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.

Training Requirements for Employees

Click the link above to find training requirements by job type, course descriptions, and registration information. 

EH&S Training Calendar 

Click the link above to view a calendar of lecture-style classes and their descriptions.

EH&S Online Training Portal

Visit the Training Portal to log in and self-enroll in one or more of the following courses:

  • Aerial and Scissor Lift Safety
  • Asbestos Hazard Awareness
  • Back Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Biosafety Cabinets
  • Biosafety Introduction
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fume Hood Safety
  • Hand and Power Tool Safety
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Laboratory Safety (Modules Include: Laboratory Safety, Laboratory Safety - Analyzing Hazards, Laboratory Safety - Developing and Using Controls, Laboratory Safety - Working Safely, and Risk Assessment)
  • Ladder Safety
  • Laser Safety
  • Lead Hazard Awareness
  • Lock-out/Tag-out
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Personal Fall Arrest
  • Personal Protective Equipment Fundamentals
  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety
  • 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
  • Respiratory Protection

Contact Al Simpson (901.678.4672) or Ashley Koehler (901.678.2740) if you have questions or need assistance with this training.

Training Topics and Contacts

Biological Safety

Bloodborne Pathogens

Contact Eric Swauncy (901.678.1625) with questions about blood borne pathogen training.

Chemical Safety

Hazard Communication (Hazardous Chemical Right-to-Know) Training

Hazardous Material Transportation 

Contact Erik Tyge (901.678.2044) with questions about chemical safety training.

Environmental Compliance

Hazardous Waste Management

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures

Storm Water Pollution Prevention

Contact Erik Tyge (901.678.2044) to schedule environmental compliance training.

Fire Safety

Fire Extinguisher Training

Crowd Management

Contact Tom Eadie (901.678.4671) to discuss fire safety training.

Laboratory Safety

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.

Video Library

Please contact EH&S (901.678.5700) to check out videos.