Environmental Health and Safety has developed Safety Shorts specifically to notify the UAB research community of updates to Research Safety programs and changes in State and U.S. government regulations that effect UAB labs. Safety Shorts also address compliance issues, send reminders about lab safety during specific times of the year (such as summer and PPE), and announce Lab Safety Workshops and other relevant information that may affect lab research personnel at UAB.

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Date Title Category
Date Title Category
09/17/2020  Lab Drain Disposal Guidance General Lab Safety
04/12/2019  Declutter Your Corridors General Lab Safety
03/18/2019 Biohazard Transport Bags Bio Safety
03/04/2019 Housekeeping and Door Propping General Lab Safety
01/23/2019 Chemical Security at UAB Chemical Safety
01/23/2019 Safety Data Sheets General Lab Safety
10/08/2018 Fire Safety and Prevention General Lab Safety
05/04/2018 2018 Lab Safety Workshop General Lab Safety
03/16/2018 Spring Weather Safety General Lab Safety
01/19/2018 Update to Improve Biohazardous Waste Removal Announcements
09/22/2017 Evaporating Waste Solvents Chemical Safety
06/09/2017 Electric Shock Drowning Announcements
05/17/2017 Medical (Biohazardous) Waste Preparation and Pick Up General Lab Safety
12/15/2016 Avoid working alone in a building General Lab Safety
12/09/2016 UAB Guidelines for Conducting Human Xenograft Experiments in Mice Biosafety
11/22/2016 Lab Security for the Holidays - Lock Your Lab General Lab Safety
11/11/2016 Warning Signs of Hypothermia General Lab Safety
11/04/2016 Change Your Clock, Check Your Smoke Alarm Announcements
10/27/2016  Difference Between a Dust Mask and a Respirator General Lab Safety
10/19/2016 Green Labs Program: Lunch and Learn General Lab Safety 
09/28/2016 Management of Compressed Gases and Cryogenics in Research Labs Chemical Safety 
06/23/2016 Zika virus - Fight the Bite Announcements
05/26/2016 Beat the Heat Announcements
04/15/2016 Chemical Labeling Chemical Safety
02/24/2016 Bunsen Burner Safety General Lab Safety
12/11/2015 Holiday Safety Tips General Lab Safety
11/18/2015 Winter Weather – Are You Prepared? General Lab Safety
10/05/2015 Drain Disposal and Intentional Evaporation of Chemical Waste Chemical Safety
09/30/2015 Hurricane Season Preparedness Announcements
04/09/2015 Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste Collection Announcements
03/20/2015 No Eating In Labs Announcements
02/24/2015 Shipping Hazardous Materials Announcements
01/06/2015 Preparing for Cold Weather General Lab Safety
10/07/2014 National Fire Safety Week General Lab Safety
09/04/2014 Guidelines for the Use of Dry Ice General Lab Safety
08/25/2014 Keep Cool and Beat the Heat Announcements
07/14/2014 Chikungunya - Fight the Bite Announcements
05/20/2014 NIH Guidelines - Do You Know? Biosafety
03/26/2014 Building and Lab Storm Preparation General Lab Safety
03/03/2014  Laser Safety General Lab Safety 
12/23/2013 What's Your Excuse? General Lab Safety
09/25/2013 Do You Know What Kind of "Hood" You Have? General Lab Safety
05/10/2013 Nanoparticles or Nanomaterial General Lab Safety
04/08/2013 Use and Safe Handling of Bromodeoxyuridine in Research General Lab Safety
02/06/2013 Medical Waste Pickup Changes Announcements
12/10/2012 Holiday Week Off Reminders General Lab Safety
12/03/2012 Changes in Select Agent Regulations Announcements
04/26/2012 Medical Waste Compliance Announcements
03/06/2012 Cryogens and Dry Ice General Lab Safety
03/06/2012 Are You a Chemical Hoarder? Chemical Safety
11/15/2011 About "Tax-Free" Ethanol Use Announcements
08/02/2011 Loss of Electrical Power General Lab Safety
04/29/2011 Safety After the Tornado Announcements
01/06/2011 Nanotechnology Announcements
10/08/2010 R.A.C.E. to Fire Safety General Lab Safety
09/28/2010 Lab Closeout Procedures Helpful Lab Information
04/29/2010 Handling of Reactive and Pyrophoric Materials General Lab Safety
12/23/2009 Safety Training for Lab Workers Announcements
11/23/2009 Aerosol Can Safety General Lab Safety
11/05/2009 Unclutter Your Corridors General Lab Safety
05/20/2009 Disinfectants General Lab Safety
04/17/2009 Biomedical Waste Disposal Guide Announcements
03/27/2009 Regulated Medical Waste Biosafety
03/06/2009 EPA Audit - Are You Ready? Announcements
03/06/2009 Aerosol Alert Announcements
01/29/2009 EPA Compliance Toolkit Announcements
12/24/2008 Ultraviolet Radiation General Lab Safety
12/09/2008 Fire Safety & Prevention General Lab Safety
10/09/2008 Emergency Procedures General Lab Safety
04/14/2008 Emergency Exits General Lab Safety
02/01/2008 Emergency Eyewash Testing General Lab Safety
01/01/2008 Report "chemicals of interest" Announcements
01/01/2008 Reporting Unusual Research Hazards Announcements
10/01/2007 Use of Open Flames in Biosafety Cabinets/Tissue Culture Hoods Biosafety
06/21/2007 Accident Investigation General Lab Safety
07/20/2007 No gloves General Lab Safety
01/01/2007 Use and Storage of Compressed Gas Cylinders Announcements
12/01/2006 "Tax Free" Ethyl Alcohol Usage and Accountability Chemical Safety
11/01/2006 Using your autoclave safely General Lab Safety
09/01/2006 Drain Disposal Chemical Safety
02/01/2004 CDC "An Ounce of Prevention" Handwashing Lab Equipment Safety
06/04/2002 2002 ed. of the Chemical Safety and Waste Management Manual Chemical Safety
01/07/2002 Proper Use and Care of the Biosafety Cabinet Lab Equipment Safety
09/19/2001 Fume Hood Safety Lab Equipment Safety
08/03/2001 Announcing Online Bloodborne Pathogen Training Announcements
5/09/2001 Laboratory Stretching Exercises Helpful Lab Information
04/30/2001 Laboratory Ergonomics Helpful Lab Information
04/09/2001 EPA Update on Hazardous Chemical Waste Disposal Chemical Safety
02/16/2001 Making Sense Out of Chemical Storage Chemical Safety
01/23/2001 Work Area Orientation Checklist for Laboratories General Lab Safety
12/11/2000 Spill Response General Lab Safety
08/29/2000 Training Record: Spills General Lab Safety