All graduate students are required to take the following safety classes before the end of the first semester.
OH101- Hazard Communication (ONLINE)
Hazard Communication (OH101) is now available on-line through Blackboard, an integrated web course development tool. This recently developed course is an alternative to stand up instruction. This course is required for any UT employee who works with or around hazardous chemicals. Remember, if you work with or around hazardous chemicals, you must also take Site-Specific Hazard Communication (OH102), which is provided by your supervisor. OH101 - Hazard Communication
OH201- Laboratory Safety (ONLINE) The objective of this course is to provide a general awareness of the hazards and safety rules in laboratories. Course contents include: safe work practices, safety equipment, emergency response, chemical storage, waste management, and other topics This course is required for each person working in a University Laboratory.
OH 102 — Hazard Communication (site-specific)
The following course is only required for students working in labs dealing with radioactive materials
OH301 - Basic Radiological Health This course provides information on how to work safely with radiation and radiation producing machines. Radioactive materials and radiation-using machines can be hazardous if not used safely. Radionuclides are used at the University under a broad radioactive materials license and certificate of registration issued by the State of Texas, Bureau of Radiation. This course is required for all users of radioactive materials and radiation producing machines, including faculty, staff, and students. Employees who took an equivalent radiation course at another location should contact the Safety Office at 1-3511 regarding site-specific retraining and requalification requirements.
ARC Training Module (online)
The AALAS Learning Library (ALL) online training program was developed by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) to provide you with required information on the humane care and use of lab animals as mandated by federal regulations. The ALL provides training that is essential for technicians, veterinarians, managers, IACUC members, and investigators working with animals in a research or education setting.
All personnel must complete the basic “Orientation (3198)” module. This module provides an orientation of the policies and procedures for animal research at The University of Texas at Austin. Topics covered include: