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Instructor-Lead Courses

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Asbestos Awareness:

The purpose of this course is to train pre-designated staff on how to identify common locations of asbestos containing materials, describe the steps for control of asbestos fiber releases, demonstrate spill response actions to a spill of asbestos containing materials and describe any site-specific requirements of available Operations and Maintenance plans.

Bloodborne Pathogens:

To inform employees, who have potential job-related exposure to blood and/or internal body fluids how to minimize the risk of exposure or infection to the following: Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Hepatitis B and C (HBV, HCV), or other blood borne diseases.

Chemical Management & Safety:

This training provides general information on working with chemicals in a safe manner. The course covers chemical laboratory safety, proper chemical handling and storage, emergency procedures, and personal protective equipment. This course is required for all laboratory staff or persons working with chemicals in their daily activities.

Chemo/Listed Drug Disposal:

This training describes the proper disposal methods for Chemotherapeutic agents and drugs listed by the EPA as hazardous waste. This course is designed for persons handling Chemo and EPA listed drugs.

Confined Space:

The purpose of this course is to inform personnel to special dangers of entering and working in a confined space (i.e. tanks, pits, vaults, and manholes).

DOT Packaging and Shipping Certification:

Shipments of hazardous materials and dangerous goods are regulated by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Individuals who package, label, transport, or prepare shipper's declarations must complete transportation / shipping training every 2 years and follow all DOT/IATA regulations.  This course is aimed at those who will routinely ship biological materials from the institution and those who transport such materials between campuses.  Staff who need to ship radioactive materials should contact the Radiation Safety Office at 5-3710.  Staff who need to ship chemicals should contact HSE at 5-5918.

Driver Safety:

The purpose of the Course is to provide basic information on Driver Safety. It was developed in conjunction with the State of Maryland, Department of Motor Vehicles. The course provides information on Impaired Driving, Aggressive Driving, Distracted and Drowsy Driving, and Child Passenger Safety.

EPA RCRA Compliance Training:

This training is for persons, who dispose of hazardous chemical waste. This course is required for all laboratory staff and any others who generate and dispose of hazardous chemical waste.

Ergonomics Training - Lifting/Back Safety:

To inform employees of the hazards associated with improper body mechanics and the proper procedures to correct the hazards.

Fire Safety in the Operating Room Training:

To train staff working in the Operating Room on how to respond to fires and fire alarms in conjunction with taking care of the patient.

Fire Safety:

To train staff on how to respond to fires and fire alarms in both a healthcare and business occupancy setting along with the management of patients, staff, and visitors.

Hazard Awareness/Accident Prevention:

This course provides general information on the recognition of hazards and steps to take to prevent accidents. This course is designed for all employees.

Hazardous Drug Spills:

This training provides technical information on the proper methods for cleaning up a spill of a hazardous drug. This course is required for persons whose duties include hazardous drug spill response.

Hazardous Spill Awareness:

This training provides general information on how to recognize a hazardous spill and who to notify for spill cleanup response. This course is designed for all staff.

Hazard Communication Training:

To inform employees of their rights under the Hazard Communication Standard and Hazard Communication Program.

Incipient Fire Response Team:

This training is intended for employees at JHH and JHU who have been designated as a member of the JHMI Incipient Stage Fire Response Team.  Members are typically from Security, Safety and Security.  In addition, there is a Joint Commission requirement that members of the OR staff also get this training. The OR staff includes Surgeons, Nurses, Anaesthesiologists, etc.

Laboratory Safety:

To inform Laboratory staff of the programs and policies established by the Institution to ensure that the Laboratory is safe from recognizable hazards.

Lockout/Tagout Training:

To inform employees about servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected energization or start up of the machines or equipment, or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees and how this can be avoided.

Mercury Spill Training:

This training provides information on how to properly clean up a mercury spill. This course is required for persons whose job duties include responding to and clean up a mercury spill.


This course provides information on hearing conservation and control methods to reduce noise exposure in the workplace. This course is required for employees who work in high noise environments.

Ladder Safety:

Ladders are a common tool used in everyday life.  However, serious injury can occur if the wrong ladder for the job is used, ladders are used incorrectly, or defective ladders are utilized.  Ladder Safety training provides information on ladder hazards, selection, types, proper use, maintenance and performing inspections.

MRI Safety Training:

To inform employees the hazards associated with MRI.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Work areas are to be assessed for hazards present and based upon those hazards HSE recommends personal protective equipment (PPE) that should be worn to protect workers.  Employees are to be trained on when and what is necessary,  the proper use and care of the PPE, and PPE limitations.  PPE training generally consists of:  eye protection, hand protection, foot protection, face protection, and head protection.  Training on respiratory protection and hearing conservation are covered separately.

Powered Industrial Truck Training:

The purpose of this course is to train employees on how to properly and safely operate powered industrial trucks.

Radiation Safety:

The course covers the following radiation safety related topics:

  • Administration, Basic Topics on Radioactivity
  • Bioeffects and Risks of Radiation
  • Internal and External Radiation Control
  • Radiation Detection Instrumentation
  • Ordering Radioactive Material, Waste Disposal
  • Video, Radionuclide Hazards
  • Emergencies, Lab Rules

Respiratory Fit Testing:

The goal of this test is to ensure that proper donning and doffing technique utilized and that the respirator being tested properly fits the individual’s facial features.  Testing may involve either qualitative or quantitative test methods.

Prerequisites / Situations to Avoid

  • Individuals must complete either on-line or instructor led Respiratory Protection training course prior to completing fit-test
  • Individuals must complete a medical evaluation form for respirator usage and be approved by Occupational Health Services prior to being fit-tested
  • Individuals must be cleanly shaven in areas of the face where respirator contacts skin
  • Individuals must abstain from smoking 30 minutes prior to arriving for fit-test
  • In the event that the qualitative method is utilized, individuals must abstain from eating and drinking (exception is water), 15 minutes prior to arriving for fit-test

Note: You have to complete the online Respiratory Protection course before you can be fit tested.

Respiratory Protection - Train the Trainer

This course presents important information about the standards, safety, and procedures for fit-testing of respiratory protection apparatus. The instructor lead course is intended for employees who wish to fit-test their staff for N95 respirators.

Seasonal Workplace Safety:

This course is designed to provide information on seasonal safety issues such as working in cold or hot environments. This course is designed for employees whose duties would include working in cold or hot environments.

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure:

To inform Facilities employees of the content of JHI’s SPCC plan.  This plan provides information on how to ensure containment of an oil spill along with other countermeasures that would prevent oil spills from reaching navigable waters.  Annual refresher training is required.

Work Place Ergonomics:

To inform employees of the hazards associated with computer usage and the proper procedures to correct the hazards.