The UAB Department of Occupational Health & Safety's mission is to ensure that our customers have a safe workplace by providing them with the service and knowledge necessary to protect themselves, the UAB community, and the environment.

What's Your Excuse?

When it comes to knowing your job, how to perform your job in the most efficient, safe and effective way, and whether specific training topics or frequencies are required, having appropriate, up-to-date instruction is key.

In today's workplace, keeping staff fully informed is challenging. UAB employees have a multitude of learning opportunities in a variety of formats.

Laboratory employees are required to complete safety training to fulfill regulatory requirements and to prove they understand proper practices. Training expectations for visitors who will be working in UAB laboratories are similar, if not the same.

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Holiday Health & Safety Tips

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The holidays are a time to celebrate, give thanks, and reflect. They are also a time to pay special attention to your health.

Give the gift of health and safety to yourself and others by following these holiday tips from the CDC.

Holiday Health & Safety Tips

Winter Weather Awareness Week

The National Weather Service and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency have proclaimed the week from Sunday, Nov. 17 - Friday, Nov. 22 2013, as Winter Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. Winter Weather Awareness Week highlights the need for being prepared for the potential dangers of a severe winter weather episode.

Winter Weather Awareness Week