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Environmental Health and Safety Offers Summer Training

Posted Jun. 9, 2014

Ensuring a safe work environment will be the focus of several training courses offered this summer through Kent State University’s Environmental Health and Safety department. The training will be available in two formats: online and in person. 

The in-person sessions will be offered in a classroom format led by Donald Head, Kent State occupational health and safety coordinator. The classes will cover five topics, and each topic will be offered on two different dates and times to better accommodate employees’ work schedules. Any Kent State employee may attend, and the maximum attendance per class is 10.

The online training can be accessed at any time through FlashTrain at You can also access FlashTrain through the MyHR tab in FlashLine.

The schedule for the classroom topics is listed below. Morning classes will be held on Tuesdays from 8-9 a.m., and afternoon classes will be held on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. All classes will be held in Room 331, Harbourt Hall. Registration is required and can be done online at the FlashTrain website listed above.

Back Safety – Tuesday, June 17, and Wednesday, June 18
This class will emphasize safe lifting techniques.

Ladder Safety – Tuesday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 16
This class will cover all aspects of ladder safety from selection of the proper ladder to usage.

Permit-required Confined Spaces – Tuesday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 30
This training will introduce employees to the new requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communications Standard. This class is recommended for University Facilities Management and Student Recreation and Wellness Center employees.

Asbestos Awareness – Tuesday, Aug. 12, and Wednesday, Aug. 13

For questions, contact Head at 330-672-9565 or