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EHS Training Schedule

Training Schedule

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, trainings from April to September have been canceled.

Face-to-face scheduled training sessions will resume in October.

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:


All morning Lab Safety session training are held in Wannalancit Mills, Room 405. All afternoon Lab Safety training sessions are held in Wannalancit Mills, Room 305. Get directions to Wannalancit using UMass Lowell's interactive Google maps.

Lab Safety Training 2020
January 31Friday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
February 10Monday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
March 9Monday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
April 6Cancelled
May 4Cancelled
June 1Cancelled
July 13Cancelled
August 3Cancelled
September 23Cancelled
October 5Thursday10 a.m. - Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Bloodborne Pathogen/Biosafety


The 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/Bioesafety training sessions for 2020 are held in Wannalancit Mills, Room 305. Get directions to Wannalancit using UMass Lowell's interactive Google maps.

  • Instructor: Glenn MacDonald, Biosafety Officer
  • Important: Additional Training for groups can be requested by emailing: or calling the EHS office at 978-934-2618.
Bloodborne Pathogen / Biosafety Training 2020
January 27Monday10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
February 12Wednesday10 a.m.
March 11Wednesday10 a.m.
April 15Cancelled
May 13Cancelled
June 17Cancelled
July 15Cancelled
August 12Cancelled
September 16Cancelled
October 7Wednesday10 a.m.
November 18Wednesday10 a.m.
December 16Wednesday10 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.

  • Location: Hands on fire extinguisher awareness training sessions are held at the Olney Hall Loading Dock. Alternative location outside between Pinanski and Olney.
  • Instructor: Rick Wood , 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.
Fire Extinguisher Awareness Training
2020 DatesDayTime
January 23Thursday10 a.m.
February 27Thursday10 a.m.
March 26Thursday10 a.m.
April 23Cancelled
May 28Cancelled
June 25Cancelled
July 23Cancelled
August 27Cancelled
September 24Cancelled
October 22Thursday10 a.m.
November 24Thursday10 a.m.
December 22Thursday10 a.m.

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