Training by Subject

Laboratory Safety

New for 2022: Save time and increase compliance by using 1 of 3 lab safety tracks, which combine commonly required safety courses, in lieu of several individual tracks. Supervisors can contact ORRS.train@msu.edu for assistance removing individual tracks from employees and transitioning to using Lab Safety tracks.

Which lab safety track is right for me? (PDF)

collage of lab hazard GHSOption 1: Lab Safety-Basics Track

For work in laboratories with chemicals but no biological safety risks. Includes courses:

  • Chemical Hygiene, Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Waste Initial/Refresher
  • Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety
  • Cryogen Safety
  • Laboratory Security Awareness
  • Asbestos for the Lab Setting

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biohazard symbolOption 2: Lab Safety-Basics+Biological Track

For work in laboratories with infectious agents; live animals; recombinant DNA; etc. Includes courses:

  • Chemical Hygiene, Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Waste Initial/Refresher
  • Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety
  • Cryogen Safety
  • Laboratory Security Awareness
  • Asbestos for the Lab Setting
  • Biosafety Principles/Refresher
  • Autoclave Safety

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blood dropOption 3: Lab Safety-Basics, Biological + Bloodborne Track

For work in laboratories with bloodborne pathogens; human cell lines; etc. Includes courses:

  • Chemical Hygiene, Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Waste Initial/Refresher
  • Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety
  • Cryogen Safety
  • Laboratory Security Awareness
  • Asbestos for the Lab Setting
  • Biosafety Principles/Refresher
  • Autoclave Safety
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Initial/Refresher
  • Medical Waste

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Chemical Safety

Lab workers: see Lab Safety tracks. This subject is included in all three Lab Safety tracks.

Other workers handling hazardous chemicals:

  1. Add the Chemical Hygiene & Hazardous Waste track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete courses:
    • Chemical Hygiene, Laboratory Safety, and Hazardous Waste Training (first year)
    • Hazardous Waste Refresher (annually, after first year)

Lab workers: see Lab Safety tracks. This course is included in all three Lab Safety tracks.

Recommended if working in a lab in campus building built before 1980:

  1. Complete course: Asbestos for the Lab Setting

Lab workers: see Lab Safety tracks. This course is included in all three Lab Safety tracks.

Required if handling compressed gases:

  1. Complete course: Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety


Required if handling cryogen cylinders:

  1. Complete course: Cryogen Safety

Required if working in human or veterinary anatomy labs (or related anatomy spaces where formalin preserved tissue is used):

  1. Add the Formaldehyde Safety track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete courses:
    • Formaldehyde Safety Initial (first year)
    • Formaldehyde Safety Refresher (annually, after first year)

Recommended for human and veterinary healthcare personnel working with or near hazardous drugs, including chemotherapy agents:

  1. Add the Safe Handling Of Hazardous Drugs track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete course:
    • Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

 

See Lab Safety tracks. This course is included in all three Lab Safety tracks.

Recommended if working in a laboratory:

Required if using sharps (needles, syringes, Pasteur pipettes, microscope slides) in a non-medical/non-biohazard setting:

  1. Add the Non-Medical Sharps Waste Managment track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete course:
    • Non-Medical Sharps Waste Management

Biosafety

Lab workers: see Lab Safety tracks. This subject is included in the Lab Safety tracks.

Other workers in environments at Biosafety Level 1 or higher:

  1. Add the Biosafety Principles track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete courses:
    • Biosafety Principles (first year)
    • Biosafety Refresher (annually, after first year)

MSU EMPLOYEES IN LABS at risk for occupational exposure to human blood or other human potentially infectious materials: see Lab Safety tracks. This subject is included in the Lab Safety tracks.

MSU EMPLOYEES IN CLINICS at risk for occupational exposure to human blood or other human potentially infectious materials:

  1. Add the Bloodborne Pathogen track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete courses:
    • Bloodborne Pathogen Initial (first year)
    • Bloodborne Pathogen Refresher (annually, after first year)
    • Medical Waste (annually)

RHS, IPF, and MSU Police employees - check with your supervisor to confirm required training/ see if department specific instructor-led training is required.


NON-MSU RESIDENTS at risk for occupational exposure to human blood or other human potentially infectious materials:

  1. Add the Bloodborne Pathogen - NON-MSU Residents & Fellows track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete course:
    • Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness for NON-MSU Residents and Fellows


UNPAID STUDENTS working around human blood or other human potentially infectious materials:

  1. Complete course: Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness

Lab workers - see Lab Safety tracks. This subject is included in the Lab Safety tracks.

 Required if operating an autoclave or supervising an autoclave operator:

  1. Add the Autoclave Safety track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete course:
    • Autoclave Safety (every three years).

Required if routinely shipping of biological materials and/or packages containing dry ice.

  1. Add the Biological Substance Shipping track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete course:
    •  Biological Substance Shipping (every two years)

Required for principal investigators involved in Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecule Research:

Lab workers at risk for bloodborne pathogens - see Lab Safety tracks. This subject is grouped in the Lab Safety tracks.

Clinic workers - see Bloodborne Pathogens. This subject is grouped with BBP.

 

Required for healthcare professionals if there is any chance of having contact with patients.

  1. Add the Tuberculosis track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete course:
    • Tuberculosis Awareness

Animal Handlers

VMC Clinical Basic track: Required for personnel working at the Veterinary Medical Center, all Vet Tech/Vet Nursing students, and all DVM students.

VMC Clinical Safety trackRequired for clinicians, technicians, and students working on a Veterinary Medicine Center clinic floor.

AVMA-PLIT Courses: Required for Vet Med students and clinicians.

See Vet Med Requirements for more details.

Required if working with non-human primate materials, such as monkey cell lines or tissues.

  1. Add the Non-Human Primate Materials Biohazard track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete course:
    •  Non-Human Primate Materials Biohazard

 

Required if using or have access to controlled substances:

  1. Add the Controlled Substances track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete course:
    •  Controlled Substances Awareness

Recommended if involved in research with live animals:

Required if generating or handling regulated waste at VMC:

Required for academic students who come into contact with live animals during a course:

Radiation Safety

Required if using radioactive material:

  1. Add the Radiation Safety track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete courses:
    • Radiation Safety Initial (first year)
    • Radiation Safety Refresher (annually, after first year)

Registration instructions

Required if using Class 3B or Class 4 open beam lasers. Recommended for all laser users:

  1. Add the Laser Safety track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete course:
    • Laser Safety (annually)

Required if working with gas chromatographs (GC) equipped with radioactive electron capture devices (ECD):

  1. Add the Radiation Sealed Source track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to complete online courses:
    • Radiation Sealed Source Initial course (first year)
    • Radiation Sealed Source Refresher course (annually, after first year)

Clinical x-ray devices:

  1. Add the Clinical X-Ray Safety track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to launch online course:
    • Clinical X-Ray Safety (annually)

Analytical x-ray devices:

  1. Add the Clinical X-Ray Safety track Analytical X-Ray Safety track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to launch online course:
    • Analytical X-Ray Safety (annually)

Environment

Asbestos Awareness

Required for maintenance and custodial employees who need to recognize potential asbestos-containing material and damaged ACM:

  1. Add the Asbestos Awareness track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to register for or launch online courses:
    • Asbestos Awareness (2 HR In Person Training)
    • Annual Refresher Training
      • Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to launch online course.


Asbestos Operations & Maintenance

Required for employees who perform maintenance operations where asbestos-containing material is likely to be disturbed:

  1. Add the Asbestos O&M track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to register for in person training. If no events are scheduled, contact EHS Environmental Safety.
    • 16 HR Initial Training: Asbestos Awareness (2 HR) + Asbestos O&M Initial (14 HR)
    • 4 HR Annual Refresher Training: Asbestos Awareness (2 HR) + Asbestos O&M Refresher (2 HR)

Required if involved in maintenance activities that may impact coated surfaces, including paint, primer, varnish, and shellac:

  1. Add the MIOSHA Metals Awareness track to your profile.
  2. Complete courses:
    • MIOSHA Metals Awareness (first year)
    • MIOSHA Metals Awareness Refresher (annually, after first year)
      • Follow prompts under "My Requirements" launch online course

Required if managing petroleum products and chemicals in a non-laboratory setting:

  1. Add the SPCC/PIPP Management track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to launch online course:
    • SPCC/PIPP Management (annually)

Recommended for personnel whose job duties may impact storm water:

Management practices and safety measures to protect water in MSU's Wellhead Protection area:

Occupational Safety

Required if using blasting cabinet:

Required if using a personal lift, scissor lift or boom lift, including truck mounted lifts:

  1. Add the Aerial Lift Operator track to your profile.
  2. Complete courses (every three years):
    • Aerial Lift Operator Tutorial
      • Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to register for or launch online course
    • Aerial Lift Hands-On

Recommended for anyone who lifts as part of their job:

Required if operating an overhead hoist, whether powered or manual:

Required if entering confined spaces:

  1. Add the Confined Space track track to your profile.
  2. Complete courses:
    • Confined Space Tutorial
      • Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to launch online course
    • Confined Space Hands-On

Required if operating warehouse, rough terrain type fork trucks:

  1. Add the Fork Truck Operator Permit track to your profile.
  2. Complete courses every three years:
    • Fork Truck Operator Tutorial
      • Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to launch online course
    • Fork Truck Hands-On


Required if authorized to conduct on-site fork truck evaluations:

  1. Add the Fork Truck Train-the-Trainer track to your profile.
  2. Complete training every three years:
    • Fork Truck Train-the-Trainer - first year
    • Fork Truck Train-the-Trainer Refresher - annually after first year
      • Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to launch online course

Required if using powered hand tools.

Required if working around hazardous chemicals in a non-laboratory setting.

  1. Add the Hazard Communication track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to launch online course:
    • Hazard Communication

Required if receiving annual audiometric testing:

  1. Add the Hearing Conservation track to your profile.
  2. Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to launch online course:
    • Hearing Conservation Program (annually)

Required if using a portable ladder:

Required if servicing equipment on which the unexpected release of hazardous energy could cause injury:

Required if operating a machine on which servicing or maintenance is being performed under lock out or tag out:

Required if using a golf cart, utility cart, skid steer, snowmobile:

Required if operating an overhead crane or gantry crane rated 5 tons or more:

  1. Add the Overhead Crane track to your profile.
  2. Complete training:
    • Overhead Crane (first year)
    • Overhead Crane Refresher (annually after first year)
      • Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to launch online course.

Required prior to working in an area that has been treated with pesticides under the EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for agricultural workers. This includes greenhouses and certain forested areas.

  1. Add the Pesticide Worker Safety (WPS) track to your profile.
  2. Complete classroom course (annually) - registration instructions for workers
  3. Arrange site training at least once for each location with the coordinator or manager.

To apply pesticides, you must also have current State Pesticide Applicator license.

Additional details

Required if using low-lift:

  1. Add the Powered Low-Lift track to your profile.
  2. Complete two courses:
    • Powered Low-Lift Tutorial
      • Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to launch online course.
    • Powered Low-Lift Hands-On

Required if wearing a respirator of any type.

  1. Add the appropriate track(s) to your profile.
  2. Ensure you are cleared by MSU Occupational Health to wear a respirator (instructions).
  3. Schedule fit-test (in person).
Additional details

Required if exposed to crystalline silica in the workplace:

Required if working in hot or cold environments:

Required if using a tractor:

  1. Add the Tractor Operator Permit track to your profile.
  2. Complete two courses, every three years:
    • Tractor Operator Tutorial
      • Follow prompts under "My Requirements" to launch online course.
    • Tractor Hands-On