Pre-requisite: none

Who is required to take this course?
This online courses is required if you work in a laboratory that uses BSL1 or BSL2 containment, practices or procedures.

Biological Risk Assessments seek to determine the risks associated with work involving infectious agents, potentially infectious agents, or sample that could harbor such agents. This is to ensure that the UAB research community is aware of and compliant with Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), but more importantly, to convey the best practices for the safe conduct of research in biological labs.

This course will provide information on performing a detailed biological risk assessment, defining biosafety levels, and implementation of biological containment. This course is strongly recommended for all laboratory personnel who work in biological research laboratories at UAB. Completion of this course is necessary one time; however, if there are significant changes in regulations, it will have to be repeated.

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 training is required for anyone that will be conducting work and/or research that requires a Biosafety Cabinet, Fume Hood, or Clean Air Station.

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).

The goal of this course is to help Principal Investigator’s (PI) and laboratory staff know and understand their roles and responsibilities as it pertains to the NIH Guidelines and the Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA). This course satisfies the training requirement outlined in the NIH Guidelines.

If you are not sure if you are required to complete this course, please call UAB’s Department of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) at (205) 934-2487.

Course Name: Bloodborne Pathogens
Course ID: 
OHS_BIO500

Exposure to bloodborne pathogens may occur through inhalation of infectious aerosols, ingestion of contaminated materials, direct contact with mucous membranes, or through the skin via open wounds or punctures with contaminated sharps. Anyone that comes in contact with human blood, body fluids, or Other Potentially Infectious Material (OPIM) is at risk!

flag redThis course is designed to train UAB Campus Employees on the principles and requirements of the OSHA BBP Standard. If you are not a UAB Campus Employee, more thorough training may be needed, particularly in regard to your reporting and exposure response procedures, which will differ from those outlined herein. If you have any questions, please call UAB’s Department of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) at (205) 934-2487.

Pre-requisite: None

Who is required to take this course?
This online course is required for all personnel working in laboratories. Annual repeat as a refresher is recommended.

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.

Who is Required to Take This Course?
This is an online course and is required for any Principal Investigator (PI) that will be applying for a Controlled Substance Use Authorization (CSUA) Number. Only PI’s are allowed to apply for a CSUA Number. This course will show you how to apply for a CSUA, how to maintain it, and the responsibility of everyone involved.

Who is Required to Take This Course?
This course is required for anyone that works with pyrophoric chemicals at UAB. This training applies to all laboratories – both clinical and research. You will receive credit for this course upon successful completing of the assessment. The ultimate goal of this training is to advise the campus community how to use, store, and dispose of pyrophoric/water reactive chemicals in a manner that will minimize risks to personnel, facilities, and/or environment.

This training is required every 2 years.

The Nanotechnology Awareness (OHS_HS239) course is now online.

This, and HS240: Working Safely with Nanotechnology, are both required for all personnel working in laboratories engaging in research that involves the manipulations of engineered (not naturally occurring) nanomaterials.

The Working Safely with Nanotechnology (OHS_HS240) course is now online.

This, and HS239: Nanotechnology Awareness, are both required for all personnel working in laboratories engaging in research that involves the manipulations of engineered (not naturally occurring) nanomaterials.

This Laboratory Safety Workshop is designed to offer 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, Emergency Preparedness for labs, and General Safety. A catered lunch will be provided.

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.