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Who is Required to Take This Course?
This training is required for anyone who handles, uses, and/or transports compressed gas cylinders.

You will receive credit for this course upon successful completion of the assessment. However, it only counts as partial training.

Supervisors, Managers, and Principal Investigators (PIs) are responsible for providing the hands-on, day-to-day training for their staff. This training must be documented (names, dates, and training content) and kept on file for audits.

This course is strongly recommended for anyone working with or around anything that is considered a sharp at UAB. This course is designed to provide guidelines when it comes to the standards, policies, and procedures for the safe handling of sharps at UAB.

  • Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) defines a sharp as "any used or unused discarded article that may cause punctures or cuts and which has been or is intended for use in animal or human medical care, medical research, or in laboratories utilizing microorganisms."
  • Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) defines a sharp as "needles, scalpels, broken glass, capillary tubes and the exposed ends of dental wires."

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Recognize the different types of sharps that could be present at UAB.
  2. Utilize the proper procedures for avoiding sharps injuries and what to do if it happens.
  3. Execute the proper guidelines when it comes to the proper disposal of unbroken or broken sharps.
  4. Properly don and doff the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as needed.

Welcome to the Scissor Lift Safety (GS600) Policy Training Course. This training is for all individuals who operate or go up in scissor lifts as a part of their duties. This course is to provide general basic training, both online and live, so those individuals using scissor lifts will be prepared to work safely in and outdoors in various situations.

Golf/Utility Cart Operation Program at UAB: All utility cart operators must complete Golf-Utility Cart Safety training. Any person currently operating a cart as of the effective date of the program (August 1, 2009) will have 30 days to complete the required training.