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Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management

New GHS Safety Training

New safety training is now available through our online and classroom training courses. New for 2014, the Global Harmonized System (GHS) has been recently adopted by OSHA under 29 CFR 1910.1200 (Hazard Communication Standard). The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals.

Under the GHS system, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) have now been replaced by Safety Data Sheets (SDS). SDS are available to all UTHealth personnel and can be found on CHEMWATCH or by contacting EHS at 713-500-5832.

New Safety Training for 2014

Training Classes

Training is required by all personnel that work in a lab or clinical setting are as follows:

Personnel in a lab setting
Initial Lab and Bloodborne Pathogen Safety training
Annual Lab and Bloodborne Pathogen Safety training

Personnel in a clinical setting
Initial Clinical Safety training
Annual Refresher Clinical Safety training

Initial training is good for one year and you must have annual refresher training within the year of completing the initial training.

Important Notes

Important Waste Disposal Information

Reduce bio-hazardous waste collection by autoclaving microbiological waste from labs. Non-autoclavable items include chemicals, nano particles, radioactive materials, fecal material, and animal carcasses. For more information call Environmental Protection Program at 713-500-5837.