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  • Due to flooding in CH19, our offices in suite 445 have been temporarily relocated to CH20, room 221. 
  • The physical location is:
    930 20th St S
    Room 221
  • The mailing address will remain the same. 

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.

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC)

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) closely monitors what is and is not allowed into the sewers and surface waters. any UAB employee working with oil is required to complete training on Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC). The ES001: Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) course is designed to teach those working with petroleum products and waste, how to:
  • Properly handle and store petroleum products
  • Properly dispose of waste in compliance with ADEM regulations
  • Respond to spills
  • Report spills to the appropriate entity

More information on SPCC training >>

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

As you kick off your summer the last thing that you are probably thinking is - hurricanes! The name alone strikes fear in the minds of many folks living along the Gulf coast.

However, even though Birmingham is 300 miles inland from the coast, we can still have very severe weather attributed to hurricanes. A group of scientists from Georgia Tech looked at tropical cyclones from 1920 to 2008 and found that there has been a 35 percent increase in storm sizes compared to the previous period of active storms which was 1948–1964. This has lead to a doubling of tornados produced per storm. Hurricane Katrina alone produced 58 observed tornados directly attributed to the storm!

As you start your summer, plan ahead for hurricane season.


2014 Laboratory Safety Workshop

The 2014 Laboratory Safety Workshop will be held June 26, 2014 8am-5pm
$25 Registration Fee

This is a hands-on, interactive course designed to offer principal investigators, laboratory managers, and research laboratory staff a chance to learn and demonstrate key safety procedures associated with successful laboratory operation.

Learn about the workshop & sign up