Hunter College is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. The success of the college's environmental compliance and occupational health and safety efforts depends on all of us working together and accepting personal responsibility for our safety and the safety of those with whom we work. Training is an integral tool to achieving this success. Below is a list of scheduled training sessions, and the descriptions of each type of training.
East Building Closure Update for Tuesday, Dec. 5. All classes taking place in the East Building of the Main Campus will resume. The Library will be open. All staff stationed in offices outside the Library in the East Building should continue to work remotely while our facilities team assesses each office individually.
Training Courses L - Z
This course is designed to provide an overview of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and how it applies to laboratory waste, particularly in education and research settings. Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to identify the different types of waste defined by RCRA and their characteristics, and the accumulation, storage and recordkeeping requirements imposed by RCRA. This course is designed for all employees and students working in a laboratory that generates hazardous waste.
This course will teach lab workers to identify common physical, chemical and biological laboratory hazards and related safe work practices. This OSHA-required course is designed for all laboratory workers operating in laboratories and/or research facilities.
This course should assist learners in identifying different types of ladders and general safe practices working on ladders. It will also help learners recognize the importance of ladder inspection, set-up and location, and the best practices for safe ladder use. This course is presented in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Mandarin.
The course on lead awareness is required training for all personnel who are subject to lead exposure. This includes individuals who are required to work around lead or lead-containing materials but who do not perform lead-based abatement work. This course communicates information such as methods of recognizing lead, health effects associated with lead exposure, how to minimize exposure, warning signs and labels. Our course covers the required topics to keep employees in compliance with OSHA standards. This course is coming soon.
Employees will learn to identify the importance of proper lockout/tagout procedures, what workers are authorized to perform those procedures, lock and tag systems used for lockout/tagout, and the special provisions of lockout/tagout programs. This course is intended for employees who, during their regular work duties, are required to perform lockout/tagout procedures, and for employees who work on equipment that is subject to regular maintenance or repair requiring lockout/tagout. This course is presented in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Mandarin.
Employees who successfully complete this course will learn to define machine guarding, locate fundamental machine areas, machine hazards, the types of machine guards, and the types of machine devices. This course is intended for employees who, during their regular work duties, are required to work with or around machines equipped with guarded machinery, and can assist employers in meeting the provisions of OSHA’s machinery and machine guarding standard.
Molds are part of the fungi kingdom, which includes yeasts, molds, smuts and mushrooms. Molds are ubiquitous—many thousands of mold species can be found indoors and outdoors throughout the year. They can grow almost anywhere, as long as optimal temperatures, moisture, oxygen, and food sources, such as organic matter are present. Growth of mold thrives in warm, humid places such as bathrooms, kitchens or basements. In order to prevent the active growth of mold, moisture sources and indoor relative humidity must be controlled. Learners who successfully complete this course will display the ability to identify and prevent mold growth. This course is coming soon.
Learners who successfully complete this course will display the ability to recognize standard pallet jack types, controls and functions, procedures for pallet jack inspection and safe operation, and common hazards associated with pallet jack operation. This course includes information about both manual and powered pallet jacks, and is designed to assist pallet jack operators and their employers to complete the formal training (classroom) portion of OSHA’s required training for operators of Class III powered industrial trucks. This course is presented in English and Spanish.
Personal protective equipment, or PPE, has been around throughout history in various forms. Even everyday clothing is a form of PPE, but many jobs and workplaces have unique hazards that require additional protection, such as gloves, boots, eye protection and many others. This course will teach employees to identify the need for PPE, define the concept of a hazard assessment, things to consider when choosing PPE, and the different types of PPE used to protect all parts of the body. This course is intended for general-industry employees who, during their regular work duties, are required to use personal protective equipment. This course is presented in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Mandarin.
This program is an overview of the general elements of an effective respiratory protection procedure that includes the methods of selection, use, care, proper fit and medical clearance of respirators in the workplace. Learners will be able to understand the basics of respiratory protection in the workplace. This course is coming soon.
This course will teach employees the basics of staying safe while working on scaffolds. Employees will learn the definition of a scaffold, the potential hazards of working on a scaffold like falls, electrocution and scaffold collapse and major hazard control methods. This course is intended for employees who are required to perform work on scaffolds. This course can help employers comply with OSHA’s safety requirements for scaffolding.
Learners will be able to identify the major physical and exposure hazards of sewage, wastewater and water line maintenance and their preventive measures. This course is intended for municipal sewage and water line maintenance workers and managers.
To help protect waterways, the EPA requires all non-transportation facilities that store large amounts of oil to write and follow a spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC) plan. Learners who successfully complete this course should be able to identify the basic components of an SPCC plan, identify spill prevention measures, and identify spill control measures and countermeasures. This course is presented in English and Spanish.
Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to recognize different types of universal waste, and their proper handling and disposal. This course is intended for employees in all industries who are required to handle or dispose of materials classified as universal waste by OSHA. This course is presented in English and Spanish.