Services

Occupational and Environmental Training

Integral to promoting a safe and healthy campus, Wright State University's Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) offers occupational and environmental training to Wright State University employees and students. Training is available in classroom format and online through Pilot.

If it's your first time taking training or you have new job duties take the training questionnaire to identify the training needed.

On this page:

Training Courses

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: Facilities Operations and other personnel assigned access to the ammonia chiller room
  • Training Method: Classroom
  • Contact: Ron Hamilton

Animal: Occupational Health and Safety - Online

  • 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:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Asbestos Awareness

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Description: Provides information of the hazards of asbestos, possible locations, and protective measures to prevent exposure
  • Audience: Facilities Operations 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:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact: Ron Hamilton

Autoclave Safety - Online

  • Frequency: Annual laboratory department
  • Description: Provides information about safety procedures and practices for using laboratory autoclaves.
  • Audience: All personnel whose primary work location is a university laboratory
  • Training Method: Online
  • Online Process:
    • To access the training visit LabSafetyWorkspace.org
    • Register or login to your account (detailed login instructions) This may take a few moments to load.
    • Click on the Course Directory and select Autoclave Safety Animation.
    • View the course content (10-minute video)
    • Take the Quiz (1 question). Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate ID.
    • Click “View Your Certificate” to find your certificate ID. The certificate ID is evidence for fundamental knowledge of autoclave safety procedures.
    • Enter your certificate ID
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Biological Safety - Online

  • 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 classified as Biosafety Level 2 or higher
  • Training Method: Classroom
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Biological Safety Level 2 - Online

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Description: Provides an overview of laboratory safety requirements in biological safety level 2 facilities including procedures for working with human blood, bodily fluids/bloodborne pathogens, and other potentially infectious agents, use of disinfectants, and waste disposal.
  • Audience: All personnel whose primary work location is a BL-2 laboratory
  • Training Method: Online
  • Online Process:
  • Contact:: Marjorie Markopoulos

Biological Safety Cabinets - Online

  • 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:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Bloodborne Pathogens - Online

  • 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:
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos to schedule a classroom session

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: Facilities Operations 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:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • 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: Facilities Operations maintenance personnel, but also anyone else who may enter a confined space
  • Training Method: Classroom
  • Contact: Ron Hamilton

Contractor Safety and Health

  • Frequency: Initial/As Needed
  • Description: Provide information on the environmental and safety expectations for contractors performing work on campus
  • Audience: All personnel who hire, manage, or otherwise supervise, contractor work
  • Training Method: Classroom
  • Contact: Ron Hamilton

Environmental Health and Safety 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 Wright State employees - NOTE: If you have attended New Employee Orientation, you have already received this training. There is no need to re-take this training.
  • Training Method:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Electrical Safety (Pending)

Please Note: Electrical safety training is currently being revised.  If you are included in the audience description listed below contact EHS for further instruction.

  • 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: Facilities Operations 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 and 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:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact: Ron Hamilton

Fume Hood

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Description: Provides information about safety procedures and practices for using chemical fume hoods.
  • Audience: All personnel whose primary work location is a university laboratory
  • Training Method: Online
  • Online Process:
    • To access the training visit LabSafetyWorkspace.org
    • Register or login to your account (detailed login instructions ) This may take a few moments to load.
    • Click on the Course Directory and select Chemical Fume Hood Animation
    • View the course content (8-minute video)
    • Take the Quiz (1 question). Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate ID.
    • Click “View Your Certificate” to find your certificate ID. The certificate ID is evidence for fundamental knowledge of autoclave safety procedures.
    • Enter your certificate ID
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

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 Lab Safety Awareness Training and does not need to be taken either of those two have been completed.
  • Audience: Any individual who works with or is potentially exposed to any hazardous material
  • Training Method:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos
  • Resource: The PowerPoint presentation is available for your review. Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Training (PPTX)

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: Ron Hamilton

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:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact: Ron Hamilton

Laboratory Safety

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Description: Laboratory Safety Training 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 safety data sheets (SDSs), procedures for disposing of hazardous waste, and fire safety precautions for the laboratory including:
    • General Laboratory Safety
    • Hazard Communication/GHS
    • Radiation Safety Awareness
    • Biological Safety
  • Audience: The training is required for all personnel who work in a lab with hazardous chemicals.
  • Topics include:
    • emergency procedures
    • OSHA Lab Safety Standard
    • health and physical hazards
    • routes of exposure
    • signs and symptoms of exposure
    • recognition and mitigation of laboratory hazards
    • use of engineering controls
    • use of administrative controls, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) housekeeping, and
    • audits
  • Training Method: Online and Classroom
  • Online Process:
    • To access the training visit LabSafetyWorkspace.org
    • Register or login to your account (detailed login instructions ) This may take a few moments to load.
    • Click on the Course Directory and select Introduction to Lab Safety.
    • View the course content (115-minute video)
    • Take the Quiz (20-25  questions). Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate ID.
    • Click “View Your Certificate” to find your certificate ID. The certificate ID is evidence for fundamental knowledge of lab safety best practices.
    • Enter your certificate ID
  • Classroom Process: Contact Marjorie Markopoulos or call 937-775-2797.
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Lab Safety Awareness for Facilities Operations Personnel

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Description: Provides information on the general hazards associated with entering and/or performing non-lab type work in a university laboratory. This course covers all material required for:
    • Hazard Communication Training
    • Radiation Safety Awareness
  • Audience: Support service type employees who may enter university labs (e.g. Facilities Operations , Police, CATs, etc.)
  • Training Method: Classroom
  • Resource:  Powerpoint used for classroom training session  Bloodborne Pathogens and Lab Training for Facilities Operations Personnel.pptx
  • 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:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • 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:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

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 sources
  • Training Method: Classroom
  • Contact: Ron Hamilton

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: 
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact:  Marjorie Markopoulos

Radiation Generating Equipment (RGE) Refresher

  • Frequency:  Annual
  • 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: 
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact:  Marjorie Markopoulos

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:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

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:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Radiation 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 that uses radioactive material or radiation generating equipment.
  • Audience: Support service type employees (e.g., Facilities Operations, Police, CaTS, etc.) who must enter university labs that use radioactive material or radiation generating equipment.
  • Training Method: Classroom
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

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 or Greg Merkle

Safe Handling of Pyrophoric Materials

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Description: Provides an overview of laboratory safety practices when handling pyrophoric materials, like butyl lithium, including identification, storage, PPE, and handling procedures.
  • Audience: All personnel whose primary work location is a university laboratory
  • Training Method: Online
  • Online Process:
    • To access the training visit LabSafetyWorkspace.org
    • Register or login to your account (detailed login instructions ) This may take a few moments to load.
    • Click on the Course Directory and select Handling Pyrophoric Materials.
    • View the course content (22-minute video)
    • Take the Quiz (1 question). Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate ID.
    • Click “View Your Certificate” to find your certificate ID. The certificate ID is evidence for fundamental knowledge of autoclave safety procedures.
    • Enter your certificate ID 
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopolous

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 (various materials and methods)

  • 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 and 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: Facilities Operations maintenance employees and vehicle maintenance employees but could include other support service type employees
  • Training Method:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Storm Water Management

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Description: Provides information on the university’s stormwater 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 stormwater pollution, and prevention techniques
  • Audience: Facilities Operations maintenance, custodial, and grounds employees and university planners, engineers, and construction project managers
  • Training Method:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

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
  • Audience: All Generators of waste, including but not limited to Chemical, Biological, and physical waste
  • Training Method:
    • Online using Pilot or
    • Classroom - Email the contact person to schedule.
  • Contact: Marjorie Markopoulos

Welding Safety (Pending)

Please Note: Welding safety training is currently being revised.  If you are included in the audience description listed below contact EHS for further instruction.

  • 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 gasses
  • Audience: Facilities Operations and other personnel who perform welding operations on campus
  • Training Method: Classroom
  • Contact: Ron Hamilton

Pilot Training Links

Choose the link below that best describes you. This will take you to our online Pilot training.

Once in Pilot, you MAY need to choose

  • Environmental Health and Safety Training
  • Scroll through the "Content Browser" to locate the course you want to take
  • Click on the desired course

For additional questions or assistance:

Contact our office at (937) 775-2215 or ehs@wright.edu