The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Environmental Health & Safety




The alphabet soup of health and safety training requirements can be daunting. What training do I need? What training will help me and my colleagues to have a safer work environment? EHS is here to help you achieve your goals for a safe and healthy workplace.

Where can I find out about training requirements?

Start here with the Safety Training Policy. This document contains a table in Appendix A which summarizes training requirements. EHS is currently working on a document that will hopefully serve as better guide in the near future.

How can I receive training?

Training can be accomplished a number of ways, including:

Note that some regulations may require a style of delivery or a formal assessment of skills or a test. Some may be provided by EHS and some may be delivered by your supervisor.

How do I keep records?

"If you did not document it, it did not happen"

Training records are currently the responsibility of each department to maintain. EHS offers a number of forms such as on-the-job and self-study forms that may help you in maintaining records. Skillsoft training is automatically recorded in IRIS. Blackboard records should be kept via a printout of either the completion certificate or the graded quiz.

Classroom Training

Check our current calendar for training opportunities.

Posted caledar events are available however EHS may alter the schedule as needed. Registration is required. If insufficient registrations are received the class may be cancelled and you will be notified via email.

Training Forms

Self-Study Training Record Form

On-the-Job Training Record Form

PDF Modules:

The PDF self-study and study references below may also be available in Blackboard.

PDF modules require Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar software. Click here for the latest free download of Acrobat Reader

Alternative/Off-Road Vehicles   Lab Safety: Hazard Identification  
Bloodborne Pathogens   Lab Safety: Hazard Controls  
Chemical Fume Hoods   Lab Safety: Emergency Equipment Basics  
Chemical Hygiene Program   Lead Awareness Training  
Compressed Gas   Mecury Hazard & Spill Control  
Confined Space   Metals  
Fall Protection   Personal Protective Equipment  
Fire Extinguisher Training   Respiratory Protection  
Fire Safety in Laboratories   Scaffolding  
General Safety Awareness   Standard Microbiological Practices  
Hazard Communication and GHS   Supervisor EHS Compliance  
Hazardous Waste Management   Working Safely With Chloroform  
Hearing Conservation Training   Working Safely With Formaldehyde  
Hydrofluoric Acid Safety   Working Safely With Phenol  


EPA- Lead Renvoation, Repair and Painting Program:The rule requires workers to be certified and trainined in the use of lead-safe work practices, and requires renovation, repair, and painting firms to be EPA-certified. Click here for more information




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