Research Laboratory Environment Training Courses

Below are the environmental health & safety training courses required for all employees in the Research Laboratory environment.  Job categories include Students, Faculty, Principal Investigators, etc.  Supervisors should ensure all personnel have received training.

Click the links below to start your training session.  You will need to login using your NinerNet credentials.  If you’re having trouble accessing an online course, contact the IT Service desk at 704-687-5500 or help@uncc.edu.

Training Course

Course Description

Registration Link

New Employee Safety Orientation and/or EHS Orientation Form
(1 Hour)

The New Employee Safety Orientation course will provide an introduction to UNC Charlotte’s EHS program, general compliance requirements and injury prevention resources.

Human Resources
Classroom

OR Contact EHS

Building Emergency Evacuation Plans
(30 Minutes)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require employers to develop emergency evacuation plans and train employees. This self-study course will provide directions for the safe evacuation of University buildings and safe assemble points. Self-Study Module

Back Safety and Injury Prevention
(30 Minutes)

This course will provide information regarding job-specific hazards, safe work practices, and ergonomics.

COURSE ID #: esh_sah_a23_sh_enus
Online Module

Slips, Trips and Falls
(1 Hour)

Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of injury on UNC Charlotte’s campus. This course will provide employees with the ability to recognize and prevent slip, trip, and fall hazards and to address the key components of ladder safety.

COURSE ID #: esh_sah_b32_sh_enus

Online Module

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
(1 Hour)

This course will describe the proper use of the various types of PPE commonly found in general industry, identify the level of protection that a user is provided when wearing specific types of PPE, and discuss the general maintenance and care techniques used for various types of PPE.

COURSE ID #: esh_sah_a17_sh_enus

Online Module

OR Contact EHS

Chemical Hygiene/Laboratory Safety
(2 Hours)

This course will provide employees with a basic understanding of diverse safety and health hazards related to the laboratory work environments.  The course will also identify general requirements of the Laboratory Safety Standard, recognize the importance of a Chemical Hygiene Plan in your workplace, define the purpose of a Material Safety Data Sheet/Safety Data Sheet, describe safety guidelines specific to laboratory fire and burn hazards, and identify general emergency guidelines to be followed in the laboratory.

COURSE ID #: esh_sah_a85_sh_enus

Online Module 

OR Contact EHS

REQUIRED BASED ON SPECIFIC JOB TASK

Bloodborne Pathogens
(1 Hour Annual)

This course will provide employees with a basic understanding of bloodborne pathogens, common modes of transmission, methods of prevention, and what to do if an exposure occurs. Information presented will help minimize serious health risks to persons who may have personal exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials in the workplace.

COURSE ID #: esh_sah_b19_sh_enus

Online Module

OR Contact EHS

Respiratory Protection
(1 Hour Annual)

This course will provide employees with basic understanding in how to identify the hazards of airborne contaminants, identify and use appropriate respiratory protection, recognize the limitations and capabilities of respirators in our workplace, and inspect, maintain, and store respirators. Contact EHS

Hazardous Waste Management
(45 Minutes)

The Hazardous Waste Management training course will cover hazardous waste management practices, major components of the University Hazardous Waste Contingency Plan, types of hazardous waste, labeling and hazardous waste pickup requests. This training module will give you a good understanding of the program and its requirements.

COURSE ID #: _scorm12_sppubuncc_06

Online Module

OR Contact EHS

Compressed Gas Cylinders
(1 Hour)

This course is designed to familiarize employees with the hazards of compressed gases, cylinder markings, special storage, usage, and handling precautions necessary in order to control the hazards and identify transportation requirements.  Contact EHS

Radiation Producing Devices (45 Minutes)

This course is intended for radiation workers handling x-ray and other ionizing radiation producing devices. Topics covered include: Fundamentals of Radiation, Units, Biological Effects, ALARA, Dosimetry, Dose Limits, Forms, Required Postings and Emergency Procedures.

COURSE ID #: _scorm12_sppubuncc_01

Online Module

OR Contact EHS

Fire Extinguisher
(1 Hour Annual)

This course will address how to prevent fires and recognize fire hazards. It will also discuss what actions to take in the event of a fire, including hands-on proper use of portable fire extinguishers. Contact EHS

Radionuclide Safety
(1 Hour)

This course covers the UNC Charlotte Radiation Safety Program and is designed for initial users of radioactive materials (RAM) in laboratories. This course can also serve as a refresher course. Course objectives include regulatory requirements, fundamental safe work practices, waste management, emergency procedures, and security of RAM.

COURSE ID #: _scorm12_sppubuncc_07
Online Module

Laser Safety Training
(1 Hour)

This one-hour course is designed to provide awareness of the fundamentals of Class 3B (moderate) and 4 (high-power) lasers or laser systems. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to: discuss what a laser is and how a laser works, name the types and classes of lasers, describe non-beam laser hazards, recall the biological effects of a laser on the human body, and identify types of control measures.

COURSE ID #: SAH0449 

Online Module

OR Contact EHS

Please contact the EHS office if you need assistance with scheduling a safety training session for your employees.