Supplemental, Activity Specific Training

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

Affiliating an Existing CITI Account with ISMMS

To affiliate your existing CITI account with ISMMS follow the steps below:

  • Log in to CITI Program.
  • Select “Click here to affiliate with another institution”, and select “Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai”.
  • Enter your work email account, your name as recognized by HR and your life number (or its equivalent) in the CITI profile page. This is essential to ensure your training certifications automatically populate into your Sinai Central profile.
  •  Add the course(s) you need to complete and click “Submit”.

CITI Program Training – OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens

Required For

This is required training for all ISMMS employees with known or suspected exposure to Bloodborne pathogens, including Basic Sciences Researchers working working in HIV, HBV and HCV laboratories.

Access Instructions

  • Open CITI Program
  • Select “Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (SSO)” as your Organization Affiliation
  • Select “Continue” to SSO Login/Instructions
  • Use your Mount Sinai email address, your name recognized by HR, and your Life Number (or its equivalent) to your profile. This is essential to ensure that your record of completion electronically populates into your Sinai Central profile.
  • Select OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens under Biosafety/Biosecurity – Question 5

Affiliating Your Existing CITI Account with ISMMS

Re-certification

This training is required annually.

CITI Program Training – Animal Users

Required For

This is required training for all ISMMS employees involved in Basic Sciences Research involving use and care of animals. This training is required triennially.

Access Instructions

  • Open CITI Program
  • Select “Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (SSO)” as your Organization Affiliation
  • Select “Continue” to SSO Login/Instructions
  • Use your Mount Sinai email address, your name recognized by HR, and your Life Number (or its equivalent) to your profile. This is essential to ensure that your record of completion electronically populates into your Sinai Central profile.
  • Select  Animal Users under Biosafety/Biosecurity – Question 5

Affiliating Your Existing CITI Account with ISMMS

CITI Program Training – Recombinant DNA & Synthetic Nucleic Acids

Required For

This is required training for all ISMMS employees involved in Basic Sciences Research involving recombinant DNA or other synthetic nucleic acids.

Access Instructions

  • Open CITI Program
  • Select “Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (SSO)” as your Organization Affiliation
  • Select “Continue” to SSO Login/Instructions
  • Use your Mount Sinai email address, your name recognized by HR, and your Life Number (or its equivalent) to your profile. This is essential to ensure that your record of completion electronically populates into your Sinai Central profile.
  • Select Recombinant DNA & Synthetic Nucleic Acids under Biosafety/Biosecurity – Question 5

Affiliating Your Existing CITI Account with ISMMS

Re-certification

This training is required triennially.

CITI Program Training – Nanotechnology

Required For

This is required training for all ISMMS employees involved in Basic Sciences Research involving nanotechnology or use of nanoparticles.

Access Instructions

  • Open CITI Program
  • Select “Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (SSO)” as your Organization Affiliation
  • Select “Continue” to SSO Login/Instructions
  • Use your Mount Sinai email address, your name recognized by HR, and your Life Number (or its equivalent) to your profile. This is essential to ensure that your record of completion electronically populates into your Sinai Central profile.
  • Select Nanotechnology under Biosafety/Biosecurity – Question 5

Affiliating Your Existing CITI Account with ISMMS

Re-certification

This training is required triennially.

CITI Program Training – Shipping Regulated Biological Materials

Required For

This is required training for all ISMMS employees or students involved in shipments of biological materials within Basic Sciences Research. The CITI Program - Shipping Regulated Biological Materials training is supplemental to EH&S required training for shipments of Dangerous Goods. Completion of the CITI Program - Shipping Regulated Biological Materials training does not authorize shipment of Dangerous Goods, which must be reviewed by Environmental Health & Safety.

Access Instructions

  • Open CITI Program
  • Select “Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (SSO)” as your Organization Affiliation
  • Select “Continue” to SSO Login/Instructions
  • Use your Mount Sinai email address, your name recognized by HR, and your Life Number (or its equivalent) to your profile. This is essential to ensure that your record of completion electronically populates into your Sinai Central profile.
  • Select Shipping Regulated Biological Materials under Biosafety/Biosecurity – Question 5

Affiliating Your Existing CITI Account with ISMMS

CITI Program Training – Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)

Required For

This is required training for all ISMMS employees involved in Basic Sciences Research involving Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC).

Access Instructions

  • Open CITI Program
  • Select “Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (SSO)” as your Organization Affiliation
  • Select “Continue” to SSO Login/Instructions
  • Use your Mount Sinai email address, your name recognized by HR, and your Life Number (or its equivalent) to your profile. This is essential to ensure that your record of completion electronically populates into your Sinai Central profile
  • Select Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) under Biosafety/Biosecurity – Question 5

Affiliating Your Existing CITI Account with ISMMS

Re-certification

This training is required triennially.

CITI Program Training – ISMMS Select Agents and Toxins Program

Required For

This is required training for all ISMMS employees involved in Basic Sciences Research involving the use of Select Agents or Toxins.

Access Instructions

  • Open CITI Program
  • Select “Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (SSO)” as your Organization Affiliation
  • Select “Continue” to SSO Login/Instructions
  • Use your Mount Sinai email address, your name recognized by HR, and your Life Number (or its equivalent) to your profile. This is essential to ensure that your record of completion electronically populates into your Sinai Central profile
  • Select ISMMS Select Agents and Toxins Program under Biosafety/Biosecurity – Question 5

Affiliating Your Existing CITI Account with ISMMS

Re-certification

This training is required annually.

CITI Program Training – BSL-3/ABSL-3 Biocontainment Research

Required For

This will be required training for all ISMMS employees involved in Basic Sciences Research involving the use of BSL-3/ABSL-3 biocontainment facilities.

Access Instructions

  • Open CITI Program
  • Select “Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (SSO)” as your Organization Affiliation
  • Select “Continue” to SSO Login/Instructions
  • Use your Mount Sinai email address, your name recognized by HR, and your Life Number (or its equivalent) to your profile. This is essential to ensure that your record of completion electronically populates into your Sinai Central profile
  • Select BSL-3/ABSL-3 Biocontainment Research under Biosafety/Biosecurity – Question 5

Affiliating Your Existing CITI Account with ISMMS

Re-certification

This training is required triennially.

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.

Access Instructions

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.

Access Instructions

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.

Access Instructions

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.

Access Instructions

Re-certification

Periodic refresher recommended.

Initial and Refresher Laser Safety for Researchers

Required For

All individuals who will be working with lasers.

When

Prior to initiating work with lasers.

Access Instructions

Refresher

Annual - An email notification will be sent.

Initial and Refresher Radiation Safety for Researchers

Required For

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

When

Prior to initiating work with radioactive materials.

Access Instructions

Refresher

Annual - An email notification will be sent.

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.

Access Instructions

Re-certification

Annual refresher recommended.