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NCSU Training Needs Assessment
Activities and Requirements  

Archived EHS training records

This document will need to be completed upon employment and at anytime that your job duties change.  A change in job duties may expose you to new risks within the workplace.  Be prepared and advised on how to perform your work safely.   Please note that some training is identified as optional.  This optional training will provide additional knowledge on a subject matter.  Some of these topics may have been previously addressed on the Managers Safety Orientation Checklist.

All personnel will need to review their job duties, general training information, and speak with their supervisor regarding the training that is needed to work safely within his or her department.  If you do work that does not necessarily fall into a single category (work in a lab; but use power tools or drive a forklift), then review each group below to ensure that you are obtaining the appropriate training.

After you have checked the box(s) that apply to you, then click the submit button at the end of this document.  You will be provided with an option for a hardcopy document and/or and email message with both required and optional training for your work at North Carolina State University.

Group 1 – Principal Investigator
Principal Investigator in charge of a laboratory or other workspace where chemicals or hazardous equipment are in use.
Group 2 – Laboratory / Chemical Safety
Lab Use - Use potentially hazardous chemicals in a laboratory (this includes common chemicals such as oil, solvents, paints, gases, etc.)

Non-lab - Use potentially hazardous chemicals in a workplace other than a laboratory (e.g. field labs, facilities zone shops)
Non-lab - Chemical distributors, shipping or receiving chemicals  (no chemical use)
Use formaldehyde, e.g., anatomy, pathology, histology, or other areas
Controlled Substances – Use requirements
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards and Requirements
Waste Management – Use or supervise the use of hazardous waste materials
Ship or transport any quantity of hazardous chemicals or hazardous materials
Group 3 – Asbestos Work, Animal Handling, Computer Use, Confined Spaces, Dive, Hearing, Pesticides, Respirators
Animal Handling - Employees who come in physical contact with any animal species (e.g., insects, fish, mammals, birds), their bedding, or holding areas
Asbestos Awareness – Employees who may potentially work on or near asbestos materials
Computer Use (Ergonomics) – Computers use or use a high degree of repetitive motion or excessive lifting, pushing, or pulling
Confined Space Entry or Supervise those who work in confined spaces such as tanks, steam tunnels, boilers, or other
Confined Space Air Monitoring Those who monitor air quality in confined spaces such as tanks, steam tunnels, boilers, or other
Dive - Diving performed as part of a scientific, research, or educational activity  
Hearing Protection - Work in a noisy environment (have to shout to be heard when at an arm's length away from another person)
Pesticide Use or Supervise those who use pesticides - Faculty and staff who supervise employees and students who work with agricultural pesticides must comply with the Worker Protection Standard
Respirator use Additional Information click here
Dust mask use
Group 4 - Biological Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens
Use or Supervise a laboratory that uses biological materials requiring BSL1 or BSL2 containment, or use recombinant DNA/RNA requiring BSL1 or BSL2 containment.
Perform research with human blood or body fluids, human cells, or human cell lines
Perform research with HIV or HBV (Note: lentivirus transfer vectors excluded)
Supervise a laboratory that performs research with human blood or body fluids, human cells, or human cell lines
Give first aid as a job duty, provide other medical treatment, work with patients, or handle patient samples
Enter biological research labs to provide maintenance or service, or handle materials, equipment, etc., from biological labs as a non-researcher providing a service for these research labs
Autoclave - Use or supervise the use of an autoclave
Group 5—Ionizing Radiation Sources: Radioactive Materials; Radiation Producing Equipment
Work with or supervise the use of radioactive materials
Work with or supervise the use of Analytical x-ray equipment
Work with or supervise the use of Diagnostic x-ray devices
Work with or supervise the use of Specialty Diagnostic x-ray devices: CT, Fluoroscopy, Portables, Dental
Work in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and use or supervise these radiation-related modalities: Linear Accelerator, Brachytherapy, PET imaging, Nuclear Medicine
Work around or in labs that use or store radioactive materials
Work with or supervise the use of portable moisture density gauges
Group 6 – Compressed Gasses, Hazard Equipment and Process, Lasers,
Work with or supervise the use of compressed gas
Work with or supervise the use of hazardous equipment and processes which include Nanoparticles or nanofibers, Semiconductor equipment, Pressure vessels, and Non-standard lab equipment using hazardous gases or high volume chemicals
Work with or supervise the use of class 3b and 4 lasers
Works with Lead
Works with Nanoparticles
Group 7 - Specialized Safety Processes
Accident / Incident Investigation
Back Injury Prevention
Construction - Involved in planning construction or renovation activities in your department, lab or facility
Crane - Operate cranes or hoists
Electrical Safety – CPR/First Aid - Employees who perform work on exposed electrical circuitry that is greater than or equal to 600 volts (AC or DC)
Electrical Safety for Non-Qualified Employees -  Use electrically powered equipment over 50 volts where there is a potential for exposure to exposed conductors in equipment or distribution systems such as open junction boxes
Electrical Safety, Low and High Voltage - Employees who install, maintain, or repair energized or de-energized systems and equipment that operate at more than 50 volts, including motors, transformers, breakers, switches, distribution panels, and wiring
Electrical Safety - NFPA 70 (Arc Flash Prevention Training) -  Use or supervise those who perform electrical work
Excavation Trenching Shoring (Digging below 4 feet)
Fall Prevention - Work or supervise those who perform elevated work that is greater than 4 feet above a lower work surface (Roof work, Aerial Lift, Tower climbing, etc.)
Fire and Life Safety Training
Forklift - Operate a forklift, battery powered pallet jack, or other material handling equipment
Formaldehyde – Non-Lab Use
Hand Truck – Use
Hot Work - Supervise those who weld, cut or solder with a torch, braze, or grind. Supervise a designated hot works area
Ladder Work - Use or supervise those who work from ladders
Lockout Tagout (LOTO) for the Control of Hazardous Energy (Authorized Employees) –   Click for Additional Information
Lock and Tag Awareness for Affected Employees - Click for Additional Information
Machine Guarding – Use or supervise the use of industrial equipment
Office Work – Non-Laboratory
Power Tool Safety – Use or supervise the use of power tools
Van Operation – 15 Passenger Van Operation
Welding, Cutting, Brazing – Use of equipment to perform welding, cutting, or brazing
WOLF ALERT - 8 minute safety video

Comments or Questions: Please contact NCSU faculty member listed for each species. For general information pertaining to the NCSU Training Program, contact the Environmental Health and Safety Center at 919-515-5208.