The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEH&S) is dedicated to providing quality services to the WSU community.
Environmental Health and Safety – Indoor air quality, industrial hygiene services (air contaminants monitoring), noise monitoring, lockout/ tagout, biological safety in accordance with CDC/ NIH guidelines, ergonomics, lab safety inspections.
Hazardous Materials Management) – Hazardous chemical, biological, and radioactive waste disposal. Electronic and universal waste disposal (computers, fluorescent lamps, batteries), emergency response for hazardous spills, laboratory clean-outs (by appointment only).
Training – Bloodborne pathogens/ biosafety, laboratory right-to-know (Hazard Communication), personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, hazardous waste/emergency procedures, other sessions as required by state or federal regulations.
Radiation Safety – Equipment registration, lab inspections, personal dosimetry, training (general radiation safety and specific equipment training).
Other Services: Occupational health nurse specializing in animal allergies and zoonotic diseases, fume hood and biological safety cabinet certification, water safety, food safety (restaurant inspections), asbestos surveys, confined space policies, laser safety, dangerous goods shipments.
- Laboratory Safety Training
- January 15 2015 at 10:00 AM5425 WoodwardThis training addresses issues related to chemical safety, chemical waste disposal, and emergency procedures in the laboratory. It is required once for all employees who work in a lab with hazardous chemicals. This class combines the former OSHA Laboratory Standard and the Hazardous Waste & Emergency Procedures classes. Topics covered: Contents of the OSHA Lab Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) WSU Chemical Hygiene Plan Physical and health hazards of chemicals Safety equipment in the laboratory Safe handling and storage of chemicals Safety Data Sheets, Hazard Classification & Labeling Personal protective equipment Explanation of EPA, MDEQ, and DOT regulations Explanation of the WSU Emergency Contingency Plan Laboratory employee's responsibilities as a hazardous waste generator Definitions of hazardous waste Procedures for collection, labeling, storage and removal of waste Responding to injuries, spills, fires, and other emergencies in the laboratory Click here to view the Laboatory Safety Powerpoint Presentation (note: viewing these slides does not count as training!)
- PAD Seminar - How to Write Your Personal Statement
- January 15 2015 at 1:00 PM5057 WoodwardThe offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. This seminar, How to Write Your Personal Statement, will take place Thursday, January 15, 2015, 1-2:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A. The moderator will be Margaret Winters, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Although PAD seminars will no longer be recorded due to low viewing activity, please see past seminar videos and handouts on the PAD website. If you have questions about this seminar series, please contact email@example.com. We hope to see you at this informative PAD session!
- Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Laboratory Workers
- January 20 2015 at 10:00 AM5425 WoodwardThis training is required annually for all employees who work with materials that are handled at Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2), including work with human blood, body fluids, tissue, cell lines, animals infected with human pathogens, mammalian viruses, etc. Employees who have taken this class at least once at WSU may take the annual refresher on-line. Topics covered include: Explanation of Biosafety Principles and Levels from CDC/NIH Contents of the WSU Biosafety Manual & Exposure Control Plan Explanation of bloodborne infectious diseases Procedures to follow in an exposure incident Safe work practices Personal protective equipment Use of biological safety cabinets and other safety equipment Biohazard waste disposal rules, and much more. Click here to view the Biosafety Powerpoint Presentation (note: viewing these slides does not count as training!) Click here for an explanation of Biosafety Levels.
- PAD Seminar - How to Develop a Teaching Portfolio
- February 19 2015 at 1:00 PM5057 WoodwardThe offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. This seminar, How to Develop a Teaching Portfolio, will take place Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1-2:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A. The moderator will be Mathew Ouellett, Associate Provost and Director, Office of Teaching and Learning. Although PAD seminars will no longer be recorded due to low viewing activity, please see past seminar videos and handouts on the PAD website. If you have questions about this seminar series, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you at this informative PAD session!
- How to Write a Successful Career Development Award (NIH-Focused)
- March 4 2015 at 8:30 AMScott HallThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to offer this research career development award writing seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus to conduct this seminar presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar. This seminar is for Career Development Award (CDA) candidates and their mentors. It emphasizes the ‘partnering’ between candidate and mentor that is necessary for one of these proposals to be successful. The kinds of CDAs that are highlighted include the National Institutes of Health’s mentored K Awards and NIH’s Ruth L. Kirschstein F32 National Research Service Award (NRSA) for individual post-doctoral fellows. Positioning for success in advance of writing the proposal, tips and strategies that help to assure a successful application, and principles / fundamentals applicable to any agency’s CDA are taught. Seminar information How to Write a Successful Career Development Award (NIH-focused) March 4, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mazurek Medical Education Commons, Margherio Family Conference Center, 320 E. Canfield Registration deadline: February 20, 2015 The fee for seminar is $50 and may be paid by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Registration is limited! Registration and requested information needs to be completed by February 20, 2015. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar. Please contact email@example.com if you have questions.
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