Based on the University mandate for online instruction until at least 2021, REHS has suspended all in-person classes for Laboratory Safety, Biosafety, Bloodborne Pathogens/Plants Safety training.
To meet our regulatory compliance and provide you with the necessary training to work in laboratories, all Laboratory Safety, Biosafety, Bloodborne Pathogens/Plants Safety training will be conducted on-line.
In order to complete the RU Laboratory Safety/Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogens/Plants training course, please do the following:
- Log into https://myrehs.rutgers.edu
- Scroll down to the "Online Training Links" section.
- Click on the 'Laboratory Safety/Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogens/Plants Refresher' Link and begin your training.
Prior to using chemicals and beginning your lab activities, you must receive Hands On/Lab Specific training for your work given by your PI or lab supervisor. This includes reading and understanding the Chemical Hygiene Guide (CHG) or Laboratory Safety Manual, your lab SOPs, and the SDS for the chemical(s) you'll be expected to utilize. You must sign the acknowledgment form in your laboratory specific CHG prior to utilizing chemicals and lab's equipment (https://ipo.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/CHG Fourth Edition.pdf). All required PPE (at a minimum, gloves, safety glasses and a lab coat) must be worn at all times and you must fully understand the hazards of the chemicals that you are specifically working.
If you have any specific questions regarding the content of the training or have any additional questions or concerns, please contact REHS at 848-445-2550.
REHS will be posting the status of other health and safety training programs on our website, for immediate needs please contact REHS
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|Clinical Health & Safety -||Required for all employees working in clinical areas.|
|IATA Category A -||Required for all employees shipping Infectious Substances (Category A) such as HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, or specimens known to contain these agents.|
|IATA Category B -||Required for all employees shipping Dry Ice, Exempt Specimens and Biological Substances (Category B)|
|Initial Radiation Safety -||All employees and students on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses who handle radioactive materials.|
|Lab Safety -||Call REHS to setup session for your group or department where your employees and students work in chemical only laboratories|
|Lab Safety/Biosafety/BBP -||Required for all employees and students who work in laboratories where chemicals, unfixed human materials/cells/tissues, infectious agents, biological toxins, and/or recombinant DNA/synthetic nucleic acids are used.|
|Laser Safety Training -||All students, faculty, and staff who use lasers in the laboratory|
|Maintenance Safety -||All employees who work with or around chemicals (e.g. custodians, maintenance employees, etc.).|
|Refresher Radiation Safety -||All employees and students who handle radioactive materials.|
|Respirator Training -||All students, faculty, and staff who are required to wear respirators|
|Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences Employees (Legacy UMDNJ)|
|RBHS Radiation Safety Orientation -||All employees and students on the RBHS/Newark campus who handle radioactive materials.|