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SafetyNet Information

EHSI uses the summer time frame to catch up on in-person training, available on a first come, first served basis. If your college is in need of forklift training (and evaluation of driving), training for specific groups of employees, or training campus-wide (Professional Development Day) please contact us at ehsi@blueridge.edu. Please include dates that would work best for your college. We will resume our normal slate of training classes after Labor Day. A schedule outlining dates and times will be circulated soon.

EHSI training sessions are intended for all members of the Community College system and will provide useful accident prevention information for employees. Please help us get the word out to faculty and staff members system wide about these events which are geared specifically towards community colleges.

  • It is important that you sign into the webinar no earlier than 15 minutes prior to start of webinar.
  • Webinars typically start at 10:00 am and run 60-90 minutes in duration. ARC Flash usually lasts 2 hours.

Health and Safety Training

EHSI is available to do onsite training including but not limited to Forklift training and Assessments, Hands-On Fire Extinguisher training for current and new employees, or customized training for your community college Professional Development Day. 

We have recently announced our new Stop the Bleed – Save a Life class for good Samaritans. This two hour class will be at your campus.  It will encompass CPR/AED, Stop the Bleed hands-on wound packing and tourniquet application, as well as segments on Lifevac (choking device) and Narcan. Please reach out to Anne at EHSI to set something up at your college.

9/3/2024 10a-12p OSHA Training for NEW CC Employees Part 1 REGISTER HERE
9/17/2024 10a-12p OSHA Training for NEW CC Employees Part 2 REGISTER HERE
10/1/2024 10a-12p Hazard Recognition & Accident Prevention for Trades REGISTER HERE
10/15/2024 10a-12p Annual Refresher Chemical Hazard Communication & Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Existing CC employees REGISTER HERE
11/5/2024 10a-12p Chemical Hygiene & Lab Safety REGISTER HERE
11/19/2024 10a-12p ARC Flash & Electrical Safety REGISTER HERE
12/3/2024 10a-12p Safe Holidays at Home and in the Office REGISTER HERE

Session descriptions

EHSI logoThe 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.

For more information:

Contact Us

Anne Smith
Assistant, Environmental Health and Safety Institute
(828) 694-1767
ehsi@blueridge.edu

Allen McCullough
Director, Environmental Health and Safety Institute
(828) 694-1749
jamesmc@blueridge.edu

Francisco Arreol-Muro
EHSI Technician
(828) 606-3771
f.arreol-muro@blueridge.edu

Michael Farmer
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
(828) 606-3543
m.farmer@blueridge.edu