flag redNotice: The Chemical Safety Online Course, CS101, will close for update on
April 2, 2015 at 7 AM. It will reopen the following day, April 3, 2015 at 8 AM.

If you have not completed the entire course, you will be moved to the new course and will have to start from the beginning.

Please contact Fredia Fuller Dillard at eteacher@uab.edu if you have any questions.

BIO300: Bloodborne Pathogens Training Course

Pre-requisite: None

Who is Required to Take This Course?
If you are a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) employee with the potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens in your workplace environment, you must complete this initial training course.  Each year there will be an annual update course that will be required.

flag_redNOTE: For 2015, if you have already taken BIO 300, you must successfully complete the BIO 315 Bloodborne Pathogens Update course. BIO 300 will NOT be accepted as the annual update.

NOTE: If you are a School of Nursing student, please contact the School of Nursing to get the correct training location.


BIO303: Basic Biosafety Training Course

This online courses is required if you work in a laboratory that uses BSL1 or BSL2 containment, practices or procedures.


BIO304: Biosafety Cabinets & Fume Hoods

When working with hazardous materials, there are times you may need to work inside some type of ventilation hood or cabinet, but do you know which one?

This course helps users understand the difference between the types of ventilation equipment, their uses, restrictions, protections, as well as how to protect the health and safety of the user. Strongly recommended for those who use a biosafety cabinet, fume hood, or clean air station.


BIO305: NIH Guidelines for Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules

Pre-requisite: None

Who is required to take this course?
Principal investigators who are involved in research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules must be able to apply the responsibilities set forth for them by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA).

This course is designed for Principal Investigators (PIs) and their staff who are involved in research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules.


BIO315: Bloodborne Pathogens 2015 Update Training Course

NOTE: flag redThe Bloodborne Pathogens Annual Update training on this site is for students, staff, and faculty only.

red flag iconIf you are a School of Nursing student, please contact the School of Nursing to get the correct training location.

Pre-requisite: BIO300 Bloodborne Pathogens

Only those who have taken BIO300 Bloodborne Pathogens Initial Training are eligible to take this course.


CS101: Chemical Safety Training

This online course is required for all personnel working in laboratories. Annual repeat as a refresher is recommended.


CS245: Using Controlled Substances in Research, Teaching, and Veterinary Care

Who is Required to Take This Course?
This is an online course and is required if you and/or your staff will be using controlled substances in research, teaching, and/or veterinary care at UAB.


HS239: Nanotechnology Awareness

The Nanotechnology Awareness course is now online.

It is required for all personnel working in laboratories engaging in research that involves the manipulations of engineered (not naturally occurring) nanomaterials.


LSW2001: Laboratory Safety Workshop

In response to many requests, the Department of Occupational Health and Safety has developed a Laboratory Safety Workshop.

It is designed to offer principal investigators, laboratory managers, supervisors and science educators an in-depth review of laboratory safety practices, UAB policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, as well as legal and liability issues. In depth discussions and demonstrations are offered on Biosafety, Chemical Safety, Hazardous Materials, Waste, and General Safety. A catered lunch will be provided.


OHS100: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This online course is strongly recommended for anyone working with or around hazardous materials or objects. It is designed to teach employees how to protect themselves when working with or around hazardous materials, or objects, in the workplace by wearing or using the right personal protective equipment needed for the job. The course also covers what you should and shouldn’t wear to work – no shorts, open-toed or heeled shoes, etc.