Who should complete this course?

If you are responsible for generating, handling, or signing for the removal of medical waste at UAB, it is required you complete this training course every three years (or if regulations change). The focus of this course is on medical waste generated or handled in research labs or areas. This course meets the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) training requirements for anyone offering medical waste to a contractor for transport from UAB facilities. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.

flag redNOTE: Hospital medical waste training is conducted at orientation and via a classroom setting. Please contact Hospital Safety for the schedule.

Registration: If you are a UAB Campus Employee, go to the Campus Learning System to complete this training course. If you are an Academic Student, follow these registration instructions.
To access transcripts, log into Learning Locker.

Course Objectives:

After this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify and classify medical waste.
2. Demonstrate how to handle and pack medical waste.
3. Mark and label medical waste.
4. Follow safety guidelines to avoid any accidents or injuries.
5. Sign the Medical Waste Manifest.

Below you will find reference material and job aids to assist you in shipping Category B Infectious Substances. 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.