Training modules and information available through EHS.
Bloodborne Pathogen and Biosafety Training for Research Personnel Log-in is required before initiating work with any BSL-2 biological materials registered with the IBC. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
Either Bloodborne Pathogen and Biosafety Training for Research Personnel Log-in OR Biosafety Level 1 Training Log-in is required before initiating work with any BSL-1 biological materials registered with the IBC. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
Biotoxin Introductory Training Log-in is required before initiating work with any biological toxins (with an LD50 of less than 100 micrograms per kilogram of body weight in vertebrates) requiring BSL-2 containment.
Human Gene Transfer Introduction Training Log-in is required for persons who may be potentially exposed to the Human Gene Transfer product during the experiment.
All personnel must receive training on Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) laboratory practices prior to working in a BSL-2 laboratory. Principal Investigators (PIs) are responsible for adhering to the following:
Note: Completing the above steps does not entitle personnel to work with BSL-2 agents. It is the PI or supervisor’s responsibility to assess an individual’s readiness to work with BSL-2 agents, and also to directly demonstrate and train new personnel in the specific techniques and practices that are used in their lab.
Training may be required depending upon an individual's duties, job specifications, and potential exposure.
Specific BSL-3 Laboratory Training and other customized training sessions
Animal Handler Training done in partnership with the Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) and Office of Animal Welfare (OAW)
Two specific UVA policies define the Chemical Safety Training requirements for select University faculty, staff, and students.
University faculty, staff, and students who are required to complete Chemical Safety Training must complete at least one of the following training modules (or have properly documented completion of analogous training) in order to be considered in compliance with University policy.
In addition to training, all persons working with Hazardous Chemicals should be well acquainted with UVA’s Chemical Hygiene Plan word | pdf.
UVA’s Chemical Hygiene Plan includes University protocols and information for working safely with chemicals and instructions for the safe handling and collection of Hazardous (Chemical) Waste.
Lab Managers & Supervisors may also provide you with specialized training for using particular chemicals or chemical products, and where appropriate, how to use personal protective equipment (PPE). If you have any questions about a chemical or about your personal protective equipment you should contact your Lab Manager/Supervisor or contact EHS at 434-982-4911.
After completing your required training (see above), you may find that you want more information regarding Laboratory & Chemical Safety. Below you will find links to additional UVA and Non-UVA sources of these types of materials.
UVA-specific Recommended Training
UVA personnel who assign projects and have oversight responsibilities in work areas are encouraged to assign persons to complete these module as appropriate.
Non-UVA Recommended Training
EHS provides the following online Fall Protection training modules: