Ensuring that employees and students are adequately trained in health and safety principles is an important function of the Environmental Health and Safety Office. EHS is responsible for developing training programs for employees and works with professors to ensure that students receive proper safety training.
Several safety training programs are OSHA mandated such as Hazard Communication, Bloodborne Pathogens, Respiratory Protection, Hearing Protection, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space, and Laboratory Safety. In addition, EHS conducts training sessions in general safety topics such as heat stress, ergonomics, slips trips, falls, and material handling.
Training should be conducted when a new employee is hired or transferred to a new job, when new equipment is installed, a new task is assigned, or any time a lack of employee knowledge may create a hazardous condition. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that their employees receive the proper training. View our complete listing of training courses offered.