Safety and Emergency Management is responsible for procedure development, review, and compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations. Safety and Emergency Management will coordinate training as needed. Safety and Emergency Management staff are authorized to halt any unsafe work practice that is not in accordance with this or any other NKU safety policy or procedure.
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ACTIVITY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FREQUENCY OF TRAINING
Are chemicals present? Laboratory Safety Overview and Hazardous Waste Management Annual
Are human materials used? Bloodborne Pathogens Initial/Annual Retraining
(i.e. blood, body fluids, or cell lines)
Are biological agents used? General Biological Safety Initial/Retraining as Needed
Does the lab ship biological agents? Shipping and Transportation of Biological Materials Initial/Every Other Year
Are Select Biological Agents possessed, used, stored, or otherwise accessed? Select Agent Training- Contact the Office of Research Grants and Contracts Annual
Are animals (living or non-living) used? General Biological Safety in Animal Research Initial/Retraining as Needed
Are you working in a radioactive materials lab? Lab Radiation Safety Non-User Initial/Retraining as Needed
Lab Radiation Safety User Annual
Are laser devices used? Laser Safety Initial/Retraining as Needed
Are x-ray devices used? X-ray Safety Initial/Retraining as Needed
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ACTIVITY REQUIRED TRAINING FREQUENCY OF TRAINING
Are you an employee of NKU? Emergency Plans and Fire Prevention Plans Initial training
Do you clean, renovate/demolish, or work in buildings? Asbestos Awareness Prior to exposure/retraining annually
Does your work involve repetitive motion, overexertion, or awkward postures in a non-office setting? Back Safety-Custodial Workers As needed, or upon request
Do you lift heavy objects or do you frequently lift or bend? Back Safety-Tradeworkers As needed, or upon request
Does your work potentially expose you to human blood or body fluids? Bloodborne Pathogens Prior to exposure/retraining annually
Does your work involve repetitive motion, overexertion, or awkward postures in an office setting? Ergonomics Training As needed/or upon request
Are you involved in excavation operations where mechanized equipment is used? Excavation Awareness Prior to use/retraining as needed
Do you work on or near exposed energized parts? Electrical Safety Prior to exposure of hazards/retraining as needed
Do you use ladders or scaffolds, or work on roofs or other elevated surfaces? Fall Protection Awareness Prior to use/retraining as needed
Do you operate a forklift or other powered industrial vehicle? Fork Lift Safety Prior to use/retraining as needed
Do you use power-operated hand tools? Hand and Power Tool Safety Prior to use/retraining as needed
Do you use chemicals in your work area? (non-laboratory employees) Hazard Communication Prior to exposure/retraining as needed
Do you use pesticides, chemicals, cleaners or solvents? Hazard Communication Prior to exposure/retraining as needed
Do you generate hazardous waste? Hazardous Waste Management Within six months of being hired/annual retraining
Do you work in an area that exposes you to noise levels above OSHA limits? Hearing Conservation and Audiometric Testing Prior to exposure/retraining annually
Do you teach labs or do research involving chemicals? Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan At the time of initial assignment/ prior to new assignment or hazards/ retraining as needed
Are you working in a radioactive materials lab? Laboratory Radiation Safety-Non-User Initial training, then as needed
Do you conduct painting, renovation, and/or demolition work in buildings? Lead Paint Awareness Initial training, then as needed
Do your service or maintain equipment that must be locked or tagged out? Lockout/Tagout Prior to exposure/retraining as needed
Are you exposed to noise at or above 85 dB for more than 8-hours a week? Occupational Noise Exposure Prior to exposure/annual retraining
Are you required to enter or participate in the entry of a confined space? Permit-Required Confined Space Entry Prior to assignment/retraining as needed
Are you required to wear personal protective equipment? Personal Protective Equipment Prior to use/retraining as needed
Are you required to use a respirator? Respiratory Protection Prior to use/annual retraining
Are you required to assemble or use scaffolding? Scaffolding Safety Prior to use/retraining as needed