EHS Courses Available

                                      EH&S Training List

       
Course Name Course Code Requirement Frequency Description
12-15 Passenger Van Training Online assessment available after prerequisites met 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 the department and EH&S and an online assessment of 15 Passenger Van Policy. Email vantraining@ehs.ufl.edu for enrollment requests.
Aerial-Lift Training In-person course

EHS849

or

FST104_ILT/FST106_ILT (Facilities Services Staff ONLY)

Initial & Recommended Every Two (2) Years Required at least every two years for any individual assigned job duties involving an aerial lift or Mobil Elevated Work Platform (MEWP). FST104/FST106 is conducted in-house with facilities services. Email workplacesafety@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Asbestos Awareness Online Course EHS801 Initial & Annual Required annually for all maintenance personnel with the potential to come into contact with asbestos-containing material during their normal work assignment. Contact workplacesafety@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Autoclave Training In-person course Recommended This hands-on course is recommended for anyone who will be operating a departmental autoclave monitored by EH&S. Please contact the Biosafety Office to request autoclave training.
Biomedical Waste Training (Main Campus only) Online course EHS851 Initial & Annual Required upon hire and annually thereafter for all UF faculty and staff who generate biomedical waste. Training is required by the State of Florida. Contact the Biosafety Office at bso@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Bloodborne Pathogens Training

(General Audience)

Online course

EHS850G

Initial & Annual Required upon hire and annually thereafter for all faculty, staff, and students who may come into contact with (or supervise work with) human blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Visit the Bloodborne Pathogen Program or email the Biosafety Office for details.
BBP/BMW Clinical Dentistry Online course

EHS855

Initial & Annual Content specific for work in the College of Dentistry clinical personnel. Required upon hire and annually thereafter for all faculty, staff, and students who may come into contact with human blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) in a clinical setting. This course satisfies the Biomedical Waste training requirement (there is no need to take UF_EHS851_OLT). Contact the Biosafety Office bso@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Chemical Hygiene Plan Online course

EHS869

Initial Required for anyone working or supervising work in a laboratory setting where chemicals are used. Contact labsafety@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Confined Space Entry Both an in-person and online course  EHS805

or

FST105_ILT/FST107_ILT (Facilities Services Staff ONLY)

Initial & Annual Required annually for any maintenance worker required to enter a confined space as part of their work assignment. This course requires in-person and online training. Email workplacesafety@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Crowd Management Online course EHS891 Recommended Recommended for anyone working as a crowd manager. Contact daniel.hickey@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Managing Controlled Substances in Research Laboratories Online course

EHS900

Initial Recommended for anyone working or supervising work with DEA controlled substances. Contact the Biosafety Office bso@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Scientific Diver Training In-person course Initial Provides training to achieve completion of the 100 hours required for the Scientific Diver classification. Email divesafety@ehs.ufl.edu for details.
Excavation & Trenching Safety In-person course

EHS812

Initial – Needed before digging 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 workplacesafety@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Fall Protection Training In-person course

EHS813

Initial & Every Two (2) Years Required for employees who may be exposed to fall hazards to recognize the hazards and procedures to follow to minimize the hazards. Email workplacesafety@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Fire Extinguisher/Safety Training In-person and online course

EHS827

Recommended This class will prepare you with the basic knowledge of fire, the types of fire extinguishers, and how to safely use a fire extinguisher. Contact daniel.hickey@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Forklift Training In-person course EHS839 Initial & Every Three (3) 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 workplacesafety@ehs.ufl.edu for department-specific live class.
Gator TRACS Tutorial In-person (Zoom)

EHS883

Recommended This course covers step-by-step instructions on how to complete LATCH assessments, build lab rosters, track training, view inspection reports and close corrective actions. It is recommended for all new Lab Managers and Principal Investigators or for anyone who needs a refresher on how to navigate the Gator TRACS platform. Contact gator-tracs@ufl.edu for more information.
General Biosafety Training Online course

EHS853

Initial Required for anyone working with or supervising work with synthetic/recombinant nucleic acids, infectious agents, biological toxins must complete this training. Contact the Biosafety Office bso@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Hazard Communication Training Online Course

EHS814

or

FST114 (Facilities Services Staff ONLY)

Initial The Hazard Communication Program ensures that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified, and that information concerning the classified hazards is transmitted to employers and employees. The transmittal of information is accomplished by means of comprehensive hazard communication programs, which includes container labeling and other forms of warning, safety data sheets and employee training. Required for participants handling chemicals in a non-lab setting. Contact labsafety@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Hazardous Energy Control In-person course

EHS844

Initial & Annual Hazardous Energy Control (Lock out/Tag out) Policy requires initial and annual training for affected employees, supervisors and principal investigators.
Hazardous Waste Management Online course

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). Contact Hazardous Waste Mangement hwm@ehs.ufl.edu for details.
Hazardous Waste: Building Services In-person course EHS810

or

FST110_OLT (Facilities Services Staff ONLY)

Initial & Annual Required upon hire and annually thereafter for custodial staff working in UF’s Building Services. Contact Hazardous Waste Management hwm@ehs.ufl.edu for details.
Hazardous Waste: Facilities/ Vehicle Maintenance In-person course 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. Contact Hazardous Waste Management hwm@ehs.ufl.edu for details.
Hearing Conservation Training In-person and online course

EHS838

Initial & Annual Required of all employees who are participants of the UF Hearing Conservation Program. Email workplacesafety@ehs.ufl.edu for department-specific live class.
Heat Stress Training In-person and online course

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 workplacesafety@ehs.ufl.edu for department-specific live class.
Hot Work Awareness Training Online course

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. Contact daniel.hickey@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Hydrofluoric Acid Training In-person course

EHS901

Initial & Every Two (2) Years Required for all users of hydrofluoric acid. Contact labsafety@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Indoor Air Quality Training In-person course EHS817 Recommended 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 workplacesafety@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Ladder Safety Training In-person course EHS818 Initial Recognition of hazards related to ladders including proper use, care in handling and maximum intended load-carrying capacities of ladders. Email workplacesafety@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Laser Safety Online course EHS833a Initial Required for users of regulated lasers and laser systems. Contact the Laser Safety Officer lso@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Liquid Nitrogen Training Online Course

EHS866

Recommended This course is designed to provide an overview of cryogen use in research laboratories specifically for the use of liquid nitrogen. Contact the Biosafety Office bso@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
New Researcher Overview of EH&S Online course

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. Contact the Biosafety Office bso@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Off-Site Biomedical Waste Training (BMW) Online Course EHS854 Initial & Annual Required upon hire and annually thereafter for all off-site UF faculty and staff who generate biomedical waste. Training is required by State of Florida. Contact the Biosafety Office bso@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.
Radiation Safety Short Course Online Course EHS830 Initial Required for individuals working with radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment. Requires on-line assessment for completion certificate. Email rso@ehs.ufl.edu for enrollment.
Resp Protection: Online Tight Fit Online course

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 Protection: Online N95 Online course

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 In-person course

EHS841

Recommended Instruction on how to properly lift heavy objects encountered in various workplace environments. Covers dangers of back injuries caused by inappropriate lifting techniques. Email workplacesafety@ehs.ufl.edu for department-specific live class.
Shipping and Transport of Biological Materials Online course

EHS852

Initial & Every Two (2) 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

EHS820

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 workplacesafety@ehs.ufl.edu for department-specific live class.
Waste Anesthetic Gas Online course

EHS884

Initial This course is required for all users of anesthetic gas for animal procedures. Contact the Biosafety Office bso@ehs.ufl.edu for more information.