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.

Supervisors, Managers, and Principal Investigator’s (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.

Work with pyrophoric materials outside the regular working hours (8am-5pm) is forbidden by UAB OH&S. This includes weekends and holidays.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to do the following for pyrophoric chemicals:
  • Recognize the level of danger that is associated
  • Identify the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to wear
  • Apply the proper Engineering and Administrative controls
  • Implement the proper storage requirements
  • Implement a Spill Response Plan
  • Formulate and employ an Emergency Response Plan

A BlazerID or XIAS account is required to register for and take the course.

Registration: Follow these registration instructions.

Below are reference materials and job aids to assist you. After completing the course, feel free to return here and print any of the material you find useful.

Call 205-934-2487 for more information.