Recommended Training

UVA personnel who assign projects and have oversight responsibilities in work areas are encouraged to assign persons to complete these modules as appropriate.

UVA-specific Recommended Training

Shop & Studio - Safety Orientation
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Recommended training for students who perform hands-on projects such as: building and fabrication, and will use potentially hazardous equipment and machinery. This training will enhance awareness of risks in these types of working environments and precautionary measures to avoid injuries.
Chemical Safety - Chemical Storage: A General Guideline
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Recommended training for persons who work with chemicals and/or manage the storage of chemicals. Training includes guidance on how to properly segregate incompatible chemicals and locations for proper storage.
Chemical Safety - Compressed Gas Cylinder and Regulator Safety
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Recommended training for persons who work with compressed gas cylinders. Training includes guidance on: how to store, move and secure cylinders properly, choosing and attaching the appropriate regulators for the gas type, and checking for gas leaks after regulator attachment.
Chemical Safety - Housekeeping Practice in Research Labs
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Recommended training for persons using laboratory space. Training emphasizes the importance of good housekeeping practice and the implications to overall safety when an area is poorly maintained. Advice is given on how to properly maintain laboratory space.
Fall Protection - Ladder Safety
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Fire Safety - Fire Safety in Labs, Shops, & Studios
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Recommended training for persons who work in laboratories, shops and studios. Training helps familiarize users to the unique fire safety considerations in an academic setting. This module will provide background on fire prevention code, common fire code issues, situations or conditions that could lead to a fire, and what you can do to prevent a fire.
PPE - Eye Protection
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Recommended training for persons who utilize areas where there is the potential for exposure or injury due to chemical or physical hazards. Training includes guidance on how to choose the appropriate eye protection for your application.
PPE - Glove Selection
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Recommended training for persons who utilize laboratory, studio and/or shop spaces where there is the potential for hand injuries due to chemical and/or physical hazards. Training includes guidance on how to choose the appropriate glove for your application, and best practices when using gloves.
PPE - Physical Hazards
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Recommended training for persons who utilize laboratory, studio and/or shop spaces where there is the potential for injury due to physical hazards. Training provides an awareness of various physical hazards, safe work practices, and preventative measures to mitigate the risk of injury.

UVA Biomedical Engineering, Professor Guilford, has graciously made these equipment training videos available. Comments from Professor Guilford: - "We produced the following two videos, and required students to take a quiz over the material before beginning work in the shop. Not only did their quiz grade count toward their course grade, but they were prohibited from working in our shops until they got a score of >70%. We found that student knowledge and safety compliance increased noticeably with these videos compared to in-person demonstrations to groups of students".

YouTube - Woodworking safety
YouTube - Metalworking safety

Non-UVA Recommended Training

Dow Lab Safety Academy

 
 
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