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  1. Class List - The following safety-related classes are provided on a regular basis or can be scheduled.  Select and follow the link to a description and class content  See the following link for checklist of required training and documents (Lab and research areas)  (Non-lab areas)


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BioSafety (Lab Biosafety) Training

Description/purpose:  

This course provide employees with information and training on specific Biosafety –related regulatory and work practice requirements for research laboratory operations. The training session is conducted by NMSU EH&S.

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The class topics include

  • An introduction to oversight of research safety and regulatory compliance by federal agencies.
  • NMSU BioSafety Manual.
  • Review of BSL-2 facility and work practice requirements.
  • A description of HEPA filters and HEPA filtration.
  • An overview of biohazard cabinetry with an emphasis on Class II BSCs.
  • Review of the proper set up, use, and shut down procedures for BSCs.
  • Spill decontamination and clean up.
  • Laboratory waste storage, decontamination, and disposal.

Who should attend:

While enrollment for this training is open to all NMSU faculty, staff and students this training is required for laboratory staff working at Biosafety Level II as described on an NMSU Institutional Biosafety Committee-approved application.

Training frequency: Refresher training is not required but is recommended at three-year intervals.

Length of course:   2 hours, + or - depending on audience size and questions

This class is provided by EH&S and is on the regular schedule  (Schedule) (To Register)

Bloodborne Pathogen    Description/purpose:  

ONLINE CLASS BBP:  EH&S is currently providing online Bloodborne Pathogen Training to NMSU employees and students on a secure website, i.e. there is NO lecture for this training class as the information is provided online. 

  1. Log on to the website and the training at http://goo.gl/LrSVh using your myNMSU name and password. Select the EH&S tab, then the Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Training link, and work through the website training at your leisure.
  1. You can print portions of the webpages or follow the links for more information. You can leave the website and return later. Once you have completed the training you will verify your understanding and complete the training form. EH&S will add the information from the form to your safety training record (link). If you have problems with the training or website or have questions on safety training, contact EH&S (click here)

This course provide employees with information and training on precautions with dealing with blood, infectious materials and other biohazards. Employees are informed of the need and requirement to comply with state and federal regulations, as well as with University Safety program. .

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The class covers the following

  1. introduction to Federal and State regulations ns ns  
  2. discussion of the regulatory standard and explanation of its contents,
  3. information on bloodborne diseases and their transmission,
  4. NMSU model exposure control plan,
  5. engineering and work practice controls,
  6. personal protective equipment,
  7. hepatitis B vaccine,
  8. response to emergencies involving blood,
  9. how to handle exposure incidents,
  10. the post-exposure evaluation and
  11. follow-up program, signs/labels/color-coding.

Who should attend:

All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study provide first aid services, work with or have the potential to contact human blood, body fluids, or tissues

Training frequency:

Training on the standard must be given

  • initially on assignment and
  • annually thereafter (if the potential for exposure is routine)

 Length of course:   Online class duration varies with your pace.  Lecture class is normally 1 to 2 hours, depending on awareness level, audience size and questions

This class is provided by EH&S and is on the monthly schedule  (Schedule) (To Register)

Animal Worker Safety

    Description/purpose:  

This course is intended for full and part-time employees (staff, faculty, grad and undergrad assistants) working with or around animals at NMSU campuses, farms, ranches, research areas and associated facilities. 

 

Contents:

The class covers the following

  • 1. Occupational Health and Safety Program;
  • 2. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee;
  • 3. Potential Hazards & Physical Safety;
  • 4. Medical Health Evaluation Questionaire;
  • 5. Allergies;
  • 6. Waste Decontamination;
  • 7. Zoonoses for large animals.

Who should attend:

All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work studies who work with or have the potential to contact animals, their body fluids, or tissues.  If possible, class attendees should bring their immunization record to class.

 

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Training frequency:

Training on the standard must be given

  • initial upon assignment and
  • periodic reviews as needed thereafter

 Length of course:    2  to 2.5  hours depending on the duties and activities of the  employees

This class is provided by EH&S and is on the monthly schedule  (Schedule) (To Register)


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