Environmental Health and Safety

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. EHS has over 100 training topics available for the university community.

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

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EHS Training Courses

The list below contains several of the most frequently required EHS training topics for the university facilities, laboratory, and research personnel.

Aerial Lift

  • Describes hazards associated with working on mechanical elevating devices and safe operating procedures. Includes a hands-on requirement to operate a lift

Ammonia Use (Ice Room)

  • Describes hazards of ammonia, protective measures, ventilation requirements, systems monitoring, and emergency procedures for working with ammonia in the ammonia ice chiller room

Animal: Occupational Health and Safety

  • Describes potential hazards, protective strategies, emergency procedures, and medical surveillance required when working directly with animals

Asbestos Awareness

  • Describes hazards of asbestos, possible locations, and protective measures to prevent exposure

Autoclave Safety

  • Describes safety procedures and practices for using laboratory autoclaves.

Initial Biological Safety

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

Biological Safety Cabinets

  • Describes 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.

Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Introduces the University’s Exposure Control Plan including information on universal precautions, hazards, labels, housekeeping, spill response, and what to do if you are exposed

Chlorine Use for Water Treatment

  • Describes hazards, protective measures, emergency procedures, ventilation, and monitoring of the chlorine room at the Water Treatment Plant

Cold Weather Injury Prevention

  • Describes hazards and protective strategies to prevent hypothermia or other cold weather-related issues

Confined Space

  • Describes confined spaces, recognition of potentially harmful atmospheres and physical hazards, protective measures, and emergency procedures

Contractor Safety and Health

  • Describes the environmental and safety expectations for contractors performing work on campus

Environmental Health and Safety Orientation

  • Introduces 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

Electrical Safety

  • Describes general hazards and strategies to protect yourself from the hazards of electricity

Fall Protection

  • Describes how to recognize hazards, protection devices, and procedures for working at heights

Forklift Safety and Operation

  • Describes the potential hazards and hands-on operation of a forklift

Fume Hood

  • Describes procedures and practices for the safe use of chemical fume hoods

Hazard Communication

  • Introduces the university’s Hazard Communication Program including information on hazardous material inventorying, hazard identification, labeling, and safety data sheet (SDS) use
  • A PowerPoint presentation is available for your review. Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Training (PPTX)

Hearing Conservation

  • Introduces the university’s Hearing Conservation Program and provides 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

Heat Stress

  • Describes the hazards and protective strategies to prevent heat stress, heat exhaustion, or other heat-related issues

Laboratory Safety

  • Introduces the university's Laboratory Safety Manual which includes 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

Lab Safety Awareness for Facilities Operations Personnel

Ladder Safety

  • Provides information on the hazards, safety, and proper policies of working on ladders

Laser Safety

  • Provides information on personal and departmental responsibilities, laser classification, hazards, laser controls, and safety equipment associated with Class 3b or Class 4 laser use

Lock Out/Tag Out

  • 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. Energy sources include electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, electromagnetic, radioactive, kinetic (moving), potential (gravity), or other energy sources

Radiation Generating Equipment (RGE) Initial and Refresher Training

  • Introduces the university's Radiation Safety Program for the use, handling, and storage of radiation-generating equipment (RGE) as required by the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC)

Safe Use of Radioactive Materials (RAM) Initial and Refresher Training

  • Introduces the university's Radiation Safety Program Provides information on the use, handling, and storage of radioactive materials (RAM) and applicable Ohio Department of Health rules

Radiation Safety Awareness

  • Provides information on the general hazards associated with entering and/or performing non-lab type work in a university laboratory that uses radioactive material (RAM) or radiation generating equipment (RGE)

Respiratory Protection

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

Safe Handling of Pyrophoric Materials

  • Describes laboratory safety practices, including how identifying, storage, use of PPE, and handling procedures for pyrophoric materials, like butyl lithium


  • Describes the hazards associated with working from scaffolds and the proper erection of scaffold systems

Shipping Hazardous Materials

  • Describes the proper packaging, labeling, documentation, and hazards associated with the shipping and receiving of hazardous materials

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)

  • Introduces the university’s EPA-required Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan and describes how to prevent and respond to spills of oil and oil-related products

Storm Water Management

  • Introduces the university’s Stormwater Management Permit and activities allowed, and not allowed, under the permit.  Includes information on illicit discharges to the storm sewer, planning, design, and maintenance of areas to prevent stormwater pollution, and prevention techniques

Waste Management

  • Describes the university's waste management practices, including classification, packaging, labeling, storage, recordkeeping, and information on the EPA rules covering hazardous waste

Welding Safety

  • Describes the safe operation and use of equipment, hazards, protective measures, and process (system) for welding operations

Request EHS Training

For access to training courses, additional training topics, or general questions complete the EHS Request for Service Form.