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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:

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 course descriptions at the bottom of this page.

Step 2. Which class do you want to attend?

Biosafety for Work at BSL-2 Containment
(1.5 hours)

 Friday, April 25, 2014 at 09:30 AM
      (Stafford 410)

 Friday, May 30, 2014 at 09:30 AM
      (Stafford 410)

 Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 01:30 PM
      (Stafford 410)

 Friday, June 27, 2014 at 09:30 AM
      (Stafford 410)

 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 01:30 PM
      (Stafford 410)

 Friday, July 25, 2014 at 09:30 AM
      (Stafford 410)

 Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 01:30 PM
      (Stafford 410)

 Friday, August 29, 2014 at 09:30 AM
      (Stafford 410)


Emergency Response for Laboratory Workers
(1.5 hours)

 Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 01:30 PM
      (Stafford Building, room 410)


Keeping Your Lab Safe
(1.5 hours)

 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 09:00 AM
      (Stafford Building, room 410)


Monthly Hands-On Fire Extinguisher Training
(45 minutes)

 Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 01:15 PM
      (Jeffords/Stafford Loading Dock)

 Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 01:15 PM
      (Jeffords/Stafford Loading Dock)

 Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 01:15 PM
      (Jeffords/Stafford Loading Dock)

 Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 01:15 PM
      (Jeffords/Stafford Loading Dock)

 Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 01:15 PM
      (Jeffords/Stafford Loading Dock)

 Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 01:15 PM
      (Jeffords/Stafford Loading Dock)

 Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:15 PM
      (Jeffords/Stafford Loading Dock)


Step 3. Click here to sign-up

You will receive an e-mail confirming your registration.

Course 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.


Biosafety for Work at BSL-2 Containment course

This course 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 course is dedicated to a group biological risk assessment scenario.

Course Pre-requisites

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

1) Basic laboratory biosafety 2) Safe use of biosafety cabinets 3) Biowaste management procedures and 4) 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 course 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.

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