Online Training

UMass Lowell offers online safety certification in the following areas. Please choose the appropriate certification type from the dropdown list on the certification page:
Lab Safety Training
Silica Hazard Awareness Training
Laser Safety Training
Radiation Safety Training
Bloodborne Pathogen/Biosafety Training
Proper Hazardous Waste Management Training (coming soon) 

EHS Student Team Training

EHS Student Team Training is required along with EHS Lab Safety Training in order to work in the Falmouth Annex. Please contact the CEE Laboratory Director at for specific information regarding your student teams. Along with the Falmouth Annex, the MakerSpace Lab at Falmouth is used by a few different teams such as the drone and model airplane student teams.  Some trainings are online,  some are provided by the instructor/advisor onsite.

Lab Safety

Laboratory safety training is required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (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 online or face-to face by request. Lab safety training is required annually. It is the responsibility of the faculty member who oversees the lab to assure that all workers receive EHS lab safety training on an annual basis.

For questions, please contact Kathi Lamond at 978-934-2746 (internal extension: 4-2746) or email:

Bloodborne Pathogen/Biosafety Bloodborne

Pre-registration is not required.

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.


Online BBP/Biosafety Training Sessions can be found through the Biosafety Training page.

fireFire Extinguisher Awareness Training

The Office of Life Safety and Emergency Management 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 upon request. Please reach out by email to: for scheduling details.

  • Location: Hands-on fire extinguisher awareness training sessions are held at the Olney Science Center Loading Dock. Alternative location outside between Pinanski Hall and the Olney Science center.
  • Instructor: Rick Wood , Environmental and Emergency Management
  • Important: Additional Training for groups can be requested by contacting the instructor Daniel Stewart by email: or Rick Wood by email: or by calling the LSEM office at 978-934-2618.

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