Environmental Health and Safety trainings are listed below by content area.
Environmental Health and Safety registrations and training tracking has moved into REPORTER for most required and recommended trainings. REPORTER is NC State University’s solution for tracking, managing, reporting and measuring external outreach, internal training and non-credit activities. 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. If your course is in person, you will have the option of registering for upcoming sessions 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.
For more information and guidance on REPORTER, please visit reporter.ncsu.edu
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.
As a supervisor of research operations, the PI has responsibilities for personnel and students working in a safe environment with proper equipment, procedures and training.
Safety orientation information for all new employees, to be completed by their supervisor before starting work
This online course offers an overview to safe driving of 15 passenger vans.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created the Hazard Communication Standard to establish uniform requirements for the evaluation of chemical hazards by the manufacturer. The standard requires employees receive this information. The standard is commonly referred to as the “Worker Right To Know” regulation and helps guarantee all employees receive consistent and accurate information about the hazardous substances in their work areas. It also establishes a formal framework by which health and safety information is communicated.
Hazardous Materials Shipping Certification (IATA DGR)
This course offers training on safe shipping of hazardous materials, including Definition of Hazard Classes Recognition of Hazardous Substances, Hazard Communication in Transportation, Function Specific – Ag. Chemicals, Exclusions, Packaging/Handling, Special Concerns of Function Specific – Receiving and Warehouse Operations, Marking and Labeling, Shipping Papers, Packaging, Emergency Response/First Responder, Awareness Level. For registration information, please contact Environmental Health Shipping
This 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.[/su_spoiler]
The purpose of this training is to provide information for compliance with shipping specific biological materials, in accordance with DOT and IATA regulations.
To 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. The training modules are listed by work environment and cover general universal precautions as well as the causes of bloodborne diseases, proper personal protective equipment, and the regulatory basis for a bloodborne pathogens program.
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.
Personnel who handle and may be exposed to chemicals in a non-laboratory setting (e.g. field labs and facilities zone shops) need to review the Chemical Safety Guide (CSG)
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.
This video 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.
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). Personnel who work with communication circuits and DC circuits with a fault current limited to 5 mA (if the energy is less than 10 joules) or less are exempt from this requirement. Employees who perform safety watch duties must also take this class. 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. For example, if an employee works near exposed energized electrical conductors in equipment or distribution systems such as open junction boxes, then he or she faces a risk of electric shock and needs this training. Typical attendees include mechanics, painters, carpenters, equipment operators, and their direct supervisors. 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). This includes electricians and technicians who install, maintain, or repair energized or de-energized systems and equipment that operate at more than 50 volts, including motors, transformers, breakers, switches, distribution panels, and wiring. Principal Investigators, managers and supervisors who directly supervise personnel who do this work are also required to take this course. Contact EHS for class information.
Lock and Tag for the Control of Hazardous Energy (Authorized Employees)
This course is required for all employees who will perform maintenance on equipment that poses a hazard if accidentally energized. Principal Investigators, managers, and supervisors who directly supervise personnel who do this work are also required to take this course. 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. The instruction includes a brief description of this procedure and the prohibition related to the attempt to restart or reenergize machines or equipment that have been locked or tagged out. 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). Such personnel include physicists, engineering scientists, research technicians, equipment designers and assemblers, test engineers, and technicians. Principal Investigators, managers, and supervisors who directly supervise personnel who do this work are also required to take this course, or its equivalent. Contact EHS for class information.
Completion of these supplemental courses is required for specific work assignments and is left to the discretion of the supervisor regarding attendance. The EHSC offers recommendations for off-site courses.
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. The course will address boundary approach distances, personal protective equipment, and work requirements with energized equipment and systems. 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. This type of training is available from several off-site sources. 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. This type of training is provided by a few several off-site sources. Training requirements and course scheduling is addressed by the High Voltage Engineer or designate Contact EHS for class information.
Emergency Preparedness and Life Safety
This course covers 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. Building occupants are encouraged to take this course whenever an AED has been installed in their building. 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.
This 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.
This course covers the responsibilities of Building Marshals on campus. Building Marshals become a point of contact for the Fire Marshal’s Office when responding to an emergency in non-residential buildings on campus so it is essential they have a grasp of their responsibilities and expectations. 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. Additionally, Building Marshals may elect to take a fire extinguisher operations class to enrich their understanding of fire safety and know how to use a fire extinguisher when faced with a small manageable fire.
This course covers Graduate Student responsibilities with regard to fire and life safety. Graduate Students become a point of contact for the Fire Marshal’s Office when responding to an emergency in laboratory setting so it is essential that graduate students have a grasp of their responsibilities and expectations. Additionally, graduate students need to share fire and life safety information with the students that they oversee in their labs.
Topics include, but are not limited to, good hazardous materials practices, emergency evacuation procedures, severe weather procedures, general fire safety tips, types of fire, and the fundamentals of how to use a fire extinguisher. After completion of the classroom portion, participants will handle various types of fire extinguishers and practice extinguishing a controlled fire via a training simulator. The participant should wear closed-toe shoes for the class.
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. Participants will learn how to prepare a severe weather kit, how to shelter-in-place, where to find NC State University’s severe weather suggestions and emergency information, how to receive notifications of severe weather while on campus and how to stay informed when severe weather strikes.
This video reviews the communication components of WOLFALERT emergency communication systems.
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.
This course is hands-on training with fire extinguishers and covers fundamentals of fire extinguishers, including different types and uses. In this course, participants are able to handle the various types of extinguishers and practice extinguishing a controlled fire via a training simulator.
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 Marshal’s Office when responding to an emergency in a Campus Life or Greek Life residential buildings so it is essential that RAs have a grasp of their responsibilities and expectations.
This training addresses waste management basics for non-laboratory areas on campus, addressing hazardous materials or components and its byproduct that become a hazardous waste when it is removed from the process and intended for discarding or is determined to no longer be of use.
This training addresses waste management basics in laboratory areas whose activities may result in the need to dispose or recycle any chemical, pharmaceutical, oils or fuel, fertilizer or soil amendments, radioactive, biological, genetically modified, or infectious material, equipment containing such material, or debris contaminated by such material
The Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations set forth the requirements for the prevention of, preparedness for, and the response to oil discharges at certain non-transportation related facilities.
This course addresses EPA established Universal Waste Regulations that make it easier to recycle common hazardous wastes. Universal Waste Regulations may apply to Lead-acid batteries, such as car batteries and those used in emergency lighting, and rechargeable batteries, such as nickel-cadmium (NiCad), silver oxide, or mercury; 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
This video demonstrates the proper techniques for the installation of a compressed gas regulator onto a non-toxic compressed gas cylinder.
This course is to reduce or prevent hearing damage. This course satisfies the annual hearing conversation requirement for OSHA.
This course is a fundamentals of ladder safety and is available for any appropriate NC State personnel.
This course are for tight fitting half and full faced-air-purifying respirators.
Radiation Generating Devices Safety Training
This 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, Forms, Required Postings and Emergency Procedures. This course is approximately three hours in length and is required for all users of x-ray producing devices.
This refresher training is intended for radiation workers who have successfully completed the Principles of Analytical X-ray Safety or have equivalent training from an outside institution. The course topics are intended to refresh fundamental concepts and review policies and procedures specific to X-ray use at NC State University.
Radioactive Material Safety Training
The 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.
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 intended for radiation workers who have successfully completed the Radioactive Material Safety Training or have equivalent training from an outside institution.
This 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.
College of Veterinary Medicine Radiation Safety Trainings
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. The course is intended to refresh fundamental concepts and review policies and safety procedures specific to X-ray use at NC State University. It is also designed to present the safety features that must be utilized when operating a hand held dental unit. Contact Radiation Safety for more information.
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. 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.