Animal and Vivarium Safety

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 9:14 am

In accordance with the NIH’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, OSHA, and the National Research Council, annual training on risks associated with handling animals is provided for individuals who work with or in the vicinity of laboratory animals. This training reviews the risks associated with handling animals in the research laboratory environment, vivarium facility safety […]

Autoclave Equipment

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 9:13 am

Autoclave Equipment training is a one-time training that is offered as needed to personnel that require additional information regarding the use or maintenance of the autoclave. This training is normally given as a component of Biosafety Training but is available for personnel that have compliance issues or that did not attend Biosafety Training. Autoclave Equipment […]

Biological Safety for BSL-2 Laboratories

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 4:19 pm

All individuals working in BSL-2 laboratories must receive Biological Safety for BSL-2 Laboratories and Laboratory Safety Orientation training before beginning work with infectious materials. A laboratory is designated as BSL-2 when the biological materials used in that laboratory are in Risk Group 2 (or higher in some cases) or are of human or primate origin. […]

BSL-2 Biosafety Refresher

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 4:18 pm

BSL-2 Biosafety Refresher training satisfies the annual training requirement for Biological Safety for BSL-2 Laboratories training by introducing new topics each year that expand upon basic biosafety and infectious material handling fundamentals. Topics include new policies and procedures and additional information regarding recent or emergent safety issues identified. In order to register for BSL-2 Biosafety […]

Environmental Field Safety

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 4:17 pm

Environmental Field Safety training is supplemental training for instructional or research personnel who work outside of the traditional laboratory environment. This training will instruct participants on topics such as field hazard identification, appropriate attire and personal protective equipment for field work, vehicle safety, chemical safety in the field, specimen collection and transport, and proper waste […]

Laboratory Safety Awareness

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 4:16 pm

Tour groups and visitors, as well as employees of George Mason University who need to access laboratories but who do not work in a laboratory (i.e., Facilities, Police, etc.,) must receive Laboratory Safety Awareness training before entering or touring university laboratories. This training provides a brief overview of laboratory hazard recognition, appropriate laboratory attire, and […]

Laboratory Safety Orientation

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 4:15 pm

All personnel working in George Mason University laboratories are required to participate in Laboratory Safety Orientation. Those who work in a BSL-2 laboratory must attend Laboratory Safety Orientation as well as Biological Safety for BSL-2 Laboratories. Laboratory Safety Orientation will serve as the foundation for all participants who are new to George Mason scientific instructional […]

Laboratory Safety Refresher

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 4:14 pm

Laboratory Safety Refresher training satisfies the annual training requirement for Laboratory Safety Orientation training by introducing new topics each year that expand upon basic safety fundamentals and regulations covered in the Laboratory Safety Orientation course. Topics include new policies and procedures, personal protection, hazard identification, and additional information about safety issues in laboratories such as […]

Radiation Safety

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Laboratory personnel who wish to use radioactive materials are required to take Radiation Safety training before beginning work with radioactive materials. This training provides basic information on the principles of radiation, health risks associated with radioactive materials, radiation protection guidelines, radiation survey instruments, and laboratory procedures for conducting radiation surveys, managing waste, and storing and […]

Robinson Ventilation

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 4:12 pm

Due to the complexities of the air handling system and the mixed use of Robinson Hall, EHS has established this training session for those responsible for laboratory courses in Robinson Hall. This training includes means by which to optimize the air handling system and to verify that it is activated, and storage requirements and waste […]