Web-Based Training

Training Needs Assessment

Review the Training Needs Assessment matrix to determine which courses may be required based on specific job tasks or hazards.

Overview

In order to be registered for online courses provided through this website you must provide your NU ID number.

If you have not yet been issued an NU ID you may take the course, however, your session will not be recorded until an NU ID number is provided to Environmental Health & Safety. This can be accomplished by calling (402-472-4925) or by email (ehs@unl.edu).

NOTE: If you do not have an NU ID or have not previously taken an online EHS safety course, you will be directed to a second page to provide basic information.

All web-based courses currently available are listed below with the entry links on the left. On the right information is provided as to who should take the course, approximate time to complete the course/module, and links to supplementary materials (if applicable). If a quiz with a specific score is required for successful completion of the course then that information is also provided. If you need to retake a course, click on the "Take Another Course" button. Do not use the "BACK" button.

NOTE: Do not use the browser "BACK" button/arrow during registration.

Upon successful completion of your training an email will be immediately sent to the address you provide. If you do not provide an "@unl.edu" email, the confirmation might go into your email's junk/spam folder. A confirmation email is sent ONLY to those who pass the course.  

Contact EHS (402-472-4925 or ehs@unl.edu) if you would prefer to take the following, or other EHS-related training, in an instructor-led format within a classroom setting.


Additional Training Needed

At a minimum, employees must also complete the following EHS training: Core-Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and Core-Emergency Preparedness.  When certain hazards are associated with tasks the employee performs, specific training generally available through EHS, is required. Examples include: potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens, respirator use, forklift operation, ionizing radiation, confined space entry, etc. Additional guidance is available in the EHS document Training Needs Assessment for EHS-Related Topics.

Browser Requirements

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Session Description
Core Safety Orientation

Instructor-led Core Training is available upon request. Contact EHS by phone (402-472-4925) or email (ehs@unl.edu).

This course may be taken online as well and accessed using the links below and to the left. It is suggested that you take the modules in the order listed.

Required by all staff and faculty once during employment at UNL.

The Injury and Illness Prevention Plan module is required for all employees who get a paycheck from UNL. 

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
IIPP Program Document
EHS Virtual Manual
EHS Safe Operating Procedures (SOP)
Job Safety Assessments
Door Postings for Potentially Hazardous Locations
Training Needs Assessment
Accident and Injury Forms
On-the-Job and Student Injuries

Required by all staff and faculty once during employment at UNL.

The Emergency Preparedness module is required for all employees who get a paycheck from UNL. 

NOTE: It is recommended that you complete this Emergency Preparedness module AFTER you have taken the Core-Injury Illness and Prevention Plan (IIPP) training module.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
EHS Virtual Manual
UNL Emergency Planning and Preparedness Web Site
UNL Alert Subscription Web Site
UNL Tornado Warning Policy
Fire Safety - General Prevention and Extinguishers SOP

Asbestos Awareness

This course should be taken upon initial employment and annually thereafter by all employees who conduct custodial and light maintenance activities and operations that, if done improperly, could disturb Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM).

NOTE: This module is designed as an "awareness level" training only. It is not intended to provide sufficient instruction for the credentials needed to conduct any regulated ACM-disturbing activity.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
EHS Virtual Manual
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA-29 CFR 1910.1001-Subpart Z-Terminology 1001b) Toxic and Hazardous Substances - Asbestos
Environmental Protection Agency Worker Protection Standard
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department

This training is required of all persons who work at Biosafety Level 1 (BSL-1) containment, upon initial assignment to work in a BSL-1 laboratory at UNL.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Material:
NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines), National Institutes of Health
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), 5th Ed., Centers for Disease Control and NIH
UNL Biosafety Guidelines
Biosafety SOPs
EHS Virtual Manual
Shipping SOPs
Import and Transfer of Etiologic Agents
Importing Animals and Animal Products
Non-Genetically Engineered Plant-Related Articles Requiring APHIS Transfer Permits

This training is required of all persons who work at Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) containment, upon initial assignment to work in a BSL-2 laboratory at UNL.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines), National Institutes of Health
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), 5th Ed., Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health
UNL Biosafety Guidelines
Biosafety SOPs
EHS Virtual Manual
Office of Research & Economic Development: Research Responsibility

Required annually by all employees reasonably anticipated to have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens through their job tasks or research.

See the UNL Exposure Control Plan for details about at-risk job titles and tasks.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
Centers for Disease Control
CDC Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public
UNL Exposure Control Plan
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
HIV and HBV Laboratories/Production Facilities
Declination and Other Bloodborne Pathogen Program Forms
Bloodborne Pathogens SOPs
EHS Virtual Manual

Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4

Required by all employees who work with or could be exposed to hazardous chemicals, e.g., work in laboratories, art studios, maintenance shops and activities, custodial operations, kitchen/dining services, auto service, and others, upon assignment to at-risk tasks.  

This module consists of four units. ALL FOUR UNITS must be successfully completed to meet the requirement. 

There is a quiz following each unit. You must pass all four unit quizzes with an 80% score to complete this training module successfully. If your score is less than 80% on any unit, your registration will not be recorded for that unit. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

Each unit requires approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials-External Regulatory Standards:
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Supplemental Materials-EHS
EHS Virtual Manual
Laboratory Safety Colloquium (Previous Sessions)
Toxicology and Exposure Guidelines 
Chemical Safety SOPs
Laboratory Hood/Cabinet Identification and Use SOP
Waste Management SOPs

Confined Space Awareness

This "general awareness" training should be taken by any UNL employee who has access to areas that are or contain confined spaces. Employees such as, but not limited to maintenance & custodial employees, electricians, utility workers, groundskeepers, agricultural employees, and employees who work with confined animals in areas with deep pit systems.

There is a quiz following the module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 29CFR 1910.146, Permit-Required Confined Spaces
EHS Virtual Manual

Custodial Services: Chemical and General Safety

This training is required of all UNL FMP Custodial Services employees and provides information on chemical safety as well as general hazard awareness.

Custodial Services employees must also complete the EHS Core-Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and Core-Emergency web-based training modules.  

There is a quiz following the module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910:1200
Chemical Safety SOPs
Slips, Trips, Falls - Reducing Risk and Avoiding Injury SOP
General Material Handling/Safe Lifting SOP
Cart and Hand Truck Safety SOP
General Electrical Safety SOP
Ladder Safety SOP
Waste Management SOPs
Lockout/Tagout for Machines & Equipment SOPs

DOT/IATA Recurrent Training (Shipping Dangerous Goods)  
Biological Substances, Category B, or Patient Specimens (human/animal) with or without Dry Ice

This recurrent training is required every three years of all UNL employees who prepare and ship packages containing Biological Substances, Category B, or Patient Specimens (human/animal) with or without Dry Ice and is intended for those who have previously participated in an EHS instructor-led course.

If you intend to ship Dry Ice as the ONLY dangerous good, take the Dry Ice Recurrent Training for your required training. If you intend to ship Biological Substances, Category B, or Patient Specimens (human/animal) AND Infectious Substances, Category A, you do not need to take this course for your required training.  The infectious Substances, Category A, Recurrent Training also covers shipments containing Biological Substances, Category B, or Patient Specimens (human/animal), regardless of whether the shipment will contain Dry Ice.  

There is a quiz following the module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Material:
Shipping SOPs
Packaging and Shipping Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods 
Shipping Biological Substances and Patient Specimens 
Import and Transfer of Etiologic Agents 
Importing Animals and Animal Products 

DOT/IATA Recurrent Training (Shipping Dangerous Goods) Dry Ice

This recurrent training is required every three years of all UNL employees who prepare and ship packages that contain Dry Ice as the ONLY dangerous good and is intended for those who have previously participated in an EHS instructor-led course.

If you intend to ship Biological Substances, Category B, or Patient Specimens and/or Infectious Substances you do not need to take this course, regardless of whether the shipment will contain Dry Ice.  The Biological Substance, Category B, or Patient Specimens (human/animal) and Infectious Substances Recurrent Training modules cover shipments containing Dry Ice.

There is a quiz following the module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials: 
Shipping SOPs
Importing Animals and Animal Products
Non-Genetically Engineered Plant-Related Articles Requiring APHIS Transfer Permits
Packaging and Shipping Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods 
Shipping Items With Dry Ice That Are Not Otherwise Dangerous Goods  

DOT/IATA Recurrent Training (Shipping Dangerous Goods) Infectious Substances, Category A, with/without     Dry Ice, also covering Biological Substances, Category B, or Patient Specimens, (human/animal) 

This recurrent training is required every three years of all UNL employees who prepare and ship packages containing Infectious Substanes, Category A, with or without Dry Ice and is intended for those who previously participated in an EHS instructor-led course. 

If you intend to ship Dry Ice as the ONLY hazardous material or dangerous good take the Dry Ice Recurrent Training for your required training.  If you intend to ship ONLY Biological Substances, Category B, or Patient Specimens (human/animal) take the Biological Substances, Category B, or Patient Specimens (human/animal) Recurrent Training.  

There is a quiz following the module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 90 minutes to complete.  

Supplemental Materials: 
Shipping SOPs
Packaging and Shipping Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods 
Shipping Biological Substances and Patient Specimens 
Import and Transfer of Etiologic Agents 
Importing Animals and Animal Products 
Shipping Infectious Substances With or Without Dry Ice

Electrical Safety for BSM Workers

Required of all UNL Facilities Maintenance & Operations, Building Systems Maintenance (BSM) zone workers and others who have been authorized by BSM to reset designated and specific electrical breakers.

There is a quiz following the module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
General Electrical Safety SOP
Lockout/Tagout for Machines & Equipment SOPs
OSHA General Industry 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S (1910:302 - 1910:355)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70 - National Electrical Code
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E - Electrical Safety in the Workplace

Required of employees who may opt to use a fire extinquisher. Prior to taking this training you should have completed the "Core-Emergency Preparedness" training, a pre-requisite to this course.

This course may be taken as a stand-alone unit or as the first part of a two-part training session. Once you have completed the web-based training portion, you may participate in a supplementary hands-on training session. Contact Environmental Health & Safety for more information at (402) 472-4925 or ehs@unl.edu.

There is a quiz following the module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
Fire Safety - General Prevention and Extinquishers SOP
UNL Emergency Planning and Preparedness Web Site

General Electrical Safety Awareness This 'general awareness" training should be taken by any UNL employee who is at slightly greater risk of occupational exposure to hazardous electrical energy as a function of their assigned job task. Employees such as custodians, carpenters, painters, some laboratory workers, agricultural and landscape workers, and others who work near or may inadvertently encounter live electrical systems while conducting their assigned tasks should take this training.

This training may be useful to all employees since electrical shocks in the home account for thousands of deaths and injuries per year.


There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
EHS Virtual Manual
General Electrical Safety SOP
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA-29 CFR 1910 Subpart S, 1910.303-.355)
National Fire Protection Association Codes (NFPA 70 & 70E)

Required annually of all employees who are exposed to occupational noise levels in excess of OSHA's Action Limit, regardless of the number of days of exposure per year.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
UNL Hearing Conservation Program
Hearing Conservation SOPs
Occupational Safety & Health Administration: Occupation Noise Exposure (29 CFR 1910.95)
 

Housing Custodial Operations: Chemical and General Safety



Required of all UNL Housing Custodial Operations employees and provides information on chemical safety as well as general hazard awareness.  

Housing Custodial Operations employees must also complete the EHS Core-Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and Core-Emergency web-based training modules.


There is a quiz following the module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910:1200
Cart and Hand Truck Safety SOP
Chemical Safety SOPs
General Electrical Safety SOP
General Material Handling/Safe Lifting SOP
Ladder Safety SOP
Lockout/Tagout for Machines & Equipment SOPs
On-the-Job and Student Injuries SOP
Slips, Trips, Falls - Reducing Risk and Avoiding Injury SOP
Waste Management SOPs

Housing Dining Services: Chemical, General and Equipment Safety

Required by all UNL Housing Dining Services employees and provides information on chemical safety, and general hazard awareness, including equipment safety.

Dining Services employees must also complete the EHS Core-Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and Core-Emergency web-based training modules.

There is a quiz following the module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910:1200
Chemical Safety SOPs
Lockout/Tagout for Machines & Equipment SOPs
Ladder Safety SOP
Slips, Trips, Falls - Reducing Risk and Avoiding Injury
General Electrical Safety SOP
General Material Handling/Safe Lifting SOP
Cart and Hand Truck Safety SOP

Laboratory Safety Training

A variety of laboratory specific training sessions that were originally offered as part of the Laboratory Safety Colloquium Series are available for online review. Some topics may be applicable beyond a laboratory setting.


The following safety topics can be found on our Laboratory Safety Colloquium Series website under Previous Sessions:

  • Centrifuges: Research or Rocket?
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Cryogen Safety
  • Electrical Safety in the Laboratory
  • Enhancing Laboratory Safety
  • Exposure Control - Ventilated Hoods, Cabinets, & More
  • Flammable, Corrosive, & Toxic Gas Safety
  • Laser Safety: Hazards, Bioeffects, & Control Measures
  • Machine Shop Safety
  • NIOSH Workshop: Building a Risk Management Program for Nanomaterials
  • Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Permits
  • Preventing Laboratory Fires
  • Pyrophorics (Air-Sensitive) Chemical Safety
  • Safe Handling: Highly Toxic Chemicals
  • Safe Handling: Unstable, Reactive, Energetic Chemicals
  • Steam Sterilization Using Autoclaves

Note: Some modules are not available in video format.

Each module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete (video run times are noted). These courses do not require registration, do not require a quiz, and completion will not be tracked by EHS. If you wish to have a record that you viewed a module, you must keep your own record.


Additional Resources:
Chemical Safety Board - Experimenting with Danger Video
Chemical Safety Board - Case Study, Texas Tech University Laboratory Explosion
Chemical Safety Board - Webinar on the Texas Tech University Laboratory Explosion

Laser Safety General Awareness Training

This "general awareness" training (or equivalent alternate training) should be completed by all UNL laser operators or others who routinely work with or around lasers used in research that are potentially dangerous (i.e., Class 3B or 4) prior to assignment of any task that could put them at risk of injury.  This training must be supplemented with training specific to the tasks and lasers that a person works with or around.  Supplemental training is to be provided by the PI/Laser Supervisor.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded. 

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.  

Supplemental Materials:
Laser Classification and General Safety Control Measures for Lasers Used in Research SOP
Laser Institute of America
American National Standards Institute
National Fire Protection Association

Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO) for Machines & Equipment

Required of all employees who operate, service, or repair equipment/machines that are associated with hazardous energy which must be controlled with LO/TO procedures/devices during maintenance, service, or repair.

Examples of machines/equipment that may be encountered at UNL that are subject to LO/TO procedures include, but are not limited to: gas, water, and steam lines; HVAC equipment including air handlers and boilers; kitchen equipment such as slicers, mixers, dishwashers, trash compactors, cardboard balers and garbage disposals; woodworking and metalworking machines; printing presses; laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, cage washers, autoclaves, and high powered lasers; conveyors; motors; hydraulic lifts; elevators, etc.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.


This module requires approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.147, The Control of Hazardous Energy
EHS Virtual Manual
EHS Virtual Manual - Hazardous Energy Section (LO/TO Written Procedures Template)
Lockout/Tagout for Machines & Equipment SOPs

Maintenance Operations: Chemical and General Safety

This training is appropriate for all UNL building systems maintenance operations employees in any department (e.g., painters, plumbers, structural crew members, zone personnel, card access staff, electrical workers, HVAC technicians, etc.). 

This course is intended as a substitute for the EHS web-based course titled "Chemical Safety Training." Building systems maintenance operations employees in any department must take either this targeted module or the Chemical Safety Training course.

This training is not appropriate for dining service employees or custodial staff.  A different, short, targeted training module is available for custodial and dining service employees.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910:1200 
Cart and Hand Truck Safety SOP 
Chemical Safety SOPs 
General Electrical Safety SOP 
General Material Handling/Safe Lifting SOP 
General/Other SOPs 
Hand and Portable Power Tool Safety SOP 
Ladder Safety SOP 
Lockout/Tagout for Machines & Equipment SOPs 
Slips, Trips, Falls - Reducing Risk and Avoiding Injury SOP 
Waste Management SOPs 

Mobile Aerial Lift Training

Required of all UNL employees who operate any type of mobile aerial platform/lift prior to hands-on instruction for the particular machine(s) to be operated.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
Aerial Lift Safety SOP
EHS Virtual Manual
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910, Subpart F
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1926.453, Construction Industry Standard for Aerial Lifts

NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules

Training is required prior to initiating research for all persons who conduct research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules (r/sNA) in vitro and/or in vivo at all Biosafety Levels at the University of Nebraska.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), 5th Ed., Centers for Disease Control and NIH
Biosafety in the BSL-2 Laboratory Web-based Training
Biosafety Basics Web-based Training
Biosafety SOPs
EHS Virtual Manual

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

OSHA requires employers to provide employees with PPE when they are exposed to hazards that are not fully controlled through application of engineering or work practice (administrative) controls. The employer is responsible to assess hazards, select appropriate PPE, and provide training to employees using PPE. This training is appropriate for persons who are responsible to select and provide PPE to employees, as well as employees who are required to wear PPE. This training does not cover the following PPE, which is subject to specific EHS programs: respirators, hearing protection, PPE for protection against bloodborne pathogens and biological agents, and personal fall arrest systems.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
EHS Virtual Manual
Foot Protection PPE - Evaluation and Checklist SOP
Personal Protective Equipment for Chemical Exposures
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Body Protection
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Eyes and Face
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Hand Protection
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Head Protection
Welding Lens Shade & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selection

NOT listed are PPE references specific to:

  • Respiratory Protection Program
  • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan (including information found within Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Biosafety Basics Training, and Biosafety in the BSL-2 Laboratory Training)
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems

Refer to the specific Programs, Training, and Safe Operating Procedures for PPE recommendations specific to these areas.

Portable Ladder Safety

Training is recommended for any UNL employee who uses a ladder in the course of their employment and may be useful for all employees since ladder use in the home is common.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
Ladder Safety SOP
American Ladder Institute

Powered Industrial Truck Training

Required of all UNL employees who operate forklifts or other Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs).

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

NOTE: To earn UNL PIT Operator Credentials you MUST also successfully complete an on-site evaluation of driving competency, described within this formal training as "practical training" and "individual evaluation."

This module requires approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29CFR 1910.178, Materials Handling and Storage. Appendix A: Powered Industrial Trucks
OSHA Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift) eTool
EHS Forklift/Powered Industrial Truck Safety SOP
EHS Virtual Manual

Required by all staff and faculty who work with radioactive materials or ionizing radiation generating equipment.

All required annual refresher training is web-based and may be accessed by clicking the link to the left. Sign in and select the specific training you are required to take.

Supplemental Materials:
Radiation Safety SOPs 


Do not take this training unless you have been specifically advised to do so by EHS.

This module requires approximately 20 minutes to complete.


Do not take this training unless you have been specifically advised to do so by EHS.

This module requires approximately 20 minutes to complete.


Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Training

Required annually of all employees with responsibilities related to maintenance or operation of oil storage devices at certain UNL facilities where large quantities of oil/fuel are transferred or stored.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete the module successfully. If your score is less than 80% your registration will not be recorded. You need to review the material and re-take the quiz until you pass in order for your session to be recorded.

This module requires approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) SOPs
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations (40 CFR Part 112)

To obtain a copy of your facility's SPCC plan call Environmental Health & Safety at (402) 472-4925.

Waste Accumulation Area Awareness

Do not take this training unless you have been specifically advised to do so by EHS.

This module requires approximately 10 minutes to complete.