Construction & Renovation Environment Training Courses

Below are the environmental health & safety training courses required for all employees in the Construction and Renovation environment. Job categories include Engineers, Planners, etc. Supervisors should ensure all personnel have received training.

Please fill out the Training Request Form to have online training assigned.

Training CourseCourse DescriptionTime / FrequencyDelivery Method
New Employee Safety OrientationThe New Employee Safety Orientation course will provide an introduction to UNC Charlotte’s EHS program, general compliance requirements and injury prevention resources.1 Hour

Initial
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Building Emergency EvacuationThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require employers to develop emergency evacuation plans and train employees. This self-study course will provide directions for the safe evacuation of University buildings and safe assembly points.30 Minutes

Initial and Annual 
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Fire Safety and Prevention 2.0In this course, you will learn to identify characteristics of fire, recognize ways to prevent workplace fires, Identify how to respond to fire emergencies, and recognize how to select and use a fire extinguisher.  EHS will notify personnel if their job requires annual hands-on classroom fire extinguisher training.15 Minutes

Initial and Annual 
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Back Safety and Injury Prevention 2.0In this course, you will learn to identify job-specific hazards that contribute to preventable back injuries, select attributes of a proper posture, identify ways to minimize back injuries, and examples of controls for preventing back injuries.

 
15 Minutes

Initial
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Slips, Trips and Falls 2.0In this course, you will learn to identify fall hazard conditions in the workplace, identify ways to minimize walkway hazards, identify ways to prevent injuries on stairs, identify safe practices for ladder use and use the 4-to-1 rule to determine safe ladder placement.15 Minutes

Initial
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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 2.0In this course, you will learn to identify key facts about PPE and its use, identify characteristics of protective clothing materials and protective suits, identify the level of protection that a user is provided when wearing specific types of PPE, and recognize proper donning and doffing techniques for PPE.1 Hour 

Initial 
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Hazard Communication: An Employee’s Right to Understand 2.0In this course, you will learn routes of chemical entry, categories of chemical hazards, warning labels, safety data sheets, and control methods.
 
30 Minutes

Initial 
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Contractor SafetyThis course is designed to familiarize project managers with their duty to inform new contractors of the Contractor Safety Program and safety regulatory requirements between host employers and contractors.1 Hour

initial 
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Hands-on Practice

REQUIRED BASED ON SPECIFIC JOB TASK

Training CourseCourse DescriptionTime / FrequencyDelivery Method
Fall Protection/ PreventionThis course is designed to familiarize employees with Fall Protection program and elevated work hazards.   The course will identify fall hazards, equipment (i.e. ladders, scaffolds, lifts, and fall protection equipment), anchorage points and various safety precautionary measures. 3 Hours

Initial 
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Hands-on Practice
Lockout/TagoutThis course is designed to familiarize employees with Lock Out/Tag Out program and requirements for using lock out or tag out devices.  3 Hours

Initial 
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Hands-on Practice
Confined SpaceThis course is designed to familiarize employees with Confined Space program, identification of confined spaces, hazardous atmosphere, necessary equipment personnel duties, and permits.   3 Hours

Initial 
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Electrical Safety Low VoltageLow Voltage – This course is designed for authorized electricians. This course will familiarize authorized electricians with Electrical Safety in Workplace program, hazards associated with electrical low voltage installations and equipment safety practices. 2 Hours

Initial 
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Asbestos AwarenessThis course is designed to familiarize employees with health hazards associated with exposure to asbestos.  It will also address where asbestos is found, how it can potentially affect you and what you need to do to protect yourself from exposure.   45 Minutes

Initial and Annual
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Welding, Cutting & BrazingThis course is designed to familiarize employees with hazards associated with welding, cutting and brazing activities.  The course will specify fire prevention techniques, proper handling, transportation, use and storage of compressed gas cylinders, personal protective equipment, and safe standard operating procedures.45 Minutes

Initial 
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Hazardous Waste ManagementThe Hazardous Waste Management training course will cover hazardous waste management practices, major components of the University Hazardous Waste Contingency Plan, types of hazardous waste, labeling and hazardous waste pickup requests. This training module will give you a good understanding of the program and its requirements.45 minutes

Initial and Every 3 Years. 
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Please contact the EHS office at: ehsoffice@charlotte.edu, or PH: 704-687-1111, if you need assistance with scheduling a safety training session for your employees.