Environmental Health and Safety trainings can be searched below by content area. A complete list of all currently available EHS training courses can be found here.

The NC State Safety Orientation Checklist provides broad safety and health information to all faculty, staff, students and volunteers.  The associated Training Assessment, embedded with the NC State Safety Orientation Checklist will help you determine both required and recommended safety training needed for your research.

The Safety Training Needs Assessment is included in the end of the NC State Safety Orientation Checklist, however should you need to access it again to complete training or add more training options, please visit this link.

Course Registrations

Environmental Health and Safety registrations and training tracking has moved into REPORTER for most required and recommended training. REPORTER is NC State University’s solution for tracking, managing, reporting and measuring external outreach, internal training and non-credit activities.  To learn more about REPORTER, please visit reporter.ncsu.edu

Quick registration steps include:

  • First, select your course from the list below.
  • Next, click on the title to be directed to REPORTER for registration using your UNITY ID and Password.  Those without UNITY ID can set up an account and register also for unrestricted courses.
    • If your course is in person, you will have the option of registering for upcoming instances by date or adding your name to a watchlist to be notified of upcoming sessions.
    • If your course is online, you will receive a registration confirmation email, as well as instructions from WolfWare (Moodle) for course completion.

Environmental Health and Safety will maintain the EHS Training Archive records for the foreseeable future. The database will retain historical records for your reference until such time that all records are connected to REPORTER.  New training completion records will not be reflected in this database after August 15, 2017.

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Animal Contact Awareness TrainingThe purpose of the Occupational Health and Safety Program for Personnel with Animal Contact is to minimize the health and safety risk of working with vertebrate animals.Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Asbestos Awareness - EHPS-OH300Custodial and maintenance employees must receive Asbestos Awareness training within 90 days of their employment start date and annually thereafter.  This online training takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.Occupational Health and Safety919-513-1282
Back Safety and Injury Prevention - EHPS-OS301This course reviews information on proper lifting and prevention of back problems. Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Diving SafetyDiving at NC State is prohibited unless the requirements listing in the Diving Safety Section of the EHS Webpage are met. Note: Advance planning is necessary for those intending to dive as a number of these requirements have a substantial lead time. You will need to contact the NC State Diving Safety Officer as soon as possible to establish a training plan.Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
EHPS-O106 Conducting An Effective PPE Hazard Assessment The training is designed to cover how to conduct an effective PPE Hazard Assessment. The course will cover what and when is a PPE hazard assessment required. How to conduct a PPE Hazard assessment, PPE selection guidelines and roles and responsibilities will also be covered. Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Electrical Safety Fundamentals - EHPS-OS400This course is designed to give employees basic information on electrical safety such as how electricity works, the primary hazards of electrical safety.  Control measures and safety-related work practices to minimize the risk are discussed. General electrical safe work practices and proper response to electrical emergencies are also covered.Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Excavation, Trenching and Shoring Safety - EHPS-OS406This course will cover safety requirements when setting up an excavation site.  Identification of hazards as it relates to excavation, trenching, and shoring sites and the identification of precautions, protective measure and the type of support systems used are reviewed.  The cave in protection requirements and proper procedures will be emphasized in this course. This course will not qualify the participant as a competent person for excavation, trenching and shoring.  Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Fall Prevention - EHPS-OS302This course is designed to teach the basic guidelines and methods of fall protection safety. The course will review fall hazards, fall hazard evaluation and fall hazard controls. Hands on training on fall protection equipment will be covered in the course.Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Forklift Safety Fundamentals - EHPS-OS500Forklift safety training is a series of modules that cover safety fundamentals, stability and capability, load handling, safe driving practices, and inspections and maintenance.  Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Hand and Power Tool Safety - EHPS-OS412This training is intended to help minimize the amount of accidents occurring with powered tools, and to reduce the severity of outcome with an incident. The information complies with OSHA 1910.241-247 standard.Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Hearing Conservation Awareness Training - EHPS-OH200Occupational Noise Exposure Standard, 1910.95.  A key element of the HCP is annual training on hearing conservation. The training program includes effects of noise on hearing; the purpose of hearing protectors, and instruction on their selection, fitting, use, and care; and the purpose and explanation of audiometric testing.  Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Ladder Safety - EHPS-OS408This course is designed for any employee that may use a ladder in the course of their work assignment.  Ladders are used in many jobs for cleaning, painting, changing light bulbs, accessing storage areas, reaching platforms, and more.  Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Lead Paint Awareness - EHPS-OH400This course provides guidance on the management of surfaces on campus that may contain lead, and ensure compliance with OSHA’s Lead regulations. This course is not intent for those who may disturbance or abatement of lead. Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Lock Out/Tag Out Safety - EHPS-OS401Any employee that performs servicing on equipment is required to follow the Lock Out/ Tag Out Safety Program.  This course will covers the following aspects of Lock Out Tag Out. Recognition and the purpose of lock and tag procedures and the roles and responsibilities for the worker will be discussed.  Participants will be able to identify sources of energy hazards and consequences of improper control. Different types of lock and tag devices and procedures steps for installation and removal of locks will be discussed.  Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Machine Guarding Fundamentals - EHPS-OS405This course provides training associated with machine guarding.  This course will define mechanical hazards associated with machine use.  The requirements for protecting workers from mechanical hazards as well as the methods for machine guarding specific machines are covered.  Employee responsibilities when working around guarded machinery including PPE use is covered in this trainingOccupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Office Ergonomics Information - EHPS-OS200This course covers office ergonomics. The causes of ergonomic issues in the office environment are discussed which included prevention.  After completion of this course the participants will be able to recognize common types of cumulative trauma disorders, match warning signs with solutions and actions.  Best ergonomic practices are discussed.Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
OSHA Confined Space Safety Fundamentals - EHPS-OS402This course is designed to provide basic knowlege of confined spaces.  Participants will learn the characteristics and examples of confined spaces.  Hazards of confined spaces and the differences between permit-required and non-permit required confined spaces are addressed.  Participants will be able to recognize the basic requirement of a permit -required confined space program. Completion of this course does not quality the employee for entry into a confined space.  Face-To-Face Training is required.Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
OSHA Overhead and Gantry Crane Safety - EHPS-OS409This course is designed to provide the participant information as is relates to overhead and gantry cranes.  Safety devices, required steps for inspecting the crane pre and post operation will be covered. Participants will be able to identify proper load rigging and the required procedures for lifting and moving loads.   Safety practices for unattended equipment, working around other personnel and disconnecting power to the equipment will be discussed.Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Pesticide Safety EducationNC State’s Pesticide Safety Education Program offers training(Pesticide Schools) and develops of training materials and manuals. See: Do You Need a Pesticide License or Certificate?Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Respirator Training - EHPS-OH100This training is intended for individuals who wear respiratory protection for work or research.   This training is a fundamentals level of information. Medical clearance and hands on training with fit testing are also required before wearing respiratory protection equipment.Occupational Health and Safety919-515-6862
Annual refresher training for Respirator use EHPS-OH101Annual Refresher training for Respirator UseOccupational Health and Safety919-515-6862