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.
This course is required for employees who may enter, perform, assist and/or supervise work activities within OSHA-defined permit-required confined spaces (PRCS). The course consists of two parts - an online module and a document that contains supplemental material specific to Penn State. In addition hands-on orientation/instruction led by the work unit designee covering the work unit hazards, monitoring, PRCS permit, safety procedures/ equipment, and rescue preparedness supporting safe work within permit-required confined spaces must be completed and documented at the work unit. Work units that perform active entry rescue, must arrange and document separate rescue training. Refresher training may be required if hazards change, or work practices are found to be deficient.
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.
Confined Space Awareness
This course is recommended for personnel that do not enter confined spaces but may be in immediate proximity to such spaces. The training consists of an online PowerPoint presentation which covers types of confined spaces, confined space hazards, controls, and proper confined space entry conditions. This course does NOT comply with OSHA training requirements for personnel working in Permit-Required Confined Spaces.