As part of continuing in-service environmental, health, and safety training, Weill Cornell Medical College training sessions are held regularly. Current training includes:
- Laboratory Safety
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Clinical and General Safety
- C-14 Laboratory Certificate of Fitness (FDNY)
- Radiation Safety Certification
- Radiation Safety Annual Refresher
- Biological Material and Dry Ice Shipments
- G-97 Cryogenic Liquids Certificate of Fitness (FDNY)
EHS training sessions are held in the following locations:
- A950, located in the A building at 1300 York Avenue, 9th Floor, Room A-950
- EHS Conference Room, located at 402 East 67th Street, Concourse 2 Level, Room LA-0020
- Public Health Conference Room A (PH Conf. A) located at 402 East 67th Street, Concourse 1 Level, Conference Center
- Public Health Conference Room B (PH Conf. B) located at 402 East 67th Street, Concourse 1 Level, Conference Center
- Uris Auditorium, located at the main entrance to Weill Cornell Medical College at 1300 York Avenue, 1st Floor
- Weill Auditorium, located at 1300 York Avenue, 2nd Floor
- WGC Conf Rm A, B, C, located in the Weill Greenberg Center at 1305 York Avenue, 2nd Floor, Selma Ruben Conference Center
LABORATORY SAFETY training meets researchers' training needs and combines the former Lab Chemical Safety and Disposal (Chemical Hygiene Plan) and Bloodborne Pathogens trainings into one session. This training is in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens and Laboratory Standards and Environmental Protection Agency hazard waste disposal regulations. Participation is required on an annual basis under OSHA regulations for all laboratory workers including: graduate students, medical students, principal investigators, physicians, post-doctoral fellows, and lab technicians.
|OPEN||Thursday, December 12, 2013||10:00am – 12:00pm||A950|
|OPEN||Thursday, November 14, 2013||10:00am – 12:00pm||A950|
Annual refresher training is available by either:
- attending this instructor-led course again
- taking the on-line self-instruction Lab Safety refresher training available
- scheduling an EHS training for your specific group (e.g. Grand Rounds, lab group).
CLINICAL AND GENERAL SAFETY training meets the needs of clinicians and other staff who may be exposed to a bloodborne pathogen or hazardous chemical, but do not work in a lab. Training topics include: Bloodborne Pathogens, Chemical Hazard Communication and Fire Safety. This training is in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communication Standards. Participation is required on an annual basis under OSHA regulations for all staff and students who do not work in a laboratory but do come in direct contact with patients; handle clinical specimens; routinely work in a clinical environment; or handle biological (red bag/sharps) waste. This includes graduate students, medical students, physicians, post-doctoral fellows, clinical and housekeeping staff. PLEASE NOTE: Successful completion of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) Annual Safety Training meets this training requirement.
|OPEN||Tuesday, November 12, 2013||10:00am – 12:00pm||PH Conf. B|
Refresher training is available by either:
- attending this instructor-led course again
- taking the on-line self-instruction Clinical and General Safety refresher training
- scheduling an EHS training for your specific group (e.g. Grand Rounds, lab group)
C-14 LABORATORY CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS training is part of a New York City Fire Department certification process to work in laboratories. Additional information can be found at the EHS Laboratory Certificate of Fitness information web page.
|OPEN||Tuesday, December 17, 2013||10:00am – 12:00pm||PH Conf. B|
|OPEN||Wednesday, December 4, 2013||02:00pm – 04:00pm||PH Conf. B|
|OPEN||Tuesday, November 12, 2013||10:00am – 12:00pm||PH Conf. A|
BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL AND DRY ICE SHIPMENTS training for safe handling and shipping of biological materials and dry ice in compliance with regulatory agencies including the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Department of Transport (DOT), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The training includes general awareness and familiarization (video), function-specific training, and security awareness. Prerequisite for this training is "Bloodborne Pathogen" training for all shippers who handle human blood, body fluids, tissues, or human cell lines. Participation is required once every two years for all employees, graduate students, medical students, principal investigators, physicians, nurses, technicians and post-doctoral fellows packaging, preparing shipping documents, shipping or transporting biological materials, patient specimens, and/or dry ice.
|OPEN||Wednesday, December 18, 2013||01:00pm - 04:00pm||PH Conf. B|
|OPEN||Wednesday, November 13, 2013||10:00am - 01:00pm||PH Conf. B|
RADIATION SAFETY CERTIFICATION TRAINING is required for all researchers and lab personnel handling sources of radioactive materials. Training topics include sources of radiation, atomic structure and radioactivity, radiation health effects, measurement of radiation, radiation protection regulations and license requirements, exposure/contamination control, radiation waste handling, and a review of the college’s radiation policies.The course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of handling radioactive materials within the context of a biological/chemical laboratory. There will be an exam at the end of the course and those who pass will receive a certificate. The Radiation Safety Training certificate is required prior to ordering and handling sources of radioactive materials under NYC Department of Health regulations.
|OPEN||Thursday, November 14, 2013||10:30am – 02:00pm||WGC Conf Rm C|
RADIATION SAFETY ANNUAL REFRESHER training is required as an annual refresher after taking the Radiation Safety Certification Training, and for researchers working in a laboratory where sources of radioactive materials are used or stored. Training topics include sources of radiation, radiation protection regulations, exposure/contamination control, radiation waste procedures, and college policies. Annual Radiation Safety Refresher training is required by law under NYC Department of Health regulations.
|OPEN||Wednesday, November 20, 2013||10:30am – 11:30am||WGC Conf Rm C|
BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS training has been revised and incorporated into other training programs to provide Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-required trainings in one targeted training session depending on your workplace setting and responsibilities.
- If you work in a laboratory, attend the Laboratory Safety training.
- If you work in both a laboratory and clinical area, attend Laboratory Safety training.
- If you work in a clinical area, attend Clinical and General Safety training.
- If you do not work in a laboratory or clinical area, but you may be exposed to a bloodborne pathogen or hazardous chemical, attend Clinical and General Safety training.
G-97 CRYOGENIC LIQUIDS CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS (FDNY) training is part of a New York City Fire Department (FDNY) certification for supervising the storage, handling and use of cryogenic liquids for amounts that are over the FDNY permit threshold (e.g. 60 gallons). The G-97 applies to cryogenic liquids NOT stored or used in a FDNY-permitted laboratory with C-14 CoF holder. If cryogenic liquids are stored or used in a FDNY-permitted laboratory, only the C-14 CoF is required. Please contact EHS to assess if the G-97 is required. This training is offered upon request. To schedule an assessment or training, contact EHS.