Training Course List, Descriptions and Materials

EFS 001: General Fire Safety

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
The purpose of this course is to provide training and knowledge in fire prevention, protection and extinguishment.
Who Should Attend:
Required at initial assignment and at least annually thereafter for all University employees and students.
Topics Covered:
  • Familiarization with Building Safety Features
  • Evacuation Procedures
  • Emergency Communication
  • Fire Classification
  • Fire Extinguisher Use
  • Stop, Drop and Roll vs. Stop, Drop and Crawl
  • Safe Electrical Practices (Extension Cords, etc)

EFS 002: Fire Safety Warden Program

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
The purpose of this course is to provide training and knowledge in fire safety procedures and building evacuation.
Who Should Attend:
Required at initial assignment and at least annually thereafter for all University employees designated as Fire Safety Wardens.
Topics Covered:
  • Fire Safety Warden Duties and Responsibilities
  • General Fire Safety
  • Overview of Fire Safety Warden Equipment
  • Defense & Indemnification
  • Shelter-In-Place Procedures
  • Emergency Evacuation Procedures
  • Danger of Fire
  • Fire Prevention Measures
  • Fire Extinguishers and Their Use

EFS 003: Fire Extinguisher Training

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Duration:
1 Hour (based on number of participants)
Course Purpose:
The purpose of this course is to provide training and knowledge in the safe and proper use of portable fire extinguishers.
Who Should Attend:
Required at initial assignment and at least annually thereafter for all University employees working in locations where fire extinguishers are present for employee use.
Topics Covered:
  • Review of the 4 types of fire classifications
  • Familiarization of the different types of portable fire extinguishers that are available on our campus
  • Fire Emergency Notification Procedures
  • Maximum number of portable fire extinguishers that should be used
  • P.A.S.S. System

EFS 008: AED/CPR Training

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Duration:
2.5 Hours
Course Purpose:
The purpose of this course is to provide hands-on training and knowledge in AED/CPR procedures and practices for adults, children and infants.
Who Should Attend:
Required at initial assignment and every 2 years thereafter for University department designated employees where AEDs are present.
Topics Covered:
  • Adult/Child CPR With Mask and Choking
  • Adult/Child AED
  • Infant CPR With Mask and Choking (where infants reside only)

EIH 001: Asbestos Awareness

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
The purpose of this course is to provide training and knowledge to limit asbestos exposure to workers who may disturb asbestos.
Who Should Attend:
Required prior to or at time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter for all University employees who have the possibility of exposure to airborne asbestos fibers at concentrations at or above the PEL or excursion limit and to all staff who perform housekeeping and custodial duties.
Course Materials
Topics Covered:
  • OSHA signage
  • What is asbestos
  • Types of asbestos
  • Why was asbestos used
  • Where was asbestos used
  • Friable vs. non-friable asbestos-containing materials (ACM)
  • Route of entry
  • Health effects from asbestos exposure & asbestos-related diseases
  • Asbestos regulations and policies
  • Recognizing damaged, deteriorated, and delaminated ACM
  • Sources of ACM damage resulting in fiber release
  • Preventing exposure
  • Care of flooring
  • Large asbestos abatement projects

* Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled


EIH 002: Hearing Conservation

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Duration:
1 Hour minimum
Course Purpose:
Every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. Fortunately, the incidence of noise-induced hearing loss can be reduced or eliminated through the successful application of engineering controls and hearing conservation programs.

The purpose of this course is to prevent University employees from exposure to noise induced hearing loss.
Who Should Attend:
Required annually for all University employees included in the Hearing Conservation Program.
This training is an initial and annual requirement for supervisors and employees in the following listed departments.
  • Anatomical Sciences
  • Automotive
  • DLAR
  • Earth & Space Sciences
  • East/West Campus Heating/Cooling Plants
  • East/West Campus Physical Plants (carpenters, grounds, HVAC, plumbers, welders)
  • Engineering
  • HSC (N-8 level employees)
  • Life Sciences
  • Music/Theatre
  • Physics
Topics Covered:
  • Gain an understanding of sound and how we hear
  • Effects of industrial noise and hearing loss
  • Regulations, standard and policies
  • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Noise monitoring
  • Noise control methods
  • Purpose, advantages, and disadvantages of various types of hearing protectors
  • Selection, fit, use, care and maintenance of hearing protectors
  • Purpose and procedures of audiometric testing
  • Training and recordkeeping
Course Materials

EIH 004: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
The purpose of this course is to ensure that employees understand and know when PPE is necessary, what PPE is necessary, how to properly don, doff, adjust, and wear PPE, the limitations of PPE, and the proper care, maintenance, useful life, inspection and disposal of PPE
Who Should Attend:
Required initially for all University employees who in the course of their work are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
Note: Retraining is required whenever assigned PPE becomes obsolete.
Topics Covered:
  • Examples of PPE
  • What can happen by not wearing PPE
  • Why do we wear and how to properly wear PPE
  • PPE Regulations
  • Elements of PPE program
  • What criteria to follow for selecting PPE
  • PPE limitations
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Hand Protection
  • Eye Protection
  • Face Protection
  • Foot Protection
  • Head Protection
  • Body Protection
  • PPE inspection, maintenance, care and disposal
Course Materials

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EIH 005: Respiratory Protection

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Duration:
1 Hour minimum
Course Purpose:
An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, other diseases or death.

The purpose of this course is to provide the proper training and protection to University employees which would prevent exposure to harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays.
Who Should Attend:
Required annually for University employees who are required to wear a respirator in the course of their job assignments.
This training is an initial and annual requirement for supervisors and employees in the following listed departments.
  • Anatomical Sciences
  • DLAR
  • East/West Campus Custodial
  • East/West Campus Heating/Cooling Plants
  • East/West Campus Physical Plants (carpenters, grounds, HVAC, maintenance, plumbers, welders)
  • EH&S (HazMat Team, Pest Management, Asbestos Management)
  • Campus Planning, Design and Construction
  • HSC (N-8 level employees)
  • Life Sciences Greenhouse
  • Machine Shop Personnel
  • Student Health Services
  • University Police
Topics Covered:
  • Respiratory protection program
  • Respirator selection
  • Cleaning and disinfection of respirators
  • Storage of respirators
  • Inspection and maintenance of respirators
  • Surveillance of worker exposures
  • Regular evaluation of respirator program
  • Medical evaluation of respirator users
  • Use of approved respirators
Course Materials

ELS 002: Laboratory Safety - Chemical Hazards

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Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
Required one-time for all University employees performing laboratory operations where chemicals are present.
NEW! EH&S On-lineTraining!
EH&S is now offering this training class on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Taking the class on-line provides the same "credit" that you get when you attend the "live" classroom version. The on-line version can also be used to review the course material after you have taken the live class, or to take the annual refresher class, when required. Instructions on enrolling are here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/
Course Material

ELS 003: Laboratory Safety - Biological Hazards

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Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
Required annually for University employees working in BSL 2 & 3 labs.
Required one-time for University employees working in BSL 1 labs.
Topics Covered:
  • Hazard Communication
  • Biosafety Levels
  • Lab Guidelines for each Biosafety Level
  • Safety Practices for Handling Biohazards
  • Risk Assessments for Biohazards
  • Requirements for Bloodborne Pathogen Training
  • Types of Biological Safety Cabinets and Proper Use
  • Biohazardous Waste & Autoclave Procedures
  • Personal Exposure to Biohazards - Emergency Procedures
  • Biohazard Spill Response and Clean-up
  • Safe Handling of Biological Hazards - Course Slides PDF
  • Safe Biosafety Cabinet Use PDF

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ELS 008 Lab Safety Awareness for Non-Lab Staff

Duration:
1 Hour
Contact EH&S to schedule this course.
Who Should Attend:
University staff (e.g. Building Managers, CO&M) and contractors who are working in laboratories need to be made aware of the potential hazards they may encounter.
Note: This training does not replace other required OSHA training. This training is only to make you aware of the hazards potentially found in SBU labs.
Objectives
  • Share "safety advice" from other facilities staff.
  • Create an awareness of safety issues in labs.
  • Provide information on warning signs and labels.
  • Describe steps to take if you are first to find a hazardous material spill.
Course Material
Lab Safety Awareness Handout(in Adobe PDF format)

ELS 009 Lab Safety - Formaldehyde

Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
All lab staff who work in an area where formaldehyde (including formalin and paraformaldehyde) is used. The training must be provided at the time of initial assignment and whenever a new exposure to formaldehyde is introduced into the work area. The training must be repeated annually.
NEW! EH&S On-lineTraining!
EH&S is now offering this training class on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Instructions on enrolling are here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/
Course Material
Formaldehyde container labels with NFPA symbol(in Adobe PDF format)
Formaldehyde container labels with hazard symbol(in Adobe PDF format)

ELS 015: Laboratory Safety Coordinator

Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
Everyone who has been assigned to be a Lab Safety Coordinator by their supervisor or department chair is required to take this course.
Laboratory Safety Coordinators are a group of people who understand the need to conduct science safely. They help EH&S to facilitate the implementation of the various safety requirements and assist in establishing a safe work environment by collaborating with EH&S, faculty, other researchers and lab personnel. The Lab Safety Coordinator is an employee familiar with their department operations who has management support and cooperation for necessary activities, including time and resources. They have an appreciation for safety, injury/illness prevention, and an understanding of how safety is integrated into the department's mission.
NEW! EH&S On-lineTraining!
EH&S is now offering this training class on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Instructions on enrolling are here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/

ELS 017: Laboratory Supervisor Safety

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Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
Required annually for all University employees who supervise High School Students. Recommended for all University employees who supervise new laboratory researchers or work as Teaching Assistants in laboratory classes.
NEW! EH&S On-lineTraining!
EH&S is now offering this training class on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Taking the class on-line provides the same "credit" that you get when you attend the "live" classroom version. The on-line version can also be used to review the course material after you have taken the live class, or to take the annual refresher class, when required. Instructions on enrolling are here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/
Course Material:

* Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled


ELS 020: Laboratory Safety - Biological Hazards - Annual Refresher

Who Should Attend:
Required annually for University faculty staff and students working in Biosafety Level 2 & 3 labs.
NEW! EH&S On-lineTraining!
EH&S is now offering this training class on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Instructions for taking this course are below. To see what other EH&S courses are available on Blackboard go to http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/
Learning Objectives - After completing this course you will be able to:
  • List classifications of materials that are considered "biohazardous".
  • List the important characteristics of biohazardous agents to safely work with them.
  • List the primary criteria for the 4 Risk Groups for biological agents.
  • List the primary criteria for Biosafety Levels 1-3.
  • Explain the differences of the 3 classes of biological safety cabinets.
  • List the important operational parameters for safe work in a Class II biosafety cabinet.
  • List the steps to clean up a spill of biohazardous materials.
To complete the on-line course, you will need:
  1. NetID user name and password to access Blackboard (available through your SOLAR account).
  2. ENROLL in the on-line course to view the material. There is no fee to enroll in these classes.
  3. Successfully complete the quiz.
To access the courses:
  1. Go to Blackboard
  2. Click <User Login> and enter your NetID username and password
  3. Click on <Environmental Health and Safety> in the Course Catalog
  4. Click <Enroll> for the EH&S course you are interested in
  5. Click <Submit> and <OK> to complete your self enrollment
  6. Follow the directions in "How to complete this course" on the left navigation bar within the course.
  7. Complete the "Satisfaction Survey" on the left navigation bar when you've completed the course.

Your SOLAR account will be updated to include successful completion of the course. Contact Kim Auletta or 632-3032 if you have any questions about accessing these on-line courses.


ENV 001: Hazardous Waste Management

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Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
Required prior to or at the time of initial assignment for all hazardous waste generators (i.e. if you generate hazardous chemical waste as a result of a process, such as a research experiment or classroom exercise)
Required prior to or at the time of initial assignment for all University employees who are responsible for the management, storage and/or disposal of hazardous chemical waste
Follow-up training is required anytime the hazardous waste generating process changes
NEW! EH&S On-lineTraining!
EH&S is now offering this training class on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Taking the class on-line provides the same "credit" that you get when you attend the "live" classroom version. The on-line version can also be used to review the course material after you have taken the live class, or to take the annual refresher class, when required. Instructions on enrolling are here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/
Course Material
Click here to access Hazardous Waste Management course material.

* Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled


ENV 003: Spill Kit Use

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Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
Required initially for non-laboratory staff and University employees who use spill kits.

ENV 004: Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures

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Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
Required within 6 months of starting work and an annual refresher thereafter.
Required for all University employees who work with or manage the storage of oil products.

ENV 005: Regulated Medical Waste

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Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
Required prior to or at the time of initial assignment for all regulated medical waste generators (i.e. if you generate regulated medical waste as a result of a process, such as a research experiment or classroom exercise)
Required prior to or at the time of initial assignment for all University employees who are responsible for the management, storage and/or disposal of regulated medical waste
Follow-up training is required anytime the regulated medical waste generating process changes
NEW! EH&S On-lineTraining!
EH&S is now offering this training class on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Taking the class on-line provides the same "credit" that you get when you attend the "live" classroom version. The on-line version can also be used to review the course material after you have taken the live class, or to take the annual refresher class, when required. Instructions on enrolling are here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/
Course Material
Click here to access Regulated Medical Waste on-line training.

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ENV 006: Universal Waste Management

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Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
Required one-time within 6 months of starting work.
Required for all University employees who work with or manage the storage of universal waste.
NEW! EH&S On-lineTraining!
EH&S is now offering this training class on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Taking the class on-line provides the same "credit" that you get when you attend the "live" classroom version. The on-line version can also be used to review the course material after you have taken the live class, or to take the annual refresher class, when required. Instructions on enrolling are here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/online-training.shtml

ENV 009: Elementary Neutralization

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Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
Required for employees that neutralize corrosive materials solely for the purpose of disposal.

ENV 010: Solvent Recovery

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Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
Required for any person conducting solvent recovery through re-distillation.

ENV 012: Signing a Regulated Medical Waste Manifest

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Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
Current United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations require training prior to or within 90 days of initial assignment (under direct supervision of someone who has been properly trained) and retraining (at least every 3 years) of all employees who perform work functions covered by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). Any Stony Brook University employee involved in preparing or transporting hazardous materials would be considered a hazmat employee by the HMR*.
* Regulated Medical Waste is covered under the HMR!
The USDOT therefore requires those who sign the Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) shipping records/manifest be properly trained on this specific job function.
NEW! EH&S On-line Training!
EH&S is now offering this training class on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Taking the class on-line provides the same "credit" that you get when you attend the "live" classroom version. The on-line version can also be used to review the course material after you have taken the live class, or to take the annual refresher class, when required.
Instructions on enrolling are here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/online-training.shtml

EOS 002: Electrical Safety / LOTO

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
The purpose of this course is to protect workers from electrical shock and/or electrocution. Electric shock and electrocutions occur to workers in various job categories. Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electric shock and electrocution.
Who Should Attend:
Required prior to initial assignment for all University employees working on or around live electrical equipment such as in mechanical and electrical equipment rooms.
Required for all University employees who make entry or standby for the entry of another worker into a confined space.
Topics Covered:
  • Review what electricity is and basic principles for electrical safety
  • Define voltage, amperage, and resistance
  • Explore electrical hazards that may be present at the workplace
  • Learn how electricity affects the human body
  • Learn about types of injuries that may result from contact with electricity
  • Identify electrical hazards and controls
  • Find out methods of protection from electrical hazards
  • Learn what to do in the event of an electrocution
  • Learn unsafe practices or conditions
  • Discuss the requirements of SBU’s electrical safety program
  • Brief overview of arc flash safety/PPE requirements
  • Learn what Lockout/Tagout) is and when to perform it
  • Learn the six steps for controlling sources of hazardous energy
  • Learn the three steps safely restoring energy to equipment after servicing
  • Review SBU's "The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)" Policy 3-2
  • Review of the written Energy Control Procedures
Course Materials

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EOS 004: Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
Bloodborne pathogens are infectious materials in blood that can cause disease in humans, including Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Workers exposed to these pathogens risk serious illness or death.

The purpose of this course is to protect University workers from potential exposures.
Who Should Attend:
Required annually for all University employees who are potentially exposed to human or primate blood, tissue, cells or body fluids in the course of their work.
Topics Covered:
  • Needle stick prevention
  • OSHA regulation and the University’s Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan Epidemiology, symptoms and transmission of Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Occupational exposure tasks
  • Controls, procedures and practices for prevention
  • PPE requirements
  • University’s Hepatitis B Vaccination Program
  • Exposure incidents/post exposure requirements
NEW! EH&S On-lineTraining!
EH&S is now offering this training class on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Taking the class on-line provides the same "credit" that you get when you attend the "live" classroom version. The on-line version can also be used to review the course material after you have taken the live class, or to take the annual refresher class, when required. Instructions on enrolling are here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/
Course Materials

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EOS 005: Confined Space

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
The purpose of this course is to instruct workers to follow safe entry procedures and develop a respect for the potential hazards involved. Confined space accidents can have severe consequences. With the proper training and by following safe work practices, these accidents can be eliminated.
Who Should Attend:
Required prior to initial assignment, change in assignment duties, change in permit space operations that presents a hazard which the employee has not been trained.
Required for all University employees who make entry or standby for the entry of another worker into a confined space.
Topics Covered:
  • OSHA Signage
  • Review confined space entry rules and regulations
  • Acquire the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of duties assigned to them in confined space entry
  • Types of confined space hazards
  • Responsibilities and duties of the entry supervisor, authorized entrants and attendants, and rescue team
  • The components of the Confined Space Permit
  • Atmospheric testing protocol and interpretation of results
  • Methods for the control or elimination of any atmospheric hazards
  • Procedures employees must follow if a hazard is detected
  • The evaluation process to be used for reentry if a hazard is detected
  • Emergency procedure(s)
  • Self and non-entry rescue
Course Materials

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EOS 007: Machine, Hand and Power Tool Safety

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
Machine, hand and power tools are a common part of our everyday lives and are present in nearly every industry. These tools help us to easily perform tasks that otherwise would be difficult or impossible.

However, these simple tools can be hazardous and have the potential for causing severe injuries when used or maintained improperly.

The purpose of this course is to pay special attention to the proper and safe use of machine, hand and power tools in order to reduce and/or eliminate injuries.
Topics Covered:
  • Hand and power tool selection, inspection and safe use
  • Guarding of power tools
  • General safety precautions for battery powered hand tools
  • Spark resistant hand tools
  • Hand and power tool care and maintenance
  • General safety precautions for hand and power tools
  • Pneumatic tool inspection and safe use
  • General safety precautions for pneumatic tools

* Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled


EOS 008: Ladders and Elevated Work Platforms

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
Ladders and elevated working platforms are common ancillary tools for works at heights. Every year, a considerable number of workers are injured while working at height. Some are seriously injured or lose their lives. Detailed analysis reveals that the accidents are either caused by workers not using these ancillary tools or workers fail to use the tools properly.

The purpose of this course is to raise workers' safety awareness in the use of ladders and elevated working platforms, thus helping to prevent injuries.
Topics Covered:
  • Types of portable ladders
  • Ladder ratings
  • Non self-supporting/self-supporting ladders
  • Ladder selection
  • Using ladders safely
  • Transporting and storage of ladders
  • Ladder inspection and maintenance
  • Elevated work platforms
  • General aerial lift safety
  • Scaffold safety, erection, type, inspection, access and maintenance

* Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled


EOS 009: Welding Safety (Hot Work)

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
Welding and cutting are hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime.

The purpose of this course is to review the hazards and safe work practices involved in welding and cutting to prevent injury and/or illness.
Who Should Attend:
Required one-time for all University employees who use welding equipment, cutting torches, or brazing equipment.
Topics Covered:
  • Welding terminology & definitions
  • Overview of welder certification/qualification
  • Welding processes
  • Welding codes
  • Weld joint terminology
  • Welding discontinuities/defects
  • Overview of hazards associated with welding and cutting.
  • Oxy-Acetylene safety
  • Compressed gas cylinder sizes/capacities
  • Compressed gas cylinder color code, markings and components
  • Compressed gas cylinder labels
  • Compressed gas cylinder handling , transportation and storage
  • Welder health and safety
Course Materials

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EOS 011: Ergonomics/Manual Material Handling

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
The Ergonomics Standard is an important step in combating the widespread cases of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) that now affect 1.8 million U.S. workers each year. Over 600,000 of these MSDs of are serious enough to warrant absence from work. Back injuries account for around half of all compensable MSDs.

The purpose of this course is to educate University employees in the proper and safe lifting techniques and to create a better match between the worker, the work they perform, and the equipment they use. A good match increases worker productivity and reduces ergonomic injuries.
Who Should Attend:
Recommended to all University employees who lift, carry, or handle heavy and/or bulky materials.
Topics Covered:
  • Review manual materials handling (MMH) and cumulative trauma disorder (CTD) hazards in the workplace
  • Identify ergonomic hazards and control methods
  • What is Anthropometry
  • Manual materials handling (MMH) risk factors
  • Understanding your back
  • Principles of task redesign
  • Techniques for proper lifting and PPE requirements
  • Considerations for setting up your computer workstation
  • Stretching exercises
Course Materials

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EOS 015: Supervisor's Safety Responsibilities

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
Supervisors play a key role in ensuring a safety program is effective. Every supervisor has at least the following responsibilities with regard to occupational health and safety:

  1. Employee Training - Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that each new employee, whether temporary or permanent, receives appropriate safety training at the start of employment.
  2. Personal Protective Equipment - OSHA requires that each supervisor assess the hazards of the work area to determine if the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is necessary, the type(s) of PPE required and to provide training on its use and enforce the use of PPE.
  3. Accident and Injury Reporting - It is the supervisor's responsibility to investigate and report all accidents or injuries that occur to their employees while at work and to take immediate steps to correct unsafe conditions.

The purpose of this course is to provide training to ensure supervisor’s understand their role as it pertains to safety.
Topics Covered:
  • Review of supervisor’s responsibilities as it applies to safety
  • Discuss what an accident is, its effects, and causes
  • OSHA/PESH accident recordkeeping requirements
  • Accident investigation procedure
  • OSHA/PESH inspections

* Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled


EOS 016: Shipping of Dangerous Goods

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Duration:
3 Hours
Warning! You may be in violation of Federal Law and create a public safety hazard if you ship dry ice, hazardous materials, or any other “Dangerous Goods” unless you have received specific training and the material is properly packaged and labeled.

"Dangerous Goods" include, but are not limited to, materials that are flammable, combustible, corrosive, reactive, oxidizing, toxic, radioactive, infectious, asphyxiating, elevated in temperature, or compressed, including aerosol cans. Dry ice is also regulated.

The transportation of dangerous goods regulations require that, with few exceptions, every person engaged in the handling, offering for transport or transporting of dangerous goods be trained in the area of handling such goods.

Who Should Attend:
Required prior to and every 2 years thereafter for all University employees who transport, causes to be transported or ship dangerous goods to include flammable, combustible, corrosive, reactive, oxidizing, toxic, radioactive, infectious, asphyxiating, elevated in temperature, or compressed, including aerosol cans, dry ice, infectious and/or diagnostic specimens.
Topics Covered:
  • US DOT Hazmat General Awareness & Familiarization
  • US DOT Hazmat Function-Specific Training
  • US DOT Hazmat Safety
  • US DOT Hazmat Security
  • Documentation Requirements
  • Acceptance & Handling
  • Marking, Labeling, Identification, Classification, & Packing Requirements
  • Reporting Requirements
  • ALARA Principles
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training
  • Written Examination

EOS 017: Powered Industrial Trucks

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
OSHA requires PIT certification for each operator. The purpose of PIT training, along with proper hands-on training, ensures that an operator is knowledgeable in the safe use, operation and maintenance of a forklift and/or pallet jack. This can help to reduce accidents and ensure that only those with the right training use the equipment.
Who Should Attend:
Required prior to permitting University employees to operate a powered industrial truck (i.e., forklifts or any mobile power-propelled equipment used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack, or tier material such as:
Class 1 - Electric Motor Rider Trucks
  • sit-down riders
  • counterbalanced rider - stand up
Class 2 - Electric Motor Narrow Rider Trucks
  • High lift straddle
  • Order picker
  • Reach type outrigger
  • Side loaders, turret trucks, swing mask and convertible turret/stock pickers
  • Low lift pallet/platform (rider)
Class 3 - Electric Motor hand/Hand Rider Trucks
  • Low lift platform
  • Low lift walkie pallet
  • Reach type outrigger
  • High lift straddle
  • High lift counterbalanced
  • Low lift walkie/rider pallet
Class 4 - Internal Combustion Engine Trucks
  • Counterbalanced forklift - gas/LPG (cushion tire)
Class 5 - Internal Combustion Engine Trucks
  • Counterbalanced forklift - gas/LPG/diesel (pneumatic tire)
Class 6 - Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Tractors
  • Tow tractor - gas/LPG/diesel (cushion and pneumatic tire)
Class 7 - Rough Terrain Forklift
  • Vertical mast truck - gas/LPG/diesel (cushion and pneumatic tire)
Topics Covered:
  • Types of powered industrial trucks
  • Hazards present in the workplace
  • Safe forklift operation
  • Forklift inspection and maintenance
  • Pallet jack operation
  • Pallet jack inspection and maintenance
  • Written examination
  • Road test

EOS 018: Hazard Communication / Right-to-Know

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
The purpose of this course is to provide training to ensure all University employees understand that they have both a need and a right to know about the hazards and identities of the chemicals to which they are exposed and the necessary protective measures to prevent injury or illness.
Who Should Attend:
Required annually for all University employees who are New York State employees.
NEW! EH&S On-lineTraining!
EH&S is now offering this training class on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Taking the class on-line provides the same "credit" that you get when you attend the "live" classroom version. The on-line version can also be used to review the course material after you have taken the live class, or to take the annual refresher class, when required. Instructions on enrolling are here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/
Topics Covered:
  • Overview of the Dept. of Environmental Health & Safety
  • Hazard Communication Standard
  • Employer's Responsibilities
  • Employee's Rights and Responsibilities
  • Manufacturer’s Responsibilities (precautionary labeling)
  • Chemical Labeling
  • Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Updates to Chemical Labeling and Safety Data Sheets
  • Labeling Systems (NFPA 704/HMIS)
  • Health Hazards
  • Physical Hazards
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Safety Controls
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Fire Safety
Course Materials

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EOS 021: Food Safety

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Duration:
1 Hour
Coures Purpose:
Despite the fact that food safety has been an important issue in for decades, foodborne illnesses are still a major problem in the United States. The CDC estimates that each year 76 million Americans get sick, more than 300,000 are hospitalized, and a shocking 5,000 people die from foodborne illnesses.

The purpose of this course is to provide education to employees on the importance of proper and safe food preparation, handling, storage and permitting to prevent foodborne illness.
Who Should Attend:
Required initially for University employees who initiate food permits.
Topics Covered:
  • Agents that cause food-borne illness
  • Potentially hazardous/non-potentially hazardous food
  • Review of University’s food safety policy
  • Food permits
  • Hazard analysis critical point (HACCP)
  • Food thermometer calibration
  • FAT TOM (bacteria growth factors)
  • Foodborne illness characteristics and symptoms
  • Cooling and cold storage
  • Proper cooking temperatures
  • Hand washing
  • Food safety at home

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EOS 022: Health and Safety in the Arts

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Duration:
1 Hour
Course Purpose:
The purpose of this course is to provide necessary safety training to ensure that University employees and students who are instructing or involved in any discipline of fine arts understand that they have both a need and a right to know about the hazards and identities of the chemicals to which they are exposed and the necessary protective measures to prevent injury or illness.
Who Should Attend:
Required one-time for all University employees who are instructing or involved in any discipline of the arts.
Topics Covered:
  • Hazard communication/Right-to-Know regulation
  • Chemical labeling and labeling systems
  • Respiratory protection
  • Creating Art Safety - A Six Step Process Video
  • Art hazards
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Material safety data sheet (MSDS) meaning and use
  • Working safely in the arts
  • Housekeeping/cleanup
NEW! EH&S On-lineTraining!
EH&S is now offering this training class on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Taking the class on-line provides the same "credit" that you get when you attend the "live" classroom version. The on-line version can also be used to review the course material after you have taken the live class, or to take the annual refresher class, when required. Instructions on enrolling are here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/
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EOS 025: OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health

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Duration:
10 Hours
Note: OSHA regulations forbid this course be given in one continuous 10-hour session. Therefore, this course is given in two 5-hour sessions.
Course Purpose:
Construction is a high hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from high elevations, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos, etc. The purpose of this course is to provide training in the requirements of the OSHA standards and general construction safe work practices. The information, tools, and resources provided in this course are designed to assist those in the industry – whether worker or employer – to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.
Who Should Attend:
Required one-time only for all University employees who are new to the construction industry and as a reminder to those who have been working in the construction industry to the hazards associated with their work. This course is ideal for supervisors with safety and health responsibilities and for employee safety and health awareness. Upon successful course completion, you will be given a Department of Labor OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health course completion card.
Note: To receive full credit and be issued an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health course completion card, attendees MUST attend both sessions in their entirety.
Topics Covered:
  • Introduction to OSHA
  • OSHA's focus four
  • Fall Protection (Subpart M)
  • Electrical Safety/LOTO (Subpart K)
  • Struck by accidents
  • Caught in/between accidents
  • Asbestos/Silica Dust Awareness
  • Hazard Communication/Right-to-Know
  • Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment
  • Safety and Health Hazards in Construction
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal (Subpart H)
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training
  • Hand and Power Tools (Subpart I)
  • Scaffolds (Subpart L)
  • Stairways and Ladders (Subpart X)
  • Excavations and Barricades
  • Roadway Safety and Signaling
  • Confined Space Entry (permits, self and non entry rescue)
  • Welding and Cutting Safety (hot work permits)
  • Fire Prevention and fire extinguisher training

EOS 029: Machine Shop Safety

Duration:
1 Hour
Who Should Attend:
Required before working in any machine shop on campus and must be repeated after 5 years for students.
Course Objectives:
After successfully completing this course, you will know
  1. The Stony Brook University requirements for working in a campus machine shop.
  2. What appropriate attire is required when working in a machine shop.
  3. What Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required when working in the machine shop.
  4. Proper housekeeping procedures for machine shops.
  5. How your behavior can affect your safety in the machine shop.
  6. General safety tips for using machines and tools in the shop.
  7. How to work safely with chemicals and other hazardous materials in the shop.
  8. What to do if there is and accident in the shop.
EH&S On-lineTraining
EH&S is now offering this training class on-line through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Instructions on enrolling are here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/training/
Course Material

ERS 001: Initial Radiation Lab Safety Training

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Duration:
09:00AM to completion of written test.
Who Should Attend:
University employees planning to use radioactive materials must complete this course prior to start of work.

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