WVU Safety & Health Extension is excited to announce the development of three
industry specific certificate programs. Participating students will have the opportunity
to select a course track of General Industry, Construction or Oil and Gas and receive
a corresponding Safety Specialist designation.
The WVU Facilities Management Safety Consultation Team provides and guides the Facilities
Management Department on comprehensive safety services and directives pertaining
to physical hazards compliance, programs, and training on the main campus, Health
Science Center (HSC) and Personal Rapid Transit (PRT).
Our industrial hygiene resources include Certified Industrial Hygienists, technologists,
and equipment. Our staff is available to provide consulting services to identify,
evaluate, and control occupational hazards. Our highly responsive service provided
by a knowledgeable staff at reasonable costs will make a difference in your workplace.
Timber Safe Program is a logging safety management program funded by NIOSH
and SouthEast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention based in the University
of Kentucky. WVU Safety & Health Extension oversees Timber Safe safety and
health training, program implementation and evaluation.
Agricultural and rural safety programming is provided to West Virginia residents
in order to reduce and prevent injuries and illnesses in their work and living areas.
Training and demonstration programs are targeted to youths, families, agricultural
employees and employers, senior citizens, and emergency medical and rescue personnel.
The Youth Safe Farm program is an intensive community-based effort to educate and
empower underserved Appalachian farm families to reduce farm injuries to youth. At
regularly scheduled community meetings, youths and adults will learn and be empowered
to employ graphic risk mapping to identify hazards to youths and propose controls
and practices that will abate these hazards.