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Safety Training Schedules - Medical Center

    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.

    Arrival to a training course after the scheduled start time may result in your exclusion from the class and/or training credit being withheld. Ensure your timely arrival as training courses contain critical information for your safety and the safety of those around you and it is important that individuals be present for all of the information covered in a particular session.

    Laboratory Safety/Chemical Hygiene/Hazardous Waste 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 (212)305-6780 to schedule a customized training session.

    Date  Time Location 
    August 4, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer Health Sciences 312
    August 18, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer Health Sciences LL103
    September 1, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer Health Sciences 312
    October 6, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer Health Sciences LL103
    November 3, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer Health Sciences 312
    December 1, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer Health Sciences 305


    Formaldehyde/Xylene Safety Training

    Laboratory staff working with Formaldehyde and/or Xylene must attend an initial training session and annual refresher* training thereafter.

    August 4, 2016
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 301
    September 1, 2016
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 312
    October 6, 2016
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL103
    November 3, 2016
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL210
    December 1, 2016
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 305


    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 16, 2016
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL208A/B
    September 20, 2016
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 305
    October 18, 2016
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 305
    November 15, 2016
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 305
    December 20, 2016
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 305


    Ergonomics Workshop

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


    Laser Safety Training

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

    September 6, 2016
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    601W 168th St, Suite 53, Beta conf. room
    November 1, 2016
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    601W 168th St, Suite 53, Beta conf. room


    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 on-site the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
    At Morningside - COF (C-14) training is offered on-site the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.
    Exception: NO class on July 22nd at Morningside - class will be held on July 15th instead.

    Time
    Location
    CUMC June 1- August 17, 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 312
    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
    Morningside
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Havemeyer Room 320

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


    Radiation Safety Training

    Human Use: X-RAY, NUCLEAR MEDICINE & HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES

    Initial Training NOT for Refreshers
    ***Schedule all refresher trainings as a department by calling 212-305-0303***

    August 2, 2016
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 404
    September 6, 2016
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL107
    October 4, 2016
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL107
    November 1, 2016
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL107
    December 6, 2016
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL107

    Non-Human Use: RADIONUCLIDE/RESEARCH LABORATORY EMPLOYEES

    Initial Training NOT for Refreshers
    All refresher trainings must be completed *annually* by logging into www.rascal.columbia.edu  and completing TC3300:Radiation Safety Refresher Training for Research Principal Investigators and Lab Managers or TC3350: Annual Radiation Safety Refresher Training for Users of Radioactive Materials.

    August 4, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 304
    September 1, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 312
    October 6, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 312
    November 3, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 312
    December 1, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 312

    Nursing Training

    August 5, 2016
    1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
    TBD
    September 12, 2016
    1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
    TBD

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