EHS Courses

EH&S Training List

Course Name Course Code Requirement Frequency Description
12-15 Passenger Van Training Online assessment available after prerequisites met
UF_EHS870
Initial Required for all department-approved operators of UF owned, leased, or non-owned 15 passenger vans, and must be completed prior to operating a 15 passenger van. Requires approval of department and EH&S and an online assessment.  15 Passenger Van Policy. Email vantraining@ehs.ufl.edu for enrollment request.
Aerial-Lift Training UF_EHS849 Required at least every two years for any individual assigned job duties involving an aerial lift. Email Tom Ladun for details.
Asbestos & Lead Awareness Online Class
UF_EHS800
Initial & Annual Required annually for all maintenance personnel with the potential to come into contact with asbestos-containing material during their normal work assignment. Email Tom Ladun for details.
Active Shooter Training UF_DEM827 How to Respond to an Active Shooter Situation and Law Enforcement’s Response Techniques. Contact University Police Department for department specific training.
BEC Fire Extinguisher Training UF_DEM828 Overview for Building Emergency Coordinators of basic fire safety, as well as guidance on proper use of a fire extinguisher. Includes Classroom instruction and hands-on fire extinguisher training in an outdoor setting. Contact Department of Emergency Management for department-specific live class.
Biomedical Waste Training Online course
UF_EHS851
Initial & Annual Required upon hire and annually thereafter for all UF faculty and staff who generate biomedical waste. Training is required by State of Florida law. Email Biosafety Office for details.
BBP/BMW Training
(Clinical Audience)
Online course
UF_EHS850C
Initial & Annual Content specific for work in the Clinical Setting. Required upon hire and annually thereafter for all faculty and staff who may come into contact with human blood or other potentially infectious materials. This course satisfies the Biomedical Waste training requirement (there is no need to take UF_EH&S851). Visit the Bloodborne Pathogen Program or Email Biosafety Office for details.
BBP/BMW Training
(General Audience)
Online course
UF_EHS850G
Initial & Annual Content specific for work in the General Setting. Required upon hire and annually thereafter for all faculty and staff who may come into contact with human blood or other potentially infectious materials. This course satisfies the Biomedical Waste training requirement (there is no need to take UF_EH&S851). Visit the Bloodborne Pathogen Program or Email Biosafety Office for details.
BBP/BMW Training
(Dental Audience)
Online course
UF_EHS850D
Initial & Annual Content specific for work in the College of Dentistry. Required upon hire and annually thereafter for all faculty and staff who may come into contact with human blood or other potentially infectious materials. This course satisfies the Biomedical Waste training requirement (there is no need to take UF_EH&S851). Visit the Bloodborne Pathogen Program or Email Biosafety Office for details.
BBP/BMW Training
(BBP Trng Coords)
Online course
UF_EHS850T
Initial & Annual Content specific for BBP Training Coordinators. Email Biosafety Office for details.
Bomb Threat Guidelines for BEC Online course
UF_EHS824
  Guidelines for UF Building Emergency Coordinators (BECs) on handling bomb threats. Contact Department of Emergency Management for department-specific live class.
Chemical Hygiene Plan Online course
UF_EHS861
Initial Required for anyone working or supervising work in a laboratory setting where chemicals are used.
Confined Space Entry UF_EHS837 Initial & Annual Required annually for any maintenance worker required to enter a confined space as part of their work assignment. Email Tom Ladun for details.
Controlled Substances Online course
UF_EHS900
Initial & Every Three Years Required for anyone working or supervising work with DEA controlled substances.
Disruptive Building Occupants UF_EHS822 Provides information to Building Emergency Coordinators on recognizing disruptive, disturbing or troubled building occupants. Contact Department of Emergency Management for department-specific live class.
Diver Training Live Class Provides training to achieve completion of the 100 hours required for the Scientific Diver classification.
Emergency Shelter Management Online
UF_EHS826
Overview of UF policies and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster or other emergency. Contact Department of Emergency Management for more information.
Excavation & Trenching Safety UF_EHS812 UF policy and hazards related to excavation work, work practices and selection of protective systems and methods of evaluating the site and of conducting inspections. Email Tom Ladun for details.
Fall Protection Training UF_EHS813 Required for employees who may be exposed to fall hazards to recognize the hazards and procedures to follow to minimize the hazards. Email Tom Ladun for details.
Fire Safety for BECs Online course
UF_EHS823
Appropriate actions for UF Building Emergency Coordinators (BECs) to take during a fire alarm activation along with fire safety issues. Contact Department of Emergency Management for department-specific live class.
Forklift Instructor Training UF_EHS835 Completion qualifies participants to train, evaluate and certify others who are assigned to operate forklifts. Email Melissa Crowder for information on how completion is recorded in myTraining.
Forklift Training UF_EHS839 Initial & Every Three Years Required initially and every three years thereafter for anyone assigned to operate a forklift as part of their duties. Completion includes written and practical skills exam. Email Melissa Crowder for department-specific live class.
General Biosafety Training Online Course
UF_EHS853
Initial Anyone working with or near synthetic/recombinant nucleic acids, infectious agents, biological toxins must complete this training.
Hazard Communication Training Online Course
UF_EHS814
Initial Hazard Communication Program explanation of labeling system and material safety data sheets. For participants handling chemicals in a non-lab setting.
Hazardous Energy Control UF_EHS844 Initial & Annual Hazardous Energy Control (Lock out/Tag out) Policy requires initial and annual training for affected employees, supervisors and principal investigators. Email Tom Ladun for details.
Hazardous Waste Management Online course
UF_EHS809
Initial & Annual Required initially and annually for all employees who generate or manage hazardous waste in labs and satellite areas on UF’s main campus as well as at IFAS Research and Education Centers (UF_EHS809A_OLT). Email Matt Doty for more details.
Hazardous Waste: Building Services UF_EHS810 Initial & Annual Required upon hire and annually thereafter for custodial staff working in UF’s Building Services. Email Matt Doty for details.
Hazardous Waste: Facilities / Vehicle Maintenance UF_EHS811 Initial & Annual Required upon hire and annually thereafter for all maintenance staff working in the Physical Plant Division (with the exception of the Building Services Department), Housing, and on-campus IFAS facilities. Provides a general awareness of how to properly manage and dispose of a wide variety of products, such as paints, solvents, adhesives, oil, and fuel. Email Matt Doty for details.
Hearing Conservation Training Online course
UF_EHS838
Initial & Annual Required of all employees who are participants of the UF Hearing Conservation Program. Email Melissa Crowder for department-specific live class.
Heat Stress Training Online course
UF_EHS819
Initial & Annual Reviews of hazards of working in high heat, how to recognize and avoid heat-related illnesses and procedures for performing first aid. Also includes off-duty situations that may increase the risk of heat-related illnesses while at work. Email Melissa Crowder for department-specific live class.
Hot Work Awareness Training UF_EHS815 Initial How to recognize and avoid potential fire hazards associated with work involving welding, cutting, brazing and other tasks involving use of open flame. Email Tom Ladun for details.
Hot Work Supervisory Training UF_EHS816 Initial General hot work awareness, hot work permit requirements and fire protection. Hot Work Supervisors Certificate requires at least 70% on competency test. Email Tom Ladun for details.
Indoor Air Quality Training UF_EHS817 Recommended for maintenance staff responsible for identification and remediation of problems related to mold and other indoor conditions resulting in health and comfort-based concerns. Email Tom Ladun for details.
Introduction to BEC Training Online course
UF_EHS821
Newly appointed Building Emergency Coordinators gain basic understanding of functions and responsibilities in BEC role. Contact Department of Emergency Management for department-specific live class.
Ladder Safety Training UF_EHS818 Recognition of hazards related to ladders including proper use, care in handling and maximum intended load-carrying capacities of ladders. Call EH&S at 352-392-1591 for department-specific live class.
Laser Safety Online course UF_EHS833 Initial The purpose of the Laser Safety Program is to provide guidance for use of regulated lasers and laser systems, and to provide references for those who wish to learn more about the safe use of lasers.
Liquid Nitrogen Training Online Course
UF_EHS866
Recommended This course is designed to provide an overview of cryogen use in research laboratories specifically for the use of liquid nitrogen.
Local Weather Hazards for BECs Online course
UF_EHS825
Designed for UF Building Emergency Coordinators (BECs) and covers local weather hazards. Coordinated by Environmental Health & Safety and presented by a meteorologist with the National Weather Service-Jacksonville. Contact Department of Emergency Management for department-specific live class.
New Researcher Overview of EH&S Online course
UF_EHS863
Recommended Designed for UF principal investigators, lab managers and lab staff for overview of EH&S resources and programs that support all elements of laboratory safety.
Radiation Safety Short Course Online Course
UF_EHS830
Initial Required for individuals working with radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment. Requires on-line assessment for completion certificate. Email Cathy Sharp for enrollment.
Respiratory Protection: UPD UF_EHS840 Initial & Annual Designed for University Police Officers. Required initially and annually and includes respirator fit testing. UF’s Respiratory Protection Program requires initial and annual 1) medical clearance, 2) training and 3) fit testing. Email Tom Ladun for details.
Resp Prot: Online Tight Fit  Online course
UF_EHS843
Initial & Annual Designed for faculty and staff required to wear a tight-fitting respirator as part of their job duties. Required initially and annually. In addition to this online course, participants must contact Environmental Health & Safety to make a fit test appointment. UF’s Respiratory Protection Program requires initial and annual tight-fitting 1) medical clearance, 2) training and 3) fit testing. Additional information: Respiratory Protection Policy or email respirators@ehs.ufl.edu for a fit test appointment.
Resp Prot: Online N95 Online course
UF_EHS846
Initial & Annual Designed for individuals required to wear an N95 respirator as part of their job duties. Required initially and annually. In addition to this online course, participants must contact Environmental Health and Safety to make a fit test appointment. UF’s Respiratory Protection Program requires initial N95 1) medical clearance, 2) training and 3) fit testing; annual 1) training and 2) fit testing. Additional information: Respiratory Protection Policy or email respirators@ehs.ufl.edu for a fit test appointment.
Safe Lifting in the Workplace UF_EHS841 Instruction on how to properly lift heavy objects encountered in various workplace environments. Covers dangers of back injuries caused by inappropriate lifting techniques. Email Tom Ladun for department-specific live class.
Shipping and Transport of Biological Materials Online course
UF_EHS852
Initial & Every two years Required for all individuals involved in transport of dangerous goods or preparation of dangerous goods for transport. Please email the Biosafety Office for enrollment in course. Include your First Name, Last Name and UFID number.
Tractor Safety Online course
UF_EHS820_OLT
Initial & Annual Required for all employees who operate an agricultural tractor and covers operating practices and any other practices specific to the work environment. Email Melissa Crowder for department-specific live class.