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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 
    January 7, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer HSC-LL 110
    February 4, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer HSC-LL 110
    March 3, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM P&S Amp Theater 1
    April 7, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer HSC-304
    May 5, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hammer HSC-LL 110
    May 19, 2016 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.

    January 7, 2016
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hammer HSC-LL 110
    February 4, 2016
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hammer HSC-LL 110
    March 3, 2016
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    P&S Amp Theater 1
    April 7, 2016
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hammer HSC-304
    May 5, 2016
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hammer HSC-LL 110


    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.

    January 19, 2016
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 404
    February 16, 2016
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 404
    March 15, 2016
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 408
    April 19, 2016
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 408
    May 17, 2016
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences 408


    Ergonomics Workshop

    February 10, 2016
    March 16, 2016
    April 13, 2016
    May 18, 2016
    June 15, 2016
    July 20, 2016
    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.

    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 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.

    Time
    Location
    CUMC January 6, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center 306
    CUMC January 20 - May 18, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center 310
    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***

    January 5, 2016
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center 404
    February 2, 2016
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center 404
    March 1, 2016
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center 404
    April 5, 2016
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center LL 110
    May 3, 2016
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center LL 110

    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”

    January 7, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 304
    February 4, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 304
    March 3, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 304
    April 7, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 304
    May 5, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 304


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

    December 11, 2015 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM TBD
    January 8, 2016 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM TBD
    February 5, 2016 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM TBD
    March 18, 2016 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM TBD

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