Health and Safety Classes


Certain job classifications require that you complete health and safety classes. Most of these courses are held on the university campus and offered by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety on an as-needed basis, at no charge to you or your department. We also offer several online training options.

Online Training Courses Offered:

Online Chemical Hygiene Training for Laboratory Employees:

Online Biosafety Training:

Online Automated Chemical Inventory Database (ACID) Training:


Online Hazard Communication 2012/GHS Training for Non-laboratory Employees:

Online Field Safety Training:

Additional Online Trainings: 



Training Offered by Request


Autoclave Training—The proper use of autoclaves and how to conduct quality control procedures.

Basic Biosafety—One-time class required for employees working in areas classified as Biosafety Levels 1-3.

Biosafety Cabinet Hands-On—Strongly recommended for Biosafety Cabinet users, this class provides information on exposure prevention methods.

Bloodborne Pathogens Initial—Required for employees who can reasonably anticipate exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials during employment.

Chemical-Specific Training – Designed to cover safe handling of chemicals with special hazards such as Hydrofluoric Acid, Methylene Chloride, etc.

Compressed Gas Safety—Information on the proper use, storage, and safety precautions of using compressed gas.

Confined Space—Required for any employee who will enter confined spaces during employment. Class material contains information on definitions, classification, atmospheric testing, protective equipment, and regulatory requirements.

DOT Hazmat Shipping—Required every three years for employees shipping or receiving DOT-designated hazardous materials or dangerous goods.

Functional Hazmat Shipping—Required every two years for employees packing or shipping hazardous materials or dangerous goods.

Hazardous Waste Management—Required for any employee generating hazardous waste in a laboratory or non-laboratory environment.

Hearing Conservation—Required for employees who are exposed to noise at or above the OSHA action level. This class discusses types of hazardous noise and safetyprecautions.

IATA/ICOA Hazmat Shipping—Required every two years for employees shipping or receiving IATA-designated hazardous materials or dangerous goods.

Indoor Air Quality for Building Managers—Information for building managers, operations, and maintenance personnel on procedures and resources for IAQ issues.

Ionizing Radiation-Isotopes—Intended for ancillary personnel working in areas where isotopes are used or stored.

Ionizing Radiation-X-ray—Information about protective measures for employees working with or around X-ray producing equipment.

Job Safety Analysis—Information for supervisors on procedures for JSAs, and other resources.

Lockout/Tagout—Required for employees who will service or maintain machines and equipment during which unexpected energization or release of stored energy may occur.

Non-Ionizing Radiation-Laser—Required for employees who work with Class IIIB or IV lasers.

RCRA Hazardous Waste Accumulation—Required for employees storing hazardous waste in a laboratory or non-laboratory environment.

Respiratory Protection—Required for employees who will wear respiratory protection, and contains information on respiratory hazards and respirator selection, fit, and use.

Select Agent Procedures—Required annually for any employee working with select agents, and includes information on safe handling and required procedures.

Select Agent Security—Required annually for any employee working with select agent to review security procedures for select agents.

Supervisory Training Roles—Recommended for any employee in supervisory positions at the university who wants to learn more about resources, required procedures, and responsibilities with respect to health and safety.


If you have questions about which classes you need, check with your supervisor, or contact us.