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ESF Safety Class Signup Page

Step 1. Tell us who you are

If you are a UVM affiliate, enter your netID here. Please use jdoe, not john.doe: What is a netID?

If you are NOT a UVM affliate, enter your full name here:
and your email address here:

Select the sessions below you want to attend. You may sign up for as many as you like. For reference, you'll find descriptions at the bottom of this page.

Step 2. Which class do you want to attend?

Biosafety For BSL-2 Laboratories
(1.5 hours)

 Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at 10:00 AM
      (Rowell 011)

 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 02:00 PM
      (Rowell 011)

 Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM
      (Rowell 011)

 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 02:00 PM
      (Rowell 011)

 Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 10:00 AM
      (Rowell 011)

 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 02:00 PM
      (Rowell 011)

 Wednesday, December 06, 2017 at 10:00 AM
      (Rowell 011)

 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 02:00 PM
      (Rowell 011)


Emergency Response for Laboratory Workers
(1.5 hours)


Full Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 01:30 PM
      (Stafford 410)

 Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM
      (Stafford 410)

 Thursday, November 09, 2017 at 01:30 PM
      (Stafford 410)

 Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 10:00 AM
      (Stafford 410)


Hands-on Fire Extinguisher Training
(30 minutes)

 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM
      (Back of Jeffords Hall by Stafford Greenhouse Loading Dock)


Keeping Your Lab Safe
(1.5 hours)


Full Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 01:30 PM
      (Stafford 410)

 Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM
      (Stafford 410)

 Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 01:00 PM
      (Stafford 410)

 Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 01:30 PM
      (Stafford 410)


Step 3. Click here to sign-up

You will receive an e-mail confirming your registration.

Class Descriptions

Emergency Response for Laboratory Workers

This class is required for all UVM laboratory workers who work in UVM labs for 3 months or more. It describes how to identify, assess and respond to emergency situations in the laboratory.

Class Pre-requisites

Students are expected to have completed the following safety on-line trainings:

  • Laboratory Safety Roles and Responsibilities
  • Chemical Safety in the Laboratory
  • Laboratory Chemical Waste Disposal
  • Laboratory Ventilation and Chemical Fume Hoods

Biosafety for Work at BSL-2 Containment class

This class is approximately 1.5 hrs long. The first half of the class consists of a review of the biosafety page of the 2010 monthly self-inspection cards and most prominent biosafety related issues found in BSL-2 containment laboratories on the UVM campus. The second half of the class is dedicated to a group biological risk assessment scenario.

Class Pre-requisites

Students are expected to have completed the following safety on-line trainings:

  • Basic laboratory biosafety
  • Safe use of biosafety cabinets
  • Biowaste management procedures and
  • Safety around bloodborne pathogens.

Students will also be expected to have a familiarity with the UVM monthly laboratory self-inspection card set.


Keeping Your Lab Safe

This class reviews the best laboratory safety practices outlined in the UVM laboratory self inspection card and provides tips and tricks for making part of your everyday lab work.

Class Pre-requisites

Students are expected to have completed the following safety on-line trainings:

  • Laboratory Safety Roles and Responsibilities
  • Chemical Safety in the Laboratory
  • Laboratory Chemical Waste Disposal
  • Laboratory Ventilation and Chemical Fume Hoods

You can see details of UVM's Laboratory Safety training program here.