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Saint Louis University is committed to providing a healthy environment in which research activities requiring the use of hazardous materials, such as biohazards, chemicals and radioactive materials can be used effectively and safely.

In compliance with federal and state regulations and in order to provide a safe working environment at Saint Louis University, we provide laboratory-related safety training and orientation modules on a continuing basis throughout the year. 

Laboratory Safety & Compliance Training

The one-hour initial session provides new employees training in the areas of general safety, chemical safety and biological safety. All principal investigators, research faculty, staff and students are required to attend this one-hour course. Participation in a one-hour refresher course is also required every 12 months.

Register for Laboratory Safety and Compliance Training: 

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
1  to 2 p.m.
Learning Resource Center, Auditorium C
Register
 
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018
10 to 11 a.m.
Learning Resource Center, Auditorium C
 
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
1 to 2 p.m.
Learning Resource Center, Auditorium C
 
Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness Training

This training is required for all those individuals who may come in contact with human blood or potentially infectious material as a part of their jobs. The refresher training is required annually.

Access the Online Training Module

Infectious Materials Shippers Training

DOT and/or IATA training is required for employees who package, ship, or receive infectious materials at Saint Louis University. The online DOT training module, for shipping materials by ground, can be accessed through Skillsoft. The online IATA training module, for shipping materials by air, can also be found Skillsoft

Radiation Safety Orientation

This four-hour required session provides orientation and training in the safe handling of radioactive materials used in research. All principal investigators and research laboratory staff are required to complete the radiation safety orientation class prior to beginning work with radioactive materials. Individuals who work in laboratories where radioactive materials are used but who will not be working directly with radionuclides are also encouraged to attend the radiation safety orientation course. This session is offered on a monthly basis.

Register for Radiation Safety Orientation:

Aug. 16, 2018
Learning Resource Center, Room 113
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Register

Sept. 27, 2018
Learning Resource Center, Room 113
Noon to 5 p.m.
Register

Oct. 18, 2018
Learning Resource Center,  Auditorium C
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Register

Nov. 15, 2018
Learning Resource Center, Room 113
Noon to 5 p.m.
Register

Dec. 6, 2018
Learning Resource Center, Room 113
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Register

BSL-3 Facility Awareness Training

Saint Louis University requires all personnel using BSL-3 laboratory facilities to complete initial facility awareness training prior to working in these high containment laboratory areas. The training provides an overview of the facility's safety and security parameters, general facility functionality, and information on worker responsibilities. Refresher training is required annually. Please contact  Mark Campbell at 314-977-6888 or mark.campbell@slu.edu to register. 

ABSL-3 Facility Awareness Training (offered by Comparative Medicine)

The initial training includes information on handling animals infected with ABSL2 and/or ABSL3 agents, loss of containment, accidental exposures, spill procedures, personal protective equipment, facility safety parameters, emergency contact information, and a walk through of the ABSL3 Facility and associated areas.

This training is required for all personnel before working with ABSL2 and/or ABSL3 agents in the ABSL3 Facility and gaining access to the ABSL Facility. The CDC requires completion of annual training. Annual refresher training must be completed or access to the ABSL3 Facility will be removed until refresher training has been completed. Please contact Frank Speck at 314-977-5437 or frank.speck@health.slu.edu to schedule training.

Select Agent and High Containment Awareness Training

Saint Louis University requires all personnel working with select agents to have documented select agent awareness training. The training is required initially, prior to the start of select agent work. In addition, refresher training is required annually for those employees working with select agents. The training is provided by the responsible official and alternate responsible official (designated under the University's select agent registration with the Department of Health and Human Services). The training can be completed online or provided in a live presentation format. Immediately following the training is an assessment of the training provided. Please contact Mark Campbell at 314-977-6888 or mark.campbell@slu.edu to arrange online or in-person training.

Laser Safety (Class 3B or 4) Training

For lab personnel using class 3B or 4 lasers, laser safety training is required. 

Access the Online Training Module 

Hazard Awareness Training for Support Staff

This training is required annually for support staff, including those in the Department of Public Safety, facilities services and custodial services. Please contact Renee Knoll at 314-977-6884 or renee.knoll@slu.edu to schedule a training session.

For additional information, contact environmental health and safety at 314-977-8608 or ehs@slu.edu.