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EHS 1000 Series - Awareness

The 1000 Series consists of courses that are offered online. Not all 1000 Series trainings are required for every employee. Some courses are only required for specific job descriptions. You can find out if your job is required to take these courses by using the Safety Training Matrix Flowchart. The general safety awareness trainings (marked with *) are required for all CCU employees.

EHS 1000 Workplace Safety Awareness *

Workplace safety is not only important within an industrial settings but as well as an office or academic environment. This online course required for all employees will cover how workplace injuries can happen ‌anywhere and anytime. This course will provide safe work procedures that can help reduce or prevent future accidents.

EHS 1001 Slips, Trips and Falls * (Note: This is the most common injury at CCU)

Slips, trips and falls make up the most injuries at CCU. All employees are required to take this online general safety training that explains in detail that slips, trips and falls can be a major cause of injuries and suggests preventative measures you can take to keep your worksite safe.

EHS 1002 Walking and Working Surfaces 

Causing 15 percent of all accidental deaths and only second to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities, walking and working surface safety is very important. This online safety training provides information that helps employees avoid injury from slips, trips and falls. Slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents.

EHS 1003 Exit Routes, Emergency Action, Fire Prevention and Fire Protection *

Knowing your surroundings as well as plans of actions in the case of an emergency are very important. This online course required for all employees prepares you to understand and prepare for workplace safety for fire protection and prevention, maintaining safe exit routes and preparing for other emergencies.

EHS 1004 Electrical SafetyLittle electric *

‌Many occupational injuries are due to safety unawareness when dealing with electrical equipment. Electrical safety training is required for all employees. This online course is designed for the general employee and is a comprehensive electrical hazards. The goal of the course is to raise awareness and help prevent common electrical injuries.

EHS 1005 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

Personal protective equipment is one of the most important and easiest practices on keeping yourself safe around the workplace. This online course is required for all employees and informs you how and when to use many types of personal protective equipment including head, hand, body and foot protection.

EHS 1006 Basic Hazardous Communication *

Required for all employees, this online course addresses hazards of various chemicals to which employees may be exposed in the workplace and covers the physical and health hazards faced by them. It also discusses exposure limits, material safety data sheets and labels employees need to be familiar with.

EHS 1008 Outdoor Research and Field Trip Safety Awareness -TBD

EHS 1009 Underwater Diving Safety - TBD

EHS 1010 Boat Safety - TBD

EHS 1012 Materials Handling, Storage, Use, and Disposal

This online course is required for all employees and emphasizes important rules to follow for safe material handling at any workplace. The course principle is to show workers how to assess a load for safe handling, how to recognize when a load is hazardous, be aware of pinch points and how to use proper personal protective equipment.

EHS 1013 Machinery and Machine Guarding 

Learning safeguards are essential for protecting employees from injuries when handling machinery. This online course required for all employees emphasizes important rules to follow for safety when working with moving machine parts that have the potential for causing severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns or blindness, just to name a few. Learning these safeguards are essential for protecting employees from these injuries.

EHS 1015 Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness *

There are many types of exposure potential to bloodborne pathogens among the different departments around campus. This online course required for all employees will teach you about the hazards of bloodborne pathogens in the workplace. You will be taught about how to identify major bloodborne diseases and symptoms, how pathogens are transmitted, the basics of exposure prevention, Hepatitis B vaccination, and incident response and cleanup.

EHS 1018 Fire Protection Prevention *
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This online course required for all employees will teach you the hazards involved with incipient (early stage) fires and how to select and operate a fire extinguisher using the PASS method (Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep). This course is required of all CCU employees and students who may be expected to use a fire extinguisher.

EHS 1019 Toxic and Hazardous Substance

This course is an overview of OSHA rules and regulations set in place to prevent hazards from hazardous materials which are considered any substance or compound that has a capability of producing adverse effects on the health and safety of humans. This training is required for any employee dealing with radioactive materials.

EHS 1020 Waste Generation and Disposal Awareness *

DHEC/EPA has strict guidelines concerning waste labeling, storage, containers, hold times, area demarcation, personnel training and documentation. This course is intended for workers who use, manage, or need to dispose of chemical, biological, or radiological waste in their laboratory or workplace. The online course will cover proper management of waste.

EHS 1022 Confined Spaces *Confined Space

Required for all employees, this course will provide information on the hazards associated with confined spaces and will provide employees direction on the proper procedures for entrants and attendants as well as proper rescue procedures associated to confined spaces.

EHS 1023 Control of Hazardous Energy Awareness (Lockout/Tagout) *

Failure to lockout/tagout machinery, as required by OSHA regulations, can cause devastating injuries and/or death to workers. This online course required for all employees and encompasses safety practices that gives authorized, affected, and other employees the critical information they need to help prevent injuries to employees working with both electric and hydraulic/pneumatic equipment and points out specifically where Lock-Out/Tag-Out procedures should be applied.

EHS 1024 Powered Platforms, Manlifts, Aerial Lift, and Vehicle Mounted Work Platforms

This training is for specialized pieces of equipment that require “qualified” operators to be trained every three years.  Topics include parts of a Lift Truck, operation, traveling and maneuvering, load handling, environmental considerations and hands-on practice. This is required for all employees who work with powered platforms, manlifts, and vehicle mounted work platforms.

EHS 1026 Scaffolding Safety Training

Working with scaffolds can be a very dangerous job without the appropriate training on how to use the equipment properly. The course covers the definition of a scaffold, the potential hazards of working on a scaffold, such as falls, electrocution and scaffold collapse and major hazard control methods. The course is for employees who work on a scaffold to 1) recognize hazards associated with the type of scaffold they are using, and 2) understand the procedures to control or minimize the hazards.

EHS 1027 Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, Conveyors Safety Training

This construction course is designed for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors, safety coordinators, and anyone else involved in construction. It is to ensure a safe work environment for employees who operate, maintain, or work around this equipment as well as inform employees of requirements and the OSHA regulations dealing with the equipment.

EHS 1028 Signs, Signals, and Barricades

This safety course focuses on signs, signals and barricade safety. It will cover the basic requirements for signs, signals and barricades as specified by OSHA and DOT regulations and familiarize you with the common traffic control methods and procedures found during construction operations.

EHS 1029 Excavations and Trenching Safety Training

Recognition of the potential hazards of working in or around trenches and excavations greater than 4 feet, and the protective measures are very important among certain departments around campus. This training is intended for construction, grounds, utility, or other personnel working in or around trenches or excavations. This class is relevant to but, on its own, does not fully meet the competent person definition in the regulations.

EHS 1030 Demolition Safety - TBD

EHS 1032 Ladder Safety TrainingLittle Ladder

Ladders are one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment in almost any work environment. This course provides information on the hazards associated with the use of ladders. From common stepladders to sophisticated extension ladders, they can be found almost everywhere. This course teaches how to properly inspect and use ladders safely.

EHS 1033 Fall Protection Training

Falls are one of the leading causes of death in the workplace for construction workers. In fact, according to OSHA, one-third of all construction deaths stem from falls from elevated heights. This training teaches you the importance and practice of fall protection equipment. You will be taught about fall hazards, how to identify fall protection methods, and safe work practices.

EHS 1034 Compressed Gas Safety Training

Compressed gases present a unique hazard. Depending on the particular gas, there is a potential for simultaneous exposure to both mechanical and chemical hazards. This course provides information on the hazards associated with compressed gas and will provide employees direction on the proper procedures for working safely with these hazards.

EHS 1035 Welding, Cutting and Brazing Safety Training

Welding, cutting and brazing operations have the potential to unique safety and health risks to employees that include exposure to a wide variety of fumes and chemicals, UV radiation, burns, electrical shock and even death. This training will cover safety practices to reduce these hazards. This training is required for any employee who deals with these operations as a part of their assigned job.

EHS 1037 Hand and Portable Power Tools Safety Training 

Hand and portable power tools are tools that are powered by an external source, such as electricity or compressed air. This course encompasses safety practices that need to be utilized while working with this equipment. Power tools must receive regular maintenance and be properly handled as well as be kept clean and sharp in order to avoid injury. This training also covers safety practices for tools that are "powered" by an operator, such as a hammer or screwdriver. This training is required by all employees who use hand and power tools in their work activities.

EHS 1038 Golf Cart/Utility Vehicle Operator Safety Training *Little Golfcart

During this course required for all employees, participants will learn to prevent injury to pedestrians, cart operators and their passengers. This course reviews requirements for safe operating procedures, laws, and operator and supervisor accountability. Individuals will learn to utilize load principles of balance, stability, and capacity and how to identify safety concerns associated with golf cart and utility vehicle operations.

EHS 1041 Mower Safety Training 

This training is intended to reduce employee hazards and overall risk of injuries by reviewing correct safety practices in the use and set-up of lawn mowers and turf equipment. Individuals will learn how to identify safety concerns associated with mower operations. This course is required for employees who work with turf operations.

EHS 1045 Fire Extinguisher Training

This online training course will teach you the hazards involved with incipient (early stage) fires and how to select and operate a fire extinguisher using the PASS method (Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep). All training is for employees and students who are expected to use a fire extinguisher.

General Safety Awareness Trainings (marked with *) are required for all CCU employees.