Training

Wright Way Policy 6001 outlines the responsibilities of each university department, supervisor and employee to ensure environmental, health, and safety (EHS) training is received.  Training is also required to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies, e.g., PERRP, OSHA, EPA, and ODH. 

New One-Stop EHS Pilot Course

One Environmental Health and Safety Course contains all training modules.  Visit the Pilot Registration Procedure for details.

The objectives of the training modules are:

  • to indentify hazards associated with job tasks or activities; and
  • to identify methods to eliminate, substitue, protect, and mitigate the risks. 

Below is a partial list of training offerings.  Click on the training topic to see additional information (anticipated audience, frequency, and instructional method).

Please contact EHS at (937) 775-2215 for questions or assistance.  

Training Courses

 

To take our training questionnaire and determine which trainings you need to take please click here

 

Aerial Lift

Frequency: Every two years

Description:

Provides information on the hazards associated with working on mechanical elevating devices and safe operating procedures. Includes a hands on opportunity to operate a lift

Audience: All individuals who work from or otherwise use mechanical elevating lifts

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Ron Hamilton

Ammonia Use (Ice Room)

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the hazards of ammonia, protective measures for working with ammonia, emergency procedures, and specifics about the ventilation and monitoring of the ammonia ice chiller room

Audience: Physical Plant and other personnel assigned access to the ammonia chiller room

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Ron Hamilton

Animal: Occupational Health & Safety

Frequency: Initial

Description: Provides information on potential hazards, protective strategies, emergency procedures, and medical surveillance involved when working directly with animals on campus

Audience: All individuals who are involved with research or teaching activities involving animals

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Environmental Health & Safety Staff

Asbestos Awareness

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information of the hazards of asbestos, possible locations, and protective measures to prevent exposure

Audience: Physical Plant maintenance and custodial personnel and all personnel who have access to mechanical rooms, perform floor care operations, and/or access areas above ceilings

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Ron Hamilton

Biological Safety

Frequency: Initial

Description: Provides information on the health risks of those who are involved in research use of biological material including information on risk assessment, personal protective equipment and emergency procedures.  

  • This course is also covered in the Laboratory Safety Training and does not need to be taken if Laboratory Safety is taken.

Audience: All personnel who handle biological agents classed as Bio Safety Level 2 or higher

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Biological Safety Cabinets

Frequency: Initial

Description: Provides information to familiarize personnel with the proper selection and use of the various types of biological safety cabinets. These cabinets are essential in protecting both the lab worker and the research when used appropriately.

Audience: All personnel who use biological safety cabinets

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Bloodborne Pathogens

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the University’s Exposure Control Plan including information on universal precautions against exposure to bloodborne pathogens, hazards of bloodborne pathogens, and what to do if you are exposed to a bloodborne pathogen

Audience: All personnel who may come into contact with blood or other potentially infectious material, including human or non-human primate cell lines

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Chlorine Use (Water Treatment)

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the hazards of chlorine, protective measures for working with chlorine, emergency procedures, and specifics about the ventilation and monitoring of the chlorine room at the Water Treatment Plant

Audience: Physical Plant and other personnel assigned access to the chlorine room at the Water Treatment Plant

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Ron Hamilton

Cold Weather Injury Prevention

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the hazards of working in cold environments and protective strategies to prevent hypothermia or other cold weather related issues

Audience: All personnel who work in areas below ambient room temperature

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Ron Hamilton

Confined Space

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the definition of a confined space, recognition of potentially harmful atmospheres and physical hazards, protective measures to be taken prior to entering confined spaces, and emergency procedures

Audience: Physical Plant maintenance personnel, but also anyone else who may enter a confined space

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Ron Hamilton

Contractor Safety & Health

Frequency: Initial/As Needed

Description: Provide information on the environmental and safety expectations of contactors performing work on campus

Audience: All personnel who hire, manage, or otherwise supervise, contractor work

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Ron Hamilton

EHS Orientation

Frequency: Initial

Description: Provides an introduction to the university’s EHS program as required by local, state, and federal regulations. Topics include fire extinguisher use, emergency preparedness procedures, hazard communication, injury/illness prevention program components, pollution prevention, and personal safety on campus

Audience: All WSU employees

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Joe Whitlock

Electrical Safety

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on general electrical hazards and strategies to protect yourself from the hazards of electricity

Audience: Personnel who are not qualified electricians but whose work may be performed close to electrical systems

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Ron Hamilton

Fall Protection

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on how to recognize fall hazards and procedures to follow to minimize these hazards. Includes description of fall protection devices and their proper use

Audience: Physical Plant maintenance personnel but also any other individual who works at heights, including roofs, elevated work areas, or areas that present the potential to fall into other hazardous areas (i.e., water, electrical, etc…)

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Ron Hamilton

Forklift Safety & Operation

Frequency: Initial/Every Three Years

Description: Provides information on the potential hazards associated with forklifts and includes hands-on operation of a forklift

Audience: Personnel who operate a forklift as part of their job duties

Training Method: Classroom and Pilot

Contact: Ron Hamilton

Hazard Communication

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the university’s Hazard Communication Program including information on hazardous material inventorying, hazard identification, labeling, and material safety data sheet use

  • This course is also covered in the Laboratory Safety Training and does not need to be taken if Laboratory Safety is taken.

Audience: Any individual who works with or is potentially exposed to any hazardous material

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Marjorie Markoupulos

Hazardous Waste

Frequency: Annual

Description

                                 Please Note: This training has been combined into Waste Management, please see Waste Management's description below.

Audience: Any individual who works with or is potentially exposed to any hazardous material

Teaching Method: Please see Waste Management below

Contact: Please see Waste Management below

Hearing Conservation

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the university’s Hearing Conservation Program including techniques to maintain effective control over the harmful effects of excessive noise. Includes information on the use of personal protective equipment and the university’s occupational health program for hearing

Audience: All individuals who work in areas that are found to produce noise levels in excess of OSHA established maximum allowable levels.  This can be determined through request to EHS for a noise survey

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Joe Whitlock

Heat Stress

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the hazards of working in hot environments and protective strategies to prevent heat stress, heat exhaustion or other heat related issues

Audience: All personnel who work in areas above ambient room temperature

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Ron Hamilton

Laboratory Safety Training

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides an overview of laboratory safety requirements including the recognition and mitigation of laboratory hazards; the use of engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment; working safely with chemicals, the use of MSDSs, procedures for disposing of hazardous waste, and fire safety precautions for the laboratory

This course covers all material required for:

  • Biological Safety Training
  • Hazard Communication Training
  • Radiation Safety Awareness Training

Audience: All personnel whose primary work location is a university laboratory

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Lab Safety Awareness

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the general hazards associated with entering and/or performing non-lab type work in a university laboratory

  • Hazard Communication Training
  • Radiation Safety Awareness

Audience: Support service type employees who must at times enter university labs such as Physical Plant, Police, CATS, etc…

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Ladder Safety

Frequency: Initial

Description: Provides information on the hazards, safety, and proper policies of working on ladders.

Audience: All personnel who may use a ladder

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Ron Hamilton

Laser Safety

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on personal and departmental responsibilities, laser classification, laser controls and safety equipment and hazards associated with laser use

Audience: All individuals using class 3b or class 4 lasers

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Kimberly Morris

Lock Out

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on protection from the accidental startup of machines or equipment and to prevent the release of stored energy during servicing and/or maintenance

Audience: Personnel required to perform work on equipment or other identified system that is, or has, an electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, electromagnetic, radioactive, kinetic (moving), potential (gravity), or other energy source

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Joe Whitlock

Radiation Generating Equipment (RGE)

Frequency:  Initial

Description:  Wright State's program for the use, handling, and storage of radiation generating equipment (RGE) as required by the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC)

Audience:  Personnel working with radiation generating equipment (RGE)

Training Method:  Classroom or Pilot

Contact:  Kimberly Morris

Radiation Generating Equipment (RGE) Refresher

Frequency:  Annual

Description:  Wright State's program for the use, handlind, and storage of radiation generating equipment (RGE) as required by the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC)

Audience:  Personnel working with radiation generating equipment (RGE)

Training Method:  Classroom or Pilot.

Contact:  Kimberly Morris, Radiation Safety Officer

Safe Use of Radioactive Materials (RAM)

Frequency: Initial

Description: Provides information on the use, handling and storage of radioactive materials (RAM) and ionizing radiation-producing machines and applicable Ohio Department of Health rules

Audience: Anyone who works with radioactive material, or radiation-producing devices

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Kimberly Morris

Safe Use of Radioactive Materials (RAM) Refresher

Frequency: Annual

Description: A refresher course to the Radiation Safety: Initial course described above

Audience: Anyone who works with radioactive material (RAM)

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Kimberly Morris

Respiratory Protection

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the university’s Respiratory Protection Program including information on the safe use of respirators, respirator limitations, respirator selection, fit testing, medical surveillance, and the proper care of respirators

Audience: Personnel who wear respiratory devices while performing their duties or who perform certain duties identified as requiring respirator use

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Scaffolding

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the hazards associated with working from scaffolds and the proper erection of scaffold systems

Audience: All personnel who erect and/or go onto scaffolding

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Ron Hamilton

Shipping (Hazardous Material)

Frequency: Initial/Every two years

Description: Provides information on the proper packaging, labeling, documentation, and hazards associated with the shipping of hazardous materials from campus or when receiving hazardous material onto campus

Audience: Personnel working in Shipping and Receiving and all other individuals who package their own hazardous material prior to shipping

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Greg Merkle

Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures (SPCC)

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the university’s Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan which is the university’s EPA required plan for how to prevent and respond to spills of oil and oil related products

Audience: Physical Plant maintenance employees and vehicle maintenance employees but could include other support service type employees

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Bill Palmer

Storm Water Management

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the university’s storm water management permit and activities allowed, and not allowed, under the permit as well as the EPA rules governing the permit.  Includes information on illicit discharges to the storm sewer, planning, design, and maintenance of areas to prevent storm water pollution, and prevention techniques

Audience: Physical Plant maintenance, custodial, and grounds employees and university planners, engineers, and construction project managers

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Bill Palmer

UniversalWaste

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on how to properly manage Universal Waste (mercury containing devices, batteries, cathode ray tubes, fluorescent light bulbs, ballasts, etc.) including a review of the rules that must be complied with

                                 Please Note: This training has been combined into Waste Management, please see Waste Management's description below.

Audience: Physical Plant personnel who collect, store, and ship universal waste

Teaching Method: Please see Waste Management below

Contact: Please see Waste Management below

Waste Management

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on how to properly package and label chemical waste and arrange for its disposal as well as information on the EPA rules covering hazardous waste

  • This course is also covered in the Laboratory Safety Training and does not need to be taken if Laboratory Safety is taken.

Audience: All Generators of waste, including but not limited to: Chemical, Biological, and physical waste

Training Method: Classroom or Pilot

Contact: Bill Palmer

Waste Satellite Accumulation

Frequency: Annual

Description: Provides information on the rules required of employees who work in a Satellite Accumulation Area (where a known hazardous waste is initially generated and accumulated)

                                 Please Note: This training has been combined into Waste Management, please see Waste Management's description above.

Audience: Certain generators of chemical waste

Teaching Method: Please see Waste Management above

Contact: Please see Waste Management above

Welding Safety

Frequency: Initial/As Needed

Description: Provides information for cutters and welders and their supervisors on the safe operation of their equipment and the safe use of the process (system) including associated compressed gases

Audience: Physical Plant and other personnel who perform welding operations on campus

Training Method: Classroom

Contact: Joe Whitlock

Pilot Registration Procedure

Instructions

Additional information to access EHS training is provided below.

Course Instruction Methods

Pilot

Pilot Registration Instructions

Pilot Registration Walkthrough (PDF)

 

     
    On-Line -- Pilot Environmental Health and Safety Training
    1. Already registered for Environmental Health and Safety Pilot Training, visit Pilot's webpage and select Environmental Health and Safety Training
    2. Not yet registered for the course in Pilot follow the instructions provided below.
    To Enroll or Self-Register for Pilot Training:

    To register for the Envirnonmental Health and Safety Training course in Pilot please click here or follow the instructions below.

    1. Go to pilot.wright.edu
    2. Select "External Registration"
    3. Select "I have an existing username and password" and click submit
    4. Enter your Wings "w" username and password
    5. A table of "Self Registering Course Offerings" will appear.
    6. Select "Environmental Health and Safety Training"
    7. A "Confirmation" window will appear.  Complete registration by selecting the "Finish" button
    8. A "Login" window will appear to confirm enrollment.

     

    Classroom

    Classroom

    Classroom training must be scheduled with EHS or 937-775-2215.

    Email the instructor listed for training to request training or for additional information.