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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 
    September 3, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer HSC LL 110
    October 8, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer HSC-303
    November 5, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer HSC-303
    December 3, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer HSC-303


    Formaldehyde/Xylene Safety Training

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

    September 3, 2015
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hammer HSC LL 110
    October 8, 2015
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hammer HSC-303
    November 5, 2015
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hammer HSC-303
    December 3, 2015
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hammer HSC-303


    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.

    September 15, 2015
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 316
    October 20, 2015
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 404
    November 17, 2015
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 404
    December 15, 2015
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences LL-103


    Ergonomics Workshop

    September 16, 2015
    October 21, 2015
    November 18, 2015
    December 16, 2015


    Laser Safety Training

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

    November 4, 2015
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    601W 168th St, Suite 53, Beta conf. room
    January 5, 2016
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    601W 168th St, Suite 53, Beta conf. room
    March 1, 2016
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    601W 168th St, Suite 53, Beta conf. room
    May 3, 2016
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    601W 168th St, Suite 53, Beta conf. room
    July 5, 2016
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    601W 168th St, Suite 53, Beta conf. room
    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 3-12-15, 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.

    Time
    Location
    CUMC
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center 306
    Morningside
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Havemeyer Room 320

    Any group with more than 3 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***

    September 1, 2015
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center 404
    October 6, 2015
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center 404
    November 10, 2015
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center 404
    December 1, 2015
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center 404

    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  & completing the “TC1750: annual radiation safety training”

    October 1, 2015
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 305
    November 5, 2015
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 305
    December 3, 2015
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 305


    Nursing Radiation Safety Training Schedule
    As determined by the Division of Nursing Education

    September 14, 2015 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM TBD
    October 30, 2015 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM TBD
    December 11, 2015 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM TBD

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