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Environmental Health and Safety


When workplace hazards or risks are present, employees must undergo training programs established by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and/or the University of South Carolina.

Occupational and Environmental Safety Training

Workplace safety is a never-ending job. Access a wide range of training opportunities that help create safer, more productive workplaces and jobsites. Access modules and courses that help you meet USC and OSHA standards for achieving and maintaining critical safety certifications. Please contact us if you need assistance assessing your group’s training needs or would like to schedule a specific safety training.

Additional Training Resources

OSHA Publications
OSHA training videos

Research and Laboratory Safety Training

Training requirements for laboratory personnel are based on the type of hazardous materials utilized in the laboratory where research is conducted. Research safety training is designed to ensure you understand and are able to execute proper protective measures to mitigate potential hazards and associated risks. Our training programs are intended to cover the basic principles and practices for safely performing research involving common laboratory hazards.

The Office of Research Safety has defined the training needs and requirements, provisions for refresher training and maintenance of training records. Personnel must not conduct research involving hazardous materials for which they are not properly trained. 

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