The UMBC Office of Environmental Safety & Health offers various online and in person training. Outlined below is an overview of training requirements as well as instructions for access.



Online Training 

UMBC utilizes Webnettraining and the CITI Program (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) for online safety training.




If you already have an account go to and click on the Member log in, then fill out (in all lowercase) the required fields with the following:

Company ID- your department code (e.g.-umbcchem)

Username – first initial + last name (e.g. “John Smith” will be “jsmith”)

Password – your specific password

If anyone has difficulty logging in, needs to be registered, or would like to add a training module to the UMBC Training Web Page, contact UMBC Environmental Safety and Health at or (410) 455-2918.

Users with departmental access can reference the Webnet User Guide when conducting administrative tasks such as adding new users or tracking trainings.

Visit and click on “login in”. Select “Log In Through My Organization” and search for “University of Maryland, Baltimore County” in the search box. You will be prompted to login to your UMBC account if not done so already. Register and complete any courses that are deemed relevant to the work conducted. Visit the UMBC Office of Research Protections and Compliance (ORPC) Research Education and Training webpage for additional information on CITI web based training.




In Person Training

UMBC ESH offers in person training on a case by case basis, please email for specific training requests.



A few trainings offered are:

  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Fire Extinguisher Awareness
  • Laser Safety
  • Spill Cleanup







Training Requirements

Specific training requirements are dependent on the type of work being conducted. A thorough risk assessment should be used to determine what training is best suited for a laboratory (contact UMBC ESH for assistance with conducting a risk assessment if necessary). Listed below are the general requirements that all laboratory personnel must complete as well as specific requirements for diversified research.

All laboratory staff are required to complete the following training through Webnettraining on an annual basis:

  • Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness (if working with blood or potentially infectious material)
  • Hazcom1 and Hazcom 2
  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Awareness
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • UMBC Lab Safety


Laboratory staff working with recombinant DNA, biohazardous materials, human subjects, and animals should utilize CITI for training requirements specific to their field of research. Listed below are a few of the training courses offered:

  • Animal Care and Use Training
  • Biosafety Training
  • Financial Conflict of Interest Training
  • Export Control Training
  • Human Participant Use Training
  • Responsible Conduct of Research Training


Visit the UMBC Office of Research Protections and Compliance (ORPC) Research Education and Training webpage for additional information on CITI web based training.

In addition to the general requirements outlined above, personnel working with animals are required to do the following:



Please keep in mind that all Webnet training must be completed annually while CITI training may be completed every 1-4 years depending on the course. Any laboratory specific training provided by Principle Investigators or Laboratory Supervisors should be recorded using a form such as a Laboratory Specific Training Sign in Sheet.  If you have trouble accessing the above training or would like to have a training added, please contact UMBC ESH at