EHS Training Schedule

All classes are held in Room 309, EHS Building, 714 W. Lombard Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 — 410–706–7055 *UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

DOT Infectious and Biological Material Shipping >> Read More
Registering for Training
for more information call 410–706–7055

Tuesday
Jan 15, 2013
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday
Jul 16, 2013
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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UMB Initial Radiation Safety Training >> Read More
Registering for Training
for more information call 410–706–6281

Tuesday
Nov 27, 2012
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday
July 23, 2013
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
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Jan 22, 2013
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Sept 24, 2013
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Mar 26, 2013
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Nov 26, 2013
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May 28, 2013
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Bloodborne Pathogens >> Read More
Registering for Training
for more information call 410–706–7055

Wednesday
Nov 28, 2012
9:00 – 9:30 am
Wednesday
June 19, 2013
1:00 – 1:30 pm
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Dec 19, 2012
1:00 – 1:30 pm
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July 17, 2013
9:00 – 9:30 am
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Jan 16, 2013
9:00 – 9:30 am
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Aug 21, 2013
1:00 – 1:30 pm
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Feb 20, 2013
1:00 – 1:30 pm
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Sept 18, 2013
9:00 – 9:30 am
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Mar 20, 2013
9:00 – 9:30 am
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Oct 16, 2013
1:00 – 1:30 pm
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April 17, 2013
1:00 – 1:30 pm
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Nov 20, 2013
9:00 – 9:30 am
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May 15, 2013
9:00 – 9:30 am
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Dec 18, 2013
1:00 – 1:30 pm

Use of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory >> Read More
Registering for Training
for more information call 410–706–7055

Wednesday
Nov 28, 2012
9:30 – 10:00 am
Wednesday
June 19, 2013
1:30 – 2:00 pm
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Dec 19, 2012
1:30 – 2:00 pm
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July 17, 2013
9:30 – 10:00 am
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Jan 16, 2013
9:30 – 10:00 am
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Aug 21, 2013
1:30 – 2:00 pm
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Feb 20, 2013
1:30 – 2:00 pm
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Sept 18, 2013
9:30 – 10:00 am
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Mar 20, 2013
9:30 – 10:00 am
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Oct 16, 2013
1:30 – 2:00 pm
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April 17, 2013
1:30 – 2:00 pm
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Nov 20, 2013
9:30 – 10:00 am
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May 15, 2013
9:30 – 10:00 am
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Dec 18, 2013
1:30 – 2:00 pm
Hazardous Waste >> Read More
Registering for Training
for more information call 410–706–7055
Wednesday
Nov 28, 2012
10:00 – 11:00 am
Wednesday
June 19, 2013
2:00 – 3:00 pm
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Dec 19, 2012
2:00 – 3:00 pm
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July 17, 2013
10:00 – 11:00 am
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Jan 16, 2013
10:00 – 11:00 am
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Aug 21, 2013
2:00 – 3:00 pm
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Feb 20, 2013
2:00 – 3:00 pm
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Sept 18, 2013
10:00 – 11:00 am
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Mar 20, 2013
10:00 – 11:00 am
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Oct 16, 20132
2:00 – 3:00 pm
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April 17, 2013
2:00 – 3:00 pm
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Nov 20, 2013
10:00 – 11:00 am
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May 15, 2013
10:00 – 11:00 am
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Dec 18, 2013
2:00 – 3:00 pm

DOT Infectious and Biological Material Shipping

This course covers International Air Transport Association manual of International Civil Aviation Organization regulations and Department of Transportation regulations and guidelines that pertain to shipment of biologic products or diagnostic specimens or dangerous goods such as infectious substances, dry ice, or other chemicals. This shipping training course is required every two years for anyone who ships this material.

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UMB Initial Radiation Safety Training

Consistent with the regulations of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), EHS requires that all radioactive material users successfully complete a radiation safety course of instruction. Any person who is going to handle radioactive material must attend. Any person who is not going to handle radioactive material, but who may frequent areas where it is used unsupervised must also attend. All radioactive material users are expected to schedule attendance in the radiation safety training course within sixty days of registering with EHS as a radiation worker.

An exam will be administered at the end of the course. Participants will not be given credit for completing the course until they have successfully completed the final exam.

  • Fundamental Radiation Concepts and Applied Radiation Safety Practices
    • Nature and Origin Ionizing Radiation o Interactions of Radiation with Matter
    • Principals of Radiation Detection
    • Radiation Units and Measures
    • Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
    • Radiation Protection and Laboratory Techniques
    • Radiation Protection Programs and Individual Responsibilities
    • Summary
    • Review
    • Exam

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Bloodborne Pathogens
(This course is required annually)

The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan requires UMB personnel:

  • all employees of UMB; including full–time, part–time, temporary, contractual, and visiting personnel in any employment category;
  • all part–time and full–time students as well as any special students who are not registered; and
  • all volunteers participating in UMB activities to receive annual bloodborne pathogens training if these individuals have reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of their duties or assignments, including assigned work, volunteer tasks, academic programs and practicum experiences.

    • Occupational exposure may occur in many contexts, including, but not limited to, patient care, client services, research activities, classroom work, and housekeeping, maintenance, and security services.

    • Bloodborne pathogens training is provided at the time of initial assignment to tasks where occupational exposure may occur and that training shall be repeated every twelve months.

    • Topics included are:
      • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standards and contents of the regulations
      • The epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases
      • The modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
      • The UMB Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan and a method for obtaining a copy
      • The recognition of tasks that may involve exposure
      • The use and limitations of methods to reduce exposure, for example, engineering controls, work practices and personal protective equipment (PPE)
      • The types, use, location, removal, handling, decontamination, and disposal of PPE
      • The basis of selection of PPE
      • The hepatitis B vaccine, including efficacy, safety, method of administration, benefits, and cost, if any
      • The appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials
      • The procedures to follow if an exposure incident occurs, including the method of reporting and medical follow–up
      • The evaluation and follow–up required after an exposure incident
      • The signs, labels, and color coding systems used to identify potentially infectious materials.

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Use of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory

The regulations of the Occupational Safety; and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) require that all employees are provided with appropriate training and information to assure that they are aware of potential hazards in the workplace. Laboratory training for new and current employees includes chemical hygiene and hazard communication. All new laboratory personnel need to attend this course as soon as possible after their initial hire. Topics included are as follows:

  • Overview of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
  • Safe handling of hazardous materials.
  • Proper storage of hazardous materials.
  • Safe lab practices.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Hazardous Waste
(This course is required annually)

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment require that generators of hazardous waste or persons who have an occupational exposure to hazardous waste be trained on how to perform their duties in a manner that ensures the facility’s compliance with the regulations and how to respond to emergencies involving hazardous waste. Environmental Health and Safety Office provides this training at the University of Maryland. The topics discussed in the training include:

  • What is Hazardous Waste?
  • What are Characteristic Hazardous Wastes?
  • What are Listed Hazardous Wastes?
  • Hazardous Waste Accumulation Requirements
  • Disposal of Hazardous Waste
  • Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention
  • Hazardous Waste Emergencies and Responding to Spills
  • Special Medical Waste Disposal

If you or your staff perform any of the following tasks, this training is mandatory.

  • Identifying hazardous waste
  • Adding hazardous waste to accumulation containers
  • Transporting hazardous waste to accumulation points
  • Preparing hazardous waste manifests, annual reports, or exception reports
  • Inspecting hazardous waste accumulation points, storage, treatment, or disposal facilities
  • Responding to spills, fires, or explosions involving hazardous waste
  • Conducting any tasks involving occupational exposure to, or which require management of, hazardous waste

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