Environmental Health and Safety provides training to the NYU community, as required by local, state or federal law. Below is a list of scheduled in-person training sessions. Descriptions of the training follows the listing.
Please contact EHS by email. Our email address is EHS@NYU.EDU.
We have a team of experts to asist in determining training that might be required for each job category and classification. Please contact Environmental Health and Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org, to assist you in this process.
This training is designed to provide an understanding of asbestos hazards and the skills to recognize and avoid exposure to asbestos containing materials (ACM). This training is required for any employees who, in their day to day activities, are reasonably expected to come across ACM. It is an annual training requirement.
The following topics will be covered:
- What is asbestos and where was it used
- What are the various types of asbestos containing materials and where can they be found
- Friable vs. Non-Friable asbestos
- Why Asbestos is a Health Hazard and type of asbestos related diseases
- Types of asbestos that you may encounter in the facility
- Review of operations that may impact asbestos i.e. floor buffing, plumbers, maintenance staff
- What should you do if there is an accidental release of asbestos
Asbestos Awareness Training is offered several times during the year. All employees who require this training must attend one of the sessions offered during the 2013-2014 academic year.
The training session will cover the items outlined in Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Asbestos Standard.
This training is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to recognize, evaluate and safely enter and work in permit-required confined spaces. It is required for any employees that may have to work in such spaces (All CoGen Plant employees), before any work assignment begins. Further information on Confined Spaces.
Please contact us at EHS@NYU.EDU to schedule training.
Forklift/Powered Industrial Vehicle Safety
This training is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to safely operate and work around forklifts or any piece of equipment that is powered by electricity, battery, or propane and is used to transport or haul material. The training discusses the types of vehicles covered, the differences between handling these vehicles versus an automobile, and how to properly handle a load.
Mandatory training is provided when the employee is initially assigned to the vehicle or work area and again when an employee has been involved in an accident, has been careless, the conditions of the workplace changes or has been assigned to a different truck. In addition, a Performance Driving Test Evaluation must be conducted once every 3 years by an experienced driver.
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This training covers the OSHA Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard, hazard identification, routes of exposure, toxicity, labels and MSDSs, personal protective equipment (PPE), emergency response, hazardous waste, and waste minimization. It is required for any employee who, in his/her day to day activities, is reasonably expected to come in contact with hazardous chemicals. This training is required when first assigned to the job in which this potential exposure exists.
Environmental Health and Safety also offer two user-specific versions of the Hazard Communication training program; for Dental Center Clinic employees and students, and for Art Department employees and students. Follow links for further information on these training programs.
Hazardous Waste Annual Refresher
This training covers the identification of hazardous waste (including EPA/RCRA definitions), EPA and NYU procedures for labeling, storing, handling and disposing of hazardous waste, waste minimization and spill response. This training is included in the initial Lab Safety and Hazard Communication training programs that employees receive on initial work assignment. Thereafter, employees who generate, handle or store hazardous waste, are required to attend this training annually.
There are different sessions focusing on laboratory waste, facilities waste and art department wastes. Please attend the appropriate session. Refresher training is available via BioRAFT if you have participated in an instructor- led session in the past.
This training covers the types of hearing loss, effects of noise on hearing, types of protective devices, the NYU hearing conservation program (HCP), and audiometric testing. It is required annually for any employee whose job function requires that he/she work in areas where the noise level was found to be above 85 dBA and is included in the NYU HCP.
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Hot Work Permit
All employees are encouraged to attend Hot Work Permit training offered through FCM’s "Mandatory OSHA Training Sessions" which include: Lockout/Tagout, PPE, Hot Work, and Ladder Safety. This training is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to identify safe hot work (welding, flame cutting and soldering) operation procedures and proper use of the NYU hot work permit. It is mandatory for Building Managers and/or Facility Supervisors or anyone issuing a Hot Work Permit.
All employees are encouraged to attend Ladder Safety training offered through FCM's "Mandatory OSHA Training Sessions" which include: Lockout/Tagout, PPE, Hot Work, and Ladder Safety. This training is designed to provide employees with information on the hazards associated with working with/on ladders and the skills to use ladders safely.
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Lock Out/Tag Out
This training is designed to develop knowledge and skills required for safe application, usage and removal of lockout and tagout devices on hazardous energy sources. All employees whose work involves hazardous energy sources must be trained in lockout/tagout procedures. This training is offered through FCM's "Mandatory OSHA Training Sessions" to include: Lockout/Tagout, PPE, Hot Work, and Ladder Safety.
This training is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to identify and avoid hazards of moving machinery parts and identify the correct guarding necessary for worker protection. It is required for all employees that may work with or around machinery with moving part with which they may come in contact. Please go to Shop Safety for further information and training requirements.
Mold Prevention and Awareness
This course is intended to provide an introduction into mold, what causes mold growth, how it affects building occupants and it’s impact renovation and new construction projects.
The following topics will be covered
- What is mold
- Conditions that cause mold growth
- How mold gets into buildings during construction-renovation projects
- Building materials issues
- Mold in Duct Systems
- Building Owner Issues
- Effect/ Importance of the building envelope
- Why is mold an IAQ Issue
- High risk operations
- Water and Relative Humidity Control
- Health Effects
- Federal, State Regulations and Local NYC DOH guidelines
- Environmental Remediation
- Worker Protection
- Mold prevention and Control
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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
This training is designed to provide employees with the knowledge and skills required to protect themselves from occupational injury or illness, by using the appropriate head, hand, foot, eye and torso protective equipment. A self-study is available for the PPE Annual Refresher Training (.DOC).
This training is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to safely use a respirator for protection against respiratory exposure to chemical vapors, dust and other particulates. It is required for any employee who may need to wear a respirator while conducting their duties. Medical evaluation and fit testing are required prior to using any respiratory protection device.
NOTE: A medical evaluation must be completed prior to being fit tested. Once the evaluation is completed and approved, Respiratory Training is required also prior to being fit tested.
Prior to scheduling a fit testing, a medical evaluation must be performed. Please fill out the following forms and return them to Environmental Health and Safety:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule training.
This training is designed to develop knowledge and skills needed to work safely with hand and power tools. It is required for all employees who work with hand and power tools. A self-study is available for the Shop Safety Annual Refresher Training. Please print out and administer the following training and return a copy of all completed training packets to Environmental Health and Safety:
Another helpful and informative website is OSHA's Machine Guarding eTool. This website can be used as a training tool.
It is important to keep a running inventory of all machines that require guarding. Please review the Machine Guarding Policy listed below and if there are any changes to your areas inventory, please print out the Machine Guarding Inventory Form (.DOC), complete it and return a copy to Environmental Health and Safety:
Please review all relevant Policies below:
SPCC - Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures
This training is designed to provide employees with the knowledge of how to store petroleum or cooking oils, how to handle such material if spilled, and to whom to report such spills, should they occur. Annual SPCC training is required for any employee who may handle or store petroleum or cooking oil as part of their daily responsibilities.