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Training Schedule

Lab Safety

Preregistration is not required.

Laboratory safety and compliance training is required by OSHA and the EPA for all laboratory personnel who work in UMass Lowell laboratories that have chemicals and/or generate hazardous waste. All faculty, staff, graduate students, teaching assistants, research assistants, researchers and other paid employees (including undergraduate students who are paid employees) must annually attend an EHS lab safety training session.

This training is offered monthly and allows persons whose certification will expire to attend and keep current their UMass Lowell lab privileges. It is the responsibility of the faculty member who oversees the lab to assure that all workers are EHS lab-trained and certified. For question, please contact Kathi Lamond at 978-934-2746 (internal extension: 4-2746) or email: Kathi Lamond.


Training sessions are held in Room 158 of University Crossing. Get directions to UC using UMass Lowell's interactive Google maps.

September 25Tuesday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3 p.m.
October 11Thursday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3 p.m.
November 5Monday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3 p.m.
December 7Friday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3 p.m.
January 31Thursday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3 p.m.
February 11Monday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3 p.m.
March 6Wednesday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3 p.m.
April 8Monday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3 p.m.
May 2Thursday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3 p.m.
June 7Friday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3 p.m.
July 11Thursday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3 p.m.

Learn about and/or take a Lab Safety and/or Bloodborne Pathogens/Biosafety Refresher Training Courses.

Bloodborne Pathogen/Biosafety

Preregistration is not required.

The EEM-EHS Department offers OSHA-BBP training to employees, students, faculty and staff that will work in laboratories or potentially will be in contact with blood, body fluids, tissues, biopsies, cell lines, or other potentially infectious materials of human origin. These workers considered at risk of occupational exposure to BBP, and require training, adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) and to be offered the Hepatitis B vaccination at no cost to them. OSHA- BBP training is valid for one year and workers at risk must attend training annually.

In addition, EEM-EHS offers Biosafety training to all laboratory workers that will handle any kind of biological agents and work at BSL-1 and BSL-2.

  • Meeting Place: University Crossing, Room 158
  • Instructor: Ruth Medina, Biosafety Officer
  • Important: Additional Training for groups can be requested by emailing: or calling the EEM office at 978-934-2618.
September 12, 2018*Wednesday*10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
October 17, 2018Wednesday10 a.m.
November 14, 2018Wednesday10 a.m.
December 12, 2018Wednesday10 a.m.
January 23, 2019*Wednesday*10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
February 13, 2019Wednesday10 a.m.
March 13, 2019Wednesday10 a.m.
April 10, 2019Wednesday10 a.m.
May 15, 2019Wednesday10 a.m.
June 12, 2019Wednesday10 a.m.
July 17, 2019Wednesday10 a.m.
August 14, 2019Wednesday10 a.m.

Fire Extinguisher Awareness Training

The EEM-EHS Department offers Fire Extinguisher Awareness Training to employees, students, faculty and staff who may need to use an extinguisher during a fire. In most cases during a fire emergency it is best for occupants to follow evacuation plans and notify the fire department. This hands on training provides awareness of the types of fires that may be encountered, the types and locations of extinguishers and procedures to operate an extinguisher.This training is offered monthly.

  • Prerequisite: Training Administrator on behalf of email:
  • Location: Hands on fire extinguisher awareness training sessions are held at the Olney Hall Loading Dock. Alternative location outside between Pinanski and Olney.
  • Instructor: Daniel Stewart , Environmental and Emergency Management
  • Important: Additional Training for groups can be requested by contacting the instructor at Daniel Stewart or by calling the EEM office at 978-934-2618.
2018 DatesDayTime
January 25Thursday10 a.m.
March 22Thursday10 a.m.
April 26Thursday10 a.m.
May 24Thursday10 a.m.
June 28Thursday10 a.m.
July 26Thursday10 a.m.
August 23Thursday10 a.m.
September 27Thursday10 a.m.
October 25Thursday10 a.m.
November 29Thursday10 a.m.
December 13Thursday10 a.m.

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