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EHS Training Schedule

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.

April 8Monday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
May 2Thursday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
June 7Friday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
July 11Thursday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
August 1
Thursday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
September 5Thursday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
October 2Wednesday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
November 5Tuesday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
December 9Monday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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

Bloodborne Pathogen/Biosafety


The EEM-EHS Department offers OSHA-BBP training to all 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. Those laboratory workers are considered at risk for occupational exposure to BBP and other potential infectious materials. In addition, they are offered training, personal protective equipment (PPE) and Hepatitis B vaccination at no cost to them.

OSHA BBP training is offered together with Biosafety training to all laboratory workers that will handle any kind of biological agents and work at BSL-1 and/or BSL-2 laboratories. OSHA- BBP training is valid for one year. There is a refresher BBP/Biosafety for the second year and thereafter.

BBP/BioSafety Online Refresher Training

Meeting Place: University Crossing, Training 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.
July 17, 2019Wednesday10 a.m. - Noon
August 14, 2019Wednesday10 a.m. - Noon
September 11, 2019Wednesday10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
October 7, 2019Monday
10 a.m. - Noon
November 4, 2019Monday10 a.m. - Noon
December 18, 2019Wednesday10 a.m. - Noon
January 22, 2020Wednesday10 a.m. &1 p.m.
February 12, 2020Wednesday
10 a.m. - Noon
March 17, 2020
Wednesday10 a.m. - Noon
April 15, 2020
Wednesday10 a.m. - Noon
May 13, 2020
Wednesday10 a.m. - Noon
June 10, 2020
Wednesday10 a.m. - Noon

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 Glenn Macdonald, 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 Daniel Stewart by email: or by calling the EEM office at 978-934-2618.
2018 DatesDayTime
January 24Thursday10 a.m.
February 28Thursday10 a.m.
March 28Thursday10 a.m.
April 25Thursday10 a.m.
May 23Thursday10 a.m.
June 27Thursday10 a.m.
July 25Thursday10 a.m.
August 22Thursday10 a.m.
September 26Thursday10 a.m.
October 24Thursday10 a.m.
November 28Thursday10 a.m.

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