Health & Safety Training


Vehicle Training

The Department of Operations, Safety Office (3538), offers individual Fleet User Sessions (FUSS) designed for your needs whether it be van, bus, truck or automobile qualification. We provide you with all the information you will need including detailed information regarding the roadside assistance program (AutoClub), use of the Wright Express (WEX) Card, and defensive driving techniques. FUSS will outline procedures you need to follow should you experience an accident, mechanical breakdown, or other roadside emergency while operating a University vehicle.

After seeing a video (van and bus drivers) you will take a 20 question multiple choice exam. Upon successful completion you and Safety Guy (Len Engel) will take the bus and/or van out for a familiarity drive - be prepared! Len will obtain your driving record at www.scdmvonline.com so please bring your driver's license and any questions you may have. Please note a van driver must be at least 21 and a bus driver at least 18 years of age. Altogether the training and qualification process takes 90 minutes for vans/buses, 45 minutes for auto and truck.

Fleet User Refresher Training (every 3 years)

Should you have any questions regarding training or would like to request training, please contact the Environmental Health and Safety Manager (Safety Guy) at x3538 or e-mail lene@usca.edu.

Other Personalized Training Available

Environmental Health & Safety offers a variety of training for individuals or groups in the following areas:

  • Fire Safety and Fire drills
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Hazard Communication, Laboratory Safety
  • New Employee Safety Orientation, Job Hazard Analysis
  • Office Safety: ergonomics, slips/trips/falls, lifting and back safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): interactive CD qualification, respiratory protection
  • Workplace Safety: Forklift training and qualification, electrical safety, confined spaces work, machine guarding, ladder safety, lift truck safety

Should you have any questions regarding training or would like to request training, please contact the Environmental Health and Safety Manager (Safety Guy) at x3538 or e-mail lene@usca.edu.

Online Training

In addition, some on-line training is available for individuals through the Environmental Health and Safety department in Columbia. Please go to http://www.sc.edu/ehs/ for online training on hazardous waste, lab safety, using a fire extinguisher, hazard communication, forklift safety, office safety and ergonomics, lifting safety, and other general information. Call Len Engel, USC Aiken EHS manager, if you have any safety concerns or need for training.

To get credit for on-line training you must provide your name, social security number, and department before taking the on-line quiz (Your department will be listed as USC Aiken). The online training offered through Columbia is listed below:

Back Safety
Bloodborne Pathogens
Fire Extinguisher Training
Hazard Communication
Noise and Hearing Conservation
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)