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Safety Training


The courses are designed for asbestos abatement building inspectors, management planners, workers, supervisors, contractors, project designers, and air monitors. Other people who desire a broad overview of asbestos abatement may also benefit from the courses. The technical level of the courses is moderately high.

EPA Lead Renovator Training

The courses are designed for lead renovator workers, supervisors and contractors. Other people who desire a broad overview of federal EPA lead renovator requirements may also benefit from the courses. The technical level of the courses is moderate.

First Aid/CPR

WVU Safety and Health Extension (S&HE), in conjunction with the Shirley M. Kimble Training Center (SMKTC), offers basic and advanced life support classes to the American Heart Association, Emergency Nurses Association, American College of Surgeons, and many more across West Virginia and beyond. The training programs offered by S&HE and SMKTC are designed to address the unique challenges of rural emergency medicine.

Healthcare Professional Continuing Education

We are accredited to provide continuing education for EMS and nursing personnel by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, the state of West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Math Review & CSP Workshops

The Math review is an intensive review of essential math skills. This workshop is specifically designed for those preparing for certification examinations (ASP, CSP, CHST, OHST) and needing a hands-on review of essential skill areas.

The CSP course is designed to prepare individuals for the Comprehensive Examination leading to certification as a Certified Safety Professional. The workshop covers the four areas of the exam: engineering, management, information management and communications and professional conduct and ethics.

OSHA Susan Harwood Grants

  • Logging Operations
    Logging Hazard Awareness
  • Oil and Gas
    Oil and Gas Industry: Recognizing and Controlling Health and Safety Hazards
  • Landscape Worker Training
    Landscaping Industry: Recognizing and Controlling Health and Safety Hazards
  • Multiple Topics
    Occupational Safety and Health Hazard Awareness Training for the Construction, Oil and Gas, and Landscaping Industries
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OSHA Training

The National Resource Center for OSHA Training is a consortium of the OSHA Education Center to Protect Workers’ Rights on behalf of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO; and West Virginia University Safety and Health Extension.

WVU Employee Training

WVU Safety & Health Extension conducts all WVU employee safety and health training. Approximately 4,000 employees are trained each year in a variety of safety and health topics.

Topics include:

  • Roof Hazards Safety
  • Portable Fire Extinguisher
  • OSHA 10 Hour for Physical Plant Construction Workers
  • Monthly In-service Safety
  • Ladder & Scaffold Safety
  • New Employee Safety Orientation