Training Courses

Training Courses

February 10, 2014

Updated: November 2016

Thank you for your interest in Environment, Health & Safety's classroom training schedule. Listed below are regularly-scheduled sessions, open to all UCLA students, faculty and staff. Please consult with your supervisor to determine which sessions are required for your specific job duties.


Please use Worksafe, our new online learning management system to register for training. You will need a UCLA Logon to access this system. If you have not already created a UCLA Logon, visit

Once you have logged in to Worksafe, please check "My Profile" under "My Menu" and email us at if updates need to be made.

Please call us at 310-794-5328 if you experience difficulties with our system.

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED is available through the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Center for Pre-hospital Care. Please see the website for registration information. (Alternatively, to schedule a CPR/First Aid training session for your department, please call (310) 267-5959)

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Biosafety Training

Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC)

Required for personnel using, purchasing, working with infectious materials under Biosafety Level 2 or higher (including materials under the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard), working with animals requiring biocontainment housing, or other research related projects involving the use of BSCs. Must be taken by first-time BSC users and is required every 3 years and as needed.

Biosafety A,B,Cs – Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2)

Required prior to beginning of work for personnel working with recombinant DNA, infectious materials, animal experiments requiring BSL2 housing, and other research related projects that involves BSL2 containment practices and facility. At a minimum, must be taken every 3 years and as needed.

Biosafety Level 2 with Biosafety Level 3 practices (BSL2+)

Required prior to working with recombinant DNA, infectious materials, animal experiments requiring BSL2+ housing, and other research-related projects that involve BSL2+ containment practices and facility. BSL2+ is offered immediately at the close of every BSL2 session and lasts for approximately 30 minutes.  Be sure to specify interest in BSL2+ when registering for BSL2 training. Prerequisite: BSL2. At a minimum, must be taken every 3 years and as needed. 

Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3)

Required prior to beginning of work for all lab workers working in a Biosafety Level 3 laboratory and annually thereafter. Contact EH&S Biosafety at to schedule training. 

Medical Waste Management (MWM)

Required within 90 days beginning of work for personnel handling or disposing of materials as medical waste (biohazard, trace chemo waste, pathology waste, etc.), handling or disposing of animals and/or animal tissues as medical waste, and other research related projects that involves generating, handling, storage and/or transport of medical waste. At a minimum, must be taken within 90 days from start of employment and 3 years thereafter and as needed.

Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)

Required prior to beginning of work for personnel working with clinical specimens such as blood, human body fluids, tissue, and potentially infectious human cell lines (including  primary cell culture and cell lines known or likely to be infected with HIV, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C). This training applies for personnel when there is a potential occupational exposure or contact to blood, blood products, or other potentially infectious materials. Initial training must be taken in classroom. Refresher training (minimum annually) may be completed at Worksafe.

Shipping Biological Materials

This training is required prior to packaging and/or shipping biological or infectious substances for diagnostic or investigational purposes. This is an online course approximately 3 hours in length (completed at the user's own pace). Cost: $95. Prerequisite: Bloodborne Pathogens. This training is required every 2 years. To view the full list of materials covered in this training and to register, continue to the Shipping Biological Materials Training page.

>> View Shipping Biological Materials Training page

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Carcinogen or Highly Toxic Chemical Use in Animal or Animal Tissue Training

Required prior to beginning work for those working with carcinogens or highly toxic chemicals involving animal experiments. To fulfill this training requirement, please register for the Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts class (see below) and email to see if additional training is needed depending on your research.

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Office Ergonomics training is available by departmental request. Stay tuned for quarterly Campus Ergonomics Program Advocate training, which will prepare someone in your department to coordinate ergonomic evaluations and manage basic ergonomic risks. For more information, please contact the Ergonomics Program Manager, (310) 825-5689.

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Hazardous Chemical Waste Training 

This training is now a component of Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts (LSFC). Non-laboratory personnel can email to schedule training.


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Laboratory Safety

NEW! UCLA Laboratory Safety Fundamentals Online Training (LAB-LSFC-OL)

Replaces LSFC Classroom training.  This online module provides an overview of laboratory safety requirements, and is required by all laboratory personnel. Topics include: the recognition and mitigation of laboratory hazards; the use of engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment; working safety with chemicals, the use of MSDSs, procedures for disposing of hazardous chemical waste, and fire safety precautions for the laboratory. Required once.

Lab Safety Fundamentals Online Refresher (LAB-LABOR)

This annual refresher training provided a review of laboratory safety hazard mitigation, controls and safe work practices. Required annually following initial Laboratory Safety Fundamentals Online Training.

Chinese Translation: An earlier version of the Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts Classroom Training was translated into Mandarin Chinese to provide a supplemental training resource for students attending this lab safety training course.

Laboratory Safety for Principal Investigators and Laboratory Supervisors

This 90-minute session is designed for Principal Investigators (PIs) and leaders responsible for implementing a laboratory safety plan. Materials covered include: an overview of research safety responsibilities, Cal/OSHA regulations, and an abbreviated version of the Lab Safety Fundamental Concepts class. Required for all laboratory Principal Investigators. 

Introduction to the Chemical Inventory System

This course will provide an overview of the EH&S chemical inventory program and an introduction to using the Chemical Inventory System.

Special Instructions: Bring a laptop with wireless capabilities to follow along within the Chemical Inventory System during the training session.

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Radiation Safety

Laser Safety Training

This class provides campus personnel with a brief introduction to laser technology and an overview of the requirements for safe operation of laser equipment within the UCLA classroom, laboratory and research environments. Topics include personal and departmental responsibilities, laser classification, laser controls and safety equipment, hazards associated with laser use and continuing training requirements. Participants complete an exam following a lecture presented by EH&S Laser Safety staff. Required for all personnel operating or working with Class 3B and Class 4 lasers and recommended for all campus laser users. At a minimum, retraining is required every two years and as needed.

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New Radiation Worker Qualification

This session is designed to educate personnel on proper work procedures and safety guidelines for work with radioisotopes in a research or clinical environment. Participants complete an exam following a lecture presented by EH&S Radiation Safety staff. Must be taken by first-time radiation workers. At a minimum, refresher training is required annually and as needed.

Please Note for NRWQ: In order to complete your registration for New Radiation Worker Qualification (NRWQ), we will need the following additional information: 

  • Radiation-Authorized Principal Investigator (PI)
  • License Authorization Number (LA#)

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X-Ray Diffraction Safety Training

This session is designed to educate personnel on proper work procedures and safety guidelines for work with X-ray diffraction and Fluorescence Analysis units. Participants complete an exam following a lecture presented by EH&S Radiation Safety staff. Must be taken by first-time x-ray users. No retraining requiredTo register, please email


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Shop Safety 

EH&S provides various shop safety training courses by request. Courses include Hand Tool Safety, Hearing Conservation, Ladder Safety, Lock out/Tag out, and Shop Safety and Hazard Awareness. To request a training session, please email the EH&S Shop Safety Coordinator at 

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