Environmental Affairs Training

These courses provide awareness of various environmental regulations and offer activities that can help to maintain a safe and healthful environment.

 

Asbestos Awareness

Class overview

This training provides a basic introduction to the follow topic areas: asbestos types, properties and uses, health effects, potential locations of asbestos on campus and responsibilities. 

Who is this class for?

This training is for employees who may come into contact with asbestos.

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Asbestos Management in Projects

Class overview

This course is designed to assist you with compliance of state and federal regulations to successfully manage asbestos hazards during construction projects. You will 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.

Who is this class for?

This training is for employees who may come into contact with asbestos.

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Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

Class overview

This training assists employees to recognize suspicious activities that contribute to storm water pollution. Topics include spotting illegal dumping or discharge.

Who is this class for?

This training is recommended for any driver, police officer, maintenance worker or delivery personnel whose job requires travel throughout campus.

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Infectious Waste

Class overview

This training assists employees to identify materials that are considered infectious waste and comply with applicable infectious waste regulations. Topics include infectious waste items, responsibilities, warning labels, packaging materials, sharp infectious waste, waste spills, and treatment of infectious waste.

Who is this class for?

This training is recommended for any individual that generates infectious waste and must handle, package, and dispose of infectious waste in accordance with infectious waste regulations.

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Municipal Storm Water Pollution Prevention

Class overview

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 storm water pollution.

Who is this class for?

Although this training is intended for municipal facilities, it is applicable to our university because of our size and Ohio EPA Permit requirements.

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Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)

Class overview

This training provides individuals who handle oil detailed information on appropriate spill prevention methods and spill control measures for a facility. This training is required on an annual basis.

Who is this class for?

This training is for anyone who handles oil or oil byproducts.

What requirements are met by completing this class?

This training is required annually. 

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Storm Water Pollution Prevention for Construction Sites

Class overview

This training is intended for our construction personnel to recognize potential sources for storm water pollution from construction sites and activities. 

Who is this class for?

This training is required for construction inspectors on an annual basis. 

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Storm Water Pollution Prevention for Everyday Best Practices

Class Overview

This training provides a general overview of storm water regulations and operational best management practices associated industrial and government sites. 

Who is this class for?

Our Columbus, Newark, Lima Campuses and the Ohio State Airport are each under a state storm water 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 best management practices to their everyday lives.

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Universal Waste

Class overview

This training provides detailed information on proper handling and disposal procedures for universal waste products (e.g., light tubes, ballasts, batteries).

Universal Waste Video

Who is this class for?

This training is recommended for anyone handling universal waste products.

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