Introduction

The University administration has made it mandatory for all lab, technical, veterinary, research staff and students exposed to chemical/radiation and biological hazards to undergo safety trainings that are applicable to them based on the job scope and associated hazards. In addition, the University administration has also made it mandatory for the Principal Investigators/supervisors who are supervising such individuals to undergo relevant safety trainings.

For the full range and details of NUS Safety Training Courses, please click OSHE link -  Structured Safety Training System

NUS Safety Training Courses required for CIRC staffs

Title of Training Course
(Module Code)

Who should attend

Laboratory Safety Induction Training  (OSHGEN01)

       Compulsory for ALL new NUS staff working in laboratories and workshops

       This training will give a general overview of safety and health in the laboratories.

       This training must be completed PRIOR to performing activities in the laboratory

Safe Handling of Radioactive Materials (OSHRAD03)

       Individuals performing activities involving use of radioactive materials or equipment containing radioactive materials (eg. Gauges, Gamma Irradiators).

       Refresher training requirement: Individuals are required to retake this module after three years

Safe Handling of X-ray Machines (OSHRAD04)

       Individuals using X-ray machines or machines that can produce X-rays.

       Refresher training requirement: Individuals are required to retake this module after three years.

Basic MRI Safety Training (OSHRAD05)

       Individuals who will be accessing a MRI controlled area but NOT operating MRI machines/scanners

MRI Safety Training for Operators (OSHRAD06)

       Individuals who will be accessing MRI controlled areas AND operating MRI machines/scanners

Chemical Safety (OSHCHM01)

       Individuals performing activities involving the use of hazardous chemicals.

       Refresher training requirement: Individuals are required to retake this module after three years.

Biosafety for BSL-2 Laboratories (OSHBIO08)

       Individuals conducting BSL-2 work.

       Refresher training requirement: Individuals are required to retake this module after three years

Safe Handling of Human Tissue and Fluids (OSHBIO03)

       Individuals working with materials of human origin eg. tissue, all cell lines (including commercial cell lines), body fluids etc.

Safe Needle Usage in Research Laboratories (OSHBIO06)

       Individuals working with needles when conducting life science research.

How to take trainings

All E-learning courses through IVLE - This can be taken at http://ivle.nus.edu.sg .
 
For all Class room learning courses - NUS Staff can register for these courses through OHR.
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