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UAB employees are required to take training to fulfill regulatory requirements and to prove understanding of proper practices. A record of training for each employee is required to be kept on file.

What Training Do I Need?

Login to the EH&S Training Decision Tree to help determine the EH&S training course(s) you need to complete. Information provided is determined by your Blazer ID. Lab personnel, please see the EH&S Training Chart for help on which training to take.

See also the training matrix below.

flag redPlease note that the Occupational Medicine Form and the date are listed as a part of this training decision tree. However, because the information is protected by HIPAA, we do not list it here at this time.

If you need more information about your Occupational Medicine Form, please contact EH&S.

Training Matrix

If You:

You Need:

How Often:

Are a UAB employee who chooses to ship a package using dry ice BIO200 - Shipping with Dry Ice Every 2 years, or if regulations change
Are a UAB employee who handles or offers for transport a Biological Substances, Category B substance BIO201 - Shipping Category B, Infectious Substances Every 2 years, or if regulations change
Are a UAB employee who handles, or offers for transport, a Biological Substances, Category A substance BIO202 - Shipping Category A, Infectious Substances Every 2 years, or if regulations change
Generate, handle, pack, sign for the pickup of, or operate a transport vehicle for medical waste in research laboratories at UAB  BIO301L – Medical Waste Management for Labs Every 3 years, or if regulations change
Work in a laboratory that uses BSL1 or BSL2 containment, practices, or procedures BIO303 - Basic Biosafety Once
Use a biosafety cabinet, fume hood, or clean air station, it is recommended BIO304 - Biosafety Cabinets & Fume Hoods Once
Are involved in research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules BIO305: NIH Guidelines for Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules Once
Are a UAB employee with the potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens in your workplace environment BIO500 - Bloodborne Pathogens Annually
Generate, handle, pack or sign for the pickup of hazardous chemical waste in research laboratories at UAB CS055 - Hazardous Waste Handling and Packing Annually
Handle, store, pack and/or manifest universal waste CS056 - Handling, Storing, Packing, & Manifesting Universal Waste Once
Work in a lab that uses chemicals CS101 - Chemical Safety Once, annual refresher recommended
Use controlled substances in research, teaching, and/or veterinary care at UAB and/or are a PI that will be applying for a Controlled Substance Use Authorization (CSUA) Number CS245 - Using Controlled Substances in Research, Teaching, and Veterinary Care Once, or if regulations change
Use, store, or disposed of pyrophoric/water reactive chemicals at UAB CS305 - Working Safely with Pyrophoric Chemicals at UAB Every 2 years
Operate a UAB car or van as part of your regular duties (does not apply to police) DD101 - Defensive Driving Training Within 30 days of hire then every 2 years
Handle oil products ES001 - Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Annually
Are a building administrator and/or department head, or their designees GS400 - Building Life Safety Once
Operate or go up in scissor lifts as part of your regular duties GS600 - Scissor Lift Safety Policy Once
Operate a golf cart HS001 - UAB Golf/Utility Cart Operation Program Once
Required for all lab personnel, recommended for everyone HS200 - Hazard Communication Once
Work around nanomaterials HS250 - Safe Handling of Nanomaterials at UAB Once
Work with or around anything considered a sharp HS255 - Working Safely with Sharps Once
Would like to participate in an in-depth review of laboratory safety practices, UAB policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, as well as legal and liability issues LSW2001 - Laboratory Safety Workshop  
Strongly recommended for individuals working with or around hazardous materials or substances OHS101 - Using PPE in the Laboratory  
Strongly recommended for all UAB Faculty, Staff, and Students OHS102 - COVID-19: Methods of Protection During a Pandemic  
Handle, use, and/or transport compressed gas cylinders OHS200 - Managing Compressed Gas Cylinders  
Use or handle Radioactive Materials (RM); maintain records associated with RM use, handling, transfer, disposal, storage, etc.; or work in an area that is in very close proximity to spaces where RM are used, handled, received, transferred, disposed of, stored, etc.  RS102 - Radiation Safety Initial Training Sessions Once, with a refresher every 5 years
Work with radioisotopes as a part of your job, or are a Licensee or Alternate RS103 - Radiation Safety Refresher Course Every 5 years
Wish to become a UAB Radioactive Materials (RM) Licensee who oversees the conduct of RM use, handling, transfer, disposal, storage, etc., under that respective license RS104 - Radiation Safety Licensure & Management Course Once
If you handle, pack, or manifest radioactive waste materials. RS105 - Radiation Safety Waste Handling & Packing Once
Work in a lab, maintenance, ARP, UAB Police, environmental services, or groundskeeping UAB Employee Health Initially AND every 2 years OR as determined by EH&S Employee Health