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Class Descriptions & Training Schedule

Updated: April 7, 2014

Thank you for your interest in Environment, Health & Safety's classroom training schedule. Listed below are regularly-scheduled sessions, open to all UCLA students, faculty and staff. Please consult with your supervisor to determine which sessions are required for your specific job duties.

Registration Instructions

To register for training or for general information, please email training@ehs.ucla.edu at least two (2) business days prior to the beginning of the session. Be sure to provide all of the following information: 

  • First and Last Name
  • UCLA identification number (9-digit)
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Department name
  • Principal Investigator's (PI) full name
  • Lab address (bldg./rm.)
  • Lab extension (5-digit)
  • Names of training classes
  • Dates requested

Please be sure to bring a pen or pencil and arrive a few minutes early.  The regulatory requirements of the material covered in the training require you to be present for the entire session.  Late arrivals may not be able to participate and will be asked to reschedule.

>> REGISTER FOR TRAINING

Training Locations

If you are unfamiliar with the training location, review the Training Locations (PDF) or look up the building on the UCLA Interactive Campus Map

Completion Notification

Training completion confirmation emails are sent to individual learners upon verification of rosters within three business days. If you require documentation of training completion as a prerequisite for external inspections or other training courses prior to the 3-day turnaround, please contact training@ehs.ucla.edu to make special arrangements.

 

Training Courses Offered

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED
  • First Aid with CPR and AED
Biosafety Training
  • Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC)
  • Biosafety A,B,Cs – Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2)
  • Biosafety Level 2 with Biosafety Level 3 practices (BSL2+)
  • Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3)
  • Medical Waste Management (MWM)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
  • Shipping Biological Materials
  • Carcinogen or Highly Toxic Chemical Use in Animal or Animal Tissue Training
Ergonomics
  • Office Ergonomics
Fire Safety
  • Hands-on Fire Extinguisher Training
Hazardous Chemical Waste
  • Hazardous Waste Training for Non-Lab Employees
    (Hazardous Chemical Waste for Laboratory Employees is now a component of Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts)
Laboratory Safety
Radiation Safety
  • Laser Safety
  • New Radiation Worker Qualification (NRWQ)
  • X-Ray Diffraction Safety
Respirator Training and Fit Testing
  • Respirator Training and Fit Testing
Shop Safety
  • Shop Safety topics

 

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Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED is available through the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Center for Prehospital Care. Please see the website for registration information. (Alternatively, to schedule a CPR/First Aid training session for your department, please call (310) 267-5959)

 >> View schedule and registration information

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Biosafety Training

Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC)

Required for personnel using, purchasing, working with infectious materials under Biosafety Level 2 or higher (including materials under the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard), working with animals requiring biocontainment housing, or other research related projects involving the use of BSCs. Must be taken by first-time BSC users and is required every 3 years and as needed.

Day 

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday March 12, 2014 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Semel C8-183
Monday March 17, 2014 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CHS 13-105
Wednesday March 26, 2014 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CHS 13-105
Tuesday April 1, 2014 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CHS 53-105
Friday April 18, 2014 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. NRB 132
Tuesday April 29, 2014 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CHS 73-105
Tuesday May 13, 2014 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. CHS 53-105
Thursday May 22, 2014 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CHS 53-105
Thursday May 29, 2014 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. CHS 53-105
Monday June 9, 2014 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. NRB 132
Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. CHS 23-105
Thursday June 26, 2014 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. NRB 132

 

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Biosafety A,B,Cs – Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2)

Required prior to beginning of work for personnel working with recombinant DNA, infectious materials, animal experiments requiring BSL2 housing, and other research related projects that involves BSL2 containment practices and facility. At a minimum, must be taken every 3 years and as needed.

Day 

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday March 12, 2014 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Semel C8-183
Monday March 17, 2014 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CHS 23-105
Wednesday March 26, 2014 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CHS 13-105
Tuesday April 1, 2014 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. CHS 53-105
Friday April 18, 2014 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CHS 73-105
Tuesday April 29, 2014 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. NRB 132
Tuesday May 13, 2014 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CHS 73-105
Thursday May 22, 2014 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. CHS 53-105
Thursday May 29, 2014 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CHS 73-105
Monday June 9, 2014 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. NRB 132
Wednesday June 18, 2014 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. NRB 132
Thursday June 26, 2014 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. NRB 132

 

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Biosafety Level 2 with Biosafety Level 3 practices (BSL2+)

Required prior to working with recombinant DNA, infectious materials, animal experiments requiring BSL2+ housing, and other research-related projects that involve BSL2+ containment practices and facility. BSL2+ is offered immediately at the close of every BSL2 session and lasts for approximately 30 minutes.  Be sure to specify interest in BSL2+ when registering for BSL2 training. Prerequisite: BSL2. At a minimum, must be taken every 3 years and as needed. 

Day 

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday March 12, 2014 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Semel C8-183
Monday March 17, 2014 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CHS 23-105
Wednesday March 26, 2014 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. CHS 13-105
Tuesday April 1, 2014 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CHS 53-105
Friday April 18, 2014 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. CHS 73-105
Tuesday April 29, 2014 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. NRB 132
Tuesday May 13, 2014 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. CHS 73-105
Thursday May 22, 2014 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CHS 53-105
Thursday May 29, 2014 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. CHS 73-105
Monday June 9, 2014 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. NRB 132
Wednesday June 18, 2014 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. NRB 132
Thursday June 26, 2014 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. NRB 132

 

Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3)

Required prior to beginning of work for all lab workers working in a Biosafety Level 3 laboratory and annually thereafter. Contact EH&S Biosafety at biosafety@ehs.ucla.edu to schedule training. 

 

Medical Waste Management (MWM)

Required within 90 days beginning of work for personnel handling or disposing of materials as medical waste (biohazard, trace chemo waste, pathology waste, etc.), handling or disposing of animals and/or animal tissues as medical waste, and other research related projects that involves generating, handling, storage and/or transport of medical waste. At a minimum, must be taken within 90 days from start of employment and 3 years thereafter and as needed.

Day 

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday March 12, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Semel C8-183
Monday March 17, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CHS 23-105
Wednesday March 26, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CHS 13-105
Tuesday April 1, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CHS 53-105
Friday April 18, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CHS 73-105
Tuesday April 29, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. NRB 132
Tuesday May 13, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CHS 73-105
Thursday May 22, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CHS 53-105
Thursday May 29, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CHS 73-105
Monday June 9, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. NRB 132
Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. NRB 132
Thursday June 26, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. NRB 132

 

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Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)

Required prior to beginning of work for personnel working with clinical specimens such as blood, human body fluids, tissue, and potentially infectious human cell lines (including  primary cell culture and cell lines known or likely to be infected with HIV, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C). This training applies for personnel when there is a potential occupational exposure or contact to blood, blood products, or other potentially infectious materials. Initial training must be taken in classroom. Refresher training (minimum annually) may be completed at UCLA Training Portal.

Day 

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday March 12, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Semel C8-183
Monday March 17, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CHS 13-105
Wednesday March 26, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CHS 13-105
Tuesday April 1, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CHS 53-105
Friday April 18, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. NRB 132
Tuesday April 29, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CHS 73-105
Tuesday May 13, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CHS 53-105
Thursday May 22, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CHS 53-105
Thursday May 29, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CHS 53-105
Monday June 9, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. NRB 132
Wednesday June 18, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CHS 23-105
Thursday June 26, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. NRB 132

 

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Shipping Biological Materials

This training is required prior to packaging and/or shipping biological or infectious substances for diagnostic or investigational purposes. This is an online course approximately 3 hours in length (completed at the user's own pace). Cost: $95. Prerequisite: Bloodborne Pathogens. This training is required every 2 years. To view the full list of materials covered in this training and to register, continue to the Shipping Biological Materials Training page.

>> View Shipping Biological Materials Training page

 

Carcinogen or Highly Toxic Chemical Use in Animal or Animal Tissue Training

Required prior to beginning work for those working with carcinogens or highly toxic chemicals involving animal experiments. To fulfill this training requirement, please register for the Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts class (see below) and email laboratorysafety@ehs.ucla.edu to see if additional training is needed depending on your research.

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Ergonomics

Office Ergonomics training is available by departmental request. Stay tuned for quarterly Campus Ergonomics Program Advocate training, which will prepare someone in your department to coordinate ergonomic evaluations and manage basic ergonomic risks. For more information, please contact the Ergonomics Program Manager, (310) 825-5689.

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Fire Extinguisher Hands-on Training

Fire Extinguishers are only valuable safety devices when you know how to use them. At this hands-on session, participants will learn the types of extinguishers found on campus; how to select the appropriate extinguisher; the PASS method of fire extinguisher operation; and what to do in the event of a fire. Participants will have the opportunity to extinguish a live fire. Please read the Fire Extinguisher Training article for more information on how to register for this class.

>> View schedule and registration information

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Hazardous Chemical Waste Training 

This class provides an overview of how to handle and dispose of hazardous chemical waste using the Online Tag Program. Required for workers handling hazardous chemical waste in a non-lab environment (e.g., shops). Note: This training is a component of Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts (LSFC). If you have or will complete LSFC training, you do not need to take this class.

For course availability and additional information, please email training@ehs.ucla.edu

 

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Laboratory Safety

Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts (LSFC)

This class will provide an overview of laboratory safety requirements, and is required by all laboratory personnel. Topics of discussion include: the recognition and mitigation of laboratory hazards; the use of engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment; working safety with chemicals, the use of MSDSs, procedures for disposing of hazardous chemical waste, and fire safety precautions for the laboratory. Required annually for all laboratory employees and student workers in laboratories. 


Classroom Course:
First-time participants are required to attend the in-class LSFC course.

Day 

Date

Time

Location

Friday March 7, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Semel C8-183
Tuesday March 18, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CHS 23-105
Thursday March 27, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CHS 53-105
Thursday April 3, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. NRB 132
Wednesday April 9, 2014 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NRB 132
Tuesday April 15, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. NRB 132
Wednesday April 23, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CHS 53-105
Wednesday April 30, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CHS 13-105
Thursday May 8, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CHS 13-105
Friday May 16, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CHS 13-105
Wednesday May 28, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CHS 23-105
Friday June 6, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CHS 23-105
Thursday June 12, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. NRB 132
Tuesday June 24, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. NRB 132


Chinese Translation: LSFC has been translated into Mandarin Chinese to provide a supplemental training resource for students attending this lab safety training course.

Annual Lab Safety Online Refresher Training: After successful in-class completion of LSFC, the online refresher must be completed annually. See the link to the right for the Laboratory Safety Online Refresher Module.

Laboratory Safety for Principal Investigators and Laboratory Supervisors

This 90-minute session is designed for Principal Investigators (PIs) and leaders responsible for implementing a laboratory safety plan. Materials covered include: an overview of research safety responsibilities, Cal/OSHA regulations, and an abbreviated version of the Lab Safety Fundamental Concepts class. Required for all laboratory Principal Investigators. 

Day 

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday March 12, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday April 15, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 4th Floor Conf. Room *New Location*
Wednesday May 14, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday June 10, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday July 9, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday August 12, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday September 10, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday November 12, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday December 9, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117


Annual Lab Safety Online Refresher Training: After in-class completion of Laboratory Safety for Principal Investigators and Laboratory Supervisors, the online refresher must be completed annually. See the link to the right for the Laboratory Safety Online Refresher Module.

Introduction to the Chemical Inventory System

This course will provide an overview of the EH&S chemical inventory program and an introduction to using the Chemical Inventory System (CIS).

Day 

Date

Time

Location

Thursday April 24, 2014 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. NRB 132
Monday April 28, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. NRB 132

 

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Radiation Safety  

Laser Safety Training

This class provides campus personnel with a brief introduction to laser technology and an overview of the requirements for safe operation of laser equipment within the UCLA classroom, laboratory and research environments. Topics include personal and departmental responsibilities, laser classification, laser controls and safety equipment, hazards associated with laser use and continuing training requirements. Participants complete an exam following a lecture presented by EH&S Laser Safety staff. Required for all personnel operating or working with Class 3B and Class 4 lasers and recommended for all campus laser users. At a minimum, retraining is required every two years and as needed.

Day 

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday March 11, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday March 26, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. *FULL* Strathmore Bldg 117
Thursday April 10, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. *FULL* Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday April 22, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday May 14, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Thursday May 22, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday June 10, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday June 25, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Thursday July 10, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday July 22, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday August 6, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Thursday August 21, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday September 9, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday September 24, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Thursday October 9, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday October 21, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday November 12, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Thursday December 11, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117


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New Radiation Worker Qualification

This session is designed to educate personnel on proper work procedures and safety guidelines for work with radioisotopes in a research or clinical environment. Participants complete an exam following a lecture presented by EH&S Radiation Safety staff. Must be taken by first-time radiation workers. At a minimum, refresher training is required annually and as needed.

Please Note for NRWQ: In order to complete your registration for New Radiation Worker Qualification (NRWQ), we will need the following additional information: 

  • Radiation-Authorized Principal Investigator (PI)
  • License Authorization Number (LA#)

Day 

Date

Time

Location

Thursday March 13, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday April 9, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday April 22, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Monday May 12, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday May 28, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday June 11, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Tuesday June 24, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117

 

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X-Ray Diffraction Safety Training

This session is designed to educate personnel on proper work procedures and safety guidelines for work with X-ray diffraction and Fluorescence Analysis units. Participants complete an exam following a lecture presented by EH&S Radiation Safety staff. Must be taken by first-time x-ray users. No retraining requiredTo register, please email training@ehs.ucla.edu.

Day 

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday January 21, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday February 19, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Wednesday April 16, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Strathmore Bldg 4th Floor Conf. Room *New Location*
Tuesday May 20, 2014 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Strathmore Bldg 117
Thursday June 19, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Strathmore Bldg 117

 

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Respirator Training and Fit Testing

Required for anyone requiring the use of a respirator in the scope of their work. Please read the Respiratory Protection Program article to learn if you need this training and how to register.

>> View schedule and registration information

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Shop Safety 

EH&S provides various shop safety training courses by request. Courses include Hand Tool Safety, Hearing Conservation, Ladder Safety, Lock out/Tag out, and Shop Safety and Hazard Awareness. To request a training session, please email the EH&S Shop Safety Coordinator at shopsafety@ehs.ucla.edu 

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EH&S Training
Email: training@ehs.ucla.edu | Phone: (310) 794-5328

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