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    Safety and Risk Management offers online and instructor-led safety training for workplace and research/clinical studies areas.

    Online training

    Chem/Bio online training courses are offered through Blackboard. See what training is available, who it applies to and how to access it via our Lab Safety Training  guide.  

    Radiation Safety online training is a stand-alone course also offered through Blackboard.  To enroll in this course, login to Blackboard and search for course "Radiation Safety Training for Research Laboratory Employees" [TRAIN-100-001-2011Continuous].  Once you select the course, use the password 9131 to enroll.  After you have enrolled, follow the instructions on the Course Documents page.

    Blackboard offers generalized training intended to supplement, not replace, task-specific training.

    For assistance accessing information related to our programs, please contact Helga Mitchell at

    Contact us

    To schedule training for a list topic, contact Christine Blakey at (804) 827-0357.

    For other topics, contact Helga Mitchell at (804) 827-2202.


    Instructor-led Training

    Instructor-led training is customized to your specific work area hazards or needs. Available topics include:

    • Back safety/proper lifting
    • Bloodborne pathogen (for non-laboratory and non-medical employees)
    • Confined space entry awareness
    • Control of hazardous energy (lock out/tag out)
    • Electrical safety
    • Fall protection
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Fire safety and prevention
    • Hand and power tool safety
    • Ladder safety
    • Machine guarding
    • Occupational heat exposure
    • Occupational noise exposure
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Powered industrial trucks (forklift)
    • Slips, trips and fall prevention
    • Spill control, containment and countermeasures


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