Training Programs

This webpage lists all of the EHS training by program area.  They can be searched using a specific term or filtered by program.  Click on the course name to open the description.  The narratives explain who needs to take the training, if it is required or recommended, If it is a one-time training or needs to be taken more than once, the format of the training, and provides a link to the training and program webpage.

Note to Students: If you are not receiving compensation from Penn State and you have not yet taken a class on Penn State’s Learning Resource Network (LRN), you will first need to create an account using your Penn State access account.  Navigate to the LRN and click on "Login to LRN.”  The links below will then take you to the correct training.

Note to Supervisors:  Reference the Guide to assist in registering employees and generating reports.

Chemicals and Hazardous Waste Management

This course is required for employees who work with chemicals and generate wastes from daily operations and projects.  Typical employees who need this training include maintenance, utility, auxiliary, housing and food service and janitorial work groups.  This training reviews the University’s environmental policies and regulatory requirements that govern management practices of handling and storage of chemical wastes.  The format of the training is an online module but can be instructor-led in specific applications and/or locations. Annual refresher training is required.

 

LRN Online Course  Chemical and Hazardous Waste Management Program

This training is the refresher session required for all employees that handle chemical and hazardous waste, and who work in the non-academic areas covered under the Chemical Waste Management Plan. These groups include the Physical Plant or Campus Maintenance department, Auxiliary and Business Services units, Athletics, and University Police, among others. Contact Environmental Health and Safety if you are unsure whether this refresher training applies to you. The format of the training is an online presentation. Annual refresher training is required.

LRN Online Course       Chemical and Hazardous Waste Management Program

This course is recommended for employees who are involved with handling, storage and/or clean-up of oils, hazardous materials, or petroleum products.  This typically includes utility, maintenance, and housing and food service employees.  The format is an online module.  Additional information on spill response and the location of spill control materials must be provided by the supervisor.

 

LRN Online Course  Environmental Emergency Plans Program

This course is recommended for employees that may be the first people to encounter a spill. It provides training on spill prevention and the defensive measures that can be taken to lessen the impact of a spill while awaiting other trained employees to arrive and perform the cleanup. The focus is for non-laboratory personnel, and the training can be used for new employees or as a refresher for existing employees. The format is an online module.  Additional information on spill response and the location of spill control materials must be provided by the supervisor.

PLEASE NOTE:  For those taking the course annually, you must click “Request” each year to open a new instance of the course on your transcript if a new instance has not already been assigned to you.

LRN Online Course  Environmental Emergency Plans

This is recommended training for all employees that handle universal waste specifically lamps and ballasts, and who work in the non-academic areas covered under the Chemical Waste Management Plan. These groups include the Physical Plant or Campus Maintenance department, Auxiliary and Business Services units, Athletics, and University Police, among others. Contact Environmental Health and Safety if you are unsure whether this training applies to you. The format of the training is an online presentation. Contact EHS by email or by calling (814) 865-6391 for more information.

PLEASE NOTE:  For those taking the course annually, you must click “Request” each year to open a new instance of the course on your transcript if a new instance has not already been assigned to you.

LRN Online Course   Chemical and Hazardous Waste Management Program

This is recommended training for all employees that handle universal waste specifically batteries and covered under the Chemical Waste Management Plan. By the end of the training you will be familiar with the types of batteries that are considered universal waste, what the regulations are for universal waste, and what is required from you as the individual handling the universal waste.  For additional information, contact EHS by email or by calling (814) 865-6391.

LRN Online Course Chemical and Hazardous Waste Management Program