Supplemental training may be required for all individuals completing specific tasks in a laboratory (research or clinical; biological or chemical).

Autoclave Safety

Required For

All researchers working with autoclaves. This course is a required component of the OSHA Standards.

When

Prior to initiating work with autoclaves.

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Re-certification

Annual (OSHA)

Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs)

Required For

All Researchers working with pathogens / Human tissue culture. This course is a required component of the OSHA Standards.

When

All supplemental trainings should be completed before any work is done that is related to that activity.

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Re-certification

Annual (OSHA)

Bloodborne Pathogens and Exposure Control in HIV/HBV/HCV Laboratories

Required For

All Researchers working working in HIV, HBV and HCV laboratories. This course is a required component of the OSHA Standards.

When

Prior to initiating work in a HIV, HBV or HCV laboratory.

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Re-certification

Annual (OHSA)

BloodBorne Pathogens and Exposure Control in Research Settings

Required For

All researchers working with and/or potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This course is a required component of the OSHA Standards.

When

Prior to engaging in activities with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

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Re-certification

Annual (OSHA)

BSL3 (Non Select Agents) Safety

Required For

All Researchers working with pathogens at Risk Group 3 (HIV), Human source materials.

When

All supplemental trainings should be completed before any work is done that is related to that activity.

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Re-certification

Annual (OSHA)

Compliant Operation and Management of Dark Rooms

Required For

All dark room users.

When

All supplemental trainings should be completed before any work is done that is related to that activity.

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Re-certification

Annual Refresher Recommended.

Eyewashes and Safety Showers

Required For

Any Mount Sinai Employee working in research laboratories with potential for occupational exposure to chemicals. Clinical and support staff working in areas where eyewash stations or safety showers are present.

When

All supplemental training should be completed before any work is done that is related to that activity.

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Re-certification

Periodic refresher recommended.

Initial Laser Safety for Researchers

Required For

All individuals who will be working with lasers.

When

Prior to initiating work with lasers.

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Refresher

Annual – An email notification will be sent.

Initial Radiation Safety for Researchers

Required For

All individuals who plan to use Radioactive Material (RAM).

When

Prior to initiating work with radioactive materials.

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Refresher

Annual – An email notification will be sent.

Needlestick Injury Prevention and Reporting for Research-Related Activities

Required For

All Researchers working with needles or other potential sharps.  It is intended for research labs handling human clinical specimens and/or samples derived from such human source material.

When

Prior to initiating work with clinical specimens and/or samples derived from human source material.

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Re-certification

Annual (OSHA)

Proper Use of Chemical Fume Hoods

Required For

All chemical fume hood users.

When

All supplemental trainings should be completed before any work is done that is related to that activity.

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Re-certification

Annual refresher recommended.