Program Description

Within the body of OSHA regulations, there are more than 100 standards that contain training requirements for employers. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is proactive in implementing training programs to meet these requirements, as well as to supplement and enhance environmental, health, and safety activities at the University of Pittsburgh. EH&S is constantly developing, improving, and updating training programs to meet the evolving needs of the University of Pittsburgh.

Web-Based Training

Training Schedule


Pre-registration is not required for attendance at normally scheduled training sessions.


EH&S tracks attendance at training sessions based upon Pitt ID numbers. This is the number beginning with "2P" on your ID card. Please bring your Pitt ID with you to the session.

EH&S Training Programs

Currently, EH&S provides the following training programs for University employees and students:

  • Chemical Hygiene Plan and Laboratory Safety (29 CFR part 1910.1450)
  • Confined Space Entry Procedures (29 CFR part 1910.146)
  • Lockout/Tagout Procedures (29 CFR part 1910.147)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Hepatitis B Vaccination Program (29 CFR part 1910.1030)
  • Dangerous Goods Shipping (49 CFR part 172.700, IATA 1.5)
  • Laser Safety Training (ANSI Z136.1)
  • Hazard Communication: "PA Right-to-Know" Training (29 CFR part 1910.1200)
  • Respiratory Protection, Respirator Fit Testing (29 CFR part 1910.134)
  • Personal Protective Equipment Training (29 CFR parts 1910.132 - 1910.138)
  • General Fire Safety (29 CFR subpart L, parts 1910.155 - 1910.165)
  • Fire Extinguisher Training (29 CFR subpart L, parts 1910.155 - 1910.165)
  • Fire Safety for University Residents (29 CFR subpart L, parts 1910.155 - 1910.165)
  • Asbestos awareness (29 CFR part 1910.1001)
  • HAZWOPER Awareness
  • Hearing conservation (29 CFR part 1910.95)
  • Ladders (29 CFR part 1910.28)
  • Scaffolds (29 CFR part 1910.29)
  • Lead awareness (29 CFR part 1910.1025)
  • Forklift safety (29 CFR part 1910.178)
  • Fall protection (29 CFR part 1926.503)
  • Ergonomics

Request Additional Training

If EH&S does not offer a specific program of interest, University employees may request additional training from EH&S. To request new training, e-mail your requests to safety@ehs.pitt.edu. University employees may also contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety directly at 412-624-9505 for additional information on available training programs.