Compliance Training

FAQs for Safe Secure Science

Yes!  Because we cannot determine who works in a laboratory and who doesn’t, we need all faculty and staff at UGA to complete the mandatory qualifier quiz to determine if you need to take the Laboratory Safety Basics course. This is a short 1-question quiz and it should only take a couple of minutes for you to complete.

You can login with your UGA MyID and Password.

 

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Only the last 10 accessed courses will be viewable on your eLC homepage.  If you have a lot of courses, you will need to use the search function to find Safe Secure Science.   The search function can be found in the red toolbar at the top of your screen.  Search “Safe Secure Science” to find the folder.

 

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You can retake the Qualifier Quiz again.  Just restart.  Only your most recent answer will be used to determine whether or not you need to complete training.

Under your “Content Browser” section, just click on “Start Here”.

 

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Click on “Content” in the upper right portion of your screen.

 

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You should now see the “Lab Safety Basics” course listed under your “Table of Contents.”  You can click on this course to open the module.  Then click again on “Lab Safety Basics” to begin.

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You must score at least 80% in order to receive credit for this course.  You have three attempts to make this score.  If you are unsuccessful after three attempts, please contact ssstraining@uga.edu.

At this time, we are unsure if we will require a refresher for this training.  You will be provided with appropriate notification if any refresher or repeat of this course is required.

Login to the Safe Secure Science Folder.  On the toolbar at the top of your screen, you can select “Grades”.  You will then see the grades that are listed for Safe Secure Science.

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Ignore the “LabSafety SCORM and the “Lab  Safety Basics” – These are just indications of your participation in viewing the online module and do not give you credit.

For the Qualifier Quiz (3rd Grade Item): a score of 0/1 indicates that you completed the quiz but indicated that you did not work in a laboratory space.

For the Qualifier Quiz: a score of 1/1 indicates that you completed the quiz and that you indicated that you work in a laboratory space.  You were then given directions to complete the Laboratory Safety Basics training.

For the Qualifier Quiz: a score of -/1 indicates that you have not taken this quiz.

For the Lab Safety Basics Quiz (2nd Grade Item): a score of greater than or equal to 80/100 is passing and you have credit for this course.

For the Lab Safety Basics Quiz: a score of less than or equal to 75/100 is failing and you need to retake the quiz.  You are limited to three attempts.

For the Lab Safety Basics Quiz: a score of -/1 indicates that you have not taken this quiz.

You must first access the Lab Safety Basics training course in order for you to view and take the associated quiz.

All of these courses are the same and you were loaded into this course based upon your FS Code from ID Management at the time that you were added.  This designation in no way affects the type of training that you must take.  You do not need to change courses.

Yes! However, you are not required to complete the Qualifier Quiz.  The Safe Secure Science Folder is only added to a student’s eLC account if they are participating in a course that has been designated as having a laboratory component.  Lab course rosters are generated each semester after Drop/Add from information obtained through the Registrar’s Office.  If you are a student and you have the course in your eLC account, you are required to complete this training.

Yes! However, you are not required to complete the Qualifier Quiz.  The Safe Secure Science Folder is only added to a student’s eLC account if they are participating in a course that has been designated as having a laboratory component.  Lab course rosters are generated each semester after Drop/Add from information obtained through the Registrar’s Office.  If you are a student and you have the course in your eLC account, you are required to complete this training.

No.  You will only need to take this course once.  Each semester, we will filter out all students that have previously completed this training.  You will be notified if we determine that a Refresher course is needed.

Yes, because this course is used in some classrooms to generate educational grades, it is covered by FERPA.  Therefore, all requests for student educational records information will be handled in compliance with these regulations.

Failure to comply with this training is a violation of UGA Policy.  Additionally, it can impact the award of grants or contracts since you must specify compliance with this requirement on your transmittal form.  It may negatively impact your approval of a chemical specific hygiene plan for your laboratory and could result in negative findings on your Research Safety Laboratory Inspection.  Additional consequences will be handled inter-departmentally.

For laboratorians, this training should be completed before you enter any laboratory space at UGA.  For others that will likely opt out of the training, you must complete the Qualifier Quiz within the first 60 days of employment.

There are certainly situations in which a manager may want to see the training completion of his or her direct reports.  Additionally, an Investigator may want to see the training completion of those individuals listed on their grant or contract.  Unfortunately, there is no easy way to obtain this information using our current system.  It would be best to inquire directly with each individual.  Deficiencies will be relayed by any oversight group, such as the Office of Sponsored Projects.

You must contact UGA ID Management to obtain a visitors MyID and Password.  You should also register with the Visiting Scholars Program.  You can begin this process by having your Faculty Sponsor complete the VRS Questionnaire  Once you have these credentials, you will see the training in your eLC account.

If you are new to UGA, the process of account creation in ID Management and the subsequent upload of the Safe Secure Science folder can take a couple of weeks.  If you need access faster, please contact us directly at ssstraining@uga.edu

If you are not new to UGA, please contact us at ssstraining@uga.edu to determine why we do not have you listed on our roster.  Perhaps there is an issue with your UGA MyID.  We will be glad to help you determine how to correct this problem.

No.  You can access eLC from any computer so long as you have a valid UGA MyID and Password.

Yes, the Laboratory Safety Basics course is the same for all of these groups.  However, only those designated as Faculty and Staff need to complete the Qualifier Quiz.  Students are assigned training based upon their enrollment in a class with a laboratory component.