Training | Kent State University

Compliance and Risk Management offers training in several areas, including Environmental Health and Safety, Fire Safety and Prevention, and Research Safety and Compliance.  The training is offered in a classroom format and online.  Customized training is also available for departments upon request. For general training questions, send an email to compliance@kent.edu.

Environmental Health and Safety

The following is a brief list of training offered by Environmental Health and Safety. If there is a subject not listed in which you have an interest, please contact Dennis Baden, Manager, at 330-672-1950 or dbaden@kent.edu or Don Head, Occupational health and Safety Coordinator, at 330-672-9565 or dehead@kent.edu.

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Electrical Safety
  • Bloodborne Pathogens for Custodians
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Fall Protection
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Hand and Power Tool Safety
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Ladder Safety
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids

FlashTrain is the online training system managed by Environmental Health and Safety. With FlashTrain, university employees will be able to access on-line training sessions and register for facilitator-led training sessions.

FlashTrain can be accessed by selecting Employee / Resources / Training and Development from the main menu in FlashLine or via http://flashtrain.kent.edu/.

Fire Safety and Prevention

The Fire Safety and Prevention Office provides training on an annual basis to various staff and students including security aides, resident directors, resident assistants, chemistry and biological sciences personnel and departments, student organizations, and contractors conducting hot work activities.

For information on any of the fire safety training areas listed below, contact the Fire Safety and Prevention Office at 330-672-1962 or nbushek@kent.edu

Fire Prevention training includes:

Research Compliance and Safety

All faculty, principal investigators, staff, students, and volunteers who will be working in a research laboratory must complete safety training prior to beginning their lab research. Those using radioactive materials must also attend training prior to beginning their work; the radioactive training must be completed annually.

For information on any of the training sessions listed below, or to set up specialized training, contact LaKetta Wilson, Interim Manager, Research Safety and Compliance, at 330-672-1977 or lwilso51@kent.edu

Research training areas include: