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Bloodborne Pathogens, Tuberculosis, Latex Allergy, and Biomedical Waste

This session provides information on the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, primarily HIV and HBV. Learn how to protect against infection and procedures for post-exposure medical evaluation.

Who should attend? Mandatory for all persons having potential occupational exposure to human blood or most human body fluids, unfixed human tissue, or laboratory or animal material contaminated with HIV or HBV.

Please see the Biosafety Office training page for details on how to complete this training.


This training presents best practices for general laboratory safety and outlines the risk assessment process when handling hazardous chemicals, chemical waste and its disposal, laboratory ventilation, chemical spill kits and personal protective equipment. It educates the audience in the compliance process with all applicable regulations, standards, and guidelines.

Who should attend? Anyone working in an academic or research laboratory.

Please see the Biosafety Office training page for details on how to complete this training.


Leader: Christine Daley      Training Time: 1 hour
This session provides a basic understanding of general fire hazards, the safety precautions to take, how to use a fire extinguisher and evacuation procedures.

Who should attend? Offered to all employees.

To register for the Fire Safety CBL Module, please visit  Email Christine Daley at to schedule practical fire extinguisher training.

Shipping of Dangerous Goods Training

This training will prepare the audience to properly pack, label, document, and complete the shipping process per IATA Dangerous Goods and US Department of Transportation regulations. It will specifically teach the shipping of biological agents as either Biological Agents Category B and/or Infectious Substances Affecting Humans. It will help you to differentiate between category A and B Infectious Agents and provide information on the entire shipping process.

This training is required for all employees involved in the shipment by (land, ocean, or air) of Infectious Substances or samples that contain potentially infectious material such as: blood, tissue, and human or animal body fluids as well as for those employees involved in the shipment of any substance or articles that may be considered dangerous (examples include chemicals, paints, batteries, etc.)

Please see the Biosafety Office training page for details on how to complete this training.


This training outlines the risk assessment process on how to work safely with infectious and potentially infectious agents while at the same time complying with existing regulations, standards, and guidelines. The analysis of all applicable agent specific risk factors is used to determine and assign risk groups and appropriate biosafety level to agents.  It also offers useful recommendations in developing a risk management process through laboratory design, safety equipment and good laboratory practices.

Who should attend? All laboratory personnel working with biological agents.

Please see the Biosafety Office training page for details on how to complete this training.


This session is designed to train all individuals associated with laser operations for research and/or medical use (surgery and/or treatment). 

Who should attend? Anyone associated with laser operations.

To register for this training visit or contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 305-243-3400.


Presenter: Raul Garcia-Casariego, CSP, CHMM      Training Time: 1 - 8 hours

Who should attend? Physical Plant and Telecommunications employees.

To schedule a training appointment, please call 305-243-3400.