The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) provides our community with the latest information and training resources in many areas.

Workplace Safety Training

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety provides support to campus partners on training options for workplace safety topics. If you have questions about environmental, health and safety training, discuss with your supervisor or contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

Information sheets on a variety of workplace safety topics are available for department safety briefings, “toolbox talks”, and refresher training for you and your team members.

As of April 1, 2022, Oracle HCM Learn Module will be the central platform for employee training. Visit the Human Resources Self-Service Resources webpage for more information and training modules on Oracle HCM. In person specialized trainings will continue to be available on request. 

In general, all faculty and staff will be required to complete a variety of trainings to better their safety tool box and keep each other safe and health in our jobs and communities. Completion of some trainings will be required of all faculty and stuff such as:

AED usage                                                          First Aid

CPR                                                                    Hazard Communication

Defensive driving                                               Office Ergonomics

Distracted driving                                              Safety Data Sheets

Fire Extinguisher                                                Slip Trips and Falls

Workplace Injury Prevention

Other more specialized trainings may be assigned based on the specific hazards potentially encountered by a department or individual. These currently include:

Aerial Lift Safety                                                  Hearing Loss Prevention

Asbestos awareness                                            Heat Illness Prevention

Back injury awareness                                         Ladder Safety

Blood borne pathogens                                      Lockout / Tagout 

Chemical Spills                                                    Mercury Spills

Compressed Gas Safety                                      Personal Protective Equipment

Confined space                                                   Respirable Silica awareness

Electrical Safety                                                   Respiratory Protection Program

Eye and Face Protection                                      Scaffolding Safety

Fire and Explosion Hazards                                 Trenching and Excavation Safety

Stay tuned for more general and specialize safety training programs to come. 

Disclaimer: based on the department an employee is assigned that employee could have assignments not directly related to their day to day duties but more to the broader department. 

New Employee Orientation

New Employee orientation is provided by Human Resources department and is given on the first day of each pay period through out the year. New Employees may be required to complete some Oracle HCM or in person trainings prior to beginning that work on campus, such as:

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Incident Reporting
  • Fire Safety
  • Hazardous Communication Standard
  • Ergonomics
  • Bloodborne Pathogens  

Department managers and supervisors will provide department-specific safety training as part of the employee on boarding process.

Crowd Manager Training

Crowd Managers are required for events where the assembled capacity exceeds 50 people.

An online training program is required in order for an individual to become certified to serve as a Crowd Manager for campus events. Training will allow that person to function as a fire safety observer for the event. Duties include but are not limited to ensuring egress stays open and available, the event does not exceed the listed capacity for the space, ensuring attendees know the location and process of emergency evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency. 

Employees access safety training through Oracle Learn.

Students access Crowd Manager training through Vector Solutions.

Prior to each event, Crowd Managers must complete the Middlebury College Pre-Event Inspection Form. This form includes details of duties completed prior to and during the event. Following the event, Crowd Managers should send the completed form to the Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Compliance.

First Aid/CPR/AED 

An American Heart Association (AHA) certified program (Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED) is offered on campus for employees whose job requires certification. When class space is available, other employees who are interested in learning these life-saving skills may register for a class.

Training opportunities will be announced through campus wide email when they become available. 

Driver Training

All students, faculty, and staff who drive on college business are required to obtain a Middlebury College Driver’s License.

Visit the Enterprise Risk Management webpage for requirements, instructions and links to the online driver training courses.

Information Sheets

These information sheets provide general safety information covering the listed topics and can be used for department safety briefings, “toolbox talks” and refresher training for you and your team members.