Training is an extremely important aspect of your safety here at Rutgers University. All employees (employees include faculty, staff, visiting professors, post-docs, graduate students, TAs, GAs, paid and unpaid undergraduate students, high school students, volunteers, etc.) must check with their supervisor to ensure they attend all their required trainings.

For more information, select the training type below:

Art Safety Training

Clinical Health & Safety Training

Radiation Safety

Laboratory/Biological/BBP Safety Training – Combined

Laser Safety

Maintenance Safety Training (for Facilities, Housing, and Trades)

Respiratory Protection

X-Ray Safety

IATA Dangerous Goods Training (Shipping Hazardous Materials)

Forklift Operator’s Training

Manlift/Aerial Lift/Bucket Truck Operator Training

Confined Space

SPCC Training

Stormwater Training

Art Safety Training

Required annually for all Art Department employees and students (Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick) who work in art studios where chemicals are used.

This online training is available by logging in at http://myrehs.rutgers.edu


Clinical Health & Safety Training

Required annually for all employees who work in health clinics and patient care areas where chemicals are used.

Check here for dates and registration for classroom sessions

The online annual refresher training is available by logging in at http://myrehs.rutgers.edu


Radiation Safety

Initial

New Rutgers University employees who will be working with radioactive materials in the laboratory must attend an Initial Radiation Safety Orientation prior to beginning work with radioactive materials. This classroom course is approximately three and a half hours in length, with a brief examination at the conclusion.

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Refresher

Radiation Safety Refresher is required annually for all Rutgers University employees who have successfully completed the Initial Orientation. The course reviews fundamental concepts, policies and procedures.

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The online refresher training is available by logging in at http://myrehs.rutgers.edu


Lab Safety

Lab Safety / Biological Safety / BBP Training - Combined

Laboratory employees and students planning to work with chemicalsbiohazardous materials (i.e. bacteria, viruses, cell culture, parasites, fungi, prions, etc.) and Bloodborne Pathogens must attend this session prior to beginning work.

This classroom course is approximately three hours in length and it is intended to supplement the hands-on training provided by the principal investigator or senior lab members.

Required annually for those who work in laboratories where chemicals, biological materials and/or BBP are used. Employees are required to attend training annually in order to comply with the NJ Right-To-Know law and PEOSHA's Hazardous Communication law.

All new employees MUST attend a classroom training session.

Check here to register for Combined Safety Training

Refresher training can either be taken as a classroom session or online (only for individuals who have previously completed the in-person initial training session).

The online refresher version of this training is available by logging in at http://myrehs.rutgers.edu


Laser Safety

All authorized laser supervisors and operators using Class 3b and 4 open beam lasers are required to attend laser safety training sessions annually.

Call REHS at 848-445-2550 to setup session


Maintenance New Employee Safety Training

(Facilities, Dining, Housing, and Trades)

NJ Right-to-Know, Asbestos Awareness, Confined Space Awareness, Mold Awareness, Lockout-Tagout Awareness, Personal Protective Equipment, HazComm)

Required annually for all employees who work with or around chemicals (e.g. custodians, maintenance employees, etc.)

Date

Time

Bldg

Room

September 18, 2019

9am – 11am

REHS Office

127

October 24, 2019

9am – 11am

REHS Office

127

November 7, 2019

9am – 11am

REHS Office

127

December 18, 2019 9am - 11am REHS Office 127

PLEASE NOTE - Training sessions are located at the REHS Office (bldg.# 4116) on Livingston Campus. All training sessions begin at 9 AM.

Call REHS @ 848-445-2550 if you have questions or need directions.

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X-Ray Safety

This training is for anyone who plans to use x-ray producing devices at Rutgers University. This training is supplemental to the hands-on training you will receive by the authoree in charge of the unit. You will be required to take a short quiz at the end of this training. If you pass, you will be directed to the online badge application. If you do not pass, please review the training again and re-take the quiz.  Required initially only.

This online training is available by logging in at http://myrehs.rutgers.edu


Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Training for non-Laboratory Personnel

Note:  Non-laboratory personnel should contact REHS to schedule BBP training.


IATA Dangerous Goods Training

Rutgers University personnel who ship diagnostic specimens or infectious substances utilizing a common carrier (e.g. FedEx) must attend initial IATA training and refresher training is required every two years. This course covers:

  • Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods General Awareness
  • U.S. DOT and IATA Regulations
  • Identifying materials as diagnostic/clinical specimens, biological products, or infectious substances
  • Packaging, labeling, documentation
  • Shipping with dry ice

For biological specimens, contact biosafety@rutgers.edu. For all other shipments including dry ice only and chemical shipments to contact shipping@ipo.rutgers.edu

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Forklift Operator's Training

Call REHS to setup session.  Required initially upon hire or assignment, then at least once every three years, for all employees operating powered industrial trucks or forklifts.  Must complete classroom training, exam and a skills evaluation.


Manlift / Aerial Lift / Bucket Truck Operators Training

Call REHS to setup session.  Required initially upon hire or assignment, then at least once every three years, for all employees operating an aerial lift.  Must complete classroom training and a skills evaluation.


Confined Space

Call REHS to setup session.  All employees who may have the opportunity to enter confined spaces (e.g. Utilities).


Respiratory Protection

Call REHS to setup session.  All employees who are required to wear respiratory protection in the course of their work. You must also first receive medical clearance to wear a respirator and must be fit-tested.


SPCC Training

Call REHS to setup session.  For all Dining, Housing, and Facilities employees who manage petroleum products.


Stormwater Training

Call REHS to setup session.  For all Rutgers University Community.

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