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The Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) course is online and is required annually if you handle oil products.

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) closely monitors what is and is not allowed into the sewers and surface waters. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates this activity in an oversight role. Therefore, any UAB employee working with oil is required to complete training on Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC). The course is designed to teach those working with petroleum products and waste, how to:

This course is required for those who must handle, store, pack and/or manifest universal waste. Universal waste includes materials such as some types of batteries, fluorescent lights, and light bulbs.

The Medical Waste course is online and is required every three years or if regulations or procedures change.

If you:
  • Offer medical waste for transport from a UAB campus location,
  • Generate medical waste,
  • Handle medical waste,
  • Sign the manifest,
  • Pack the transport containers,
  • Operate a transport vehicle, or
  • Load, unload, or handle medical waste
you must complete this course and pass its quiz. A passing score of 85% or higher on the quiz is necessary in order to receive a certificate of completion. Retain the certificate in your lab file. You may be asked to present proof of training (certificate).

This course is required for anyone that will be shipping samples that are considered Infectious Substances, Category A.

To help determine if your substance falls under Infectious Substances, Category A, review the PDF file below or use the Classification Chart to help you properly classify your shipment.
Any UAB employee who handles or offers for transport an Infectious Substance, Category A substance must complete training every two years or if regulations change. This is a Federal requirement per the Hazardous Materials Regulation. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.