UA SafeState Field Services team received the Sam S. May Award

Congratulations to the UA SafeState Field Services team, who received the Sam S. May Award at the Fall 2022 UA campus assembly! The Sam S. May award recognizes exceptional service to UA and its community. Roll Tide to you!

SafeState Award picture

Pictured above: Larry Overstreet, Bonnie Dean, Kalyn Tew, Shay Hamilton and Kevin Covington. Not pictured: Michael Rasbury, Rhonda Hester, Claudia Santiago and Greg Stuckey.

Environmental Programs Courses

Introduction to Industrial Stormwater Management 

February 27, 2024
October 15, 2024

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Federal regulations require stormwater discharges associated with specific categories of industrial activity to be covered under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. Successful completion of this 1-day course will provide foundational knowledge for staff to achieve compliance with NPDES permit conditions.

Many activities and processes at industrial facilities are exposed to the weather (material handling and storage, equipment maintenance, etc.) Stormwater runoff that encounters these activities can transport pollutants and contaminate nearby rivers, lakes, and wetlands.

Who Should Enroll? 

Employees who oversee or are directly responsible for the stormwater program at a facility; and/or new employees who need a thorough introduction to Industrial Stormwater Management and the regulatory tasks required to achieve compliance.

Course contents will include:

  • Stormwater 101 and applicability,
  • Development of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP),
  • Review of best management practices (BMPs),
  • Sampling and monitoring strategies, and
  • Understanding permit conditions.


Spill Prevention, Controls, and Countermeasures

February 28, 2024
October 16, 2024

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This half-day course introduces the concepts and requirements of the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule (40 CFR Part 112).

Who Should Enroll? 

Employees required to take the SPCC annual training; and/or new employees who need a thorough introduction to the regulations for handling oil and related materials.

Through practical exercises and discussions, students enrolled in this course will be introduced to the SPCC Rule and understand how to control and respond to spills — ultimately working through the EPA Tier I Qualified Facility Template to develop the skills to implement and maintain a SPCC Plan.

Course material will focus on industrial, commercial, agricultural, and public facilities using or storing oil; and will cover topics including rule applicability, general rule requirements, prevention measures, secondary containment, inspection procedures, spill response, and notifications.

Introduction to ISO 14001 and the Internal Audit 

October 24-25, 2023
March 5-6, 2024
October 22-23, 2024

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ISO 14001 is a globally accepted standard that outlines the implementation of an effective environmental management system (EMS).

Who Should Enroll? 

This introductory course provides a thorough review of the ISO 14001 standard and a focus on the internal auditing process, and will benefit employees at all levels (entry level, mid-level management, and employees involved with environmental aspects of a company).

Environmental aspects and compliance discussions will include hazardous and solid wastes, water, air, chemicals, regulatory reporting, and more.

Making the Connection to EMS

Although geared toward ISO 14001 standards, developing a functional EMS is a key component in meeting environmental compliance obligations, and crucial when seeking a competitive advantage and gaining the trust of stakeholders.

*It is not a pre-requisite that your company be ISO 14001 certified to benefit from this course.

UA SafeState Announces New Safety and Health Certificate Recipients

Several dedicated safety and health professionals received Construction or General Industry Safety and Health Management Program Certificates this past quarter from UA SafeState’s OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTI-EC).

In order to earn their certificates, recipients were required to complete nearly 100 hours of classroom training in at least six courses and demonstrate their expertise by examination. We commend them for this accomplishment and applaud their efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of co-workers on the job.

Steven Alan Lanford






Steven Lanford

Construction Industry Certificate

William Thompson General Industry

William Thompson

General  Industry Certificate

Michael Gates General Industry

Michael Gates

General Industry Certificate

Melissa Torres

Melissa Torres

General Industry Certificate

Nathan Quarles

Nathan Quarles

Construction Industry Certificate

Jonathan Jordon Construction Industry

Jonathan Jordon

Construction Industry Certificate

Nathan Wilkerson General Industry

Nathan Wilkerson

General Industry Certificate

jacob lewis construction industry

Jacob Lewis

Construction Certificate

richard caudill construction industry

Richard Caudill

Construction Certificate

robert bakos construction industry

Robert Bakos

Construction Certificate

Angie Bowen Construction Industry

Angie Bowen

Construction Industry Certificate

Charla Clarke construction Industry

Charla Clarke

Construction Industry Certificate

Michael Cantrell Construction Industry

Michael Cantrell

Construction Industry Certificate

Sean Boulanger General Industry

Sean Boulanger

General Industry Certificate

If you would like more information on the Construction Safety and Health Management Certificate program or General Industry Safety and Health Management Certificate program, please go to OTI-EC Certificate Programs or call (205) 348-4585.

News from UA OSHA Training Institute Education Center

What a great year we had at the University of Alabama OSHA Training Institute Education Center! Our trainers conducted OSHA 10 and 30 hour classes for over 10,000 students having an impact on safety in the fields of Construction, General Industry and Maritime in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and other states throughout the country. So proud of our trainers and their passion to keep their employees safe on the job! Join us in 2023 and be a part of our ongoing initiative to keep safety on the forefront in our companies and communities. Let’s get everyone home in the same condition they left before heading to work.

Visit our website for our 2023 training schedule and information on the classes conducted through the UA OSHA Training Institute Education Center.

Update on EPA lower dust-lead hazard standards

A new final rule announced by EPA will revise the federal limits for lead in dust on floors and windowsills. The rule will lower the agency’s dust-lead hazard standards (DLHS) from 40 µg/ft² to 10 µg/ft²on floors and from 250 µg/ft² to 100 µg/ft² on windowsills.

The rule went into effect on January 6, 2020.

The current limits on lead in dust on floors and windowsills have been in place since 2001. At that time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified a blood-lead level in children of 10 µg/dL as a level of concern. CDCs current guidance states that no safe blood-lead level in children has been identified and calls for public health measures to be initiated at a blood-lead level in children of 5 µg/dL. EPA cited this change in CDCs guidance as a factor in its decision to issue tighter standards.

While the final rule lowers EPAs dust-lead hazard standards, it does not change the agency’s clearance standards used to determine whether renovated homes are safe for re-occupancy. The clearance standards will remain 40 µg/ft² for floors, 250 µg/ft² for windowsills, and 400 µg/ft² for window troughs.

For more information see the Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 131, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, Rules and Regulations or visit EPAs website at

Environmental Classes Calendar for 2023-2024

The Calendar for our Environmental Classes for the first quarter of 2023 has been released. You can view the calendar here:

If you would like for us to email you a pdf showing these course offerings with dates and fees please email Gregg Cubel at

If you have any questions about which class you may want to take you can email Gregg Cubel at or you can call us toll-free at (877) 50-TRAIN.