Environmental Health and Safety trainings are listed below by content area.

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.

General Safety

Introduction to Safety and Emergency Awareness

Introduction to safety practices and emergency awareness on NC State campus.

NC State Safety Orientation Checklist

This course provides general a general safety orientation for all new employees and is to be completed with their supervisor before starting work.

Principal Investigator/New Researcher Training

This resource information supports PIs or supervisors who has responsibilities for personnel and students who work with hazardous materials, processes or equipment.

Hazard Communication Training

This course provides chemical hazard information for employees who are potentially exposed to chemical hazards in non-lab settings.

15 Passenger Van Safety

This course offers an overview to safe driving of 15 passenger vans.

Hazardous Materials Shipping Certification (IATA DGR)

This course offers training on safe shipping of hazardous materials.  For in-person class options, please contact Environmental Health Shipping 

Seconday Safety Contact

This level I training focuses on key actions and resources to prevent incidents, property damage, research interruptions, and to achieve regulatory compliance. It will also explain EH&S responsibilities for Principal Investigators

Graduate Student

Introduction to Safety and Emergency Awareness

Introduction to safety practices and emergency awareness on NC State campus.

Graduate Student Safety Orientation Information

Safety training guidance for Graduate Students

Biological Safety

Biological Materials Shipping

This course provides compliance information for  shipping specific biological materials, in accordance with DOT and IATA regulations.

 Biosafety Orientation

This course identifies biological materials within a research proposal that require IBC approval, identifies which materials fall into the Dual Use of Research Concern category, and defines the Biological Use Authorization and appropriate risk assessment strategies.

Laboratory Biosafety Training
The Biosafety Orientation training is now required as a pre-requisite to the Laboratory Biosafety training.

This course reviews 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.

Bloodborne Pathogens

This course helps satisfy requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. This training helps supervisors supplement information covered in a workers Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan. The training modules are listed by work environment, cover general universal precautions, causes of bloodborne diseases, proper personal protective equipment, and the regulatory basis for a bloodborne pathogens program.

Chemical Safety

Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)

All North Carolina 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, covers elements required by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1450.

Formaldehyde Training

This course is designed to meet the training requirements for the OSHA Laboratory Standard, 1910.1450 and provide safety and health information associated with the use of formaldehyde.

Cryogenics Safety Training

This course demonstrates safe handling and use of Liquid Nitrogen.

Electrical Safety Training Courses

Select Electrical Safety courses are formally required by regulations or NC State policies.

 

CPR/First Aid

This course is required for all personnel who work on exposed electrical circuitry that is greater than or equal to 600 volts (AC or DC). Contact EHS for class information.

Electrical Safety for Non-Qualified Employees

This course is required for all employees who are not qualified electrical workers but face a risk of electric shock that is not reduced to a safe level by the electrical installation requirements. Contact EHS for class information.

Electrical Safety, Low and High-Voltage

This course is required for all personnel who construct, install, or maintain electrical equipment (other than R&D equipment). Contact EHS for class information.

Lock and Tag for the Control of Hazardous Energy (Authorized Employees)

This course is required for all employees, and those employee’s supervisor/manager or PI, who will perform maintenance on equipment that poses a hazard if accidentally energized. Contact EHS for class information.

Lock and Tag Awareness for Affected Employees (Affected Employees)

This course is required for all employees who work on or near equipment that may be locked or tagged out during service or maintenance, but who do not apply lock and tag themselves, or who apply lock and tag only after an authorized person has applied lock and tag. Contact EHS for class information.

Lock and Tag – Other Employee General Knowledge (Employees that are classified as Other Employees under the Lockout Tagout Standard)

This course is required for all employees whose work operation are or may be in an area where energy control procedures may be utilized. Contact EHS for class information.

Electrical Safety for R&D Equipment

This course or equivalent training (NCSU Electrical Equipment Design) is required for all personnel who design, maintain, or install laboratory or other research equipment that operates at or more than 50 volts (AC or DC). Contact EHS for class information. 

NFPA 70E Arc Flash Prevention Training

This training is recommended for electricians, electrical engineers, designers, and others who are involved in the service, installation, or design of electrical systems and equipment. This type of training is available from several off-site sources. Contact EHS for class information.

National Electrical Code Training

This training is recommended for electricians, electrical engineers, designers, and others who are involved in the service, installation, or design of electrical systems and equipment. Contact EHS for class information. 

High Voltage Electrical Employee Training (greater than or equal to 600 volts AC)

This training is recommended for Utilities and Engineering Services, Power Systems employees. Contact EHS for class information.

Emergency Preparedness and Life Safety

 

AED Training

This course reviews how to perform bystander CPR and use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Building occupants are encouraged to take this course whenever an AED has been installed in their building.  This is not a certification course.

AED/CPR/ First Aid Combined

This course covers basic first aid practices when encountering common illnesses and injuries, such as cuts, minor burns, seizures, choking or allergic reactions. Additionally, this course reviews how to perform bystander CPR and use of automated external defibrillators (AED).  This is not a certification course.

Building Marshal Training

This course reviews the responsibilities of Building Marshals on campus. Topics include, but are not limited to, emergency evacuation procedures, severe weather procedures, general fire safety tips, and the fundamentals of acting as a Building Marshal.

Severe Weather Preparedness Training

This course provides an overview of types of severe weather common to Raleigh, NC, weather-related terminology, how to prepare for severe weather, and what to do if severe weather is imminent.

WolfAlert

This video reviews the communication options associated with WOLFALERT emergency communication systems.

Fire Safety

 

Fire Safety Awareness Training (Includes Hands-on Fire Extinguisher Training)

This course covers fundamentals of fire extinguishers, including different types and uses. If participants would like to experience handling an extinguisher and practice extinguishing a practice burn, please enroll in Fire Extinguisher Operations Training.

Fire Extinguisher Operations

This course is hands-on training with fire extinguishers to put out a controlled burn/fire and covers fundamentals of fire extinguishers, including different types and uses.

Resident Advisor Training (Includes Hands-on Fire Extinguisher Training)

This course covers Resident Advisor responsibilities with regard to fire and life safety. Resident Advisors become a point of contact for the Fire and Life Safety’s Office when responding to an emergency in a Campus Life or Greek Life residential buildings.

Graduate Student Fire Safety Training

This course covers Graduate Student responsibilities with regard to fire and life safety. Graduate Students become a point of contact for the Fire and Life Safety’s Office when responding to an emergency in laboratory setting.  This course includes extinguishing a controlled fire via a training simulator.

Hazardous Waste

 

Non-Laboratory Hazardous Waste Management Training

Non-Laboratory university faculty and staff whose activity may result in the need to dispose or recycle any chemical are required to take this training module. The training module details the requirements for labeling of waste containers, waste container management, and obsolete chemical management.

Laboratory Chemical Waste Management Training

Laboratory university faculty and staff whose activity may result in the need to dispose or recycle any chemical are required to take this training module. The training module details the requirements for labeling of waste containers, waste container management, and obsolete chemical management.

Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures

This course reviews Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations that set forth the requirements for the prevention of, preparedness for, and the response to oil discharges at certain non-transportation related facilities.

Universal Waste

This course reviews EPA established Universal Waste Regulations that make it easier to recycle common hazardous wastes, such as Lead-acid batteries and rechargeable batteries, Fluorescent (including compact), neon, high intensity discharge (metal halide, sodium, mercury vapor) lamps; Mercury-containing equipment such as thermostats or mercury switches; Recalled or cancelled pesticides.

Occupational Health and Safety

 

Gas Regulator Installation

This video training demonstrates the proper techniques for installation of a compressed gas regulator onto a non-toxic compressed gas cylinder.

Ladder Safety

This course reviews fundamentals of ladder safety and is available for any NC State personnel.

Hearing Conservation Training

This course reviews information on reducing or preventing hearing damage and satisfies the annual hearing conversation requirement for OSHA.

Respirator Training

This course is intended for individuals who wear tight fitting half and full faced-air-purifying respirators at NC State.

Back Safety and Injury Prevention

This course reviews information on proper lifting and prevention of back problems.

Laser Safety Training

Laser Safety Training is required for any person 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. Refresher training is required every two(2) years

Radiation Safety

 

Radiation Generating Devices Safety Training

Analytical X-ray Safety

This classroom course is intended for radiation workers handling x-ray producing devices, excluding diagnostic x-ray.  This course is required for all users of x-ray producing devices.

Analytical X-ray (RGD) Safety Refresher

This refresher course is intended for radiation workers who have successfully completed the Principles of Analytical X-ray Safety or have equivalent training from an outside institution. This course is required every four years.

Radioactive Material Safety Training

 

Radiological Material Use Safety

The Radiological Material Use course is required for new users who will be working with radioactive materials in the laboratory.

Radioactive Material Safety Refresher

The course topics are intended to refresh fundamental concepts and review policies and procedures specific to radiation use at NC State University.  Radioactive Material Safety Training refresher is required for radiation workers every 4 years and who have previously successfully completed the Radiological Material Use Safety.

Nuclear Gauge Safety Training

This course reviews requirements and considerations in the use of soil moisture/density gauges and other portable nuclear 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.

College of Veterinary Medicine Radiation Safety Trainings

 

Hand Held Dental Unit Radiation Safety

This course is intended for clinicians and staff at CVM/VTH who are involved in operating or overseeing the use of an approved hand held dental device in the care of animals. Contact Radiation Safety for more information.

Veterinary Clinician Radiation Safety 

This 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.

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