UAB employees are required to take training to fulfill regulatory requirements and to prove understanding of proper practices. A record of training for each employee is required to be kept on file.

What Training Do I Need?

Login to the OH&S Training Decision Tree to help determine the OH&S training course(s) you need to complete.
See also the training matrix below.

flag redPlease note that the Occupational Medicine Form and the date are listed as a part of this training decision tree. However, because the information is protected by HIPAA, we do not list it here at this time.

If you need more information about your Occupational Medicine Form, please contact OH&S.

If You:You Need:How Often?
If You: You Need: How Often?
Are a UAB employee who chooses to ship a package using dry ice BIO200 - Shipping with Dry Ice Every 2 years, or if regulations change
Are a UAB employee who handles or offers for transport a Biological Substances, Category B substance BIO201 - Shipping Category B, Infectious Substances Every 2 years, or if regulations change
Are a UAB employee who handles, or offers for transport, a Biological Substances, Category A substance BIO202 - Shipping Category A, Infectious Substances Every 2 years, or if regulations change
Come in contact with human blood, body fluids and other potentially infectious material in the work environment BIO300 - Bloodborne Pathogens Once, with an annual refresher of the material
Generate, handle, pack, sign for the pickup of, or operate a transport vehicle for medical waste in research laboratories at UAB  BIO301L – Medical Waste Management for Labs Every 3 years, or if regulations change
Work in a laboratory that uses BSL1 or BSL2 containment, practices, or procedures BIO303 - Basic Biosafety Once
Use a biosafety cabinet, fume hood, or clean air station, it is recommended BIO304 - Biosafety Cabinets & Fume Hoods Once
Are a UAB employee with the potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens in your workplace environment and you have already taken BIO300 Bloodborne Pathogens, you must update it in 2016 with this course BIO316 - Bloodborne Pathogens 2016 Update Annually
Generate, handle, pack or sign for the pickup of hazardous chemical waste in research laboratories at UAB CS055 - Hazardous Waste Handling and Packing Annually
Handle, store, pack and/or manifest universal waste CS056 - Handling, Storing, Packing, & Manifesting Universal Waste Once
Work in a lab that uses chemicals CS101 - Chemical Safety Once, annual refresher recommended
Use controlled substances in research, teaching, and/or veterinary care at UAB CS245 - Using Controlled Substances in Research, Teaching, and Veterinary Care Once
Are a PI that will be applying for a Controlled Substance Use Authorization (CSUA) Number  CS246 - How to Get an Authorization to Use Controlled Substances in Research Once
Do you use, store, or disposed of pyrophoric/water reactive chemicals at UAB? CS305 - Working Safely with Pyrophoric Chemicals at UAB Every 2 years
Operate a UAB vehicle as part of your regular duties DDC4 - Defensive Driving Every 3 years
Handle oil products ES001 - Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Annually
Are a building administrator and/or department head, or their designees GS400 - Building Life Safety Once
Operate or go up in scissor lifts as part of your regular duties GS600 - Scissor Lift Safety Policy Once
Operate a golf cart HS001 - UAB Golf/Utility Cart Operation Program Once
Required for all lab personnel, recommended for everyone HS200 - Hazard Communication Once
Work in a laboratory engaging in research that involves the manipulations of engineered (not naturally occurring) nanomaterials HS239 - Nanotechnology Awareness Once
Work in a laboratory engaging in research that involves the manipulations of engineered (not naturally occurring) nanomaterials HS240 - Working Safely with Nanotechnology Once
Work with or around anything considered a sharp HS255 - Working Safety with Sharps Once
Would like to participate in an in-depth review of laboratory safety practices, UAB policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, as well as legal and liability issues LSW2001 - Laboratory Safety Workshop  
Operate UAB 15 passenger vans NSC15 - 15 Passenger Van Safety Once
Work with or around hazardous materials or objects, it is recommended OHS100 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  
Handle, use, and/or transport compressed gas cylinders OHS200 - Managing Compressed Gas Cylinders  
Wish to become a UAB Radioactive Materials (RM) Licensee who oversees the conduct of RM use, handling, transfer, disposal, storage, etc., under that respective license RS100 - Radiation Safety Licensure & Management Course Once
Use or handle Radioactive Materials (RM); maintain records associated with RM use, handling, transfer, disposal, storage, etc.; or work in an area that is in very close proximity to spaces where RM are used, handled, received, transferred, disposed of, stored, etc.  RS102 - Radiation Safety Initial Training Sessions Once, with a refresher every 5 years
If you handle, pack, or manifest radioactive waste materials. RS105 - Radiation Safety Waste Handling & Packing Once
Work with radioisotopes as a part of your job, or are a Licensee or Alternate RS2001 - Radiation Safety Refresher Course Every 5 years
Work in a lab, maintenance, ARP, UAB Police, environmental services, or groundskeeping UAB Occupational Medicine Initially AND every 2 years OR as determined by OH&S Employee Health