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.

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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

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  • 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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15 Passenger Van Safety -EHPS-GS100This online course offers an overview to safe driving of 15 passenger vans.General919-515-7915
Analytical X-ray Safety - EHPS-RS200This course is intended for radiation workers handling x-ray producing devices, excluding diagnostic x-ray. Topics covered include: Fundamentals of Radiation, Units, Biological Effects, ALARA, Dosimetry, Dose Limits, and Forms, Radiation Safety919-515-2894
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
Autoclave Use and Safety Awareness - EHPS-BS300This training reviews the health and safety guidelines associated with the safe use of University owned autoclaves and their use for decontaminating biohazardous waste.Biological Safety919-515-6858
Back Safety and Injury Prevention - EHPS-OS301This course reviews information on proper lifting and prevention of back problems. Occupational Health and Safety919-513-0988
Biosafety Orientation - RES-COMPLI-IBCThis course is a general overview of biosafety at NC State to help participants to understand what materials and/or research might trigger Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) approval and to handle materials and/or research that do not.Biological Safety919-515-6858
Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness Training New Hire - EHPS-BS110-GAPThis New Hire training module has been developed to help supervisors cover the time until the employee is able to attend their comprehensive annual training according to their unit's Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan. Biological Safety919-515-6858
Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness Training Refresher - EHPS-BS100-100To help satisfy requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, training modules have been developed to help supervisors supplement information covered in a workers Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan. This Refresher training module is listed by work environment and covers general universal precautions as well as the causes of bloodborne diseases, proper personal protective equipment, and the regulatory basis for a bloodborne pathogens program.Biological Safety919-515-6858
Chemical Hygiene Plan Training - EHPS-LS104 All NC State University personnel who work with or around hazardous chemicals and equipment in research laboratories need to review the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP). This document, along with your safety plan, cover CHP elements required by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1450Laboratory Safety919-513-1282
Compressed Gas Safety - EHPS-LS200University personnel and students who work with compressed gas cylinders should view this short video which covers safe regulator installation on a compressed gas cylinder of non-toxic gas, required personal protective equipment, safe work practices and leak testing.  Laboratory Safety919-513-1282
Controlled SubstancesNC State University Controlled substances Program is a support document and can be reviewed for better understanding of the state and federal compliance requirements.Emergency Management & Mission Continuity 919-515-2895
Cryogenics Safety Training - EHPS-LS300All NC State University personnel and students who work with cryogenic liquids such as liquid nitrogen should take this training to understand the hazards of these materials and how to use them safely.Laboratory Safety919-513-1282
Cryogenics Safety Training - EHPS-LS300 All NC State University personnel and students who work with cryogenic liquids such as liquid nitrogen should take this training to understand the hazards of these materials and how to use them safely.Laboratory Safety919-513-1282
Diagnostic X-ray Safety - EHPS-RS700Radiation Safety919-515-2894
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
Engineered Nanomaterials AwarenessEngineered nanomaterials are any material which has structured components with at least one dimension less than 100 nanometer, including carbon containing materials and other materials of differing elemental composition.  These materials may be part of a liquid suspension or may be individual particles or fibers. Laboratory Safety919-513-1282
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
Fire Extinguisher Awareness - EHPS-FM100This course will help the participant to identify fire and extinguisher basics.  Evaluation of conditions to determine whether to evacuate or fight a fire are discussed.  The participant will learn techniques to extinguish a fire.Fire & Life Safety919-515-2568
First Aid/ CPR/AED Training - EHPS-FM300This course covers basic first aid practices when encountering common illnesses and injuries, such as cuts, minor burns, seizures, choking or allergic reactions. Additionally, the course provides an overview of how to perform bystander CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator, when one is available. After the presentation, the participants will practice bystander CPR and learn to operate an AED on a manikin. Although this course is not for certification, it provides an overview for anyone who is interested in having basic knowledge. The instructors will come to your location, upon request.Fire & Life Safety919-515-2568
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
Formaldehyde Safety Training - EHPS-LS400This course is designed to meet the minimum training requirements for the OSHA Formaldehyde Standard, 1910.1048 and provide safety and health information associated with the use of formaldehyde. This training is required for those working in areas where formaldehyde is used above the research lab scale, including anatomy, necropsy, pathology, and histology labs. This training is recommended for all other research labs using formaldehyde in small/lab scale. Laboratory Safety919-513-1282
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
Hazard Assessment Process TrainingUnderstand the processes involved with operating hazardsLaboratory Safety919-513-1282
Hazard Communication For Non-Laboratories - EHPS-OS600 This training covers OSHA’s Hazard Communication requirements, which are based on the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classifying and labeling chemical products. This training is intended to give a basic understanding of the hazards presented by chemical products, where to find safety information about the chemicals you use, how to recognize if you are being exposed to a chemical hazard, and basic information about how to protect yourself from chemical exposures.Environmental Health, Haz. Materials and Stormwater919-515-6859
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
Hot Work ProgramThe Hot Work Program is designed to minimize or eliminate fire hazards associated with any hot work operation as identified in the North Carolina State Fire Code, OSHA 1910.252, NFPA 51B, NFPA 1962 and NC State University Department of Environmental Health and Safety/ Fire Marshal’s Office Guidelines.Fire & Life Safety919-515-2568
Introduction to Safety and Emergency AwarenessThis presentation is an Introduction to safety practices and emergency awareness on NC State campus.General
919-515-7915
Laboratory Biological Safety Training - EHPS-BS201This training is designed to provide a foundation of understanding for work with microorganisms or biological materials that contain microorganisms in the clinical, research, and/or teaching setting at NC State. It is required for those who use –or supervise a laboratory that uses– recombinant DNA molecules at BSL-1 or BSL-2 containment or any work requiring BSL-2 containment. The training is recommended for those using biological materials (other than recombinant DNA molecules) at BSL-1 containment.Biological Safety919-515-6858
Laboratory Chemical Waste Management Training - EHPS-HW101Any personnel that work in a laboratory are required to complete this training module to be in compliance with Federal and State regulations.Environmental Health, Haz. Materials and Stormwater919-515-6859
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
Laser Safety - EHPS-LS100 Laser Safety Training is required for any person (Faculty, Staff, volunteers, Graduate and undergraduate students) who will work in a facility that has an operating Class 3b or Class 4 laser or work directly with Class 3b or Class 4 lasers. Laboratory Safety919-513-1282
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
Non-Laboratory Hazardous Waste Management Training - EHPS-HW102University faculty and staff whose activity in a non-laboratory setting may result in the need to dispose or recycle any chemical, pharmaceutical, oils or fuel, fertilizer or soil amendments, equipment containing such material, or debris contaminated by such material are required to take this training module.Environmental Health, Haz. Materials and Stormwater919-515-6859
Nuclear Gauge Training - EHPS-RS400This training is intended to familiarize researchers with requirements and considerations in the use of soil moisture/density gauges and other portable gauges. Training is required before using the devices and is to be accompanied by proper shipping/transportation training. Refresher training is required every four years.Radiation Safety919-515-2894
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
Permit Required Confined Space Entry - EHPS-OS403This course will cover characteristics and examples of confined space.  Hazards and the difference between permit-required and non-permit required confined spaces.   Roles and responsibilities of all personnel who work in or attend permit spaces are also covered.  Participants will learn rescue resources and how to plan for emergencies.Laboratory Safety919-513-1282
Personal Protective Equipment Fundamentals - EHPS-OS100This course is designed to give a overview of Personal Protective Equipment PPE.  The value of PPE will be discussed. Participants will be able to identify common workplace hazards, basic characteristics of PPE.  General worker and employer responsibilities regarding PPE will also be covered.Laboratory Safety919-513-1282
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
Principal Investigator Safety TrainingManagers and supervisors are responsible for being knowledgeable of and implementing applicable policies and directives and taking other action, as required, to assure that personnel and operations they supervise comply with applicable requirements.Laboratory Safety919-513-1282
Radioactive Material Use Safety - EHPS-RS100The Radiological Material Use course is intended for new users who will be working with radioactive materials in the laboratory. Topics covered include: Fundamentals of Radiation, Units, Biological Effects, ALARA, Dosimetry, Dose Limits, Waste Procedures, Forms, Required Postings and Emergency Procedures.Radiation Safety919-515-2894
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
Risk and Hazard Assessment Training Informational training material on Risk and hazard assessment - Non creditLaboratory Safety919-513-1422
Shipping of Biological Materials - IATA Compliance - EHPS-HS200The purpose of this training is to provide information for compliance with shipping specific biological materials, in accordance with DOT and IATA regulations. This training is required for anyone involved in the packaging, handling, documenting, or transporting of biological dangerous goods.Laboratory Safety919-513-1282
Shipping of Hazardous Materials - IATA Compliance - EHPS-HS100The purpose of this training is to provide information for compliance with shipping specific hazardous materials, in accordance with DOT and IATA regulations. This training is required for anyone involved in the packaging, handling, documenting, and transporting of hazardous materials and dangerous goods. Laboratory Safety919-513-1282
Silica Hazard Awareness-EHPS-OH500The course addresses the hazards associated with the exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) which can occur when working with concrete, bricks/blocks, drywall, and other silica containing materials. This course is part of NCSU's Silica Control Plan to aid in compliance with OSHA's RCS standards (29 CFR 1926.1153 and 1910.1053).Laboratory Safety919-515-6862
Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) - EHPS-HW300University faculty and staff whose activities may include owning or operating a non-transportation related onshore or offshore facility that drill, produce, gather, store, process, refine, transfer, distribute, use, or consume oil and oil products is required to complete this training.Environmental Health, Haz. Materials and Stormwater919-515-6859
Stop the Bleed EHPS-FM350Bleeding Control Basics seeks to educate the public how to control bleeding in an injured patient until first responders arrive. Fire & Life Safety 919-515-2568
Veterinary Clinician Radiation Safety - EHPS-RS500This course is intended for veterinarians at CVM who are involved in operating, ordering, or overseeing the use of radiographic or fluoroscopic equipment or who order or oversee the care of animals receiving nuclear medicine studies. The course is intended to refresh fundamental concepts and review policies and safety procedures specific to X-ray and radiopharmaceutical use at NC State University.Radiation Safety919-515-2894
Veterinary Student Radiation Safety Training - EHPS-RS501Radiation Safety919-515-2894
WolfAlertThis video reviews the communication components of WOLFALERT emergency communication systems.Emergency Management & Mission Continuity 919-515-2895
Workplace Safety during COVID-19 at NC StateEnvironmental Health and Safety has developed a comprehensive training session, Working Safely at NC State during COVID-19, comprised of safety procedures and protocols to be followed when on campus. NC State employees are asked to fulfill all components of the online training which will require approximately one hour to complete.General919-515-2894