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ESF Safety Class Signup Page

Step 1. Tell us who you are

If you are a UVM affiliate, enter your netID here. Please use jdoe, not john.doe:

If you are NOT a UVM affliate, enter your full name here:
and your email address here:

Select the sessions below you want to attend. You may sign up for as many as you like. For reference, you'll find course descriptions at the bottom of this page.

Step 2. Which class do you want to attend?

Biosafety for Work at BSL-2 Containment Level
(1.5 hours)

 Friday, November 11, 2016 at 01:30 PM
      (Stafford 410)

 Friday, December 09, 2016 at 09:30 AM
      (Stafford 410)

Emergency Response for Laboratory Workers
(1.5 hours)

Full Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM
      (Stafford Building, Room 410)

 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 01:30 PM
      (Stafford Building, Room 410)

IATA Training for Shipment of Chemical and Biological Materials
(4.5 hours)

 Thursday, November 03, 2016 at 08:00 AM
      (Silver Maple Room (Davis Center 401))

Keeping Your Lab Safe
(1.25 hours)

Full Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 01:30 PM
      (Stafford Building, Room 410)

Full Tuesday, December 06, 2016 at 10:00 AM
      (Stafford Building, Room 410)

Step 3. Click here to sign-up

You will receive an e-mail confirming your registration.

Course Descriptions

Emergency Response for Laboratory Workers

This class is required for all UVM laboratory workers who work in UVM labs for 3 months or more. It describes how to identify, assess and respond to emergency situations in the laboratory.

Biosafety for Work at BSL-2 Containment course

This course is approximately 1.5 hrs long. The first half of the class consists of a review of the biosafety page of the 2010 monthly self-inspection cards and most prominent biosafety related issues found in BSL-2 containment laboratories on the UVM campus. The second half of the course is dedicated to a group biological risk assessment scenario.

Course Pre-requisites

Students are expected to have completed the following safety on-line trainings:

1) Basic laboratory biosafety 2) Safe use of biosafety cabinets 3) Biowaste management procedures and 4) Safety around bloodborne pathogens.

Students will also be expected to have a familiarity with the UVM monthly laboratory self-inspection card set.

Keeping Your Lab Safe

This course reviews the best laboratory safety practices outlined in the UVM laboratory self inspection card and provides tips and tricks for making part of your everyday lab work.

You can see details of UVM's Laboratory Safety training program here.