UA SafeState Programs, within the College of Continuing Studies at the University of Alabama has a mission to promote occupational and environmental safety and health through university-based programs of continuing education and career enhancement, applied research and technical assistance.

  • Environmental Programs provides cost-effective consultation to Alabama businesses to assist them in compliance with air, water, and hazardous waste regulations.
  • Occupational Safety and Health program provides confidential health and safety consultation free of charge to small businesses within Alabama.
  • On-site consultation includes environmental and occupational safety and health compliance and management, technical assistance via online and classroom training, conferences, outreach, environmental laboratory services, and hazardous waste characterization.
  • In addition, UA SafeState helps individuals, schools, institutions, and businesses to identify and manage building-related health risks such as lead-based paint hazards, asbestos, and indoor air hazards.

For more information, contact John Sikes at 205-348-4667 or visit