Safety Training

  All Department of Veterinary Medicine Faculty, Staff, and Students are required to complete General, Laboratory, and assigned IACUC training. General and laboratory training may be either UA Statewide (myUA Dashboard) or UAF-specific requirements (EHS&RM).

 

Required General Training
all faculty, staff and students

  • Department Emergency Action Plan (DEAP) – Annual Renewal
  • The Veterinary Medicine DEAP quiz covers Arctic Health Research Building, Murie, and Irving I Annex. Differences between the DEAP documents are highlighted within each document.
  • Title IXAnnual renewal
    • If you are a student, complete the Student Title IX training accessed through Blackboard. For details, see the frequently asked questions section and the Title IX Guide on the website for the UAF Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities
    • If you are an employee, complete the Employee Title IX training found at myUA.
    • If you are an employee and a student, you need to complete both the employee and student Title IX training. Student assistants only need to do the student Title IX training.
  • Protection of MinorsAnnual renewal for authorized adults (see below)
    • An “authorized adult” is someone who works directly with minors (e.g. minors shadowing or volunteering; camps and programs).
      • If you are not an authorized adult (working directly with minors) complete Protecting Children – Shine a Light accessed through the EduRisk Learning Portal. You will need to register at the site to get access to the training module.
      • If you are an authorized adult (working directly with minors) complete Protection of Minors – Duty to Report: Mandated Reporter and one additional module based on your role (contact Maggie Castellini, jcastellini@alaska.edu, to determine the second training module). This training is available at myUA in My Community/Learning Library Tier 2 – Position Required Training. Training must be renewed annually and a different 2nd module must be taken each time training is renewed.
  • Hazard Communication GHS
    • There are different training modules depending on your working environment (e.g. office/classroom only or office/classroom and lab). They are available at the EHS&RM Required Training page.

 

all faculty, staff, and student employees

  • Employee Safety Orientation
  • Office Safety
  • Slips Trips and Falls

Each of the above training modules is available at the EHS&RM Required Training page

 

faculty and staff only

  • Workplace Harassment Protection (not required if you have completed Anti-Bullying in the Workplace which is no longer available)
  • Behavior Based Safety (not required if you have completed both Hazard Communication and Injury and Illness Prevention which is no longer available)
  • FERPA Annual renewal

Each of the above training modules is available at myUA in My Community/Learning Library. Workplace Harassment Protection and Behavior Based Safety are Tier 1 – UA Employee Required Training and FERPA is Tier 2 – Position Required Training.


Required Laboratory Training
all faculty, staff, and students who work in labs, including Veterinary Medicine teaching labs

  • UAF Laboratory Safety
  • UAF Chemical Hygiene
  • UAF Hazardous Waste ManagementAnnual renewal

Each of the above training modules is available at the EHS&RM Required Lab Training page

  • Laboratory Sharps Safety
  • Formaldehyde*Annual renewal
  • Phenol*

Each of the above training modules is available at the EHS&RM Other Basic Training page

*These are required by all who work in Veterinary Medicine teaching labs as these chemicals are present and may be in active use in the labs.

 

Task-Specific Research Lab Training

faculty, staff, and students working in research labs

Required for those who work with the specific hazard in a research laboratory setting – Verify requirements with your faculty mentor

  • Understanding Safety Data Sheets (highly recommended)
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Benzene
  • Chloroform
  • Silica (a guide to working with)
  • Laboratory Safety for Non-Laboratory Personnel
  • Hazardous Material Shipping Awareness
  • Hydrofluoric Acid (in-person training; UAF Industrial Hygiene: 474-6771)
  • Biosafety

 

Each of the above training modules is available at the EHS&RM Other Basic Training page


More information and trainings available through Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management (907-474-5413).