16, 2016
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    TBD


    Ergonomics Workshop

    September 17, 2016
    October 19, 2016
    November 16, 2016
    December 21, 2016


    Certificate of Fitness (COF) Holder Training

    Click this link for requirements, application, and study materials

    Effective 12-2-15, Classes are held weekly as follows:

    At CUMC – COF (C-14) training is offered onsite the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
    At Morningside - COF (C-14) training is offered onsite the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

    Morningside
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Havemeyer Room 320
    CUMC September 7, 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 301
    CUMC September 21, 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL203
    CUMC October 5, 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL203
    CUMC October 19, 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL203
    CUMC November 2, 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL203
    CUMC November 16, 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 301
    CUMC December 7, 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL203
    CUMC December 21, 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL203

    Any group with more than 6 people can schedule a COF (C-14) training by contacting
    fire-life@columbia.edu.


    Radiation Safety Training

    Laboratory staff working with radioactive materials or x-ray producing machine must attend an initial training session. Annual refresher* training will be offered.

    September 20, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    419 W 119th St, EH&S conf. room
    October 18, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    419 W 119th St, EH&S conf. room
    November 15, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    419 W 119th St, EH&S conf. room
    December 20, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    419 W 119th St, EH&S conf. room


    Formaldehyde Safe Use Training

    Laboratory staff working with formaldehyde must attend an initial training session  Annual refresher training is required and can be attended at Rascal (www.rascal.columbia.edu)

    October 4, 2016
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    419 W 119th St, EH&S conf. room
    December 6, 2016
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    419 W 119th St, EH&S conf. room


    Laser Safety Training

    Laboratory staff working with laser must attend an initial training session. Annual refresher* training will be offered.

    October 4, 2016
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    419 W 119th St, EH&S conf. room
    December 6, 2016
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    419 W 119th St, EH&S conf. room