Who is required to take this course?

Do you work in a biological research laboratory? If so, this course is strongly recommended for a one-time completion; however, if there are significant changes in regulations, training is required to be completed again. This course will provide information on performing a detailed biological risk assessment, defining biosafety levels, and implementation of biological containment. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.

Who should complete this course?

Does your work require the use of a Biosafety Cabinet (BSC), Fume Hood, or Clean-Air Station? If so, it is strongly recommended you complete this training course. This course helps users understand the differences between the types of ventilation equipment, their uses, restrictions, protections, as well as how to protect the health and safety of the user. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.

Who is required to take this course?

The goal of this course is to help Principal Investigator’s (PI) and Laboratory Staff know and understand their roles and responsibilities as it pertains to the NIH Guidelines and the Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA). This course satisfies the training requirement outlined in the NIH Guidelines. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.

Who should complete this course?

This course is designed to train UAB Campus Employees on the principles and requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Standard. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.


flag redHospital and clinical staff should receive training addressing their specific unit's exposure control and incident response plans, which differ from those outlined in this course.

Who should complete this course?

Do you handle harmful chemicals during your work? If so, it is required to complete this training course every two years (or if regulations change). UAB’s Chemical Safety Training (CS101) is based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Laboratory Standard. The goal of the Laboratory Standard is to educate employees about the potentially hazardous chemicals in their area and how to minimize exposure. This course provides information on identifying risks associated with hazardous chemicals, minimizing exposure, labeling, and inventory requirements, and the correct procedures to respond to emergencies. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.

Who should complete this course?

Are you a Principal Investigator (PI) applying for a Controlled Substance Use Authorization (CSUA) Number? Are you using controlled substances in research, teaching, or veterinary care at UAB? If yes to either of these questions, you are required to complete this training course. If any regulations change, the training is required to be repeated.

Who should complete this course?

Does your work require the use of pyrophoric chemicals? If so, it is required to complete this training course every two years (or if regulations change). The ultimate goal of this training is advising the campus community on using, storing, and disposing of pyrophoric and water-reactive chemicals in a manner minimizing risks to personnel, facilities, and environment. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.

Who should complete this course?

Do you work with nanomaterials? If so, this training course is required. This course aims at teaching anyone working with or around nanomaterials at UAB how to work safely, stay healthy, and protect others. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request. 

Who should complete this course?

The Laboratory Safety Workshop is designed to offer an in-depth review of laboratory safety practices, UAB Policies, and Procedures, regulatory compliance, as well as legal and liability issues to Laboratory Managers, Supervisors, and Science Educators. UAB’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) will provide in-depth discussions and hands-on training on biosafety, chemical safety, hazardous waste, emergency response, use and maintenance of equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Who should complete this course?

This training is strongly recommended for individuals working with or around hazardous materials or substances. This course covers conducting a hazard assessment, choosing the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and correctly using, maintaining, or disposing of PPE. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.

Who should complete this course?

This training is strongly recommended for all UAB Faculty, Staff, and Students. This training is designed to briefly discuss the CDC Recommendation for wearing a cloth face covering during the COVID-19 Pandemic. A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.