Training is an essential element in maintaining a safe and healthful workplace, protecting the environment, and meeting regulatory requirements. EH&S offers a wide variety of training in multiple formats to meet your needs. Many of these courses are required by government regulations and University policy.
Click the link above to find training requirements by job type, course descriptions, and registration information.
EH&S Online Training Portal
Visit the Training Portal to log in to one of the following courses:
- Aerial and Scissor Lift Safety
- Biosafety Cabinets
- Biosafety Introduction
- Electrical Safety
- Hand and Power Tool Safety
- Hazard Communication
- Laboratory Safety (Modules Include: Laboratory Safety, Laboratory Safety - Analyzing Hazards, Laboratory Safety - Developing and Using Controls, Laboratory Safety - Working Safely, and Risk Assessment)
- Laser Safety
- Personal Fall Arrest
- Powered Industrial Trucks
- Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Radiation Safety (Three Modules: Introduction to Radiation Safety, Handling Radioactive Material, and X-ray Safety)
- Recombinant DNA
Contact Al Simpson (901.678.4672) for access to this training.
Training Topics and Contacts
Contact Eric Swauncy (901.678.1625) with questions about blood borne pathogen training.
Hazard Communication (Hazardous Chemical Right-to-Know) Training
Hazardous Material Transportation
Contact Erik Tyge (901.678.2044) with questions about chemical safety training.
Hazardous Waste Management
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures
Storm Water Pollution Prevention
Contact Erik Tyge (901.678.2044) to schedule environmental compliance training.
Fire Extinguisher Training
Contact Tom Eadie (901.678.4671) to discuss fire safety training.
Laboratory Health & Safety Seminar
Laboratory Ventilation Briefing
Radiation Worker Course
Contact Alton Simpson (901.678.4672) about laboratory safety training.
Other Online Training
A Day in the Lab (A PI's Perspective) - Video courtesy of University of California, San Diego.
Biological Safety Cabinets - Multiple videos courtesy of Nuaire, Inc.
Bloodborne Pathogens - Available from EH&S through e-Courseware. Contact Eric Swauncy (901.678.1625) to enroll.
Dow Lab Safety Academy - This site provides multiple lab safety videos, courtesy of Dow Chemical Company
Experimenting with Danger - Video courtesy of U.S. Chemical Safety Board, details hazards associated with academic research labs.
Fume Hood Tutorial - Learn to use your fume hood properly and understand how the lab ventilation system functions.
Laboratory Glassware Safety - Video courtesy of Corning Glass
Lab Safety Training - Training courtesy of Lab Safety Workspace, includes several course selections.
Mercury Vapor Hazards - The magnitude of mercury vapor emissions from small spills can be easily observed in this video from Bowling Green State University.
Pandemic Preparedness - "Workplace Strategies for Pandemic Preparedness" provides background information, strategies for reducing virus transmission, and other practical information.
Respirator Safety - Free videos from OSHA that discuss respiratory protection and demonstrate how to don, doff, and perform user seal checks on respirators.
Safety Training from Oklahoma State University - OSU offers a broad range of basic training on-line at no charge.
Surgical Masks v. Respirators - Free video from OSHA describing the protective differences between surgical masks and respirators.
Hazardous Materials Training from North Carolina State University - NCSU offers a variety of on-line courses.
Hazardous Waste Management - Available from EH&S through e-Courseware. Contact Jennifer Tichenor (901.678.5700) to enroll.
Hazardous Waste and Underground Storage Tanks - Courtesy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Fire Extinguisher - For hands-on training, please contact Environmental Health & Safety.
Working with Pyrophoric Reagents - Courtesy of University of California, San Diego
Self-paced CD-ROM Training
Biological Safety Cabinets
Laser Safety Orientation
Please contact EH&S (901.678.5700) to schedule an appointment.
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