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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.
- COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect Training
- February 23 2016 at 2:30 PMUndergraduate Library, David AdamanyFaculty, staff and students are invited to a hands-on demonstration to learn how to join and use COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect. Wayne State University subscribes to COS Pivot, the single most comprehensive source of funding information available. Whether your work is in the sciences or the arts, COS Pivot services can help support and advance your research. Much more efficient than Googling, the database is an aggregation of funding information that is verified for accuracy, updated for currency and formatted for quick, targeted searching. COS Pivot is available to all current WSU faculty, staff and students. Click on the links below to view COS Pivot handouts Getting StartedFinding ScholarsFinding Funding OpportunitiesYour COS PIVOT Home Page In an effort to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research, Wayne State University is committed to using innovative research tools and information technologies to promote collaboration. ResearchConnect is one of these tools which provides a searchable database of expertise across most disciplines at WSU. Explore the profiles, publications, and grant data of hundreds of researchers within our university. Follow the network and collaborations within WSU, throughout the SciVal Experts Community, and across the national DIRECT and VIVO networks. The publications and grants listed for faculty members reflect their expertise in the unit(s) with which they are affiliated here at WSU or at prior institutions and offer a snapshot of their knowledge and interests. This training seminar will take place Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 2:30-4 PM at the Undergraduate Library, Computer Lab A. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required!
- Laboratory Safety Training
- February 26 2016 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!)
- How to Write a Successful Career Development Award (NIH-Focused)
- March 3 2016 at 8:30 AMScott HallThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to offer this research career development award writing seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students on Thursday, March 3, 2016, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Margherio Conference Center, Scott Hall. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus to conduct this seminar presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar. This seminar is for Career Development Award (CDA) candidates and their mentors. It emphasizes the ‘partnering’ between candidate and mentor that is necessary for one of these proposals to be successful. The kinds of CDAs that are highlighted include the National Institutes of Health’s mentored K Awards and NIH’s Ruth L. Kirschstein F32 National Research Service Award (NRSA) for individual post-doctoral fellows. Positioning for success in advance of writing the proposal, tips and strategies that help to assure a successful application, and principles / fundamentals applicable to any agency’s CDA are taught.The fee for seminar is $50 and may be paid by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Registration is limited! Registration and requested information needs to be completed by February 12, 2016. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
- Write Successful NSF CAREER Award Proposals Seminar
- March 3 2016 at 1:30 PMMcGregor Memorial Conference CenterThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to offer this research career development award writing seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students on Thursday, March 3, 2016, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Rooms FGH. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus to conduct this seminar presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar. The purpose of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award is to create teacher-scholars – faculty members who will use their research to attract and motivate students to learn better. It is a very prestigious award. Acquisition of a CAREER Award is particularly distinguishing in the developing career of an assistant professor, which is why so many apply for it – most without success. The principal reason for failure is lack of understanding of what NSF is trying to accomplish with the award, i.e., the purpose of the award, which is what this seminar teaches. Space is limited! You must register by February 12, 2016. The fee for seminar is $50 and may be paid by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar. Please contact email@example.com if you have questions.
- Basic Radiation Safety Training
- March 8 2016 at 10:00 AM5425 WoodwardBasic radiation safety training is for radioisotope users only.First time students must come for the in-class training.
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