From: "Reinhardt, Peter" <peter.reinhardt**At_Symbol_Here**YALE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Hands on training module?
Date: January 31, 2012 3:16:25 PM EST
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We do test competency at BSL-2 and 3 levels, by observation in their lab or in an EHS lab. This video gives the general content for BSC use, but every observation is a bit different, depending on the work planned.

Pete Reinhardt, Yale EHS

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Ralph B Stuart
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:04 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Hands on training module?

We have a laboratory space with a fume hood and a biosafety cabinet available for use as a hands-on safety training location for lab workers. We are in the process of developing a training syllabus for a 2 hour training module that addresses both biosafety and chemical safety issues at a basic level (proper use of ventilation equipment, selection of PPE, spill clean-up, etc.).

The question came up as to whether other schools have developed similar training sessions and what they might be including in this setting. If anyone has developed such a program and is willing to share lessons learned from this experience, we'd appreciate any words of wisdom you have.

Thanks for your help with this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart CIH
Laboratory Ventilation Specialist
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Cornell University


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