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Online Safety Training

Online safety training is available through SAP SuccessFactors. 

*Mac users should use Google Chrome as their web browser*

NOTE:  For new lab workers or lab workers moving to a different lab, the safety training form must be completed and submitted with the OIT request for access to SAP SuccessFactors to the Office of Laboratory and Field Safety at Foust 108, OR electronically.  Supervisors shall provide a safety orientation specific to their lab and operation to new lab workers before the worker is granted unescorted access to or assigned work activities in the lab.  The lab-specific safety training form must be completed to document these on-site lab orientations (the supervisor shall keep a copy of this form for each active worker – the form must be available upon request).

SAP SuccessFactors instructions

  1. Go to SuccessFactors LMS Access Request. Click on "Request Access", and sign in with your CMU global ID/password.  This takes you to the OIT registration request page.
  2. In the first field, you are requesting access for "myself".  NOTE:  Fields must be completed sequentially, as they prompt the appearance of subsequent fields as they are completed.
  3. In the second field, you are requesting access to training from the "Office of Laboratory and Field Safety".
  4. In the third field instructions, you are prompted to follow a link and fill out a pdf safety training form.  Fill out the form and save it. 
  5. Select "Lab Worker" in the third field of the OIT form.
  6. The fourth field is optional.
  7. In the fifth field, please attach the safety training form you completed in step 4.
  8. Click "Request" at the bottom of the form.
  9. The account will become active, typically within 24 hours.
  10. When your training classes are assigned, you will receive an email from SuccessFactors with your assignments.  There will be a login button in this email to launch the training (SuccessFactors).  Click on the log-in and sign in with your CMU global ID/password.

If you have completed at least one safety training in SAP SuccessFactors

  1. Go to SAP SuccessFactors and sign in with your CMU global ID/password. 
  2. On this landing page, under Learning History, click "View All".
  3. If your training history looks accurate, and if you are up to date on all of your training based on the frequencies noted in the table below, you are all set.
  4. If you are not up to date on all of your training, then from your dashboard landing page, under Find Learning, click "Browse all courses".  You can click on any of the courses, self-assign, and then proceed with training

Training courses offered in SAP SuccessFactors

Advised for individuals who use aerosolizing procedures in their work with biological hazards.  Frequency: Annually

Required for individuals who work in a BSL2 environment, but who do not work with BSL2 agents. Frequency - every 5 years

Required for individuals with exposure to sharps, blood, and other potentially infectious material. Meets the training requirements of MIOSHA Part 554. Frequency: Annually

Required for individuals with responsibility for cleaning up incidental chemical spills. Frequency: every 5 years

Required for individuals who label, store, handle, transport, or change out regulators on compressed gas cylinders. Frequency: every 5 years

Required for all individuals who wear flame-resistant gloves.​ Frequency: every 5 years

Required for Individuals who wear flame-resistant lab coats​. Frequency every 5 years

Required for non-laboratory workers who work with chemicals. Meets the Training requirements of MIOSHA Part 430. ​Frequency: Annually

Required for individuals who work with hazardous chemicals in a laboratory setting. Meets the training requirements of MIOSHA Part 431.

Frequency: Annually

Required for individuals who operate Class 3B or 4 lasers​. Frequency: Every 2 Years

Required for individuals who use liquid nitrogen. Frequency: Every 5 Years

Required for individuals who do not work with radioisotopes, but who work near radioisotope use and need to be aware of the potential hazards. Frequency: every 5 years

Required for individuals who work with radioisotopes. Frequency: Annual

Required for individuals who operate the DXA bone densitometer.​ Frequency: Annual

Required for individuals who operate X-Ray Diffraction equipment​. Frequency: Annual

Required for individuals who operate portable X-Ray Fluorescence equipment.  Frequency:  Every 5 years

Required for individuals who work with radioisotopes​. 

Initial training then "Radiation Safety Refresher Training" annually.​

Required for individuals who wear a respirator. Frequency: Annual

 Initial is classroom only. Required for individuals who wear a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR). Initial classroom training then "Respiratory Protection - PAPR Refresher Training". 

Required for individuals who wear a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR). Frequency Anually. 

Required for individuals who wear a respirator, but are not required to, every 5 years.

​Required for individuals who work in shops​, every 5 years

Advised for individuals who work with isoflurane. Frequency: Every 5 years