The UMBC Office of Environmental Safety & Health is pleased to announce Online Environmental Health and Safety Training.

Please complete this Laboratory Animal Risk Assessment Form to determine potential risks to you associated with working in UMBC’s animal facilities.

For a list of all the training courses we have under webnettraining Click Here

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers provide employees with information and training to ensure that they are apprised of the hazards of chemicals present in their work area (links to the regulatory standards are below)

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IN LABORATORIES (29CFR 1910.1450) This section applies to all employers engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION (29CFR 1910.1200) The purpose of this section is to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are evaluated, and that information concerning their hazards is transmitted to employers and employees. This transmittal of information is to be accomplished by means of comprehensive hazard communication programs, which are to include container labeling and other forms of warning, material safety data sheets, and employee training.

OSHA requires that these courses to be taken initially and repeated annually. UMBC has contracted with Webnettraining, LLC to provide this training. The three courses that are required by UMBC are the Laboratory Safety Training (Program #39) and Hazardous Communication Part 1 (Program #32) and Hazardous Communication Part 2 (Program #33).

UMBC also requires personnel working with laboratory animals to be aware of safe practices and personnel safety as well as preventing occupational injury and illness while working in an animal facility. Animal care personnel must register for this occupational safety and health web-based training. This two-part tutorial (UMBC – Working Safely with Animals – Part 1 and Part 2) covers the basics of animal safety and working in a laboratory setting as well as specific safety issues and precautions concerning rodents, fish, birds, amphibians, and wild vertebrates.

The online safety training programs are developed in accordance with current OSHA guidelines. There are over 85 different safety training modules for anyone to access. The program is available online at any time, 24hrs/day, 7 days a week at home or work, from any computer with Internet access. Employee training records are structured to provide immediate OSHA compliance training documentation at any time. Data security is maintained by Webnettraining, LLC, including data back-up systems and an independent power supply source to insure interruptions, are minimized. The system documents all training activities and test results of each employee.

To access the training if you are registered, go to and click on the Member log in, then fill in the required fields with the following, all in lowercase:

Company ID- your dept. code- i.e.-umbcchem
Username – first initial + last name (for 3 letter last name add the #1 after)
Password – safety
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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 Environmental Safety and Health at (410) 455-2918 .