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Environmental Health & Safety Institute (EHSI)

Active Shooter Safety Seminars

October 22, 2019 - Blue Ridge CC, Flat Rock, NC

November 6, 2019 - Forsyth Tech. CC, Winston Salem, NC

November 19, 2019 - WakeTech. CC, Raleigh, NC

EHSI will be hosting three Active Shooter Safety Seminars across the state in October and November. We have teamed up with Chris Kopp of Lockdown International to offer a learning experience focusing on active shooter response at Community Colleges. This training was so well received at our April 2019 Safety Leadership Conference we wanted to offer it again (same agenda) so everyone could take advantage of the tools and information while updating your emergency response plan at your community college. Agenda highlights:

  • Active Threat Response Planning
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
  • NFPA Standard for Active Shooter Response
  • Reunification Planning

Times of each event will be 9 am-3:30 pm. Lunch is provided. There is no cost for this seminar and it is open to Safety and Security teams/personnel (HR and Senior Leadership too!). Gather your team and join us! Seating is limited -  please use our registration page to let us know you are coming.


  • 10/22/19 - Blue Ridge CC. 49 East Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731 (Cortland Conference Center within the Blue Ridge Assembly TEDC Building)
  • 11/6/2019 - Forsyth Tech. CC. 4255 N. Patterson Avenue., Winston-Salem, NC 27105 (Transportation Technology Center, Conference Room #207)
  • 11/19/2019 - Wake Tech. CC, 321 Chapanoke Road, Raleigh, NC 27603 (Public Safety Campus, Room 1826)


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EHSI is under contract for the NCCCS to provide a number of services in order to ensure safe community college campuses within NC. We serve 58 different community colleges and look forward to meeting with you to discuss how we can complement your safety program. Our contract includes:


Safety Inspections: that can help colleges recognize workplace hazards that could potentially cause serious injuries or expensive OSHA fines.  An annual inspection of your welding shops, chemistry labs, wood shops, and any other high hazard work area on your campus is an excellent way to eliminate hazards and prevent injuries. EHSI can show you how to audit your Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to ensure they match with the chemicals in your labs and shops.


OSHA Required Safety Training is provided by EHSI for your faculty and staff.  Training can take place on campus or online through our SafetyNet webinars.  A listing of prescheduled courses can be found on our website under Training or  EHSI can cover a wide variety of topics onsite customized for groundskeepers, custodians, maintenance workers, and lab technicians.


Allen McCullough, EHSI, with group wearing safety masks safety demonstration class


Indoor Air Quality Assessments: if you have employees who are concerned with the air quality in their area. give us a call and let us come and perform monitoring for a wide variety of common indoor air quality issues - even mold (there are lab fees involved for these). EHSI maintains an inventory of modern, high quality air quality monitoring instruments that can help us pinpoint what might be causing some of the employee and student discomfort at your college.


Fume Hood Air Velocity Tests: are required at most colleges and required that fume hoods be tested annually. Most colleges require that fume hoods are tested annually. It is important to keep your labs compliant through yearly monitoring.


Tier II Reports: are filed annually and EHSI will work with community colleges to enter your furnished, updated chemical information and will provide to CC’s both zip file and PDF for you so that you can file promptly in February.


Annual Safety Conference: hosted by EHSI every spring. This three-day event is a great time to collaborate with peers and enjoy innovative safety training.


EHSI 2019 Safety Leadership Conference attendees seated at presentation


EHSI Website: Check out the subheadings at the right further to see a wealth of resources and information.


The mission of the Environmental Health and Safety Institute is to assist the NC community colleges in their pursuit of safe and healthy workplaces. EHSI currently provides safety training, inspections and air quality testing.


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Contact Us

Anne Smith
(828) 694-1767