Training

DivisionCourse NameDescriptionDuration; FrequencyFormatRegister
EHS-OSFall ProtectionThe purpose of this course is to provide hazard recognition and general knowledge of safe working procedures when exposed to fall hazards. This course will explain the hierarchy of fall protection and the use of guardrails, fall restraint, personal fall arrest systems, and warning lines/ designated areas to reduce fall hazards.
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2-hours; annualIn-PersonClick Here
EMEmergency Preparedness WorkshopHelps units and supervisors develop Emergency Preparedness plans for their department, covering filing and using Emergency Preparedness Guides.
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1-hourIn-PersonClick Here
EMMason Alert
Provided for designated administrators, managers, and authorized senders. The training covers the use of the alert system, message design and sending, group management, and system features.
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1-hour; annualHybridClick Here
EMEmergency Preparedness Training
Helps you understand emergency management principles, plan for known threats and potential hazards, and review emergency response roles within the Mason Community. Employees can access training on MasonLeaps, while student access is coming soon.
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1-hour; annualOnlineLaunch Course
EMActive Threat
Teaches participants how to respond to an Active Threat situation. The RUN-HIDE-FIGHT response to an Active Shooter situation is also covered. Read More1.5-hoursIn-PersonClick Here
EHWStop the Bleed
Teaches participants how to provide first aid to large volume bleeding, and use a tourniquet.
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1.5-hoursIn-PersonClick Here
EMResident Assistant Safety Academy
Includes workshops on emergency preparedness, response procedures, and common health and safety hazards. This training aims to educate Resident Advisors on handling health and safety issues effectively in emergencies.
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4-hours; annualHybridClick Here
EHSSmithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) Residential Orientation
Discussion of policies, rules, and/or regulations located within the residential handbook for students residing at the Front Royal campus residence hall.
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1-hour; annualIn-PersonClick Here
EHS-FSFire Extinguisher Use
Learn to safely and confidently operate a fire extinguisher at this hands-on training.
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1-hour; annualIn-PersonClick Here
EHS-FSFire Safety Training
Provides basic fire safety information and tools to acknowledge fire safety concerns and take the appropriate mitigation actions. This training also provides participants with a fundamental base for Crowd Manager Training.
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1-hour; annualIn-PersonClick Here
EHS-FSCrowd Manager Training
Familiarize employees who work at large venues on campus with the Crowd Manager Guide, and the responsibilities and duties of a crowd manager.
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1-hour; annualIn-PersonClick Here
EHS-LSAnimal & Vivarium Safety
Covers risks, vivarium safety, zoonotic diseases, protective equipment, waste handling, allergens, and medical surveillance. Read More
1-hour; every 3 yearsHybridClick Here
EHS-LSAutoclave Equipment
Covers Regulated Medical Waste regulations and safe operating procedures for autoclave equipment. Individuals are required to take this training prior to preparing waste for autoclave treatment and/or operating an autoclave.
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30 minutes; as neededHybridEmail labsafe@gmu.edu to request training.
EHS-LSBasic Radiation SafetyCovers principles of ionizing radiation and safety measures to be taken when working with radioactive materials. This course is required after submission of a Radioactive Material Project Registration form and before an individual can be approved as an Authorized or Supervised User.8-hours; one-timeOnlineEmail labsafe@gmu.edu to request training.
EHS-LSBiological Safety for BSL-2 Laboratories

Covers biosafety principles, risk assessment, disinfection procedures, waste handling, autoclave use, spills, and exposure response.
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1 hour; one-timeOnlineEmployees Only: Launch Course

Students & Non-Employees: Launch Course | Completion Form
EHS-LSBSL-2 Biosafety Refresher
Fulfills the requirement for Biological Safety for BSL-2 Laboratories training. To register for the refresher training, prior attendance of Biological Safety for BSL-2 Laboratories and Laboratory Safety Orientation is required.
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1-hour; annualOnlineEmployees Only: Launch Course

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EHS-LSLaboratory Safety Awareness
All non-lab employees must complete Laboratory Safety Awareness training before entering George Mason University laboratories. The training covers hazard recognition, appropriate attire, and emergency protocols for visitors.
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1-hour; annualOnlineEmployees Only:
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Non-Employees:
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EHS-LSLaboratory Safety Orientation
Covers university-specific safety policies, chemical hygiene, risk assessment, waste management, and emergency response. It also introduces best practices for working with chemicals and non-infectious biological materials and highlights EHS services available to lab personnel.
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45 minutes; one-timeOnlineEmployees Only: Launch Course


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EHS-LSLaboratory Safety Refresher
This refresher includes updated policies, personal protection, hazard identification, waste and inventory management, spill response, engineering controls, and decontamination procedures. Prior attendance of Laboratory Safety Orientation is required.
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45 minutes; annualOnlineEmployees Only: Launch Course


Students & Non-Employees: Launch Course | Completion Form
EHS-LSLaser Safety AwarenessCovers principles of laser radiation hazards, laser classification, and safety basics for those operating or working near laser systems. This course is required for anyone working with or around Class 3B or 4 lasers.2-hours; initialOnlineEmail labsafe@gmu.edu to request training.
EHS-LSRadiation Protection -Mason SpecificProvides program and license-specific information for those working with regulated quantities of open and closed-sources ionizing radiation at Mason. Course is required prior to beginning with ionizing radiation and thereafter as determined by the Radiation Safety Officer. Basic Radiation Safety is a pre-requisite for this course.45 minutes; initial and as neededIn-PersonEmail labsafe@gmu.edu to request training.
EHS-LSShipping Class 6.2 Infectious Materials
This course is for lab personnel who frequently ship infectious materials or dry ice. It fulfills DOT training requirements, except for in-depth security training. The course focuses on shipping by air following the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation.
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2-hours; every 2 yearsHybridEmail labsafe@gmu.edu to request training.
EHS-LS
Working Safely with HIV

Covers the associated hazards, mitigation strategies, and incident response procedures. Prior completion of Biological Safety for BSL-2 Laboratories is required.
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1-hourOnlineEmail labsafe@gmu.edu to request training.
EHS-LSX-Ray Safety AwarenessProvides information on how X-ray producing equipment and safety features designed to protect the people who operate them. This course is required for all university personnel working with non-medical X-ray producing devices.45 minutes; initialIn-PersonEmail labsafe@gmu.edu to request training.
EHS-OSAsbestos & Silica Awareness
This class provides awareness training on asbestos hazards, control and protection methods, identification of damaged material, and response to releases.
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1-hour; annualHybridClick Here
EHS-OSHazard Communication
Covers topics such as labeling and storage of hazardous materials, measures to protect against exposure, emergency procedures, safety equipment, hazardous waste disposal, and safety policies. It must be completed within 30 days of employment.
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1-hourOnlineEmployees Only:Launch Course

Students & Non-Employees: Launch Course | Completion Form
EHWBloodborne Pathogens
Provided to individuals at occupational risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The training covers risks, handling procedures for human materials, and other potentially infectious materials.
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1-hour; annualOnline Employees Only: Launch Course

Students & Non-Employees: Launch Course | Completion Form
EHS-LSEnvironmental Field Safety
Provided to instructional and research personnel working outside traditional laboratories. It covers field hazard identification, precautionary measures, attire, personal protective equipment, field chemical safety, and specimen collection/transport.
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1-hourHybridEmail labsafe@gmu.edu to request training.
EHS-ECHazardous and Regulated WasteHow to properly identify, collect, label, and store hazardous materials and regulated waste for disposal. 1-hourOnlineEmployees Only: Launch Course

Students & Non-Employees: Launch Course | Completion Form
EHWHearing Conservation
Covers the effects of noise on hearing, the use of hearing protective devices (HPD), and audiometric testing. Workers in areas where the 8-hour average may be exceeded must receive hearing conservation training within 6 months of assignment.
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1-hour; annualHybridClick Here
EHWRespiratory Protection
Covers respiratory hazards in routine and emergency situations, proper usage of respirators including donning, doffing, limitations, and maintenance. Employees must complete respiratory protection training before receiving respiratory protection.
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1-hour; annualIn-PersonClick Here
EHS-OSAerial Lift Training
Includes hands-on instruction covering equipment inspection, safe operation, maneuvering techniques, and the use of personal protective equipment. Read MoreVaries; every 3 yearsIn-PersonClick Here
EHS-OSArt Safety
Covers policies and safety practices related to working with hazardous materials. This training must be completed within 30 days of employment.
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1-hour; annual HybridClick Here
EHS-OSChainsaw Safety
Covers chainsaw operation, maintenance, safety hazard awareness, proper use of personal protective equipment, and safety procedures.
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4-hours; every 3 yearsIn-PersonClick Here
EHS-OSConfined Space Entry
A confined space is a work area that allows entry and assigned tasks, but has limited access and is not meant for continuous occupancy.
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3-hoursIn-PersonClick Here
EHS-OSFall Protection
Enhances hazard recognition and general understanding of safe working procedures in relation to fall hazards.
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2-hoursIn-PersonClick Here
EHS-OSGeneral Safety Training
Provides an overview of workplace hazards, the EHS safety program, safety resources, plans, manuals, and required training.
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1-hourHybridClick Here
EHS-OSLockout Tagout Training
This training is the process of isolating and preventing the release of hazardous energy during machine, motor, and electrical equipment service, maintenance, and modification.
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1-hour; as neededIn-PersonClick Here
EHS-OSForklift Operator Training

Teaches employees how to inspect, operate, and maneuver forklifts, man lifts, and other industrial trucks. It is mandatory for all employees using such equipment.
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Varies; every 3 yearsIn-PersonClick Here
EHS-OSN95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator TrainingRequired for all employees who are required to wear an N95 respirator to perform job functions. This training provides information on when N95 respiratory protection is required as well as how to wear, care, and use respiratory protection in the workplace.1-hour; annualOnlineLaunch Course
ORMDriver AwarenessProvides information regarding federal and state laws, University policies that apply to vehicle use, safety and operating procedures to include 11-15 passenger vans, and procedures for reporting vehicle accidents.1-hour; every 2 yearsOnlineEmployees Only:
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Students & Non-Employees:
Launch Course | Completion Form
ORMGolf Cart SafetyRequired for anyone at Mason (faculty, staff, students, volunteers, etc.) who operates a motorized utility vehicle (MUV)/golf cart at Mason.1-hour; every 2 yearsOnlineEmployees Only: Launch Course

Students & Non-Employees:
Launch Course | Completion Form