Training

Program contact

Brock A. Young
Training Manager
University of Nevada, Reno
EH&S MS 0328
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 327-5058
brocky@unr.edu

 

University training and resources

  • Training matrix for courses offered by Environmental Health & Safety
    Environmental Health & Safety Training Matrix
    Safety Training Topic Audience
    Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers healthcare workers who are required to provide basic life support
    Biological Materials Shipping personnel who ship biological materials (or dry ice); refresher required every two years
    Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness* all personnel outside the Bloodborne Pathogen Program who may enter areas where such materials are used
    Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Lab Workers^ healthcare workers, lab workers who work with human blood/fluids, cultured cells, unfixed tissue; required annually
    Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Non-Lab Workers^ personnel listed in the exposure control plan (includes custodians, police, child care providers, etc); required annually
    Defensive Driving Training personnel who operate state-owned vehicles as part of their job duties; refresher required every four years
    Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) Training^ personnel who work with any agent designated as "dual use" by the National Institutes of Health
    Fire Extinguisher Training personnel who have been designated to use fire fighting equipment; required annually
    First Aid Training^ personnel who are required to perform first aid
    Formaldehyde Training^ personnel who are assigned to workplaces where there is significant exposure to formaldehyde; required annually
    Hantavirus Safety Awareness Training* personnel who are likely to come in contact with carriers of hantavirus
    Hazard Communication^ personnel who use, handle, store or are exposed to hazardous materials outside of a laboratory environment
    Hazardous Waste Training personnel who generate chemical waste outside of a laboratory environment; required annually
    Heartsaver CPR/AED Training personnel who are designated to perform CPR/use AEDs; required every two years
    Irradiator User Training personnel who use a gamma irradiator
    Laboratory Biosafety Training laboratory personnel who work in labs that use biological materials
    Laboratory Safety Awareness Training* non-laboratory support personnel who occasionally enter laboratories
    Laboratory Safety Refresher^ personnel who require laboratory safety training; required annually after initial course
    Laboratory Safety Classroom Training personnel who work in laboratories or stockrooms containing chemical or biological hazards
    Laboratory Safety Hands-On Training personnel who work in laboratories or stockrooms containing chemical or biological hazards
    Laboratory Supervisor Safety Responsibilities^ laboratory researchers and safety officers
    Laser Safety Training personnel working with Class 3B and Class 4 lasers
    Lead Safety Awareness Training^ personnel who have exposure to lead dusts, fumes, mists, and paints
    NIH Guidelines Compliance Training^ laboratory personnel who perform techniques using recombinant DNA
    Nuclear Gauge Safety Training personnel who work with nuclear gauges
    OSHA-10 for General Industry required by NRS 618 for workers in the field of entertainment production
    OSHA-30 for General Industry required by NRS 618 for supervisory employees in the field of entertainment production
    Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift Operator) Training personnel whose job requires operating a forklift; evaluation required every three years
    Prion Research Information and Procedures^ personnel who work with unfixed human tissues (supplement to Bloodborne Pathogens Training)
    Radiation Safety Awareness* personnel who occasionally enter spaces where radiation is in use
    Radiation Safety Training personnel working with radioactive materials; refresher required annually
    Radioactive Material Transportation personnel who transport radioactive materials to their field locations by public roads
    Respiratory Protection Training personnel required by job function to wear a respirator; required (along with fit test) annually
    Select Agent Training laboratory personnel who work with select agents
    Silica Dust Hazard Awareness Training^ personnel who have exposure to silica dust
    X-Ray Safety Training personnel who work with or near x-ray devices

    *indicates EH&S training topics that are not mandatory

    ^indicates EH&S training topics that are available online

  • Laboratory personnel training requirements
    Laboratory Personnel Training Requirements
    Safety Training Topic Description Applicable Audience Training Provider Frequency Requirements
    Animal Handler Training Principles of humane animal care and use, occupational health and safety issues, methods to minimize animal stress, and applicable regulatory requirements Personnel who work with animals, enter animal rooms, care for animals or are exposed to unfixed animal tissues Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine Required
    Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Lab Workers Summary of human bloodborne pathogens, principles of safe work procedures, and applicable regulatory requirements Personnel who have exposure to human body fluids, unfixed tissues and cells (including cultured human cells), HIV or HBV in culture, infected animal cells or tissues EH&S Required, with required annual refresher; available online
    Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) Training Outlines the responsibilities of institutions, investigators, and the United States government in regard to dual use agents Personnel who work with any of the fifteen select agents defined as "dual use" by the United States government EH&S Required; available online
    Fire Extinguisher Training Principles of portable fire extinguisher selection and use; includes hands-on exercise Personnel who are expected to use fire extinguishers EH&S Required, with required annual refresher
    Formaldehyde Training Summary of formaldehyde toxicity and health effects, principles of safe work procedures, and applicable regulatory requirements Personnel who have exposure to formaldehyde (any form) in anatomy, histology, and pathology laboratories; this training is not applicable to other research, teaching, and testing laboratories EH&S Required, with required annual refresher; available online
    Irradiator User Training Introduction to irradiator safety and safe working procedures of the irradiator unit Personnel who use a gamma irradiator EH&S Required
    Laboratory Biosafety Training Principles of laboratory biosafety Personnel who work with microbial agents, rDNA, cultured cells, human tissue or body fluids; Laboratory Safety Training must also be taken EH&S Required
    Laboratory Safety Refresher Refresher course to be taken after initial Laboratory Safety Training course Personnel who require laboratory safety training EH&S Required annually after initial Laboratory Safety Course; available online
    Laboratory Safety Classroom Training Principles of laboratory chemical safety, waste management, small spill cleanup, and ventilation Personnel who work in laboratories, stockrooms, or storerooms possessing chemical or biological agents; those who work with biological materials must also take Laboratory Biosafety Training EH&S Required, with refresher annually
    Laboratory Safety Hands-On Training A practical application of knowledge gained during the classroom portion of the course Personnel who work in laboratories, stockrooms, or storerooms possessing chemical or biological agents; research faculty and tenure-track academic facult are exempt from hands-on portion EH&S Required
    Laboratory-Specific Training Supplements general laboratory safety training with specific training on biological and chemical agents, physical hazards, emergency response, and associated procedures, for each particular laboratory Personnel who work in laboratories, stockrooms, or storerooms possessing chemical or biological agents, or physical hazards Principal investigator or other designated laboratory personnel Required, with continued training as new hazards are introduced
    Laboratory Supervisor Safety Responsibilities Prepared in conjunction with HR to inform supervisors of their safety and personnel responsibilities; provided in a series of in-person seminars in spring of 2014 Supervisors of personnel who work in laboratories, stockrooms, or storerooms or perform field work that exposes them to chemical or biological agents or any other occupational hazards EH&S/HR Required; available online
    Laser Safety Training Basic laser concepts, the laser classification, the biological effects of laser, and the laser safety and control measures Personnel working with Class 3B and Class 4 lasers EH&S Required
    NIH Guidelines Compliance Training Covers the training requirements set forth by the National Institutes of Health Office of Biotechnology Activities for anyone who performs laboratory techniques using recombinant DNA Laboratory personnel who perform techniques using recombinant DNA EH&S Required; available online
    Nuclear Gauge Safety Training Discusses the radiation and radioactivity associated with the nuclear gauge, the biological effects of exposure to radiation, the potential radiation exposure from the gauge use, the concepts and practices of radiation protection, and the risks associated with exposure to radiation Personnel who work with nuclear gauges EH&S Required
    Prion Research Information and Procedures Supplements bloodborne pathogens training for those that could potentially be exposed to human prion diseases Personnel who work with human cadavers, remains, or tissues (especially if unfixed); serves as a supplement to the annually-required bloodborne pathogens training EH&S Required; available online
    Radiation Safety Training Radiation types and characteristics, radiation detection, safe use of radiation, biological affects of radiation, methods to minimize radiation exposure, and responsibilities of radiation users Personnel who work with radiation or work around radiation sources EH&S Required, with required annual refresher
    Radioactive Material Transportation Provides information and instructions for shipping documents preparation, the packaging of radioactive material for shipping, the potential radiation levels during the transportation and their risks, the expected behavior during the transportation, the unpacking upon arriving at the destination, and the handling of emergencies Personnel who transport radioactive materials to their field locations by public roads EH&S Required
    Respiratory Protection Training Selection and use of respiratory protection, respirator fit-testing, and associated regulatory requirements Personnel who require respiratory protection to control inhalation of airborne hazards EH&S provides training and respirator fit-test; medical evaluation also required Required, with required annual refresher and fit-test
    Select Agent Training Biosafety, security, emergency response related to select agent possession and use, and applicable regulatory requirements Personnel approved by the CDC or USDA to have access to select agent and toxins EH&S Required, with required annual refresher
    X-Ray Safety Training Class provides basic information on x-ray radiation, the biological effects of exposure to radiation, the concepts and practices of x-ray protection, and the risks associated with exposure to radiation Personnel who work with or near x-ray devices EH&S Required
  • Safety training DVD list - available from Environmental Health & Safety
    Safety Training DVD List
    Topic Video Name Number Vendor Year Time Description
    Back Back Safety Update 1869 Training Network 2005 21 Four out of five people will experience some type of back problems during their lives. This excellent video emphasizes overall back care, including exercise and weight control, and teaches employees about the back injuries frequently caused both on and off the job. Emphasizes back health, diseases that affect the back, and proper care of the back.
    Behavior-Based Safety Hooked on Safety, My World 2450 Training Network 2007 18 Are accident free workplaces possible? Absolutely! Follow Billy Robbins one of the top motivational speakers in the country as he pulls you into his world where accident free workplaces are a reality. This shorter version of his full-length video is perfect as an ending to any training session. Emphasizing that 'changed attitudes produce safety TM' Billy tells the story of his own traumatic accident and its aftermath. Complete with humor audience participation and a compelling story Billy's attention-grabbing presentation drives home the point that accidents don't just affect your life but the lives of everyone around you.
    Behavior-Based Safety Safety - Everyone's Responsibility - Remember Charlie Long Version 1162 Training Network 1996 48 Charlie Morecraft delivers a rousing wake up call that puts an end to complacency in the workplace. This presentation emphasizes that today's real working hero always follows safety procedures and aggressively takes responsibility for his safety. A highly motivating video that encourages workers and management to work as a team, creating a safer workplace.
    Behavior-Based Safety Safety's Most Wanted Episode II: The Accomplices (have 2 copies) 2455 Training Network 2007 19 Don't be an accomplice to unsafe acts is the theme of this second episode of the popular 'Safety's Most Wanted' Series. The host Tom Clark shines the spotlight on three injury-causing culprits: the prankster Horseplay the 'get it done' Cowboy and the infectious Apathy are each exposed as a source of workplace injury. Through co-worker interviews incident reenactments and testimony from the culprits themselves viewers learn how to defeat these safety culprits and maintain a safe workplace.
    Behavior-Based Safety Too High A Price To Pay - Remember Charlie 1723 Training Network 2000 12 This abbreviated version of the original story of Charlie Morecraft, explains how he, an Exxon refinery worker, was seriously injured in an explosion. It is a deeply moving presentation of the devastating real-life consequences of the abuse of safety procedures. Your employees will take safety seriously after watching this.
    Bloodborne Pathogens Bloodborne Pathogens: Exposure In The Workplace 2329 Training Network 2007 22 The risk of bloodborne pathogens exposure is a risk to all employees and one that companies cannot afford to take. Using a "Risk Scenario" approach to training, this engaging program tracks a bloodborne pathogen exposure and shows employees how to react, and not to react, to an injury involving blood.
    Bloodborne Pathogens WSI: Bloodborne Pathogens WBBPDVD CLMI 2006 13 This video is patterned after the popular TV show CSI. It describes a workplace injury where an employee contracts a bloodborne disease and describes potentially overlooked vectors of bloodborne pathogen transition.
    Compressed Gas Compressed Gas Cylinders 1581 Training Network 1999 12 A dramatic opening of a compressed gas cylinder crashing through a cement wall demonstrates how improper handling of cylinders can cause damage and injury. Covers: (1) Potential hazards (2) Pre-use inspection and testing (3) Best safety practices for handling and use (4) Proper storage and transportation
    Confined Space Confined Space Entry 0232 Training Network 1993 28 This video provides a detailed overview of permit-required confined spaces. Topics include definitions, permit requirements, roles of entrants, attendants, and supervisors, atmospheric monitoring, and emergency procedures.
    Confined Space Confined Space Entry - No Time For Error 1859 Training Network 2004 17 Comply with OSHA's 1910.146 and provide workers with the knowledge of how to safely work within potentially hazardous conditions. Excellent video examples motivate your employees to follow best safety practices when working in or near confined spaces.
    Confined Space Confined Space Manhole Entry 1662 Training Network 2002 40 This video presents an informative and entertaining look at the hazards and procedures involved with manhole confined space operations. The types of operations include be manhole cleaning and repair, inspection, construction, or anything where crewpersons need to descend into the manhole and confined spaces.
    Confined Space Confined Spaces: Dangerous Places 2394 Training Network 2007 25 Working safely in confined spaces requires a balance of the proper equipment, awareness and knowledge of hazards, proper training, and common sense. Give your authorized entrants, attendants, entry supervisors, and rescue services personnel the necessary skills to comply with 29 CFR 1910.146 with this in-depth training program.
    Construction Construction Safety Orientation for Employees 1547 Training Network 2002 25 Provides construction employees with a basic understanding of OSHA and its construction safety regulations. The video explains the "what" and "why" of various OSHA construction topics, including what to look for and be aware of while on the job site In addition it covers the basics that every employee should know about.
    Driving Winter Driving Safety 0924 Training Network 1998 18 Winter Driving Safety program takes a look at winter driving and how to reduce driving accidents, injuries, and hopefully reduce the many problems associated with winter driving. Always follow your company's policies and procedures and use your own experience and good judgment when operating any type of vehicle in bad weather.

Regional and national training resources

The following organizations currently have programs that provide health and safety training in Nevada. These organizations provide training that is free or requires a nominal fee. The departments also coordinate with and/or provide referral to organizations that deliver commercial seminars and workshops. Contact the departments directly to receive the latest schedules, referrals, and resources available.

Safety Consultation and Training (SCATS): Division of Industrial Relations

Department of Business and Industry
4600 Kietzke Lane
Building E, Suite 144
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 688-1474
Fax: (775) 688-1478

Las Vegas Area:
1301 N. Green Valley Parkway
Suite 200
Henderson, NV 89014
Phone: (702) 486-9140

Visit SCATS

Risk Management: State of Nevada Department of Administration

400 W. King, Suite 301
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: (775) 684-7056
Fax: (775) 684-7063

Visit Risk Management

State of Nevada Department of Personnel

Training and Administration

State of Nevada
Carson City, NV
Phone: (775) 687-1868

Classroom training from the Department of Personnel

Online training from the Department of Personnel

American Red Cross - Northern Nevada Chapter


4750 Longley Lane, Suite 101
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 856-1000
Fax: (775) 856-3030

Visit the American Red Cross of Nevada

National Safety Council

1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143-3201
Phone: (630) 285-1121
Fax: (630) 285-1315

Visit the National Safety Council