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.
- CANCELLED - PAD Seminar - Models of Interdisciplinary Team Science Education
- April 2 2015 at 2:00 PM5057 WoodwardThis event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the fall. The 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, Models of Interdisciplinary Team Science Education, will take place Thursday, April 2, 2015, 2-3:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A. The moderator will be Julie Thompson Klein, Professor of Humanities, English and Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development, Division of Research. 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!
- Biomedical Publications Seminar
- April 3 2015 at 8:30 AMScott HallThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a biomedical publications seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. A Biomedical Publications Seminar will take place Friday, April 3, 2015, 8:30AM to 5PM at Margherio Conference Center, Mazurek Education Commons at Scott Hall on the medical campus. OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus. Cost for attendees is $75 and may be paid by department index account transfer or personal check. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Most junior faculty members, post-doctoral research fellows, and graduate students receive little formal training on how to publish / present the results of their work. Included in this comprehensive seminar is everything from practical tips on composing the manuscript, through choosing the appropriate journal and understanding its review process, to strategies that are related to revision and resubmission. Participants will learn: What the most efficient approach is for producing publishable data How to decide who will be included as authors, and in what order How to write with maximal clarity and precision How to avoid giving the perception of conflict of interest And much more! For more information and to register, visit http://www.research.wayne.edu/seminars-training/grant-seminars.php. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Laboratory Safety Training
- April 8 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!)
- Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Laboratory Workers
- April 17 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 - Conflict Management
- April 23 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, Interdisciplinary Education Models, will take place Thursday, April 23, 2015, 1-2:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A. The moderator will be Loraleigh Keashly, Associate Professor, Communication. 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!
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