UAB requires all employees, except UAB police, who operate a UAB vehicle (car or van) as part of his or her regular duties to complete the UAB Defensive Driving online course before operating any UAB vehicle.


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New employees should take the course within 30 days of employment and every two years after that.

This training is intended for building administrators and/or department heads, or their designees, who have responsibility for maintaining a safe work environment. The course takes about 20 minutes and can be paused and restarted if you get interrupted. It is designed to help you recognize and comply with Life Safety Code requirements in the operation of their buildings/departments.

Welcome to the Scissor Lift Safety (GS600) Policy Training Course. This training is for all individuals who operate or go up in scissor lifts as a part of their duties. This course is to provide general basic training, both online and live, so those individuals using scissor lifts will be prepared to work safely in and outdoors in various situations.

Golf/Utility Cart Operation Program at UAB: All utility cart operators must complete Golf-Utility Cart Safety training. Any person currently operating a cart as of the effective date of the program (August 1, 2009) will have 30 days to complete the required training.

It is required for all lab personnel and is recommended for everyone.

It is designed to teach employees:
  • how to recognize hazardous materials in the workplace,
  • where to get information about them,
  • how to read and properly label hazardous materials, and
  • what to do in case of emergencies involving hazardous materials.

Who is Required to Take This Course?
This training is required for anyone who handles, uses, and/or transports compressed gas cylinders.

You will receive credit for this course upon successful completion of the assessment. However, it only counts as partial training.

Supervisors, Managers, and Principal Investigators (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.