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Training

This page details the in-person, online, and video training that is available through Department of Environmental Health and Safety (DEHS). The training is offered to meet numerous regulations and/or as a resource to encourage health and safety for all University community members.

If you do not see the information that you need here, or have a specific question, contact DEHS by calling (612) 626-6002, or sending email to dehs@umn.edu.

The training information is broken into the following categories:

Biological Materials

This training is required for anyone doing work with human blood, human cells (including cell lines), unfixed human tissue, human body fluids, infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, fungi, rickettsia, prions), and/or recombinant DNA materials.

Online

University staff, faculty and students may use the following online training, pertaining to biological materials:

Video

University staff, faculty and students may check-out the following video training materials, pertaining to biological materials:

To view any of the above titles, contact DEHS at (612) 626-6002. You may also visit DEHS, at W-140 Boynton Health Service, to view any of these resources with DEHS's video equipment.

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Chemicals and Other Substances

Online

University staff, faculty and students may use the following online training materials, pertaining to chemicals and other substances:

Video

University staff, faculty and students may check-out the following video training materials, pertaining to chemicals and other substances:

To view any of the above titles, contact DEHS at (612) 626-6002. You may also visit DEHS, at W-140 Boynton Health Service, to view any of these resources with DEHS's video equipment.

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Equipment and Protective Clothing

In-Person

DEHS does not currently offer in-person training pertaining specifically to equipment and protective clothing issues.

Online

University staff, faculty and students may use the following online training materials, pertaining to equipment and protective clothing issues:

Video

University staff, faculty and students may check-out the following video training materials, pertaining to chemicals and other substances:

To view any of the above titles, contact DEHS at (612) 626-6002. You may also visit DEHS, at W-140 Boynton Health Service, to view any of these resources with DEHS's video equipment

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Chemical Waste

Online

University staff, faculty and students may use the following online training materials, pertaining to hazardous waste:

Video

University staff, faculty and students may check-out the following video training materials, pertaining to chemicals and other substances:

To view any of the above titles, contact DEHS at (612) 626-6002. You may also visit DEHS, at W-140 Boynton Health Service, to view any of these resources with DEHS's video equipment.

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Public and Facility Safety

In-Person

University staff, faculty and students may attend the following in-person training sessions, pertaining to public and facility safety:

Online

DEHS does not currently offer online training materials pertaining specifically to public and facility safety issues.

Video

University staff, faculty and students may check-out the following video training materials, pertaining to chemicals and other substances:

To view any of the above titles, contact DEHS at (612) 626-6002. You may also visit DEHS, at W-140 Boynton Health Service, to view any of these resources with DEHS's video equipment.

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Radioactive Materials

In-Person

The Radiation Protection Division (RPD) of DEHS offers annual in-person training as a part of its audit processes.

However, RPD staff members also offer customized training sessions for individual departments, facilities and/or divisions that need training in a specific area. For more information contact DEHS at (612) 626-6002 or dehs@umn.edu.

Online

University staff, faculty and students may use the following online training materials, pertaining to radioactive materials:

Radiation Safety Orientation Required for all those requiring access to areas where radioactive materials are used or stored. This module serves as a prerequisite to the training listed below.

Radiation Safety for Radioactive Material Users For individuals required to handle radioactive materials. Also, all medical, dental, veterinary and research x-ray operators must complete this module for part of their radiation safety training.

Video

University staff, faculty and students may check-out the following video training materials, pertaining to radioactive materials:

To view any of the above titles, contact DEHS at (612) 626-6002. You may also visit DEHS, at W-140 Boynton Health Service, to view any of these resources with DEHS's video equipment.

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Research Safety Supervision

In-Person

University staff, faculty and students may attend the following in-person training sessions, pertaining to Research Safety :

Online

University staff, faculty and students may use the following online training materials, pertaining to chemicals and other substances:

Video

University staff, faculty and students may check-out the following video training materials, pertaining to research safety supervision:

To view any of the above titles, contact DEHS at (612) 626-6002. You may also visit DEHS, at W-140 Boynton Health Service, to view any of these resources with DEHS's video equipment.

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