The UMBC Office of Environmental Safety & Health is pleased to announce Online Environmental Health and Safety Training.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers provide employees with information and training to ensure that they are apprised of the hazards of chemicals present in their work area (links to the regulatory standards are below)
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IN LABORATORIES (29CFR 1910.1450) This section applies to all employers engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals.
HAZARD COMMUNICATION (29CFR 1910.1200) The purpose of this section is to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are evaluated, and that information concerning their hazards is transmitted to employers and employees. This transmittal of information is to be accomplished by means of comprehensive hazard communication programs, which are to include container labeling and other forms of warning, material safety data sheets and employee training.
OSHA requires that these courses to be taken initially and repeated annually. UMBC has contracted with Webnettraining, LLC to provide this training. The two courses that are required by UMBC are the Laboratory Safety Training (Program #27) and Hazardous Communication (Program #12).
The online safety training programs are developed in accordance with current OSHA guidelines. The program is available online at any time, 24hrs/day, 7 days a week at home or work from any computer in the world with Internet access. Employee training records are structured to provide immediate OSHA compliance training documentation at any time. Data security is maintained by Webnettraining, LLC, including data back-up systems and an independent power supply source to insure interruptions are minimized. The system documents all training activities and test results of each employee. The UMBC Environmental Safety & Health Assistant Director has complete training report formats at any time.
To access the training, go to www.webnettraining.com and click on the Member log in, then fill in the required fields with the following, all lowercase:
Company ID- your dept. code- i.e.-umbcchem
Username - first initial + last name (for 3 letter last name add the #1 after)
Password - safety
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If anyone has difficulty logging in, contact Greg Juster of WebNetTraining at email@example.com
If anyone from your department needs to be added to or deleted from this required training list, please reply to this message with that information.
If your department would like to add a training module to the UMBC Training Web Page, contact Mike Pound at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.