Course Catalog

Biological Safety Officer 2020 - University of Texas Operations Center Building Houston , Texas

08/12/2020 - 08/14/2020

Cancelled until further notice!

About the Course

This course is thoughtfully created around the key references in the field, the Biosafety Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratory (5th Edition, December 2009) and the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (updated April 2019). Our objective is to provide you with a working knowledge of the essentials of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling biological hazards in the workplace.  This course will review essential competencies expected of a Biological Safety Officer. While the concepts reviewed are fundamental to any biolgocal safety program, this course is designed for those new or experienced in the field. Plus, our instructors employ an enjoyable combination of well-structured lectures, descriptive examples, and hands-on exercises to teach this course.
Location: University of Texas Operations Center Building 1851 Crosspoint Avenue Houston , Texas 77054
Registration rates:
Standard Registration Open 06/23/2020 to 08/05/2020
Regular Registration : $700.00
Late Registration Rate(s) Open 08/06/2020 to 08/12/2020
Late Registration : $800.00
Available Seats: 99

40-Hour HAZWOPER-UTRGV_2020 - Edinburg , Texas

08/17/2020 - 08/21/2020

About the Course

The HAZWOPER Hazardous Materials course for general site workers is a week-long class. The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120) applies to employers and their employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances--including hazardous waste--and who are engaged in one of the following five operations: 1) clean-up operations conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites; 2) corrective actions covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); 3) voluntary clean-up operations at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites; 4) operations conducted at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities regulated by the RCRA Emergency Response; 5) operations involving hazardous substances. 
Location: 1201 W University Drive Edinburg , Texas 78539
Registration rates:
Standard Registration Open 06/23/2020 to 08/09/2020
Regular Registration : $155.00
Regular Student Rate : $55.00
Late Registration Rate(s) Open 08/10/2020 to 08/17/2020
Student Rate : $75.00
Late Registration : $250.00
Available Seats: 80

Radiation Safety Officer 2020 - University of Texas Operations Center Building Houston , Texas

10/19/2020 - 10/23/2020

About the Course

The overall objective of this interactive course is to provide you with the tools you need in order to ensure the safe and compliant receipt, use, transport, and release of radioactive materials and radiation sources. You will learn how to maintain a high level of compliance with radiation regulations and protocols based on novel research performed by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. You will improve your skills in performing radiation safety surveys, shipping and receiving radioactive materials, and managing and disposing of radioactive waste. This course is designed to meet the established Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Radiation Control training requirements for individuals wishing to become Radiation Safety Officers.

Location: University of Texas Operations Center Building 1851 Crosspoint Avenue Houston , Texas 77054
Registration rates:
Early Bird Rate(s) Open 06/23/2020 to 09/13/2020
Early Registration : $985.00
Standard Registration Open 09/14/2020 to 10/11/2020
Regular Registration : $1,475.00
Available Seats: 99

ONLINE TRAINING - Basic Emergency Preparedness for Everyone An Overview Course in Everyday Readiness - Spanish

El propósito de este entrenamiento es proporcionar los principios básicos de la preparación para emergencias. Las emergencias pueden atacar sin previo aviso. No solo puede verse afectado su hogar sino también su lugar de trabajo, comunidad, estado o nación. La ayuda puede tardar horas o días en llegar. Este curso le ayudará a prepararse a Ud. mismo, su familia, lugar de trabajo y comunidad.
 Este curso es un guión de información resumida destinado a la población en general para que se prepare en emergencias generales. Este no es un curso exhaustivo sobre la preparación para emergencias y no sustituye a las instrucciones o avisos de las autoridades.
Registration Price: Free

ONLINE TRAINING - Basic Emergency Preparedness for Everyone An Overview Course in Everyday Readiness_English

The purpose of this training is to provide the basic principles of emergency preparedness. Emergencies can strike without warning. Not only can your home be affected but also the workplace, community, state or nation. Help may take hours or days. This course will help you to prepare for yourself, your family, workplace and community.
This course is an outline of summary information meant for the general public to prepare themselves for general emergencies. This is not an inclusive course in emergency preparedness and does not supersede the instructions or advisories of authorities.
Registration Price: Free

ONLINE TRAINING - Basic Fire Safety For Everyone_English

The purpose of this training is to provide to the general public with a basic information about fire safety, including simple fire science concepts and we’ll offer best methods for responding to small fires. This is not a comprehensive course.
Registration Price: Free

ONLINE TRAINING - General First Aid for Everyone_English

This class is designed to teach you how to care for basic injuries and sudden illness until advanced medical personnel arrive. By recognizing and providing quick intervention, you can minimize the effects of both injury and illness. 2
Registration Price: Free

ONLINE TRAINING - General First Aid for Everyone_Spanish

Este curso está diseñado para enseñarle como tratar heridas básicas y enfermedades repentinas hasta que personal médico avanzado llegue a la escena. El hecho de reconocer y proveer intervención rápidamente puede minimizar los efectos de las heridas y enfermedades.

Registration Price: Free

ONLINE TRAINING - Important Information about Universal Masking During the COVID-19 Pandemic


The purpose of this training is to provide Important Information about Universal Masking During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here, experts from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will answer your questions about the use of face coverings while on the UTHealth campus. 
Registration Price: Free

ONLINE TRAINING - Introduction of E-Learning Course Development

This course will demonstrate the benefits of using a storyboard and how to use the storyboard template for content development of the UT laboratory online training course.

Registration Price: Free

ONLINE TRAINING - Opioid Overdose or Nerve Agent Webinar

Course Overview

Multiple federal agencies have identified an emergent emergency medicine challenge: In an emergency situation, is the presenting patient suffering from an opioid overdose or from intentional poisoning by a chemical nerve agent? This key differential diagnosis carries with it important decisions related to the deployment of protective measures for both the healthcare community and public health. To an untrained eye, the signs of opioid and nerve agent poisoning may appear similar, but the health risks to the patient and responder are different.

This webinar will describe the key differences between these two types of chemical exposures, the steps that must be taken to prevent secondary exposures to others, and the associated public health and law enforcement notifications. By the end of the hour-long webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the key differences in the signs and symptoms of opioid intoxication and nerve agent poisoning;
  • Choose the appropriate personal protective equipment;
  • Describe the initial decontamination and pre-hospital treatment; and
  • List the appropriate public health and law enforcement notification when a nerve agent poisoning is strongly suspected.
Registration Price: Free

ONLINE TRAINING - Post-Flood Infectious Diseases and Hazards

Course Description:
This module serves to ensure that everyone has the knowledge and skills to prevent dangers associated with common post-flood infectious diseases and hazards. With the recent devastating hurricanes of Harvey and Irma, severe and catastrophic weather and floods will be something that continues to affect communities throughout the United States
Registration Price: Free

ONLINE TRAINING - The Use of Personal Protective Equipment with Suspected Ebola-Infected Patients in Ambulatory Care Clinics_English

The purpose of this training is to provide general guidance to workers in ambulatory care clinics located in academic centers so that workers may protect themselves through the use of personal protective equipment (or PPE) in the event that they suspect a patient may be infected with the Ebola virus.
Registration Price: Free

ONLINE TRAINING - The Use of Personal Protective Equipment with Suspected Ebola-Infected Patients in Ambulatory Care Clinics_Spanish

El objetivo de este adiestramiento es proveer orientación general a los empleados de las clínicas de cuidado ambulatorio ubicadas en centros académicos para que puedan protegerse mediante el uso de equipo de protección personal (o PPE) ante la eventualidad de sospecha que un paciente pudiera estar infectado con el virus del Ébola.
Registration Price: Free