Environmental Health and Safety Training

Date: September 2017      Revision: 1

Environmental Health and Safety provides a host of in-class and online training courses that, when supplemented by department and workspace-specific training, satisfy various local, state and federal training requirements.

In addition to the required training courses specified in the Laboratory Safety, Biological Safety, and Radiation and Laser Safety sections of this guide, attendance to various other training courses may be required depending on job task.

Compliance Actions

Prior to beginning research, the principal investigator is responsible for determining the training requirements associated with the hazards involved in the activity.

Additional Environmental Health and Safety Training Courses

Below are some of the Environmental Health and Safety training courses required for members of the specified audience:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training. For University personnel who have the potential for exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials as specified in the University Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan. A refresher course is required annually. (Online course available.)
  • Defensive Driving Training. For University personnel who operate State-owned vehicles. Refresher training is required every four years.
  • Fire Extinguisher Training. For University personnel whose job tasks require the use of a fire extinguisher (e.g., welders). A refresher course is required annually.
  • Hazard Communication Training for Non-Laboratory Workers. For University personnel who use, handle, store or are exposed to hazardous materials outside of a laboratory environment. (Online course available.)
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED Training. For University personnel whose job duties include performing CPR or using an AED (e.g., child care workers). Retraining is required every two years.
  • Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift Operator) Training. For University personnel who operate a forklift. An operator evaluation is required every three years.
  • Respirator Protection Training. For University personnel whose job duties require the wearing of an air purifying respirator. Fit testing and training is required annually.

Environmental Health and Safety may add training courses and requirements in the future as laws or policies change, deficiencies are identified or at the behest of regulators. Check the Environmental Health and Safety website for training announcements and the latest course offerings.

Who to Contact

Environmental Health and Safety

  • (775) 327-5040
  • (775) 784-4553 Fax

Additional Information