Construction Safety Training

Dig Safe Training

Anyone performing work at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMA) that requires a DigSafe Notification is now required to watch a training video and submit a certification form certifying that the video was viewed and understood. This video was created to outline UMA procedures, as well as review Massachusetts DigSafe and Trenching regulations. The certification is good for a period of two years, after which the video must be again viewed and the certification form resubmitted.

Please contact Sondra Slesinski, Physical Plant Safety Officer (; 413-835-1255) or Maryanne Steele (; 413-658-7485) for more information.

Contractor Safety Orientation 

During this disruption of Campus Services, we will still offer the Contractor Safety Orientation Workshops via Zoom.  Those who register will receive a Zoom invite via the email provided during the registration process. 

UMass EHS is offering training/orientation opportunities for contractors and those involved in the management and oversight of contracts.  Contractors are required to attend a Contractor Safety Orientation where we will present Emergency and Environmental Health and Safety procedures and expectations for work performed on campus.

This orientation is required once per year for General Contractor Project Managers, Superintendents and Foremen. UMA Project Managers, Contract Managers, Resident and Construction Engineers are also required to attend annually.  UMA employees may sign up using your Spire ID by clicking on the session you would like to attend. Off-campus (non-UMass employee) attendees should pre-register by sending the following information for each attendee:

  1. Full Name
  2. Company Affiliation
  3. Email address
  4. Telephone number.

Questions? Please contact Rob Wallace, Campus Safety Manager at 413-313-3608 or

Contractor Lab Safety Training 

Please Note: All Classroom Lab Safety Training for Contractors Has Been Temporarily Suspended.  Please see the information in this document for information normally presented at these trainings.  Please print this out, read through the information, and sign and date the document on the last page to serve as your proof of training.  Please keep this signed copy on file.  You can also view the presentation as a training here if you have access to Power Point.  Click "Slide Show" on the top ribbon and then "From Beginning".

Construction Safety Training Workshops

There are no general in-person trainings scheduled at this time. Please contact EHS at (413) 545-2682.