CWU EHS Online Training Courses


For all training below please log into MyCWU, go to the Learning tab, and then copy and paste the training title into the search bar.

  • Required CWU Safety Training

    This training is required for all CWU employees. These classes are required by the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) as well as the Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

    • Accident Prevention Plan
      • Type: WAC 296-800-140
      • Time: 10 Minutes
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
      • Type: WAC 296-823-12005
      • Time: 25 Minutes
    • Fire Safety and Prevention
      • Type: Per Fire Marshal
      • Time: 16 Minutes
    • Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
      • Type: WAC 296-901-140
      • Time: 30 Minutes
    • Hazard Communication
      • Type: WAC 296-901-14016
      • Time: 23 Minutes
    • Personal Protective Equipment
      • Type: WAC 296-800-16025
      • Time: 25 Minutes
    • Heat Stress Recognition and Prevention
      • Type: WAC 296-62-065
      • Time: 16 Minutes
  • Accident Prevention

    Accident prevention refers to the plans, preparations and actions taken to avoid or stop an accident before it happens. Accidents can be classified as unplanned and unexpected events giving increased risk of injury, ill health, death and loss of property, damage to environment or any combination of thereof.

    • Access to Employee Medical and Exposure Records
    • Incident Investigation and Reporting
    • Injury and Illness Prevention Program
    • OSHA 300 Recordkeeping
  • Chemical Safety/Laboratory

    Chemical safety is the application of the best practices for handling chemicals and chemistry processes to minimize risk, whether to a person, facility, or community. It involves understanding the physical, chemical, and toxicological hazards of chemicals.

    • Ammonia Safety
    • Benzene Awareness
    • Carcinogen Safety
    • Chemical Process Safety
    • Chemical Process Safety Management
    • Chlorine Safety
    • Compressed Gas Safety
    • Cryogenic Safety
    • Hexavalent Chromium
    • Hydrogen Sulfide
    • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
    • Isocyanates
    • Laboratory Safety
    • Laser Safety Training
    • Lead and Cadmium
    • Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Safety
    • Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety
    • Radiation Safety
    • Safety Data Sheets
    • Silica
  • Construction

    Workers who fall under the definition of "construction workers" must receive training about certain job-specific safety concerns, such as general safety & health provisions, personal protective equipment, fall protection and other topics as defined by WISHA standards.

    • Aerial Work Platforms
    • Asbestos
    • Cold Stress
    • Combustible Dust
    • Confined Spaces
    • Confined Spaces in Construction
    • Construction Safety Orientation
    • Contractor Safety
    • Crane Signaling and Communications
    • Forklift Operator
      • Load Handling
      • Safety Inspection and Maintenance
      • Stability and Capacity
      • Traveling and Meneuvering
      • Safety Awareness
    • Hand and Power Tool Safety
    • Hazards to Outdoor Workers
    • Heat Stress Recognition and Prevention
    • Hot Work Permits
    • Indoor Hoisting and Rigging
    • Construction: Lead Awareness
    • Lead Awareness in General Industry
    • Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Safety
    • Ladder Safety
    • Lockout/Tagout for Authorized Persons
    • Lockout/Tagout for Authorized Persons
    • Mobile Crane Operator Safety
    • Nuisance Dust
    • Powered Industrial Truck Safety
    • Radio Frequency Safety for Communications Workers
    • Rigging Equipment and Inspection
    • Scaffolding Safety
    • Scissor Lifts
    • Silica
    • Trenching and Excavation Safety
    • Warehouse Safety
    • Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
  • Electrical Safety

    Electrical safety is a system of organizational measures and technical means to prevent harmful and dangerous effects on workers from electric current, electric arc, electromagnetic field and static electricity.

    • Electrical Safety
    • Electrical Safety: Qualified Worker – Part 1
    • Electrical Safety: Qualified Worker – Part 2
    • Electrostatic Discharge Safety
    • Electrical Hazards: Shock, Electrocution, Arc Flash and Arc
  • Emergency Preparedness

    Training is essential to ensure that everyone knows what to do when there is an emergency, or disruption of business operations. Members of emergency response, business continuity and crisis communications teams should be trained so they are familiar with their role and responsibilities as defined within the plans. Drills and exercises should also be conducted to validate emergency response, business continuity and crisis communication plans and to evaluate the ability of personnel to carry out their assigned roles and responsibilities.

    • Disaster Site Workers
    • Emergency Preparedness at CWU
    • Emergency Response in the Workplace
    • Fire Safety and Prevention
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Pandemic Awareness
    • Portable Fire Extinguishers
    • Tuberculosis: Prevention and Control
  • Environmental Management

    Environmental management system (EMS) refers to the management of an organization's environmental programs in a comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented manner. It includes the organizational structure, planning and resources for developing, implementing and maintaining policy for environmental protection.

    • Biosafety Hazardous Waste Handling and Disposal
    • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
    • Environmental Regulations Overview
    • Hazardous Waste Generator (RCRA)
    • Ozone-depleting Substances
    • Spill Prevention and Control
    • Storm Water Pollution Prevention
    • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan
    • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
    • Universal Waste Rule Training
    • Used Oil Management
    • Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention for Employees
  • Ergonomics

    Ergonomics can roughly be defined as the study of people in their working environment. More specifically, an ergonomist designs or modifies the work to fit the worker, not the other way around. The goal is to eliminate discomfort and risk of injury due to work.

    • Back Safety and Injury Prevention
    • Computer Ergonomics
    • Ergonomics in the Workplace
    • Ergonomics and Injury Prevention for Commercial Vehicle Operators
    • Industrial Ergonomics
    • Office Ergonomics
  • First Aid

    First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. First aid is generally performed by someone with basic medical training.

    • Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness
    • First Aid
      • Automated External Defibrillator
      • Basic First Aid
      • CPR
      • CPR (Compression Only)
      • Medical Emergencies
    • Heat Stress Recognition and Prevention
  • General Safety

    Effective safety training is an unofficial phrase used to describe the training materials designed to teach occupational safety and health standards developed by the United States government labor organization, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

    • Back Safety
    • Job Hazard Analysis
    • Ladder Safety
    • Loading Dock Safety
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Machine Guarding
    • Mold Awareness
    • Office Safety
    • Regulatory Information
    • Retail Safety
    • Safe Work Practices
    • Safety at Work: A Systematic Approach
    • Signs and Tags
    • Sprains and Strains
    • Stop Work Authority
    • Warehouse Safety
    • Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
    • Working Alone – Safety Awareness
    • Workplace Inspections
    • Workplace Safety Orientation
  • Hazard Communication

    All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must prepare and implement a written hazard communication program, and must ensure that all containers are labeled, employees are provided access to MSDSs, and an effective training program is conducted for all potentially exposed employees.

    • Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
    • Hazard Communication (HAZWOPER)
    • Hazardous Material Handling and Storage
    • Hazardous Materials and Sills in the Workplace
    • Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Annual 8-hour Refresher
      • Decontamination Emergency
      • Response and Spill Control
      • Fire and Explosion Hazards
      • Hazard Communication for Hazardous Waste Operations
      • Heat and Cold Exposure Management
      • Personal Protective Equipment
      • Regulatory Overview
      • Site Control
      • Site Safety and Health Plan Procedures
      • Toxicology
  • Kitchen Safety

    Every year, over 100,000 people are injured in a kitchen related accident. While burns rank highest in kitchen-related injuries, knives, electrical appliances and lack of sanitation also lead to countless injuries and occupational illnesses.

    • Preventing Burns & Kitchen Fires
    • Foodservice Worker Safety
    • Food Allergen Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment

    PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is equipment that will protect the user against health or safety risks at work. It can include items such as safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses. It also includes respiratory protective equipment (RPE).

    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Fall Protection
    • Hearing Conservation
    • Body Protection
    • Eye and Face Protection
    • Foot and Leg Protection
    • Hand Protection
    • Head Protection
    • Respiratory Protection
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls

    Slips, trips, and falls should be taken seriously by everyone because no matter someone's age, size, or other factors they are at risk of a slip or fall. It is important to have a keen eye for possible risk factors, such as a wet floor, wrong footwear for the environment, unstable support, etc. A reasonable fact to remember is that compensation & medical costs associated with employee slip/fall accidents are approximately $70 billion annually.

    • Slips, Trips, and Falls
    • Slips, Trips, and Falls - CLA
  • Transportation Safety

    Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of accidental deaths and injuries in the United States. This course will help you discover what it means to be a safe driver as you identify areas of focus designed to increase your safe driving skills.

    • Collision Avoidance
    • Defensive Driving
    • Defensive Driving: Truck Safety
    • Distracted Driving
    • Driving Safely, Driving Smarter
    • Emergency Situations While Driving
    • Ergonomics and Injury Prevention for Commercial Vehicle Operators
    • Flatbed Cargo Securement
    • Hazardous Weather Driving for Commercial Vehicle Operators
    • Loading Dock Safety
    • Safe Vehicle Backing
    • Trailer Coupling and Uncoupling
    • Urban Driving

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