The Aerial/Scissor Lift course is strictly a safety course. Before taking the course you should ensure you have had operators training and that you understand the specific lift you operate. Please check with your supervisor or campus safety if you have questions before proceeding with the course. We recommend you take this course every 3 years or more frequently depending upon accident history, or if there is a need for new hires.

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.

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.

Who Should Complete This Course?

The Hazard Communication Program covers all UAB Employees (including Faculty, Staff, and Other Employees) on campus. The Chemical Hygiene Plan includes anyone working in a laboratory. The Hazard Communication Plan applies to any hazardous material, which is known to be present in the workplace in such a manner that employees may be exposed under normal conditions or of use in a foreseeable emergency. This Plan is also applicable to employees involved in work operations where employees only handle chemicals in sealed containers, which are not opened under normal conditions. Regulatory Agencies require this training as a part of your Right-To-Understand.

EH&S performs workstation ergonomic evaluations upon request. These evaluations are written in a report and sent to the employee’s department as a recommendation. It is up to the individual department to determine their needs and expense allocation. Additionally, occupational medicine can be consulted depending upon the need and concern of the employees and their affiliated departments. However, the links below may be used to learn more about ergonomics (the study of people's efficiency in their working environment) and how to evaluate a workstation based on guidelines set forth by NIOSH and OSHA.

Who should complete this course?

Are you responsible for handling, using, or transporting compressed gas cylinders? If so, this training course is required. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.

The Powered Lift Truck course is strictly a safety course. Before taking the course you should ensure you have had operators training and that you understand the specific lift you operate. Please check with your supervisor or campus safety if you have questions before proceeding with the course. We recommend you take this course every 3 years or more frequently depending upon accident history, or if there is a need for new hires.

The shop safety training course is designed to provide all engineering students, as well as certain university groups on overall shop safety practices. It is recommended all groups who work within a work- shop capacity take this training to become more familiar with shop specific hazards and overall safety practices.