Training by Subject

Chemicals, General Laboratory Safety

Required if working in a laboratory containing hazardous chemicals:

  1. Add the Chemical Hygiene & Hazardous Waste track to your profile.
  2. Complete course: Chemical Hygiene, Laboratory Safety, and Hazardous Waste Training (first year).
  3. Complete course: Hazardous Waste Refresher (annually, after first year).

For working in areas of Pesticides application, see the Occupational Safety section below.

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

  1. Complete course: Asbestos Infomation for Laboratory Users.

Required if handling compressed gases:

  1. Add the Compressed Gas Cylinder track to your profile.
  2. Complete course: Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety


Required if handling cryogen cylinders:

  1. Add the Cryogen Safety track to your profile.
  2. 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. Complete course: Formaldehyde Safety Initial (first year).
  3. Complete course: 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. Complete course: Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs.

 

Recommended if working in a laboratory:

  1. Add the Laboratory Security Awareness track to your profile.
  2. Complete course: Laboratory Security Awareness.

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. Complete course: Non-Medical Sharps Waste Management

Biosafety

Required if working in environments at Biosafety Level 1 or higher:

  1. Add the Biosafety Principles track to your profile.
  2. Complete course: Biosafety Principles (first year).
  3. Complete course: Biosafety Refresher (annually, after first year).

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

  1. Add the Bloodborne Pathogen track to your profile.
  2. Complete course: Bloodborne Pathogen Initial (first year)
  3. Bloodborne Pathogen Refresher (annually, after first year)

RHS, IPF, and MSU Police employees - check with your supervisor to 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. 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.

Required if operating an autoclave or supervising an autoclave operator:

  1. Add the Autoclave track to your profile.
  2. 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. Complete course: Biological Substance Shipping (every two years).

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

Required if generating, handling, treating, or disposing of biohazardous waste (including sharps) at MSU:

Animal Handlers

Required for Vet Med students and clinicians. More information on enrolling is at: https://ora.msu.edu/train/programs/avmaplit.html

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. 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. 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. Complete course: Radiation Safety Initial (first year).
  3. Complete course: Radiation Safety Refresher (annually, after first year).

Note: you must have the track assigned to your profile in order for course links to function properly.

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. Complete course: Laser Safety training (annually).

Note: you must have the track assigned to your profile in order for course link to function properly.

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. Complete course: Radiation Sealed Source Initial (first year).
  3. Complete course: Radiation Sealed Source Refresher (annually, after first year).

Note: you must have the track assigned to your profile in order for course links to function properly.

Required if operating x-ray devices or other analytical x-ray generating equipment:

  1. Add the Analytical X-Ray Safety track to your profile.
  2. Complete course: Analytical X-Ray Radiation Safety (annually).

Note: you must have the track assigned to your profile in order for course links to function properly.

Environment

Required if working in areas where you may encounter asbestos:

  1. Add the Asbestos Awareness track to your profile.
  2. Complete course: Asbestos Awareness Initial (first year).
  3. Complete course: Asbestos Awareness Refresher (annually, after first year).

To schedule instructor-led initial training, contact Dan Lyons.

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 course: MIOSHA Metals Awareness Initial (first year).
  3. Complete course: MIOSHA Metals Awareness Refresher (annually, after first year).

 To schedule instructor-led initial training, contact Dan Lyons.

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

  1. Add the SPCC/PIPP Management track to your profile.
  2. Complete course: SPCC/PIPP Management (annually).

Recommended for personnel whose job duties may impact storm water:

  1. Complete course: Storm Water Protection

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

  1. Course: Well-Head Protection Program

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:

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. Complete course: Confined Space Tutorial
  2. Complete course: Confined Space Hands-On (schedule with Kristina Wilson at EHS or on-site authorized trainer)

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:


Required if authorized to conduct on site fork truck evaluations:

  1. Add the Fork Truck Train-the-Trainer track to your profile.
  2. Complete course: Fork Truck Train-the-Trainer (first year)
  3. Complete course: Fork Truck Train-the-Trainer Refresher (every three years)

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. Complete course: Hazard Communication

Required if receiving annual audiometric testing:

  1. Add the Hearing Conservation track to your profile.
  2. Complete 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 course: Overhead Crane (first year)
  3. Complete course: Overhead Crane Refresher (annually after first year)

Required prior to working in an area that has been treated with pesticides. This includes greenhouses and certain forested areas. 

  1. Add the Pesticide Worker Safety (WPS) track to your profile.
  2. Complete: Classroom course (annually)
  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:

Required if wearing a respirator of any type. Add the track(s) to your profile. Ensure you are cleared by MSU Occupational Health to wear a respirator (instructions). Contact Lillian Brezzell at EHS to schedule training and fit-tests.

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 courses every three years: