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Auraria Higher Education Center

Environmental Health & Safety

The Auraria Higher Education Center’s Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) department serves the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado Denver.

EH&S offers the following training — developed specifically for the Auraria Campus — ian effort to make the tri-institutional community safer and environmentally aware.

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    Available courses

    Required one time training for anyone entering a University of Colorado lab. Recommended training for anyone entering any lab on campus.

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    Required training for any student, faculty, or staff involved in chemical storage and disposal or the generation of hazardous waste. 

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    Required training for anyone potentially exposed to bio-hazards. 

    Blood borne pathogens (BBP) are specific microorganisms, such as viruses, transmitted into human blood or body fluids that can cause disease in people. Transmission occurs when infected blood, body fluids or tissues enter the body of an uninfected person.

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    Required training for anyone handling or disposing of regulated medical wastes. 

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    This course was developed by the CU Department of Environmental Health and Safety and is required training for anyone working in an area that contains a Class 3 or 4 laser.


    This training was developed by the CU Department of Environmental Health and Safety and is required training for anyone who enters a campus workshop or laboratory with power tools.


    This course is intended for CU Non-Employees who will be working with Radioactive Material on either Anschutz Medical Campus or the Auraria Campus. There is an in-person follow up training that must be completed at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Contact CU EHS to schedule the in-person training. This training can also be used as a general awareness training for CCD, MSU Denver, and AHEC personnel.


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    This course was developed by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety to educate staff, students, and employees about the dangers of working with formaldehyde.


    Required one time training for anyone operating golf carts, utility cart or state fleet vehicles on Auraria Campus. Additional refresher training may be required based on accidents or at the supervisor's discretion. 


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    OSHA and NFPA requires basic precautions involving hot work. Hot Work is any work involving burning, welding, or similar operations that are capable of initiating fires or explosions.

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    All campus users play a very important role in protecting Auraria's plumbing infrastructure, the health and safety of those who service this infrastructure, and the natural environmental to which this infrastructure eventually discharges.  This municipal sewer disposal training is intended to educate all campus users about the rules and regulations specifically related to proper sink disposal and sanitary system discharge at AHEC. 

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    Asbestos Awareness Training that is required for facility at AHEC who may encounter asbestos containing material in either buildings on campus or soil disturbance projects.


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    OSHA, AHEC, and DFD require that all employees who must enter into confined spaces receive training as to the hazards, procedures and equipment required to do so safely.

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    Many employees on a job site are injured or killed because they thought a machine was off, or the power to the machine was safely turned off when it wasn’t. Lock out tag out training is used to prevent these types of accidents from happening on the job site.

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    SPCC Training is required for any AHEC employee responsible for the maintenance/handling/refilling of above ground storage of petroleum products equal to or in excess of 55 gallons, including security surveillance of these products (e.g. gas tanks, diesel, tanks, transformers, emergency generators and 55 gallon drums). 


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    Storm water awareness education and outreach is a best management practice required by the Colorado's non-standard MS4 permit provisions and the federal Clean Water Act regulations. All campus users have a real impact on local water quality. This training is intended for all Auraria staff, students, and visitors.  

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