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.

Machine Shop Safety

Machine Shop Safety Training

Supervisor-provided training is required before employees and students are permitted to perform work utilizing shop equipment.  This training is a one-time requirement under the PSU Machine Shop Safety Program and covers safe work practices.

Shop supervisors are responsible for providing the training.  EHS does not provide machine shop training.

Listed below are the general requirements for the training along with a link to the Penn State program where supplemental documents can be found:

  • “General Shop Information” - (Appendix B) This form is used to provide basic information to the users of the shop.  It must be reviewed with shop users and visibly posted inside the shop.
  • “General Shop Safety Training” - (Appendix C) Must be provided to any individual who is to operate shop equipment regardless of the hazard category (low, medium, or high).  It must be performed within each shop the employee/student utilizes.
  • “Equipment Specific Training” – (Appendix D) In addition to General Shop Safety Training, this must also be provided if the shop equipment has been assigned a hazard level of either “medium” or “high”.


Machine Shop Safety Program