EHS Training

This page lists the training requirements for all users of the CTRC Investigators' Lab. Proof of the training completion will be required before one can work in the laboratory.

If you have completed the required training in the past year you can access your training records here.

There are two categories of training listed in the table below. Category One is for employees who are taking safety training for the first time. Category Two is annual safety re-training for all employees who have previously completed safety training. Choose the appropriate category and complete the required training modules, as well as, medical surveillance procedures.

You must provide your UNC PID number to complete the training.


CATEGORY 1

First Time Training - new UNC lab workers

  • Complete the New Employee Lab Orientation: ehs.unc.edu/training/lab
    All modules at this site should be reviewed and the post-test completed by the employee
  • Visit University Occupational Health
    (145 North Medical Drive, 2nd Floor) for an immunization review and TB skin test placement. Call 919-966-9119 for an appointment. This medical surveillance requirement is for all employees who work within the CTRC.
    For more information please refer to the following web site: ehs.unc.edu/ueohc

CATEGORY 2

Annual safety training / refresher

  • You should complete, at the minimum, the following training sessions and post tests listed under the Laboratory Module which include Bloodborne Pathogens, Tuberculosis and Infection Control, Healthcare Worker/Joint Commission Safety Info (formerly JCAHO), and Laboratory Hazardous Waste Management at UNC-CH.
  • Visit University Occupational Health
    (145 North Medical Drive, 2nd Floor) for placement of a TB skin test on an annual basis. Call 919-966-9119 for an appointment. This medical surveillance requirement is for all employees who work within the CTRC.
    For more information please refer to the following web site: ehs.unc.edu/ueohc

If you will be using formaldehyde or related agents in the lab (including Paraformaldehyde, formalin, etc.) you should also complete the online self-training and post-test found at: ehs.unc.edu/training/self_study/formaldehyde.

Additional training may be required based on the type of work performed. Please review the following to determine if you may need to complete any of this training.

Shipping Training (IATA)

The modules are designed to review the requirements for shipping hazardous materials, specifically biological materials including infectious substances, biological products and diagnostic specimens. Completion of this training involves submitting a quiz. The training certificate is valid for two years. If you have any questions in regards to this training or any other safety questions, please call the Department of Environment, Health and Safety at (919) 962-5507 or visit: ehs.unc.edu/training/self-study/shipping-of-infectious-substances/

Laboratory Safety Reading Material and Links

This website includes useful information including links to Material Safety Data Sheets. ehs.unc.edu/ih/lab