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Occupational Health & Safety Training


Medical Surveillance

While EHS strives to provide services and guidance in all areas of workplace safety compliance, there are some situations where outside expertise is necessary. A-State does not employ an Occupational Health Specialist and there are areas where that type of physician is necessary to meet safety, health and compliance requirements. If your job involves any of the following, then enrollment in medical surveillance may be necessary:

  • Work with animals in research
  • Work with blood or other potentially infectious materials from humans (or non-human primates)
  • Work that requires the use of a respirator

Enrollment in medical surveillance is simple.

  1. Contact Environmental Health and Safety (mdooley@asate.edu) to get started.
  2. Fill out the Medical Surveillance Form.
  3. Take the form to your appointment with Occupational Health Partners (EHS will help set up this appointment).
  4. Occupational Health Partners will follow up with you if any additional action is necessary (immunizations, consults with your personal physician, etc.).

Note that special training is required for any of the job functions that require you to be enrolled in medical surveillance. Please contact EHS for details based on your specific job requirements.

Safety Training

The best way to ensure employees and students comply with various regulations is the proper training. The EHS department has complied a list of training courses available to students, faculty and staff.

To determine what classes you need, review the Student Safety Course or Employee Safety Course lists, located on the left side of this page.

The following topics are available in Employee Learn Center (Taleo Learn) on your my.astate.edu webpage. From the course catalog, select Health & Safety Training. If you are a student and need access to Taleo Learn, please contact Cathy Naylor at cnaylor@astate.edu.

  • Worker's Compensation
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Mold and Mildew Awareness
  • Fire Safety on Campus
  • Hazard Communication
  • Ladder Safety
  • Respiratory Protection 
  • Industrial Ergonomics
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Heat Stress
  • Cold Stress
  • Forklift Operation*
  • Aerial/Scissor Lift Operation*
  • Confined Space Entry*
  • Hot Work Permitting*
  • Electrical Safety
  • Laboratory Chemical Waste Management - RCRA
  • Theater Safety 
  • Art Safety for Educational Facilities - Chemical Hazards
  • Slow Moving Vehicles

*Some classes require in-person training, along with evaluation.