What Training Do I Need?

For lab workers registered in NSIS:
  • Log in to NSIS as a lab worker.
  • Click on “Complete ORS Safety Training” in your “To Do” list for your training requirements.
  • Go to myHR Learn to complete your safety training.
For lab workers not registered in NSIS:
  • If your PI uses NSIS, ask your PI or Safety Designate to add you as a Lab Worker.
  • Log in to NSIS as a lab worker.
  • Click on “Complete ORS Safety Training” in your “To Do” list for your training requirements.
For University clinical lab workers and others who do not use NSIS:
  • Ask your supervisor what safety training you need and register for the ORS certifications in myHR Learn.
  • If unable to access myHR Learn, go to Accessing myHR Learn for detailed instructions.

Biological Safety

Certification/Criteria Requirement Renewal
Biological Safety Certification

Do you work with biological agents at biosafety level 1 or 2?

Required
2 years
Bloodborne Pathogens for CCM Employees Certification

Are you a CCM employee who has occupational exposure to human blood, blood products, body fluids, or other potentially infectious materials, including human-derived cell lines as part of your job?

Required
1 year
Bloodborne Pathogens for Clinical or Research Lab Workers Certification

Are you a clinical or research lab worker who has occupational risk of exposure to human blood, blood products, body fluids, or other potentially infectious materials, including human-derived cell lines?

Required
1 year
Working with Recombinant DNA Certification

Do you conduct research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules?

Required
5 years

DOT/Shipping Training

Certification/Criteria Requirement Renewal
Safe Shipping of Biological Materials and Dry Ice Certification

Do you ship diagnostic or clinical specimens, infectious substances, or genetically-modified organisms or dry ice?

Required
2 years

EPA and Hazardous Waste-Related

Certification/Criteria Requirement Renewal
Hazardous Chemical Waste Management Certification

Do you use or store hazardous chemicals?

Required
1 year

Laboratory Safety Training

Certification/Criteria Requirement Renewal
Compressed Gas Cylinders Certification

Do you use or store compressed or liquified gases?

Required
None
Filling and Maintenance of Liquid Nitrogen Tanks Certification

Do you fill or maintain a liquid nitrogen tank?

Required
None
Handling Pyrophoric Reagents Safely Certification

Do you use or store pyrophoric reagents inside the lab?

Required
None
Hydrofluoric Acid and Fluoride Ion Hazards Certification

Do you use hydrofluoric acid or chemicals which generate fluoride ions?

Required
None
Laboratory Reactor Pressure Vessel Certification

Do you use a pressure vessels in your research?

Required
None
Laboratory Safety Certification

Do you use or store hazardous chemicals inside a laboratory?

Required
None
Personal Protective Equipment Certification

Does your work require personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, safety glasses, lab coats, hard hats, hearing protection, or protective shoes, etc.)?

Required
None
Respiratory Protection: APR Certification

Do your job duties require use of an air-purifying respirator (APR) to prevent occupational exposure to hazardous materials or dangerous atmospheres?

Required
1 year
Respiratory Protection: N95 Certification

Do your job duties require use of an N95 respirator to prevent occupational exposure to hazardous materials?

Required
1 year
Respiratory Protection: PAPR Certification

Do your job duties require use of a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) to prevent occupational exposure to hazardous materials?

Required
1 year
Respiratory Protection: SCBA Certification

Do your job duties require use of a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to prevent occupational exposure to hazardous materials?

Required
1 year

Laser Safety Training

Certification/Criteria Requirement Renewal
Laser Safety Certification

Do you use Class 3b and/or Class 4 lasers?

Required
2 years

Non-Research

Certification/Criteria Requirement Renewal
Bloodborne Pathogens for Non-Research Workers Certification

Do you have occupational exposure human blood, blood products, body fluids, or other potentially infectious materials, including human-derived cell lines and work outside of a research laboratory?

At risk workers may include: University police, athletics support staff, or other University employees who may come in contact with human blood, blood products, or other potentially infectious human materials OUTSIDE of a clinical or research setting.

Required
1 year
Hazard Communication Certification

Do you use or store hazardous chemicals outside a laboratory?

Required
None
Hazardous Chemical Waste Management Certification

Do you use or store hazardous chemicals?

Required
1 year
Personal Protective Equipment Certification

Does your work require personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, safety glasses, lab coats, hard hats, hearing protection, or protective shoes, etc.)?

Required
None
Safe Shipping of Biological Materials and Dry Ice Certification

Do you ship diagnostic or clinical specimens, infectious substances, or genetically-modified organisms or dry ice?

Required
2 years

NUFAB(Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility)

Certification/Criteria Requirement Renewal
NUFAB Safety and Protocol Review Certification

Are you a lab worker who plans to use the NUFAB cleanroom facility?

Required
None

Radiation Safety

Certification/Criteria Requirement Renewal
Radioactive Materials Radiation Worker Certification

Do you currently use radioactive materials or plan to in the future?

Required
1 year
X-Ray Irradiator Certification

Do you use the Research Safety x-ray irradiator in your research?

Required
None
X-Ray Safety Certification

Do you use x-ray devices as part of your research?

Required
1 year