UAB requires all employees, except UAB police, who operate a UAB vehicle as part of his or her regular duties to attend the Defensive Driving Course 4 (OHS-DDC4) course once every three years. New employees should attend the course within 90 days of employment and every three years after that.

This training is intended for building administrators and/or department heads, or their designees, who have responsibility for maintaining a safe work environment. The course takes about 20 minutes and can be paused and restarted if you get interrupted. It is designed to help you recognize and comply with Life Safety Code requirements in the operation of their buildings/departments.

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.

It is required for all lab personnel and is recommended for everyone.

It is designed to teach employees:
  • how to recognize hazardous materials in the workplace,
  • where to get information about them,
  • how to read and properly label hazardous materials, and
  • what to do in case of emergencies involving hazardous materials.

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.

The UAB Vehicle Safety Committee in cooperation with the University Safety Committee is providing safety training for all personnel who operate UAB 15-passenger vans. 

This course trains 15 passenger van operators how to safely load and transport personnel reducing or eliminating known hazards with 15 passenger vans. Additionally, this course enlightens operators of additional skills needed to load and transport cargo safely. You are required to take 15 Passenger Van Training only one time.

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.