Healthcare Students

Employers are required to provide training on hazard communication as well as other topics based on the employee's potential for exposure.  Students who are engaged in clinicals and/or un-paid internships are often left out of these trainings.  EHS has attempted to provide a broad overview of hazard communication and blood borne pathogen training for students engaged in clinicals and/or un-paid internships.

Students should also seek additional guidance/training from the location where they are performing their clinical(s) and/or un-paid internships.

Training is only available online. You can self-enroll for these courses.

  1. Log into Canvas
  2. Scroll down below their existing list of courses to Course Search.
  3. Type EHS into the search box and click the Go button.
  4. Select EHS-“specific course name”.
  5. Hover over the name of the course you need to enroll in. Use the dropdown arrow/chevron and click Enroll.
  6. A confirmation page appears, click the OK button in the lower right and you are taken into the course.
  7. Upon completion of the course if you have trouble with the certificate – you can just screen shot or clip a copy of achievement notice to your PI

The courses you need to take are:


EHS - Hazard Comm Bloodborne Pathogen Trng - Hlth Care Students

After you review the course material you will need to complete the online quiz.  Upon successful completion of the quiz (70% or higher), you will receive a certificate.  That certificate should be provided to your supervisor (digital copies are fine).

If you have any questions or if you do not have a UCCS canvas account, please contact Cindy Norton x 3212 cnorton@uccs.ed

Additional Resources


Ethylene Oxide Gas


Gels and Creams


Hazardous Drugs

OSHA Quick Start Health Care

Worker Safety in Hospitals

OSHA's Hospital eTool

OSHA's Hazard Identification Training Tool

OSHA's Safety and Health Topics - Healthcare