Training

EHS Online
Welcome to the new EHS Online!

This application will allow you to complete EHS online safety programs as well as track your own training records. This application replaces the EHS WebPass system, however all previous training records have been moved to the new system. You will no longer need a separate user name and password; just log in below with your OSU name.# and password to register and save your profile. Individuals will need a valid OSU user name.# and password to log in and will not be able to navigate the system or be added to any training groups until they have initially registered for the application. If you are a non-OSU affiliate who needs access to the EHS Online system, please visit the OCIO's Sponsored Guest Account webpage for more information on how to obtain an OSU guest name.# and password.

EHS Online Login Page


**Application Highlights**

A separate “Certificate of Completion” for each training course will not be issued – just print your training record which lists all courses taken, along with the date and quiz percentage. This is your new official record of training and it is all in one place! For lab personnel, just place a copy of each individual’s training record in the Chemical Hygiene Plan.

Supervisors now have the ability to create “Training Groups”. These groups allow supervisors to add individuals to a particular group and then assign required training to that group.

For example:
Brutus Buckeye’s Group
Brutus Buckeye - Group Supervisor
Coach Meyer – Student
Coach Matta – Student
Required Training – General Hazard Communication

For more information on how to set up Training Groups, please see the EHS Online User Guide.

10 – Hour Laboratory Safety Class
This course is classroom training, team taught by a group of university safety professionals and includes topics such as general safety principles, building emergency, waste disposal, spill response, chemical reactivity, fire codes, electrical safety, chemical fume hoods, PPE, compressed gases, the OSHA Lab Standard, hazard communication, OHSA Bloodborne Pathogens, biosafety, and chemical security. This training is recommended for all new Principal Investigators, laboratory managers and research laboratory personnel. If you have received a Certificate of Completion from the 10-Hour Laboratory Safety Class you have met the following online laboratory safety requirements:
  • Laboratory Standard (CFR 1910.1450)
  • Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (Initial) – Refresher training still required on an annual basis if working with human source material
  • Building Emergency Training – Beginning with the Fall 2012 10-Hour Laboratory Safety Class


This course is held in room 700B, 1314 Kinnear Road. For more information on upcoming dates or to register for this course please log in to Buckeye Learn and search for Lab Safety Course (10-hour).
Chemical Security
This self guided, web based training course will train individuals to help improve lab security. Upon completion of this program, individuals will be better prepared to recognize potentially dangerous situations and will know the appropriate actions to take in order to maintain and improve lab security. Upon completion, individuals will be awarded with a certificate from the Department of Homeland Security. The training can be accessed on the following DHS website: https://chemicalsecuritytraining.dhs.gov/
Environmental Affairs
Asbestos Awareness – This training provides employees who may come into contact with asbestos a basic introduction to the follow topic areas; asbestos types, properties and uses, health effects, potential locations of asbestos on campus and responsibilities. This is an EHS recommended online training.

Asbestos Management in Projects –This course is designed to assist you with compliance with state and federal regulations to successfully manage asbestos hazards during construction projects. You will also learn how asbestos containing materials were used, how those materials are hazardous, and the liabilities that the University has as the building owner and owner of this hazardous material.

Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination- This training assists employees to recognize suspicious activities that contribute to stormwater pollution. Topics include spotting illegal dumping or discharge. This training is recommended for any driver, police officer, maintenance worker or deliver personnel whose job requires travel throughout campus.

Municipal Storm Water Pollution Prevention - This training discussed the differences between storm and sanitary sewer systems and provides janitorial, maintenance and landscape employees with basic knowledge and practices that must be practiced to prevent stormwater pollution. Although this training is intended for municipal facilities, it is applicable to our university because of our size and Ohio EPA Permit requirements. This training is required on an annual basis.

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) – This training provides individuals who handle oil detailed information on appropriate spill prevention methods and spill control measures for a facility. This training is offered online and is required on an annual basis.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Everyday Best Management Practices - This training provides a general overview of stormwater regulations and operational best management practices associated industrial and government sites. Our Columbus, Newark, Lima Campuses and the OSU Airport are each under a state stormwater permit. However, to minimize our university’s impact on the aquatic environment, all employees, students, and volunteers should participate in this training and apply applicable BMPs to their everyday lives.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention for Construction Sites - This training is intended for our construction personnel to recognize potential sources for stormwater pollution from construction sites and activities. This training is offered on line and is required for construction inspectors on an annual basis.

Universal Waste – This training provides individuals handling universal waste (i.e. light tubes, ballasts, batteries) detailed information on proper handling and disposal procedures. This is an EHS recommended training and is in video format.

Occupational Health and Safety
3M Air-Mate High Efficiency Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Training – This training module provides the user with an understanding of the components of a PAPR system, intended use, preparation, donning, troubleshooting, cleaning and proper storage techniques associated with the PAPR system. The training complies with OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection Standards.

Arc Flash – This training provides an overview of the OSU Arc Flash Safety Program. Topics include arc flash prevention, labels, flash hazard analysis, NFPA boundary zones, and personal protective equipment (PPE). This is an EHS recommended online training for employees performing any type of electrical work where an arc flash hazard exists. (NOTE: this online training course is meant for awareness purposes and does not meet any certification requirements.)

Building Emergency Action Plan, OSU-BEAP – This training provides an overview of the University wide plan describing what to do in the event of an emergency. Topics covered include evacuation plans, severe weather emergencies, fires, bomb threats, utility outages and workplace violence. This is a one-time, online training, required for all OSU employees.

Confined Space Entry - This training provides a general overview of the OSU Environmental Health & Safety’s Confined Space Entry Program. Additionally this training will provide the user with an understanding of the responsibilities of various OSU departments when employees enter confined spaces, knowledge of the numerous hazards which may exist in a confined space, capable of recognizing what makes an area a “permit” or “non-permit” required confined space, and the requirements for rescue and emergency services during confined space entry. The user will also know how to obtain a permit for entering a confined space and how to complete the permit at the conclusion of this training.

CPR, AED, First Aid and Water Safety – The OSU Department of Recreational Sports offers American Red Cross Safety Training Courses for students, staff and the general public. These courses provide the skills necessary to create a safe work, school and home environment. The courses offered include CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), AED (Automated External Defibrillator), First Aid and other water-related safety courses. More information, pricing and registration can be found at OSU Recreational Sports Safety Training Courses.

DOT Dry Ice - This training module applies to shipments containing dry ice as the sole hazardous material in the package. Any person preparing packages containing dry ice must be properly trained to ensure safe shipment. Topics include regulatory oversight, hazardous materials definitions, training requirements, classification/identification, packaging, marking/labeling, documentation/shipping papers, and recordkeeping of dry ice shipments.

DOT General Awareness - This training module is provided to assist OSU faculty and staff who may be involved with shipment or receipt of Department of Transportation classified Hazardous Materials. Shippers of Hazardous Materials are required to complete additional training in conjunction with this General Awareness Training program.

DOT Safety and Security - This training module is provided to assist OSU faculty and staff safely handle any packages that may contain Department of Transportation classified Hazardous Materials. The module will cover safety and security principles such as ensuring emergency response information is provided with each HAZMAT shipment, safe package handling and storage practices, security measures of HAZMAT shipments, recognizing security threats, and applicability of DOT security plans.

Elevated Work (Aerial Lifts / Scaffolding / Ladders) – The elevated work training program has been developed to provide safety related information and procedures in order to eliminate or minimize injuries as a result of improper use. Elevated work involves any work conducted above a substrate. Equipment used to vertically elevate a worker above the substrate includes, but is not limited to, aerial devices (i.e. scissor lifts, aerial lifts, boom buckets), scaffolding and ladders. The Elevated Work training program is developed and maintained to provide safety related information to users of these devices and minimize injuries as a result of improper use. This program covers all Ohio State University (OSU) departmental personnel including staff and contractors utilizing equipment to perform elevated work on OSU property.

Filtering Facepiece Respirator Training – This training module provides the user of filtering facepiece respirators with the requirements and procedures that must be followed before entering the OSU Respiratory Protection Program. Additionally, the user will learn the degree of filtering, type of filtering, preparation, donning, positive and negative pressure checks, when disposal is necessary and method of disposal and maintenance/storage techniques associated with the filtering facepiece respirators. The training complies with OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection Standards.

Fire Extinguisher Training – This training module is designed for all OSU employees in order to understand how to properly fight a fire using a fire extinguisher. This module also includes information on the fire tetrahedron, types of fires, different types of fire extinguishers, fire extinguisher use, and the rules for fighting fires.

First Responder Training – This training provides a general overview of the OSU Environmental Health & Safety emergency response team for chemical, biological and radiological emergencies. Additionally this training will provide hazardous material emergency awareness information for responding to a chemical, biological or radiological spill or release; information on typical personal protective equipment needed during these responses; and specifically responding to research intensive facilities. This training is developed with the first responder in mind, such as police and/or fire prevention personnel.

Forklift Safety Program Training - This training provides forklift operators the information required under OSHA regulations for classroom training. Topics covered include fundamental differences in types of forklifts; the differences between forklifts and vehicles; pre-use inspections; hazards and safety precautions to take when handling loads; safety precautions to take when operating a forklift; and identifying potential workplace hazards associated with forklift operation. Forklift operators are required to complete this training along with a practical examination to be authorized to operate a forklift.

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) – As of January 2015 this training information has been blended into both the Laboratory Standard Training and the Hazard Communications Training modules. Personnel needing to complete GHS training will need to retake either one of these two modules. GHS topic areas include background information, label elements, hazard pictograms, signal words, hazard statements, and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format. This is a one-time training, offered both online and in the classroom, required for all OSU employees.

Hazard Communication (CFR 1910.1200) – This training provides an overview of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard as it relates to occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This is a one-time training, offered both online and in the classroom, required for all OSU employees.

Hearing Conservation (CFR 1910.95) – This training provides an overview of the OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure Standard and the OSU Hearing Conservation Program. Topics include basic noise and hearing information, appropriate personal protective equipment and audiometric testing. This training is available both online and in the classroom and is required annually for employees enrolled in the Hearing Conservation Program.

Hand and Power Tool Safety – This training provides and introduction to hand and power tool safety. Topics include potential hazards, injury prevention, proper tool selection, transportation and maintenance and appropriate PPE. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who use hand and power tools.

Heat and Cold Stress – This training program provides an introduction to heat and cold stress. Topic areas include the definition of heat and cold stress, types of illness caused by heat and cold stress and prevention. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work in extreme temperatures.

Hot Work – This training program provides an introduction to hot work and hot work permitting. Topic areas include the definition of hot work, operations that warrant the need for a hot work permit and specialized hot work precautions. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees performing construction and maintenance activities that present a potential fire hazard to the people and property of OSU.

Legionella Awareness - This training module provides OSU employees information on what Legionella is, where it can be found, and the adverse health effects it may produce. This module will also provide information on prevention and control methods for reducing the risk of being exposed to Legionella.

Lockout / Tagout (CFR 1910.147) – This training provides an overview of the OSHA Lockout / Tagout standard. Topics include types of energy, lockout procedures and devices, authorized and affected employees and the OSU Control of Hazardous Energy Policy. This is required classroom training for employees who service and maintain energized equipment, that must be taken upon initial assignment and when new equipment is introduced.

Nanotechnology – This training provides an overview of the OSU Nanotechnology Safety Program. Topics covered include nanoparticle origins, hazards, exposure routes, precautions/control methods, spill procedures, and waste disposal. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees involved with any type of nanoparticle research that should be taken upon initial assignment.

OSHA Coordinator Training – All OSU departments (administrative units) are responsible for identifying and assigning safety (compliance) responsibilities to an OSHA Coordinator (safety representative) within their unit. This training program will aid administrative units (OSHA Coordinators) so they can quickly determine which standards apply to them, employee responsibilities, responsibilities of the administrative unit, and resources available to help with compliance.

Permit Required Confined Space Entry (CFR 1910.146) – This training provides an overview of the OSHA Confined Space Entry Standard. Topics covered include types of confined spaces, entry form, position assignments, required equipment, potential dangers, emergency response and the OSU Confined Space Program Policy. This is required classroom training for employees involved with confined space entry, that must be taken upon initial assignment.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – This training provides a basic overview of the OSHA PPE Standard (CFR 1910.132). Topics include hazard assessments, exposures, engineering controls, administrative controls and types of PPE. This training is required for all employees who use PPE and is offered as both online and classroom training. It is required upon initial assignment and whenever new PPE is introduced.

Pesticide Applicator Training and Licensing – OSU employees who apply pesticides as part of their job are required to either obtain a Commercial Applicator License through appropriate training and testing or work under the supervision of a Licensed Applicator as a Trained Service Person. Commercial Applicator License Training is available, for a fee, through the Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program which is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Trained Service Person Training can be obtained by reading the Trained Service Person Manual (OSU Bulletin 863) or by receiving equivalent training from his/her supervisor.

Respiratory Protection - This training provides an understanding of various types of respirators and their protection levels; the requirements for Voluntary Use of Respirators; the requirements of the OSU Respiratory Protection Program; the proper procedures for maintenance, storage, cleaning and inspection of respirators; proper donning and doffing procedures; and the proper use and limitations of your respirator. This training applies to any OSU employee required to wear a respirator as part of their job duties and covers all types of respirators and must be completed before wearing a respirator.

Tractor Safety - The Tractor Operator training module is designed for OSU personnel who will be using tractors on campus for any purpose. Objectives included in this training include understanding the purpose of a tractor, the characteristics of a tractor, recognizing hazard groups, tractor stability, identifying controls/instrumentation, and safe use of a tractor. The program was designed by the OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Radiation Safety
Laser Safety – The training provides an introduction to the fundamentals of laser safety. Topic areas include laser classifications, hazards, non-beam hazards, laser accidents and control measures. This is a one-time, online training, required for all employees who are working with Class IIIb or IV lasers.

Radiation Safety Short Course – This training provides an introduction to the fundamentals of radiation safety including regulatory requirements and OSU policies, ALARA, personnel monitoring, low-level radioactive waste, survey techniques and the laboratory inspection program. This is a one-time, online training, required for all employees who are working in a laboratory posted for the use of radioactive materials.

Hospital Safety & Security Radiation Safety – This training provides general information to OSU Wexner Medical Center security personnel on radiation safety fundamentals, package receipt, patients treated with radioactive materials and implants and laboratories posted for the use of radioactive material. It is an online training that is required annually for all Wexner Medical Center security personnel.

Fluoroscopy Training - This is training provides information for users of fluoroscopic units to implement ALARA to reduce their radiation exposure and addresses techniques to minimize exposure to patients. This is classroom training and is required for all users of fluoroscopic units prior to beginning use.

Human Use Radiation Safety – This training is an introduction to fundamentals of radiation safety including regulatory requirements, ALARA, personnel monitoring, low-level radioactive waste, and survey techniques. It provides details on the OSU radiation safety program and how to safely use radioactive materials in human subjects/patients. This is classroom training and is required for all employees who work with patients receiving radioactive materials upon initial assignment.

Radiological Emergency Training (Main & East) – This training describes the radiological emergency management plan, focusing on a radiological emergency care without delay to patients exposed to, or contaminated by, radioactive materials. It provides information to protect staff members and to control the spread of radiological contamination in the ER and other affected areas of the hospitals. This is classroom training and is required for all Emergency Room staff at the Main Hospital and OSU East upon initial assignment.

Radiation Safety for C-Arm Users – This training provides basic radiation safety training for users of fluoroscopic C-Arm. This is classroom training and is required for all C-Arm users prior to beginning use.
Research Safety
Laboratory Manager Safety Training - This training provides laboratory supervisors with the information necessary to successfully manage a safe and healthy work environment. Topic areas include responsibilities, personnel training, research protocols and safety plans, waste segregation and disposal, laboratory inspection program, and equipment maintenance. This is an EHS recommended online training.

Laboratory Standard (CFR 1910.1450) – This training gives an overview of the OSHA Laboratory Standard and occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in research laboratories. It is a one-time, required online training for all employees engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals.

Bloodborne Pathogen (CFR 1910.1030) Annual & Refresher – This training is an introduction to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, sharps safety, common bloodborne pathogens and the University Exposure Control Plan. This training is offered online and is required annually for all employees who are at risk for occupational exposure to human blood, body fluids, cell lines or other potentially infectious material (as defined by the OSHA standard).

Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) – This training is a one-time, required online training program for all individuals working in a BSL2 laboratory, even if they do not handle Risk Group 2 biohazards. Everyone working in a BSL2 laboratory should be aware of the potential risks that may be encountered in the lab. The training gives a basic introduction to hazard awareness, facility requirements, personal protective equipment and practices and procedures necessary for working in a BSL2 laboratory.

Athletic Bloodborne Pathogen – This training provides an overview of how the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (CFR 1910.1030), sharps safety, common bloodborne pathogens and the Athletics Department Exposure Control Plan relate to intercollegiate and recreational athletics. It is offered online and required annually for all Athletic Department employees who are at risk of occupational exposure to human blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious material (as defined by the OSHA standard).

Biosafety Cabinets – This training provides individuals who use a biosafety cabinet (BSC) for their research experiments an introduction to BSCs, including the classes and types of BSCs, safe work practices and required field certification tests. This is an EHS recommended online training.

Chemical Safety – This training provides an overview of the basic principles of Chemical Safety. Topics covered include chemical procurement, storage, transportation, manipulation and disposal. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with chemicals on a routine basis.

Chemical Spill Clean-Up – This training program provides an introduction to chemical spill clean-up procedures. Topic areas include the definition of a hazardous chemical, spill types, spill preparedness, clean-up guidelines and procedures, first aid, responsibilities, and PPE guidelines. This is an EHS recommended online training for all employees working with hazardous chemicals.

Compressed Gas Cylinders (CGC) – This training provides an overview of the hazards associated with compressed gas cylinders, including oxygen and hydrogen gas cylinders. Other topic areas include components of a cylinder; safe handling, storage, transport and use of a CGC; liquefied gas safety; and inspecting and testing. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with compressed gas cylinders.

Cryogenic Liquids – This training provides an introduction to cryogenic liquids. Topic areas include cryogenic liquid properties, types, applications, hazards, use, handling, storage, PPE and first aid. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with cryogenic materials.

Cyanide Safety – This training provides an introduction to working safely with cyanide. Topic areas include definitions, forms of cyanide, reactivity, handling and use, PPE, exposure limits and symptoms of exposure, specific cyanogenic materials and proper waste disposal. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with cyanide.

Electrical Safety – This training provides an introduction of basic electrical safety principles. Topics covered include hazards, health effects, PPE and safe work practices. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with electricity on a routine basis.

Formaldehyde Standard (CFR1910.1048) – Employees who are exposed to formaldehyde at or above 0.10ppm must take this online training program. Topics covered include formaldehyde use, acute and chronic health effects, overview of the OSHA Formaldehyde Standard, exposure limits and safe work practices.

Fume Hood Safety – This training provides an introduction to types of chemical fume hoods (CFH), including conventional and low flow, and CFH components. Training also covers safe work practices, positioning of equipment within a CFH, airflow monitors, certification of equipment and decommissioning. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with hazardous chemicals in chemical fume hoods.

Hydrofluoric Acid Safety – This training provides a basic introduction to hydrofluoric acid safety. Topic areas include definitions, hazards, exposure effects, exposure limits, handling and use, PPE and first aid. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who work with hydrofluoric acid.

Infectious Waste Disposal – This training is provided for employees who handle, dispose of and package infectious waste. The training provides a general overview of infectious waste handling and disposal procedures, as well as definitions, generator responsibilities, waste treatment regulations and spill clean-up procedures. This is an EHS recommended online training.

Lentiviral Vector Safety - This training is provided for employees who do research with lentivirus. The training provides an overview of safety considerations and hazard precautions for handling lentiviral vectors. This training is required by the Institutional Biosafety Committee for all Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators and study team listed on IBC protocols involving lentivirus submitted for review and approval after January 1, 2015.

Safe and Effective Use of Autoclaves – This training provides an introduction to autoclave safety. Topics include types of autoclaves, do’s and don’ts of use, appropriate PPE, recordkeeping and proper procedures for running an autoclave. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees who use an autoclave.

Toxicology – This training provides a basic overview of toxicology. Topic areas include the definition of a toxin, risk, the dose/response relationship, exposure limits, routes of entry, acute vs. chronic exposures and toxin classifications. This is an EHS recommended online training for any employees working with a toxin or who has an interest in toxicology.

UV Safety – This training provides a basic introduction to ultraviolet (UV) hazards. Topic areas include the definition of ultraviolet radiation, effects of exposure, treatment, types of UV rays, control measures, appropriate PPE, laboratory uses of UV and required signage. This is an EHS recommended online training for employees working with UV radiation.