Training Needs Assessment

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

Overview

The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) web-based training system is a standalone system and does not have pre-loaded NU IDs.  Therefore, the first time you take EHS web-based training you will need to provide your NU ID, name, department, and email.  

All EHS 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 training module, and links to supplemental materials (if applicable).  

To take EHS web-based training you will need your my.UNL or myred login and password as well as your NU ID number.  Upon successful completion of your training an email will be sent to the email address you provide so enter your email address carefully.  If you do not provide an "@unl.edu" or "@huskers.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 and furnish a valid email address.  To ensure you have a record, you may wish to print the Confirmation Page showing successful completion.

For questions or assistance contact EHS at 402.472.4925 or email ehs@unl.edu.  

Steps to Take EHS Web-Based Training

Find your training course below and click the link in the table.

  1. You will be prompted to log in with your My.UNL or myred account credentials.  You may use your NU ID as your login or what you use to access UNL email, Canvas, etc.  Example: if your email is jdoe2@unl.edu, your login is jdoe2.  The password required is the password you set up when you claimed your NU ID through TrueU and use for UNL email, Canvas, etc.  
  2. NOTE: If this is your first time taking EHS web-based training you should review the instructions for new trainees here.  
  3. After the UNL login, returning trainees will have their name prepopulated in the First Name, Last Name boxes.  You may then proceed to select the course you need to take and START.
  4. You now see Web Based Training Courses to the right with the courses separated into sections similar to what is listed in the Training Needs Assessment document.
  5. Scroll to the training you need to take and click "Start."
  6. You can make the content take up more of your screen by selecting the box with arrows at the top of the first section.  Review the training content.
  7. Navigate through the training by using the "Next" and "Previous" buttons or use keyboard forward/back arrows. 
  8. After you have taken the training you must take the quiz and pass with 80% or better for successful completion (unless otherwise noted).
  9. Click SAVE AS COMPLETE after you make sure your email address listed as “Confirmation Email” is correct (no typos). If your email address is not correct, enter the correct email address and check the “Update Email Address” box to the right of the email entry field.
  10. If you FAIL you can click SAVE & EXIT to return to the Trainee Information page and retake the same training.  
  11. If you PASS you can click CANCEL to return to the Trainee Information page to take another course.
  12. If you are using a shared computer, when you are finished with training, from the Course selection screen, click "Logout" in upper right so someone else may take training.

Access/Review Your Training Record

Returning trainees may review their EHS training record.  

  1. Login to the training portal using your UNL credentials.
  2. Under the Trainee Information heading, click the blue Training Records button.

Training Needed

At a minimum, employees must also complete the following EHS training: Core-Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and Core-Emergency Preparedness.  If working with chemicals you must take either Chemical Safety (4-unit training) or the Chemical Safety training targeted toward certain worker types.  When certain hazards are associated with tasks the employee performs, other EHS related training 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

EHS web-based courses are accessible by using current versions of the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari. If you have trouble accessing these courses, please update your browser with a more current version.

Training Menu

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.

Core - Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP)

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

Core - Emergency Preparedness Training

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
Asbestos Facts SOP
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

Recommended for all who operate an autoclave or prepare materials to be autoclaved.  

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:
Autoclave Operation and Performance Testing SOP
Hazardous/Radioactive Material Collection Procedures SOP
Sewer Disposal List SOP
Disposing of Biohazardous Materials, Including Recombinant Nucleic Acids SOP

This training is required for all UNL employees working with biological materials subject to UNL's Biosafety Guidelines. This training does not address practices and procedures pertaining to specific biosafety containment levels. Workers at all biological containment levels must first successfully complete this course before taking the additional required training sequentially: Biosafety 101 (for persons who work at Biosafety Level 1 containment or higher), and Biosafety 201 (for persons who work at Biosafety Level 2). Work at Biosafety Level 3 requires both Biosafety 101 and Biosafety 201 as well as additional didactic and hands-on training.

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 45-60 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 101 Web-based Training
Biosafety 201 Web-based Training
Biosafety SOPs

EHS Virtual Manual

 

This training is required for all UNL employees prior to initiating or conducting research with biological materials requiring Biosafety Level 1 (BSL-1) containment or higher.  This module should be completed AFTER successfully completing Biosafety Research Compliance. 

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 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

Biosafety 201

This training is required for all UNL employees prior to initiating or conducting research with biological materials requiring Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) containment or higher, AFTER successfully completing Biosafety Research Compliance and Biosafety 101.

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:
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 
Importing Animals and Animal Products

Biosafety Refresher

This training is designed as an annual refresher for any UNL employees conducting work, other than work covered under OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, subject to UNL's Biosafety Guidelines.  Bloodborne Pathogen specific refresher training is not covered in this module. Prerequisites for this course are prior completion of Biosafety Research Compliance and Biosafety 101.  This course will be updated every fall for October Biosafety and Security month.

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 20 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
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

Bloodborne Pathogens for Laboratory Workers (including HIV/HBV/HCV)

Required annually by lab workers reasonably anticipated to have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens through their job tasks or research.  All Custodial Services, Housing, and Nebraska Union employees determined to have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens through their job tasks should take the targeted "Bloodborne Pathogens for Custodial Services, Housing, and Nebraska Unions."  

All non-laboratory workers such as first-aid responders, athletic trainers, childcare workers, and police officers determined to have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens through their job tasks should take the targeted "Bloodborne Pathogens for Non-Laboratory Workers." 

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 Bloodborne Pathogen 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

Bloodborne Pathogens for Custodial Services, Housing, and Nebraska Unions

Required annually by all Custodial Services, Housing, and Nebraska Unions employees determined to have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens through their job tasks.  

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 this training 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 Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Declination and Other Bloodborne Pathogen Program Forms
Bloodborne Pathogens SOPs
EHS Virtual Manual

Required annually for all UNL non-laboratory employees, such as first-aid responders, athletic trainers, childcare workers, and police officers, determined to be at risk for occupational exposure to human blood or other potentially infectious body fluids through their job tasks.  Employees who work for Custodial Services, Housing or the Nebraska Unions should take the targeted "Bloodborne Pathogens for Custodial Services, Housing, and Nebraska Unions" rather than this module.  

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 this training 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 Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Declination and Other Bloodborne Pathogen Program Forms 
EHS Virtual Manual

This training will assist those who work with chemicals, in particular in a chemical laboratory, to understand and apply chemical hazard assessment and risk mitigation processes and concepts.

There is a quiz following this module. You must pass with an 80% score to complete this training 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:
EHS Virtual Manual
Laboratory Safety Colloquia (previous sessions)
EHS Safe Operating Procedures (topical)
Chemical Safety SOPs

Chemical Safety Training

Required by all employees who work with or could be exposed to hazardous chemicals upon assignment to at-risk tasks. Employees in the following areas should take the chemical and general safety training targeted toward their work tasks in lieu of these 4 modules: Custodial Services, Housing Custodial Operations, Housing Dining Services, Maintenance Operations, and Visual & Performing Arts.

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

Covid-19 Awareness - Campus Procedures & Self-Care

This training is designed to provide awareness of campus procedures and self-care related to Covid-19 and is suitable for the entire university community-faculty, staff, and students.

This training is recommended upon initial assignment. 

This module requires approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials: 
CDC Symptons Self-Checker
CHI Health 4-Question Diagnostic Tool

Covid-19 Module 2 - University Operations Customer Service Procedures

This training is required by University Operations personnel to provide awareness of customer services procedures and policy related to Covid-19.

This training is required upon initial assignment 

This module requires approximately 30 minutes to complete. 

Supplemental Materials: 
CDC Symptoms Self-Checker
CDC Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2020 UNL Instructor Training

As a supplement to the "COVID-19 Awareness - Campus Procedures & Self-Care" training that is recommended for all members of the campus community, this training is strongly recommended for instructors who will be teaching in-person courses this year and covers topics that include face coverings, physical distancing, classroom disinfection, instructor-student connection, attendance, assessment, and more.

This training takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
COVID-19 Awareness - Campus Procedures & Self-Care Training
Recording of class-related activity
Planning for the first week of classes
Fifteenth Week Policy

Custodial Services Laboratory Safety Awareness Refresher

This training is available online for UNL FMO Custodial Services employees who have not attended the annual instructor-led refresher.  This training is updated every fall and provides new information for custodial staff cleaning labs, reminders of selected items from previous training, and clarification of questions/issues that arise.

As a prerequisite, Custodial Services employees must have completed the EHS Core-Injury and Illness Prevention Plan, Core-Emergency Preparedness, and Custodial Services: Chemical and General Safety web-based training modules.  These prerequisite modules are a one-time training requirement.

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:  
Biohazard Door Postings
Instructions for Personnel Entering Laboratories Containing Radioactive Materials

Custodial Services: Chemical and General Safety

This training is required of all UNL FMO 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 Preparedness web-based training modules.  

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:
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910:1200
Asbestos Facts SOP
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 Initial/Recurrent Training (Shipping Dangerous Goods)
Biological Substances, Category B, and Patient Specimens (human/animal) with or without Dry Ice and/or Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities

This training is required initially and recurrently every three years for all UNL employees who prepare and ship packages that contain Biological Substances, Category B, and Patient Specimens (human/animal) with or without Dry Ice and/or Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities.  

Dry Ice and/or Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities training must be successfully completed before taking this training.  

If you intend to also ship Infectious Substances, Category A, you must successfully complete the DOT/IATA Infectious Substances, Category A training AFTER taking this training.  

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 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 Initial/Recurrent Training (Shipping Dangerous Goods) Dry Ice/Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities

This training is required initially and recurrently every three years for all UNL employees who prepare and ship packages that contain dry ice and/or specific Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities from Hazard Class 3, 8, or 9, and no other dangerous good/hazardous material.  

If you intend to ship Biological Substances, Category B, or Patient Specimens and/or Infectious Substances you must first successfully complete this course and then take the additional applicable training, DOT/IATA Biological Substance, Category B, and Patient Specimens (human/animal) and/or DOT/IATA Infectious Substances Category A.  

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: 
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 Excepted Quantities of 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 or without Dry Ice and/or Dangerous Good in Excepted Quantities.  

This recurrent training is required every three years for all UNL employees who have previously participated in the instructor-led format of this course, which qualified them to prepare and ship packages containing Infectious Substances, Category A, with or without Dry Ice and/or Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities.   

Persons who ship materials classified as Infectious Substances, Category A, and materials classified as Biological Substances, Category B, or Patient Specimens (human/animal) must complete all three modules, with this training being taken last.    

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: 
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 Hazard & Awareness Training for Qualified Workers

This training is required by workers who are or may be exposed to energized electrical conductors or circuit parts 50 volts to ground or greater and are assigned tasks/functions within any of the following three levels of qualified electrical worker:  Controls, HVAC, and Motor Technicians; Licensed Electricians; or Utility Electricians.

This training is required upon initial assignment and must be repeated every three years.  Persons for whom this training is required shall also read, understand, and adhere to UNL's written Electrical Safety Program to the extent that the program elements apply to their assigned work 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 60 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials:
Lockout/Tagout for Machines & Equipment SOPs
Lockout/Tagout for Machines & Equipment Web-Based Training

Facility and Grounds Maintenance Operations: Chemical and General Safety

This training is appropriate for all UNL building systems and grounds maintenance operations employees in any department (e.g., painters, plumbers, structural crew members, zone personnel, card access staff, electrical workers, HVAC technicians, landscape workers, and others using similar materials/chemicals). 

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 
Asbestos Facts SOP
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

Fire Extinguisher Training

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

General Electrical Safety Awareness

This training module is not specific to any particular class of worker at UNL and in fact may be of interest to anyone since electrical shocks in the home account for thousands of injuries and deaths each year.  

This training introduces basic concepts and features of electrical distribution systems and functions of electrical distribution safety devices, such as ground fault circuit interrupters and arc flash circuit interrupters.  This training covers the hazards of electricity such as shock, electrocution, fire, and arc blast.  Simple strategies for controlling the hazards of electricity are discussed.

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)

Hearing Conservation Program Training

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 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:
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910:1200
Asbestos Facts SOP
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 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:
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.


View safety topics on our Laboratory Safety Colloquium Series website under Previous Sessions.

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.

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

Mobile Aerial Lift Training

Required of all UNL employees who operate any type of UNL owned or rented mobile aerial platform/lift prior to hands-on instruction for the particular machine(s) to be operated. This includes lifts such as scissor lifts, vehicle-mounted booms, articulating lifts and other manlifts whether they are manual or self-propelled.

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

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). Examples of these trucks would be sit down riders, stand up riders or walk behinds, powered (electric) pallet jacks, order pickers and telehandlers.

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

Radiation Safety Annual Refresher Training

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 


Respiratory Protection Program

Workers who use respiratory protection equipment may be subject to enrollment in the UNL Respiratory Protection Program.  Following are two relevant documents:

Respiratory Protection - Program Summary SOP

Respiratory Protection - Voluntary Use of Respiratory Protection Equipment SOP

For more information contact EHS by email or phone (402.472.4925)

Select Agent Awareness for Escorted Persons

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

This module requires approximately 20 minutes to complete.


Select Agent Awareness for Police Override Keys

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.

Stormwater Awareness

Required upon assignment for all UNL employees at high risk facilities that are likely to have assigned duties that could negatively impact stormwater quality, and for those employees who, during the course of their normal job duties, are likely to be in a position to recognize potential situations that are or could negatively impact stormwater quality, particularly certain maintenance and utilities 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 45 minutes to complete.

Supplemental Materials: 
Stormwater Management
Storm Water Pollution Preventions SOPs
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ)

Visual and Performing Arts: Chemical and General Safety

This training is required by persons at UNL engaged in the visual and performing arts who work with chemicals. Included is information on other hazards of working in the Arts.

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: 
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 
Waste Management SOPs

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.